Fast Track to Growth

Astley Media developed and launched the first annual Fast Track to Growth programme in 2016. We have since carried this out for the second year in 2017. For FT2G 2017 we secured a strong set of partner companies to cover the different aspects of growth planning for businesses including Barclays, Cosmic, DataWise Intelligence, Devon Council, Neligan Financial, Perfect Pigtails, PKF Francis Clark, Sampson Hall, SETSquared and Stephens Scown. 

Entries opened in November 2016 with 55 companies applying, all of which were invited to the FT2G Growth Day in February at the Deer Park Hotel. 

15 companies were then shortlisted to attend four days of intensive workshops. 

They included Devon Surface Care, Ebb Tides, Life Space Cabins, Lifesaver Technology, Local Vets, LoveKeepCreate, Martha and Hepsie, Red Rock Brewery, Rudds Wellies, Slingshot Six, Speedy Freight Exeter, The Olden Group, Thermalogica Health Screening, Virginias Vintage Hire and Wellity. 

There was then a final pitch event in February during which all fiteen shotlisted companies presented a four minute pitch on their growth plans. A winner was then chosen which was Virginias Vintage Hire. 

For further information visit the FT2G website: