New MK Business hub needs entrepreneurs eager to grow

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A new business accelerator hub will be opening in central Milton Keynes – and its backers are inviting entrepreneurs to apply for a place.

Nat West and business accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark will be opening the hub at the bank’s Silbury Boulevard offices this August.

The new hub – or Hatchery – will provide free support, mentoring, networking and office accommodation for around 80 start-ups.

Access will include physical office space with superfast internet; a start-up ‘bootcamp’; dedicated mentoring and regular events, workshops and training – all free.

Businesses will also get access to Entrepreneurial Spark’s ‘Secret Sauce’
enablement programme which works with businesses to develop the mind-sets and behaviours that make a successful entrepreneurial leader.

Applications are welcomed from any sector – from idea and early-stage businesses to those already trading and generating revenue – with the only criteria being a strong desire to want to grow and scale their business.

Dave Simpson, head of KPMG Enterprise in Milton Keynes, said: “It’s great news that there is a new Entrepreneurial Spark hatchery coming to Milton Keynes.”

For more information on the Milton Keynes hub and details of how to apply visit