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Platform-X is a start-up accelerator programme from Virgin Trains designed in partnership with Virgin StartUp.

It is offering start up businesses in disruptive technologies the opportunity to develop your business and products over an intensive five-week period.

If you have built disruptive innovations (service, product or technology) that fit the below challenges and are accelerating to market, we want to hear from you.

The five-week programme will focus on enabling you to scale while working closely with the Virgin Trains senior management team and experts across the Virgin Group. At the end of the programme we will be looking to test and trial the most promising products and services in market with our rail customers.


The Virgin Way.

Virgin is famous for fostering innovation having started more than 300 businesses over the last 40 years, we know that progress relies on collaboration. Run in association with start-up specialists virgin startup, we are inviting start-ups with disruptive innovations to join platform-x on a journey that will help take your business to the next level, while building a relationship with the uk’s most recognised brand.


further support please call the growth hub team on 01293 305965

Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Growth Grant Project Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Relationship Team Leader

Jonathan Alderman

Business Analyst

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Growth Adviser

Richard Butcher

Growth Adviser

Carolyn Bentley

Growth Adviser

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

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