Accelerating Women's Enterprise

Sussex, Hampshire, and Isle of Wight

If you...

...worry about how you will make your business fit your life

...get anxious about the money or risk side of running a business

...want to know how to build your brand

...find marketing a mystery

...like the idea of getting to know other women just starting out

AWE is just what you're looking for!

We support women who:

  • face an additional barrier to starting and running a business AND

  • have a firm business idea and want help to get started, or

  • are at the early stages of starting a business.

A barrier could be one or more of the following (or something not mentioned below!):

  • A disability or physical or mental health condition

  • Being neurodiverse

  • Coming from a low-income household (for example, being in receipt of Universal Credit or another form of benefit)

  • Living in a deprived area

  • Having caring responsibilities

Welcome to the AWE Programme!

Accelerating Women's Enterprise (AWE) is a collaborative project helping women on either side of the English Channel to increase their knowledge and personal skills to start and grow a successful business.

This is the site for the programme delivery provided by the University of Portsmouth and its training partners. You can find out more about Portsmouth's involvement in the AWE Programme on the University's website.

Use these pages to find out more about the workshops taking place for women based in Sussex, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight.

Accelerating Women's Enterprise is funded by the European Union through its European Regional Development Fund.