Entrepreneurial Spark is the world’s largest free business accelerator for start-up, early stage and growing businesses. It encourages entrepreneurship though the development of the right mindset and behaviours. Over 80% of businesses which have been through the Entrepreneurial Spark programme are still trading after a year. These businesses have created 1,000 jobs and have been awarded 386 patents. Over 2015/2016 our partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark will see eight new business accelerator hubs, in locations including Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester and Belfast, with other locations to follow.