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West Lothian Council Business Accelerator Programme

Support provided by West Lothian Council Invest in West Lothian

What does this involve?

The Business Accelerator Programme is aimed at businesses in West Lothian that are looking to accelerate their growth and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme involves a combination of one-to-one support and attendance at a series of group workshops, delivered by industry expert consultants.

The workshops will cover key growth areas in:

  • strategy
  • innovation
  • finance
  • productivity
  • sustainability
  • skills and training

Businesses will get help to develop a tailored action plan that can be used as a tool to map out business growth objectives. Businesses will also be supported by their Business Gateway adviser during the programme and will have access to potential funding and further tailored one-to-one support based on their action plan.

Am I eligible?

The accelerator programme is aimed at businesses that:

  • are small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in West Lothian
  • have 5 to 50 employees
  • seek to grow
  • have been trading for 1 year
  • have an idea, new product or service that needs development
  • are looking to enter new markets

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

West Lothian-based businesses that are looking to grow.

How long does this take?

The Business Accelerator Programme will run for over 4 months.

Important information

The next programme will start in September 2022.

Next steps

Please visit the Invest in West Lothian website for more information and to submit an enquiry.

Support provided by West Lothian Council Invest in West Lothian