Start-up online adventure holidays agency The Adventure People has been selected to join the London & Partners business growth programme this winter.

The scheme launches on December 4 and aims to aid the expansion of fast growth businesses based in the capital.

The programme from the mayor of London’s promotional agency includes expert insights from established founders, investment networking one to one sessions.

The Adventure People, founded by Chris Roche – formerly chief commercial officer at both Travel Republic and Loveholidays – recently closed investor funding after securing £500,000 and releasing a new website which includes unique search capability.

He said: “We are building a platform for adventure holidays, bringing local adventure operators worldwide together.

“With over 5,000 adventures already available, customers are able to find and book their adventure holiday more easily than ever before.

‘We are delighted to have been selected for the growth programme and look forward to working with London & Partners over the coming months.”