Business: Government Assistance

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many individual firms have received support from the Growth Accelerator Fund in each month since its inception.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The GrowthAccelerator scheme provides intensive, expert business coaching and advice to help small businesses that have the potential for rapid growth. To date, 8,348 firms have received support from the scheme. A monthly breakdown is as follows:

  Number
2012  
March 1
April 19
May 60
June 88
July 221
Augusts 275
September 308
October 444
November 506
December 399
   
2013  
January 737
February 849
March 940
April 589
May 707
June 713
July 704
August 716
September 72
Total  
  8,348

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