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Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire businesses selected for fast-track programme to accelerate growth

A group of talented digital founders and entrepreneurs in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have been selected to take part in a fast-track programme dedicated at accelerating the growth of tech SMEs.

The Big House Accelerator Programme, run by Nottingham Business School (NBS), provides pre-start and early-stage businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, with a series of exclusive workshops and mentoring programmes worth over £10k.

The aim of the programme is to help ambitious tech businesses in the area to grow fast.

The Nottinghamshire-based businesses include: Go Dine Limited, a free online restaurant booking guide featuring over 700 restaurants across the UK. Owned by Adam Roberts, each month the business helps over 100,000 people find, book and save at quality restaurants.

Clajan Ltd, owned by Maureen Gatune, who is seeking to streamline the vehicle insurance claims process using digital telematics technology, to ensure there is clarity on what happened if an accident occurs. The business aims to help insurance companies detect and reduce motor insurance fraud, automate claims process, and reduce losses and time used to investigate the claims, while improving the settlement period for valid claims.

Work and Communications (WAC Ltd), founded by law graduate Georgina Fairhall, is a pre-start, data management app for business and employees to manage their work and time.

The Derbyshire-based businesses include: iScout Ltd, founded by Darren Robinson, the football scouting service provides football clubs, agents, governing bodies and intermediaries with assessments of players free from bias.

Lightwave Interactive Ltd, founded by Robert Wilkes, are the creators of tileable, interactive LED panels. The tiles can be used to build engaging surfaces for use in retail, hospitality and speciality settings.

Codemakers Limited creates mobile and web apps for businesses. Their product, Shipmate, is a multi-carrier delivery management system capable of saving retailers significant time and money.

Three of the businesses chosen to take part in the programme are owned by graduates of Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and have been previously supported through the university's Hive Incubator.

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