Martin Poole
Mark Lane

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Accountant secures prestigious appointment as Growth Accelerator coach

Martin Poole, a business advice specialist with Yorkshire accountants Garbutt & Elliott, has been appointed as a registered and approved Access to Finance coach under the Growth Accelerator programme.

Mr Poole is one of only a handful of practising accountants to have achieved approved Access to Finance coaching status in Yorkshire, with Garbutt & Elliott one of the few accountancy firms in the region to provide Access to Finance coaching.

Growth Accelerator is a new premier national service which helps ambitious businesses to achieve rapid and sustainable growth.

The three strands of support available through Growth Accelerator include Access to Finance, in which Mr Poole specialises, Business Development Coaching, and Innovation.

Mr Poole, together with Jeremy Oliver, corporate finance partner with Garbutt & Elliott, will be spearheading this initiative for the firm, which has offices in York and Leeds.

“The Growth Accelerator programme is tackling the biggest single challenge facing the British economy and we are very pleased to be actively involved,” explained Mr Poole.

“I am delighted to have been approved as an Access to Finance coach. Applications for the limited appointments available were oversubscribed, and approval was based on a stringent application and selection process based on proven experience and demonstrable commercial funding successes.

“I know of only a couple of other accountancy practice coaches in the Yorkshire region, and I am confident of providing expert – and pretty unique - advice for Yorkshire businesses wanting to expanded.

“I have spent the past 12 years coaching mentoring and educating businesses to prepare them to access finance, and the Access to Finance scheme makes this advice available for a fraction of the usual cost.”

To qualify for support under the Growth Accelerator programme companies must be registered in England with an annual turnover of less than £40m, and employ no more than 250 staff.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mark Lane .

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