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Accelerate Places puts scale-ups in the driving seat for launch event


Accelerate Places, a collaborative co-working space for start-ups, SMEs and scale-up businesses, is set to officially open its doors on 1st June 2017



 Accelerate Places puts scale-ups in the driving seat for launch event

Accelerate Places puts scale-ups in the driving seat for launch event 

Accelerate Places, a collaborative co-working space for start-ups, SMEs and scale-up businesses, is set to officially open its doors on 1st June 2017 with an event aimed at Manchester’s flourishing scale-up scene.

The launch event, which starts at 6pm at the newly refurbished two-storey space on Princess Street, Manchester, will see key business leaders from across the region come together to discuss how scaling a business up can present challenges, sharing insights on how to overcome these to ensure business success.

A panel of entrepreneurs, mentors and business founders, namely Lou Cordwell, CEO, Magnetic North, Michael Hall, head of growth, DueCourse, and Mark Ridley, group chief technology officer, Blenheim Chalcot, will lead the debate. Mark Sanders, CEO of Accelerate Places, will be hosting the event and facilitating the panel debate.

Lisa Murgatroyd, community manager from Accelerate Places, says: “Start-ups get all the press but ask many entrepreneurs and business founders and they’ll tell you that it’s scaling up that can bring the most challenges. The nature of the changing business landscape means that focusing on growth also means focusing on the structure of your organisation, hiring the right people, sourcing the right funding, establishing culture values and continually shaping your business model. Our panel will discuss what separates a struggling start-up and a scaling business and offer tips for establishing effective growth in a fast-moving business and political landscape, shedding light on how to overcome hurdles during times of growth, sharing some of their own experiences, insights and advice.

“Manchester has a thriving start-up and scale-up business community and we’re hoping to attract those companies who are in their second or third year of operation, with anything upwards of four employees and ambitious growth plans. The government is also supporting these businesses with the appointment of a ‘scale ups champion’ to help drive a modern industrial strategy.”

"We are so pleased to be officially launching in Manchester and showing the thriving small business community what were able to offer in terms of facilities and support with our extended network"
Lisa Murgatroyd from Accelerate Places



 

“We are so pleased to be officially launching in Manchester and showing the thriving small business community what we’re able to offer in terms of facilities and support with our extended network via Blenheim Chalcot.”

Accelerate Places provides 180 desk spaces over two floors, with a members only private café, communal area, tech-enabled meeting rooms and breakout areas. It also offers business mentoring support for SMEs to learn and grow, with experts from Blenheim Chalcot available to offer advice on accounting, tax, legal, finance, HR and will host networking and learning events to bring the co-working community together. Due Course, myClever Agency, Nuuk Digital, Tech North, Meltwater and UpRising have already signed occupancy deals in the space.

Start Ups to Scale Ups takes place from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 1st June at 101 Princess Street. Tickets are available via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/start-ups-to-scale-ups-tickets-34655112374. Includes complimentary refreshments and a tour of the exciting new space in the heart of the emerging Princess Street creative and digital district.

To find out more about the event, contact Lisa Murgatroyd at Accelerate Places Lisa.Murgatroyd@accelerateplaces.com or visit the website https://www.accelerateplaces.com/en 

Accelerate Places also has sites in London and Nottingham with Manchester being the third site for Blenheim Chalcot.




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