Business Accelerator Programme #2

Date: Friday 9 Feb - Friday 11 May 2018
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.

What previous attendees have said about the Business Accelerator:

"I will definitely take away the skills I have gained on the course to use across other areas of the Council"

"An excellent broad range of knowledge delivered in a very relaxed and informal manner. I found the course both a huge challenge and very rewarding"

The next Business Accelerator Programme will take place in early 2018 on the following dates:

Friday 9th February Introduction
Friday 23rd February Marketing
Friday 9th March Sales
Friday 23rd March Systems and Processes
Friday 6th April People and change
Friday 20th April Financial management
Friday 4th May Assessment centre day 1
Friday 11th May Assessment centre day 2

All sessions take place at Green Duck Business Hub, close to the East of England LGA’s offices at West Suffolk House in Bury St Edmunds.

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 – eddie.gibson@eelga.gov.uk, 01284 758300 or Caroline Adlem at Essex County Council – caroline.adlem@essex.gov.uk, 07501 228744

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