What is an SME Accelerate event?

It’s an opportunity for interested SMEs to meet our team, face-to-face. And it’s a chance to network and find out more about how the Accelerate programme can draw SMEs into the larger contract opportunities that are out there. It also makes sense that we come to you, and meet a whole group of interested people at once, rather than asking you to make the trek to London to meet us on a one-to-one basis.

Who was the Sunderland event for?

We pitched the event at organisations that were not yet part of the SME Accelerate programme. Working in partnership with David Dunn, CEO of Sunderland Software City, we met six SMEs on the day and joining us were representatives from organisations such as Arjuna, On-Trac and Vector76. We were careful to choose SMEs that shared a focus, to make sure the event was well worth their time.