Booths Accelerator Programme

Booths was founded in the spirit of entrepreneurship; Edwin Henry Booth an orphan of little means, opened his first shop in Blackpool by borrowing £80 worth of stock from his previous employer.  Young Edwin’s flair and entrepreneurial spirit allowed him to pay for the goods in just three months, making a profit of £50.

Getting a new product to market or an idea into production is a challenge, just as it was in 1847 when Booths began. 81% of food and drink start-ups do not feel they get enough support from the industry.  The Booths Accelerator initiative is set to change that, it is our way of giving back, by sharing our insights, experience, and tactical investment to help the next generation of food businesses.

In celebration of 175 years of Booths and the spirit of the first E.H. Booth, The Booths Accelerator offers a tailored programme of support to help grow, develop and sustain a food & drinks business of the future.  

Booths are set to invest via mentorship, product and retail expertise, market access and targeted funding to help an emerging food or drinks brand to achieve the next stage of their growth plans.

If you have an idea to develop or wish to share this with colleagues or friends, visit for details on how to apply.

The Deadline for applications is 31st August 2022

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