Bassetlaw Accelerator

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Introducing the Bassetlaw Accelerator

Bassetlaw Accelerator is a brand new business support project designed to help businesses at all stages of development across Bassetlaw to start, sustain, grow and innovate. Businesses in the area will be given support to focus on improving sustainability and innovation. Supplementary support will also be provided to high street and start-up businesses across the Bassetlaw area.

The project which runs until 31 March 2025 is led by the East Midlands Chamber and is funded by the Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

What support can I access?

Working with an experienced business adviser, eligible businesses can access a range of support including:

  • 1-2-1 advice, mentoring and diagnostic support on a range of areas relevant to your business. In addition to this, tailored support will be offered to businesses looking to invest in research and development.
  • Training and action planning workshops: providing you with the latest learning and tools in areas such as digital skills.
  • Growth vouchers: offering up to £2,000 (100% funded) for specialist consultancy and training (linked to the strategic plan developed with your business adviser. Available on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • Help to Grow - Management course: £750 joining fee subsidy for this 12-week executive development leadership and management programme (together with the Government’s 90% support, this covers 100% of the costs).
  • Grant funding: helping you identify and apply for funding to help you grow, increase efficiencies and build a sustainable business for the future.
  • Networking and peer support: for example, through the East Midlands Manufacturing Network which has dedicated North Nottinghamshire and Nottingham forums.
  • Energy saving and improvement audits providing you with a full asset register and an action plan on how to save costs.

How do I sign up?

Tapping into the support on offer couldn’t be easier.

If your business is based in the Bassetlaw area, simply complete the form below to register your interest, and a Business Adviser will be in touch to learn more about your business and to explore what support is most appropriate for you.

Expression of Interest form




What support is available to high street businesses?

  • Business Adviser support delivered through a team of locally based digital high street advisers and Specialists, employed by the Chamber, helping you in a number of key areas. Support will focus on helping you to embrace digital in order to increase footfall and attract new customers. We’re extending our support to other areas too, to help you on things like business growth, implementing new technologies and leadership. We’ll meet with you, assess where you’re at by running a diagnostics report, and produce a Business Action Plan.
  • Access to digital know-how workshops on topics such as eCommerce, better use of social media, creating an online shopfront and improving your customer journey through social content.

How do I sign up to the Bassetlaw high street support?

Simply complete the form below to register your interest:

UKSPF Bassetlaw High Street Business Support Programme Application Form



What support is available to Start-Up businesses?

In partnership with NBV, a professional start-up business adviser can be provided to help your new business flourish. A Start-Up Business Adviser has a genuine interest in supporting pre-starts and early-stage businesses and the ability to use their own experiences across a range of specialisms. They possess an in-depth knowledge of the business support landscape and the ability to advise individuals and businesses on the range of options as well as having excellent mentoring and coaching skills.

Support includes:

  • Start-up business plan creation/ complete financial templates to assess viability
  • Support to access finance in the forms of grants, loans and investment
  • Offering mentoring and coaching to help a business start, survive, adapt to changing environment
  • Providing support on the business planning processes to aid growth
  • Giving advice on business improvement techniques
  • Advice on digital adoption/marketing
  • Introducing businesses to networks and associates
  • Supporting businesses to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint

Support is available via telephone, online, and by face to face.

In addition to this, two day online start up bootcamps are also available covering the nuts and bolts of running a successful business. To find out more and to book, click here.

To access this programme register your interest by contacting or 0844 887 2568

Accelerator Events

Find out more about the programme through our range of events covering the following themes:

Visit our Events Page to find out more about the full programme of Accelerator events

*The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6b of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

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