What we do

What we do

Our Vision
To inspire and enable positive social change through the action of Entrepreneuring®.

Our Mission
To encourage Entrepreneuring® through the development of entrepreneurial mindset and behaviours.

What is Entrepreneurial Spark®?
Entrepreneurial Spark is the world's largest free people accelerator for early stage and growing ventures.

Note the word ‘accelerator’, if you join us, we will accelerate your business. We have developed a series of kickass enablement programmes that grow the mindset of the entrepreneur. They are action-focused and specifically designed to build the people who build great businesses.

The focus of Entrepreneurial Spark is squarely on the individual, developing behaviours which allow for that serious business acceleration and growth. We want to create entrepreneurs who have a positive impact on society.

Entrepreneurial Spark Enablers work shoulder to shoulder with Entrepreneur Development Managers from NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank who utilise local ecosystems to help make entrepreneurs credible, backable and investable.

Our partnerships with KPMG Enterprise, Dell Technologies, Harper Macleod and Pinsent Masons also mean that we are working with the best in the business to deliver specific expertise to work on those building blocks of entrepreneurial success.

We are not sector-specific or driven by quotas to fill our hubs. We’ve enabled over 1,700 start-up and scale-up businesses, over 80% of whom are still trading. Our programmes are free and we take no equity in any business.

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We’re powered by

We’re Powered by the rocket fuel of NatWest’s action-led approach to helping us champion the UK’s entrepreneurs by making them credible, backable and investable.
Highly skilled Entrepreneur Development Managers and other specialists work shoulder to shoulder with our trained Enablers and specialist partners to build the people who build businesses.

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We are also backed every step of the way by KPMG Enterprise, Dell Technologies and Pinsent Masons.

Iain Moffat
Iain Moffat
Head of KPMG Enterprise, UK
Dayne Turbitt
Dayne Turbitt
Vice President, Dell EMC
Barry McCaig
Barry McCaig
Partner, Pinsent Masons