We are start-up specialists, helping new businesses succeed

We are a social enterprise. As start-up specialists, we help any adult with a business idea to turn their vision into reality. Our groundbreaking programmes are created by entrepreneurs with practical tips and tools, using the VSPARK® method. Find out more about our programme and sign up here.

There are three levels: Explore, Start and Grow.

Our Explore seminars are for young people thinking about about options for a new business or self-employment. They are run in partnership with Further Education Colleges as part of their studies.

Our Start programmes are open to participants over the age of 18 who have an idea for a business or self-employment, or have recently started. They are free of charge, delivered as an interactive webinar and, in addition, one-to-one support is available over 4-6 days by an experienced entrepreneur. We call our participants Visionnaires and take you step by step, applying good business practice to your idea, creating a plan and practical actions.

Our Grow incubator is for high-growth new businesses who have the potential to employ at least 10 people within 2 years, have a sustainability element to their business or are solving a problem within their community. These businesses are invited to join our incubator and, as a result, will have access to conaches, mentors and expert advisors.

Visionnaires also have access to mentoring, resources, events and guest speakers.

‘It was an amazing experience. In a few days days it has given me the determination and knowledge to do what I want to do’

Diego, Visionnaire

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