The Accelerated Growth Programme operates as part of the full Business Wales service, jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund. AGP focuses on the specific support needs of businesses that are committed to rapid high growth.


Key outputs of the programme include the creation of 10,250 new jobs, support to 1,000 businesses, an increase in exports of £255m and £360m of private sector investment. 

The Excelerator Consortium is ahead on all of these key programme objectives. Please see our new section for the latest performance and progress update.


The Business wales Accelerated Growth Programme forms part of the Welsh Government's Business Wales Entrepreneur and SME support services which covers:

  • entrepreneurial culture

  • pre & post (self employment to growth)

  • high growth/accelerated growth programme

  • digital support

  • face to face advisory/coaching services

The aim of the programme is to support and develop Start up and SMEs within Wales that have high growth aspirations and potential

More information on the Accelerated Growth Programme can be found on the Business Wales Website. 

Business Wales AGP Website

Excelerator Startup/Scaleup Coach

We are calling for Expressions of Interest from Consultants particularly from diverse backgrounds who are interested in playing a key delivery role in our Business Wales - Accelerated Growth Programme “Excelerator” initiative.  The Excelerator is a 4-month programme of start-up and scale up support, targeted at the under-represented entrepreneur groups: Women, members of the BAME Community and Disabled people.


For more details and to express your interest, click here.

The deadline for responses is 25th November 2020.