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A business coaching franchise is stepping in to help small businesses, following the government’s decision to axe funding for the business growth service.

Launched in 2012, Growth Accelerator was a £200m scheme designed to help up to 26,000 small businesses in England grow.

It was a scheme which many businesses in the area chose to take up, giving them access to subsidised business advisers and coaches.

Now with thousands of businesses left reeling after the scheme’s funding was cut in the budget, ActionCOACH says it will still honour the deal.

Steve Mullins from ActionCOACH said: ‘Without exception, businesses I have coached as part of Growth Accelerator have shown remarkable increases in profitability and job creation, as well as giving them a sense of satisfaction.

‘SMEs are the backbone of the UK economy and I’m really disappointed that the government has shelved it so early in their term.’

For support, call Steve Mullins on (023) 9387 7785 or email