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Accelerate Network

Welcome to the Accelerate Network – EY’s flagship community programme for entrepreneurs, providing the tools, advice and networks needed to grow a business.

The Network started in 2012, and now includes 250 entrepreneurs, from start-ups to social enterprises. Investing time and resource into Britain’s entrepreneurs and social businesses is a key priority for us.

Our commitment to entrepreneurship is recognised globally – we work with some of the world’s most successful and creative entrepreneurs through our prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year award programme. It is this same commitment which, through our community programme, drives us to support the next generation of young business leaders and social entrepreneurs.

The foundations for a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem are already well established in the UK, with targeted incentives for investment and research & development; one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the G20 by 2015; and positive interventions like Funding for Lending. But entrepreneurs clearly still face challenges.

Our Accelerate Network aims to help entrepreneurs navigate the organisational and management issues that can come with scaling a business, by utilising the skills and capabilities of our people here at EY.

Find out about the various workshops we run.