Help to Grow: Management

Join us as part of this executive development programme to boost your business performance and long-term growth. We’re pleased to be delivering the programme in the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorks & the Humber.

About Help to Grow: Management

Join 30,000 senior leaders taking part in a practical management training programme delivered by world-class business schools, accredited by the Small Business Charter.

The Help to Grow: Management programme will support managers and leaders of small and medium sized businesses to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.

The 12-week programme is 90% funded and the fee payable by participants is £750. The programme has been designed to allow participants to complete it alongside full-time work.

The in-depth high quality curriculum will support you to build your capabilities in leadership, innovation, digital adoption, employee engagement, marketing, responsible business, and financial management. By the end of the programme you will develop a business growth plan to help you lead your business to release its potential.

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  • Enhance your management and strategic capabilities
  • Produce a growth plan for your business
  • Build resilience to future shocks
  • Learn how to innovate in your business
  • Adopt digital technologies to boost productivity and operational agility
  • Develop your value proposition and reach into growth markets
  • Improve employee engagement and responsible business practices

Eligibility for the programme

  • Your business must employ a minimum of five people
  • Your business must be at least one year old
  • Participants must be a leaders or decision maker with at least one direct report

About the Help to Grow: Management programme

This practical programme takes place over 3-months and will include both online and face-to-face sessions, alongside peer support and mentoring.

The programme is built around a practical curriculum that features

  • Eight facilitated online 2-hour sessions
  • Four practical and interactive case study workshops
  • One-to-one support from a mentor providing you with personalised support to develop your business growth plan
  • Peer networking, including peer group calls that give you the opportunity to share experiences with a small group of other small business leaders
  • Access to the Alumni Programme featuring events with inspirational speakers, business clinics and networking events

The programme will cover key areas of leadership including

  • Strategy and innovation
  • Growing national and international markets
  • Leading for high performance
  • Building vision and brand
  • Engaging and inspiring teams
  • Creating customer value
  • Adopting digital technology
  • Adopting responsible business practices
  • Financial management 
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Help to Grow: Management Information Session

Kick off 2022 by taking advantage of this unique webinar to hear more about the Help to Grow: Management programme. Join us as we outline the programme and talk you through the benefits, timescales, costs, and opportunities. There will be opportunity for Q&A with our experts too.

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Why the future is now!

As we reach the end of 2021, no one would disagree that the world is a very different place from two years ago. Here, Angela Tooley, Enterprise Development Manager, explains why businesses need to embed the learning gained over the last couple of years and use it to exploit new opportunities.

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Workshops, webinars and modules

We are pleased to be delivering the Help to Grow: Management programme in the East Midlands, West Midlands and York and the Humber.

Cohorts for 2022

Yorkshire and Humber - 31 January

Book your place for Yorkshire and Humber; 31 January 2022

East Midlands - 15 February

Book your place for East Midlands; 15 February 2022

West Midlands - 9 March

Book your place for West Midlands; 9 March 2022

Future cohorts

We are currently planning our cohorts for the next financial year. Register your interest in the Help to Grow: Management programme to be updated with our new cohort dates and locations as soon as they have been confirmed.

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