Toshiba TEC channel partner Prolific Solutions is taking advantage of a free business accelerator programme to support its next period of growth.
The Bristol-based provider of Toshiba TEC multifunction products (MFPs) and software has won a place on the Bristol Hatchery of Entrepreneurial Spark programme. Powered by NatWest, Entrepreneurial Spark is the world’s largest free business accelerator for start-up and scale-up businesses.
A unique not-for-profit organisation, with a mission to generate positive social change through ‘entrepreneuring’, Entrepreneurial Spark operates nine Hatcheries throughout the UK. These provide expert mentoring, support and acceleration to help businesses grow. Almost nine out of 10 (88%) businesses that have been through the programme are still trading today – double the normal survival rate for start-ups.
Jim Duffy, Chief Executive Officer at entrepreneurial Spark, said: “We have developed
a proprietary enablement programme that takes entrepreneurs through a cognitive and action-centred development process, from boot camps and ideation to shaping mindsets and hosting workshops. We want to help create the next generation of successful business people from all vertical sectors. With ambassadors including NatWest and KPMG, those on our programme have access to some of the nation’s best business brains.”
Prolific Solutions has signed up for the programme to gain strategic direction as it enters a new growth phase.
Its acceleration will last for six months, with an option to extend it for up to 18, if it demonstrates exceptional growth potential. The company hopes that its experience with Entrepreneurial Spark will boost its growth prospects and help it increase revenues and establish itself as a leading supplier of Toshiba TEC equipment in the South West region.
Since it was founded in 2012, Prolific Solutions has earned an enviable reputation for providing a high level of personal service.
Director Paula Horton said: “We have the support of a big name brand but because we’re an approachable, independent firm, we are always on hand to meet the needs of our clients in person. We provide insight and advice that comes from years of experience and this allows us to find the best ways helping our customers monitor and reduce the cost of their printing and copying.”
The company already benefits from using Toshiba Direct for servicing, maintenance, training and aftercare and draws on Toshiba TEC’s advice and guidance on a regular basis. In addition, it has found that Toshiba TEC’s pioneering Carbon Zero scheme is proving popular with customers looking to lower their impact on the planet by using MFPs that offset any CO2 produced during their manufacture and supply through a range of initiatives coordinated by co2balance, the leading global carbon management company.
Toshiba TEC Indirect Channel Marketing Manager Chris Mills said: “Prolific Solutions is a great example of an enterprise that is aiming high and sees massive potential for developing its operation. By offering a level of service that always exceeds its customers’ expectations, I’m confident that working with Entrepreneurial Spark will only hasten its ability to grow and I look forward to many years of doing business together.”