Rated by Beauhurst as the top UK Accelerator by size and growth (31st August 2022)
The Ulster Bank Accelerator supports and empowers UK entrepreneurs to scale their businesses to the next level.
Our free Accelerator programme specialising in wrap around support provides:
If you're a business with ambitions to expand, the Ulster Bank Accelerator programme could help. You may be looking to build your team, venture into new markets or seeking further investment. The programme could help you gain the knowledge and skills to excel in a range of business areas:
Our current Accelerator programmes are open to all business owners, you do not have to be an Ulster Bank customer.
If you are not yet a customer but would like to learn more, visit our Products and Services page and see how you could accelerate your business.
“It has really allowed me to broaden my network both internally within the hub and externally. Having check-ins with a dedicated coach really makes you accountable for your actions and keeps you setting deadlines for yourself. The feedback and advice has been invaluable for my business.”
We focus on the key driver of any business - you. With the right level of support and challenge, we could help you to take your business much further and faster.
You’ll be supported by a dedicated Acceleration Manager, helping to develop both you and your business, overcome challenges and move your business forward.
Join a vibrant community of like-minded entrepreneurs through our virtual network and make use of free co-working spaces across the UK.
Focussed on your needs as an entrepreneur, our programme of thought leadership and content could support your acceleration.
Our experienced Regional Ecosystem Managers are here to connect you to the unrivalled partner and mentor network across the UK, at the right time for you and your business.
“The entrepreneurial journey can be a lonely and isolating experience, which can often cause you to second guess your decisions and slow progression. The camaraderie amongst entrepreneurs is something that I will deeply miss.
In the hub, there is a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and someone is always on hand to give you the sound advice, encouragement or support you need to drive your business forward.”
We have events to support you at every stage, covering topics from Selling with Confidence to Developing a Remote Culture, alongside our Audience with... series and industry specialist events.
We work with industry partners to provide you with support when it matters. Whether that’s legal advice or help with finances, our partners can help through free 1:1 sessions and bespoke advice.
Entrepreneurs benefit from time with experienced Acceleration Managers, getting them to think differently, pushing them out of their comfort zones by challenging them as leaders.
We’ve created a world-class entrepreneurship proposition with hubs throughout the UK. Use our hubs to access co-working space, events and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs in a location near to you. They’re designed to be true centres of entrepreneurial activity for the regions they represent.
Email a hub to find out about upcoming events and activity.
As a major lender, we offer a wide range of services to people who want to start a business or scale-up. We’re committed to remove barriers, provide more opportunities and help companies grow.
Many of the businesses we support in our Accelerator have a climate focus. We support businesses in all sectors to help them become more sustainable.
Build your business the right way
We’ve developed Business Builder to support businesses and entrepreneurs at all stages, whether you’re just starting out or are an established business looking to make a change. It's free and you don’t have to be a Ulster Bank customer to join.
We're supporting businesses develop products and services that will help the UK achieve its net zero goals.
The programme is run in partnership with the University of Warwick. It's open to applicants in the UK mobility sector, including supply chains and fuel providers.
We’re opening for applications in the coming months.