HEAD START is Rawcliffe’s pledge to offer a year’s free accountancy and business support to a local For-Profit start-up each year.


With our focus being on championing Mental Health; start-ups must meet either of the following criteria:

  • The start-up includes championing mental health and well-being as part of its core-values
  • or promoting mental health and well-being as a secondary purpose to the business


 Our aims…

  • To reduce stigma around start-up founders and mental health.
  • To raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace.
  • To help a start-up that creates value in society to prosper.
  • To support new businesses in our area.


The Prize…

One year’s free accountancy services including:

  • Limited Company formation
  • Accounts Preparation
  • Sign posting from our extensive network of financial professionals
  • Monthly Consultations to discuss the financial health of your start-up.
  • Free Pensions Auto Enrollment for employees.
  • 1 year’s free subscription to Xero Cloud Accounting


We are trialing the project over the next 12 months and have handpicked a very worthy local start-up. However, in September 2020 we intend to launch HEAD START as a competition for any people/businesses to enter. Our additional eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Start-ups must be based in the North West of England
  • Entrants do not have to be already trading but if they are, they must have been trading for less than a year.
  • Rawcliffe’s HEAD START project supports For-Profit start-ups only. It is not aimed at charities or social enterprises.


We’re so excited about this project and our first Start-up is an amazing example of how even the hardest challenges in life can lead us to something amazing.


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