Grant Thornton will act as advisor to the joint initiative between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey, providing advice to its quarterly review panel, which helps its member entrepreneurs develop growth strategies and operational plans, ensure that they can attract investors and funding.
Janet Crookes, partner in Grant Thornton’s entrepreneurial business services team, said: ‘Working with SETsquared has enabled us to develop relationships with some of the UK’s most promising and exciting new ventures.’
To date, Grant Thornton has helped 14 businesses in the SETsquared centre in Guildford, ranging from a company developing fibre-optic sensors that pinpoint breaches in security fences and pipelines to a business seeking to revolutionise power control systems through digital technology.
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