Friday 25 March 2022 or Monday 28 March 2022 (please state when booking)

These one hour virtual events are designed to inform businesses about available support under the £5.2 million East Midlands Accelerator project.

East Midlands Accelerator is the umbrella name for the support available that is part- funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The project is led by East Midlands Chamber, through a collaborative partnership including our region’s universities and other key delivery partners.

The event, which will be informal in nature, will include the following:

  • A presentation from Diane Beresford, Chamber Deputy Chief Executive on how Accelerator support will aid recovery from the pandemic, support new entrepreneurship and growth sectors, and create and safeguard jobs.  
  • An overview of the new flexible grants of £8,000 that will fund business improvement and growth in areas such as digital adoption, carbon reduction, wage subsidies for Kickstart or Graduate retention, and specialist training and consultancy.
  • An introduction to the new £2,000 growth vouchers that will fund consultancy advice to support growth challenges, introduce new technology, carbon reduction or specialist consultancy or training services.
  • The opportunity to pose questions to a panel of project partners in the academic and business support fields.

Who should attend this event?

Any new start or established based in an East Midlands UKCRF area:

  • Derbyshire Dales and High Peak,
  • Mansfield,
  • Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood,
  • Nottingham City, and
  • Leicester City.


  • 08.25am – 08.30am Join the meeting
  • 08.30am – 09.00am East Midlands Accelerator showcase and key dates – Diane Beresford, Deputy Chief Executive
  • 09.00am – 09.20am Questions to the Panel
  • 09.20am – 09.30am – Registration process and close


Register your interest by completing the booking form 

Any questions, please contact Amy Kopryko at [email protected]

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