Dell announced today that it is expanding its Centre for Entrepreneurs initiative from the US to the UK. 

Through the centre, Dell will provide £10 million in funding to UK start-ups so that they can buy the technologies required to grow their businesses. 

Dell said the centre will also provide start-ups with access to mentoring, technical expertise and infrastructure.  

In addition, Dell is offering two early stage start-up businesses the opportunity to become resident start-ups at Dell's Bracknell campus in Berkshire through a competition launching 2 December. The successful start-ups will recieve free office space for a year as well as Dell notebooks, servers and storage. 

The American technology giant is also setting up an Entrepreneur Advisory Council in the UK to help identify how the the company can work more closely with start-ups in the future.

Dell UK VP and managing director, Tim Griffin, said: “We believe that technology is a necessary part of growing a thriving business and strive to help entrepreneurs leverage technology to take ideas from start-up to success. Our new Dell UK Centre for Entrepreneurs allows us to do just that.”