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Forge the Future of your Business with Growth Forge

A new specialist growth programme around technology has been launched in the region.

Growth Forge is a dynamic programme that allows companies to focus on their identified priority areas and opportunities for growth.

Covering the whole of the South West, including Bath, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, the programme has been developed by Tech South West, and builds on the successes of its ScaleUp and StartUp Studios.

What is Growth Forge?

An accessible, cost-effective programme packed with tech and business experts.

Collaborate with top-tier growth coaches and experts to identify and work on priority areas to maximise growth opportunities. Partners include Microsoft, Sandler, Bishop Fleming, Ashfords, Howden, and Program, along with a team of specialist Growth Coaches and Mentors, to support strategy development and implementation.

Why join Growth Forge?

  • Actionable Growth Plan based on your priorities and strengths
  • Tech product development. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate with Microsoft on tech product development, including AI.
  • Access to investment funds: Participants can tap into the region’s investment funds and connect with angel investor groups.
  • Tailored support via specialist Partners, Growth Coaches, Mentors & Peer-to-Peer learning
  • Diverse expertise: Our Partners & ‘supergroup’ of Coaches cover a wide range of expertise, including strategy, innovation, technology, leadership, funding, marketing, sales, IP and more, with tech CEOs and CTOs amongst them.
  • Immersive Growth Day on March 13, then in June and October for face-to-face knowledge sharing, connections and work on your Growth plans

Positive impact firms

Tech South West is committed to making a positive impact. Twenty-five percent of places are reserved for firms in sectors such as climate tech, sustainability tech, tech4good, health, and well-being. Bursaries, covering 50 to 100 percent of the programme fee, are available for positive impact tech and early-stage companies.

Reduced rates are currently available for a limited time at £495 for the full programme or £295 for one Growth Day. Find out more and apply at: