Business Accelerator Programme

Date: Friday 21 Apr - Friday 30 Jun 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3YU

The Business Accelerator Programme, delivered by the East of England LGA and Essex County Council working in partnership, is an intensive programme of training, support, mentoring and development, designed to help emerging or developing local authority commercial ventures to make the most of their potential.

Based around a series of master-classes focussing on specific commercial skills, the programme also includes ongoing support to your business from the two experienced commercial professionals who facilitate and deliver these master-classes.

Unlike traditional individual skills training, the Business Accelerator aims to develop an entire commercial team and is available for groups of between 3 and 5 people from an individual local authority trading company, business or other appropriate commercial operation.

The Accelerator Programme dates for 2017 are as follows:

  • Friday 21st April Introduction
  • Friday 5th May Marketing
  • Friday 19th May Sales
  • Friday 26th May Systems and Processes
  • Friday 9th June People and change
  • Friday 23rd June Financial management
  • Thursday 29th June Assessment centre day 1
  • Friday 30th June Assessment centre day 2

All sessions take place at the East of England LGA’s offices at West Suffolk House in Bury St Edmunds. The 2-day session on the 29th / 30th June also includes an overnight stay at a local hotel on the evening of 29th.

The cost to put a team through the Business Accelerator Programme is £10,000 for up to 5 people. Places are very limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To find out more about the Business Accelerator or to book a place for your business, please contact either:
Eddie Gibson at the East of England LGA –, 01284 758300 or Caroline Adlem at Essex County Council –, 07501 228744

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