London Business Accelerator

About This Event

Calling London's most ambitious and brightest SMEs - are you ready to supercharge your business and accelerate your growth? Join the fourth round of the Accelerator Programme delivered by The Business School (formerly Cass).


Why should you join this accelerator programme?

The London Business Accelerator is a free 2-month programme by London Business Hub, offering your growing business a unique opportunity to boost operations, productivity and profitability.

Supported by the Mayor of London, this intensive virtual programme will provide 30 selected businesses with an unmissable opportunity to unleash your true leadership and business potential.

Will you be next? Apply now to leverage the experience and practical know-how of globally leading experts from The Business School (formerly Cass), one of Europe's leading business educators and ranked amongst the best business schools and programmes in the world.

We all know that growing and scaling a business can be painful. It doesn’t have to be. This tailored Accelerator Programme is designed to provide leaders of high-growth SMEs with step-by-step support and the cutting-edge knowledge and skills needed to help take your business to the next level.  

** Applications for the fourth round close on Wednesday, 20 January 2021 at 5.00pm**


What will the Accelerator modules cover?

Points listed are only summaries indicative of the extensive content to be covered within each module.

Access start to finish support

Participants will have access to expert support and tools in between sessions to help implement their learnings and maintain momentum. Using an online learning platform, businesses can also share successes, challenges and insights with their cohort of like-minded London business leaders.


Meet our expert trainers


When are the programme dates?

The Accelerator programme will be delivered over two months, consisting of six modules.

Each masterclass day will include 4 hours of content, with time for introductions and questions at the beginning and end, and a 90-minute break in-between. 

Please check you are available for the following dates:

  • Module 1: Review of Business Practices
    Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 09:00 - 15:30 (with break)
  • Module 2: Investment Finance
    Tuesday, 02 March 2021, 10:00 - 15:30 (with break)
  • Module 3: Digital Adaptation
    Thursday, 11 March 2021, 10:00 - 15:30 (with break)
  • Module 4: Innovation
    Thursday, 18 March 2021, 10:00 - 15:30 (with break)
  • Module 5: Leadership & Management
    Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 10:00 - 15:30 (with break)
  • Module 6: Tailored Growth Plan
    Thursday, 08 April 2021, 10:00 - 15:30 (with break)

Please note: There are multiple rounds of the Accelerator programme - applicants who are suitable for the programme, but do not make this round may be shortlisted for round five.


Is it right for your business?

This programme is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in London with an ambition to grow.

The following pre-requisites qualify you for the programme:

  • You are in a decision-making position within your business
  • Your business turnover is at least £250k per annum
  • You have high growth or turnaround ambitions for your business
  • You are available to attend all six virtual module dates


The London Business Accelerator Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your company's eligibility for the programme.

Your business must:

  • Be based in London
  • Be registered in the UK
  • Meet the SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) criteria according to the European SME definition
  • Not be "Undertaking in Difficulty" as of 31 December 2019. Please see the definition here
  • Has not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last 3 fiscal years


How do I join the programme? 

Please fill in the online application by Wednesday, 20 January 2021 by 5.00pm. 

To apply, simply click the 'Apply now' button on this page - the application will take about 15 minutes to complete.

Be open and honest about where your business is, what you are trying to achieve and your challenges.

Only 30 places are available for this round of the Accelerator Programme, however your application might be shortlisted for the next round.

Please note: If your application is successful, you will be required to electronically sign a registration form to confirm your place.


Key dates and application stages 

  • Stage 1: Wednesday, 20 January 2021 by 5.00pm - applications close 
  • Stage 2: Application eligibility checks
  • Stage 3: Panel assessment and selection (applicants may be requested to attend an online interview)
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, 27 January 2021 - successful candidates will be notified 
  • Stage 5: Tuesday, 23 February 2021 - Accelerator programme round 4 start date

If you have growth potential, we’d love to hear from you! Simply click the 'Apply now' button on this page and apply by Wednesday, 20 January 2021 at 5.00pm. 

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  I would 100% recommend the London Business Accelerator programme - it was hugely valuable in terms of content but also the other businesses I met. My tip to other businesses would be to make sure they carve out time to actually do the pre-work, actual session and post-work. I did this as much as I could and that's where I got the most value."

- Jodie Faitakis
 London Business Accelerator Participant


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