Northern Max Accelerator

Boosting the digital sector in Bradford

specialist support to grow and scale


Bradford aims to be the UK’s fastest growing economy over the coming decade, increasing the value of our economy by £4 billion, getting 20,000 more people into work and improving the skills of 48,000 residents. We will do this by prioritising actions that will unlock four key opportunities

Our young and enterprising population: ensuring all our people are equipped with the skills and confidence to succeed.

Our distinctive offer: using our unique architecture, heritage and cultural assets to create compelling investment propositions and an environment for growth.

Our growth potential: building on our business and sector strengths to drive innovation, increase productivity and create wealth.

Our globally connected district: improving our transport infrastructure and digital connectivity to strengthen our global trading links and access new markets.


What is NortheRn max?


Need help now? If you are looking for support sooner, you can access the AD:VENTURE programme anytime! There is a range of practical support as well as opportunities to access grants, funding and specialist workshops and we can pair you with your own business advisor. We also run a number of other accelerator style programmes that may be suitable for you – So please get in touch or register for the main programme HERE

Northern Max  is an expansion of our successful programme to develop and grow the talented technology companies in Bradford District and Leeds City Region.  The objective is to help build and enable companies to grow and develop the reputation of the Bradford District and Leeds City Region being a thriving hub for the tech and investor community.

The Northern Max Accelerator will be delivered virtually again by Greenborough Management’s 10×10 accelerator programme in partnership with Bradford Council and AD:VENTURE, a business support programme for new businesses in North and West Yorkshire funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It forms part of AD:VENTURE’s pledge to continue to support businesses using online tools despite the pandemic.

Michelle Davis, part of the 10×10 team at Greenborough, said: “We are thrilled to be selected once again as the delivery partner for the Northern Max Accelerator Programme. 10×10 is passionate about helping firms to grow through our bespoke business accelerator programme and wrap-around support.

“The workshops will be engaging, interactive and relevant to businesses needing to make the most of commercial opportunities as the economy recovers from the effects of COVID-19. The 10×10 team have great experience of delivering programs remotely and are looking forward to making a difference to businesses from Bradford and the wider Leeds City Region.”

This bespoke 10 week programme is delivered by 10×10.  The programme develops and enhances the competitiveness, growth and scale-up of ambitious technology orientated businesses within the Region by providing support and access to innovation, investment and business expertise.

The programme offers a range of hands on practical support and provides opportunities to access grants, specialist workshops, ask the expert panels and expert mentoring to help achieve business growth and development.

The programme is FREE for eligible business funded by AD:VENTURE partners, including Bradford Council .

The key aims of Northern Max are:

  • Grow the digital/tech sector in Bradford and wider Leeds City Region to create jobs and increase profitability
  • Establish Bradford as the place to develop your digital business
  • Increase collaboration, supply chain and innovation opportunities
  • Boost digital capabilities of new and growing business
  • Embed a legacy of success for the digital sector

We are looking for ambitious technology orientated businesses or individuals looking to grow and scale their business idea.

The programme is open to pre-start businesses or new businesses trading less than 3 years and based in the Leeds City Region area.

Across many sectors, young businesses have the capacity to increase productivity and sustainability by developing digital capabilities, so if this is something you want to explore, get in touch.

Please Note: ERDF Eligibility criteria do apply, and businesses in consumer retail (Only selling to the public), primary agriculture, and nuclear decommissioning and education provision will not be eligible.  If you aren’t sure, give us a call or email and we can clarify before you register.


Interested in joining the Northern Max Accelerator?


AD:VENTURE provides a programme of focused support through Northern Max delivered by 10×10 

The bespoke 10 week programme includes the following workshops all facilitated by best-in-class coaches and supported by one-to-one mentoring:

  • Week One:         Developing your Business Model
  • Week Two:         Business Goal Setting
  • Week Three:      Route to Market and Marketing
  • Week Four:        Profiling your customer
  • Week Five:         People and Resources
  • Week Six:           Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Week Seven:      Business Finance
  • Week Eight:       Funding and Growth strategies
  • Week Nine:        The Business Plan
  • Week Ten:          Investment Pitch Training


Grand Finale:     Each beneficiary will get the opportunity to pitch for potential investment at the end of the 10 week programme at the Grand Finale: Live Pitching Event.

Throughout the programme there will be optional Master classes for you to attend on key topics targeted to meet your needs.

Interested in joining the Northern Max Accelerator?


Simple! To register your interest simply hit the register button to the right.

Once you have registered, one of our organisers will be in contact to undertake an eligibility assessment.

When you register, you will be required to complete a short application form which will help us assess and target your specific needs followed by a business diagnostic, all of which is supported by the 10by10 Team.

Interested in joining the Northern Max Accelerator?


The Northern Max Accelerator will be delivered virtually using a range of accessible technology solutions from Zoom to Slack.

Support and mentoring will be arranged with recipients following registration and acceptance onto the programme

Interested in joining the Northern Max Accelerator?


Contact Us:

Northern Max Accelerator

To find out about other support for business in Bradford,

contact Ravinder Panesar, Tel: 01274 434177

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Terms & Conditions

Data Protection Act 1998: The above information you provide may be stored in both manual and electronic formats until 2033.  It will be held to facilitate the services we provide to you or your business and to assist with record keeping, statistical and research purposes, statutory purposes and to facilitate ongoing communication.  Information may be shared with our funders and organisations delivering services on their behalf where it is necessary in the interests of increasing your businesses enterprise prospects and to measure the impact and success of the project.  A full list of these funders and organisations is included below.

Marketing Permissions.  We would like to keep you informed of services and business support that we think may be of interest to you and your business. If in the future you’d prefer not to receive information from us please email and we will ensure you are removed from any future marketing correspondence.

Bradford Council
Business Enterprise Fund
Calderdale Council
Craven Council
Harrogate Borough Council
Kirklees Council
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds City Council
Leeds Trinity University
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Make It York
Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Prince’s Trust
Selby District Council
Wakefield Council
University of Bradford
University of Huddersfield
West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
West Yorkshire Combined Authority (as the accountable body for Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership)

As Data Controller, Please see below statement for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Privacy Notice for the Purpose of Data Collection for ERDF

The UK is updating its data protection legislation and it will come into force on 25 May 2018. The new laws aim to update current data protection legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998, increase the privacy protection of all UK and EU citizens and reduce the risk of data breaches. It will apply to all public and private organisations processing personal data.

The EU Common Provisions Regulations (CPR), and Article 6 of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Regulation require the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), as the managing authority for the programme, to monitor and evaluate ERDF-funded activities. In order to conduct monitoring and evaluation (including the summative assessment) and to ensure compliance, the collection of personal data is required.

Who is the data controller for ERDF personal data?

The MHCLG ERDF Managing Authority is the controller for all personal data required to help deliver the ERDF programme under the terms of its ERDF Funding Agreement.

The MHCLG ERDF Managing Authority will be processing personal data in the ERDF programme according to the following lawful basis:

Article 6(1)(e) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

‘processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller’.

The lawful basis for controlling or processing `special category’ data under ERDF is:

Article 9(2)(g) GDPR

“processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, on the basis of Union or Member State law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject;”

What personal data will be collected?

Depending on the nature of activities of the ERDF-funded project and the indicators listed under each activity, the following information for each direct or indirect beneficiary where these are individuals may be collected:

• Name of contact point within a business (in some cases property owner) engaged with or individual engaged with;

• Address

• Postcode

• Phone number

• Ethnicity

• Disability

• Email address

• Labour market status prior to receiving support and 6 months after receiving support

• Duration of support

• Intensity of support

• Pay details

MHCLG may collect special category data on ethnicity and disability.

Who will my personal data be shared with and how will it be used?

Your details will be stored securely and retained in compliance with GDPR and the new Data Protection Act. This information will be used to evaluate this project and to report to the European Regional Development Fund for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Your details will be used to support the ERDF programme research and evaluation activities. MHCLG will need to share all or some of your personal data with the national evaluator of the ERDF programme. In some cases, the national evaluator, i.e. independent external contractors commissioned by DCLG, may use the contact details to contact a sample of direct or indirect beneficiaries for the purpose of the National Evaluation of the programme. It is likely that the survey methodology will need to incorporate a variety of approaches in order to maximise the survey response rate (for example, telephone survey, written survey, and e-mail survey) – hence the need for a variety of contact details required for each participant. MHCLG may also need to share with other government departments and the European Commission where this is necessary to test the robustness of the data gathered or to inform the National Evaluation.

MHCLG will not give any personal data to any other organisation unless needed for the purpose of the evaluation and will instruct them not to use it to contact individuals for any reasons not connected with the purpose of the National Evaluation of the ERDF programme 2014-2020 or other matters directly relating to the evaluation. If MHCLG has to pass on the data, it will only provide what is needed, and if possible will remove the details that might identify individuals personally. MCHLG will not transfer personal data outside the European Union, to third countries or international organisations.

MHCLG will not keep your personal data for longer than it needs but as a minimum, will retain data for two years after the closure of the 2014-2020 ERDF programme in line with the European Regional Development Fund document retention guidance to ensure MHCLG meets reporting obligations and to demonstrate compliance with EU


Individual’s rights

ERDF participants cannot claim the following rights in terms of ERDF personal data:

• right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)

• right to portability of their data

The data collected is your personal data, and you have the right, subject to lawful data requirements:

• to see what data we have about you;

• to ask us to stop using your data;

• to ask us to delete your data, or to correct your data if there is no longer a justification to process it;

• to lodge a complaint with the independent Information Commissioner (ICO) if you think we are not handling your data fairly or in accordance with the law. 

Automated decision making

Your personal data will not be subjected to automated decision making

Contact Details

You can contact the ICO at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Tel: 0303 123 1113


If you would like further information about the programme and your personal information please contact the ERDF Programme at: