Fifty five participants (96%) completed ACORNS 2, which ran from October 2016 to April 2017. They all reported that participating in ACORNS was of value to their business.

  • At the end of the cycle, 47 of the businesses were trading including nine that had started to generate sales for the first time during the cycle.
  • Among those trading, there was a reported 21% increase in turnover over the six month
  • 8 participants were already exporting before the start of the cycle, 3 more have since started to export.
  • 17 participants expect to be exporting by the end of 2017.

All said that they would recommend ACORNS to others and would welcome means of staying in contact with the ACORNS network.