To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses with (a) up to four employees, (b) five to 49 employees and (c) between 50 and 249 employees are participating in the GrowthAccelerator scheme (i) nationally and (ii) in each region.
The total number of GrowthAccelerator companies that have signed a contract is 8,243.
The split by region and size of business is as follows:
|Number of full time equivalent (FTE) staff|
|Region||0-4||5-49||50-249||FTEs not yet recorded||Total|
|Yorkshire and Humber||243||292||38||105||678|
|Note: The column that shows businesses where FTEs are not yet recorded and the row that shows businesses where their region is “not set” is a consequence of the time lag between the company signing onto the programme and the system that holds their details being updated.|