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GCSE attainment amongst 15 year old boys and girls in the District is higher than the regional average. In 2008/09 72% of boys and 82% of girls living in Horsham achieved five A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent. This compares with 66% and 74% respectively in the South East region as a whole.

GrowthAccelerator - a New Business Growth Service Launched by Vince Cable.

This is the service which you may know as Business Coaching for Growth, which has been renamed GrowthAccelerator. Although this is a one to one support service, the new website will be the first port of call for businesses wanting to access the service.

GrowthAccelerator helps ambitious businesses turn their ambitions into reality with rapid, high and sustainable growth. The aim is to help businesses to double within three years. They say they’ll help to seize new business opportunities, open doors to the right funding, match businesses with expert business coaches and suggest ways to boost innovation, expansion, products and markets.

GrowthAccelerator will deliver expert business insight and expertise in whatever areas you need. High Growth businesses will have to pay towards support but it is heavily subsidised.
The service is available exclusively to small businesses in Englandwho can demonstrate the ambition and capability to deliver substantial business growth. The cost will be £600 for start ups and up to 10 employees; £1500 for 11 to 50 employees and £3,000 for 51 to 250 employees.

Growth Managers will be responsible for identifying ambitious, high growth potential businesses and matching them with Growth Coaches. Each business will receive tailored support to overcome barriers to growth, exploit opportunities and achieve their full potential.

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