Growth Accelerator


“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” – Harvey S. Firestone, Founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

What is it?

Growth Accelerator, a government led initiative is a unique service led by some of the country’s most successful growth specialists including Sampson Hall – where you will find new connections, new routes to investment and new ideas and strategy you’ll need for your business to achieve its full potential.

You will also have exclusive access to up to £2,000 match funding for senior managers to hone their leadership and management skills, getting your team in the best possible shape to drive your business forward.

Why do you need it?

You’ve already built a thriving, successful company and you’re ready for your next big phase of growth – but do you know how to get there?

GrowthAccelerator will help you get to the heart of the barriers that are holding your business back and work alongside you to identify the critical steps you need to take to achieve your next phase of growth – rapidly and sustainably.

How does it work?

GrowthAccelerator exclusively targets high growth businesses who want to enter their next stage growth phase and have the determination and potential to get there.

The GrowthAccelerator team will first have a conversation with you to confirm your eligibility and suitability for the service which will involve exploring your ambitions, your capacity and your opportunity to achieve high growth and enter the next stage of your business.

If you’re ready to continue, one of their Growth Managers will invite you and your senior team to complete GROWTHmapper™, the specialist interactive assessment tool. They will then meet with you in your business to discuss your GROWTHmapper™ results and your ambitions, opportunities and capacity for growth in more detail. Your Growth Manager will use this discussion to identify the main barriers holding your business back from further growth and to start building your tailored growth plan.

The growth plan your Growth Manager proposes will be completely bespoke. It will outline the challenges your business faces and how GrowthAccelerator can offer support.

It will typically focus on one of three areas: Access to Finance, Business Development or Growth through Innovation. All three are supported by coaching, workshops and masterclasses.

In addition you’ll also have exclusive access of up to £2,000 match funding for every senior manager for leadership and management training.

Once your growth plan is agreed, your Growth Manager, in collaboration with you, will select and appoint a Growth Coach matched to your business against attributes including experience, skills and personality.

Your Growth Coach will work with you and your team through the coaching phase to implement your growth plan. Your Growth Manager will liaise with your Growth Coach and be with you throughout your involvement with GrowthAccelerator, to give additional support and advice.

How it helps?

GrowthAccelerator provides a framework to help you:

GrowthAccelerator’s network of specialists draws on growth experts from the private sector and leaders of high-growth, small and medium businesses.  The Growth Managers all have commercial business backgrounds, with many having also run their own businesses.

Growth Coaches have proven track records in helping small and medium sized companies accelerate and sustain their growth, across every size of business, region and sector. Your Growth Coach will act as an advocate and catalyst for change. They will clarify and challenge the status quo, empower your business to reinvent its future and open up new pathways and possibilities.

What are the conditions to apply?

To be eligible for GrowthAccelerator, a business must be registered in the UK and based in England, have fewer than 250 employees and have a turnover of less than £40m.

Not every eligible business is suitable for GrowthAccelerator.  You and your Growth Manager will explore whether your business has the ambition, capacity and opportunity to achieve high growth. If the service isn’t right for you, your Growth Manager will guide you as to what you’d need to do to meet the growth criteria in future and will also direct you to other sources of support.

How can I apply?

To find out more about joining GrowthAccelerator – visit / or call 0844 463 2995 or email –

To find out more about Sampson Hall GrowthAccelerator Coaching call 0844 848 9594 for a chat or email us.