The Propel programme is aimed at high calibre entrepreneurs who have the passion and energy to succeed on an international stage.

It offers:

  • Up to £20,000 financial support.
  • A series of 12 high quality training workshops.
  • Individual mentoring support from experienced international entrepreneurs.
  • Help with drafting an investor ready business plan.
  • Pitching to potential investors.
  • Shared work space.
  • Support to make overseas market visits.
  • Networking opportunities.

What is Propel?

Propel is a programme for those entrepreneurs who have the greatest potential to start up and scale an export focused company, that is innovative and has the potential to become a significant exporter and employer.

Propel will accelerate the best business ideas through a tested methodology, so that at completion stage, participants will be able to pitch for investment and do business internationally.

The programme is delivered in two phases. Entry to both stages is a competitive process, with 50% of phase one participants progressing to the second phase.

If you have any questions about the Propel programme Tel 0870 495 4841 or email

Before you apply you should read the application criteria »


The current call for applications has now closed.

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