Help to Grow: Management

Join us as part of this executive development programme to boost your business performance and long-term growth.

About Help to Grow: Management

Help to Grow: Management is a practical training programme delivered by world-class business schools, accredited by the Small Business Charter.

The programme will support managers and leaders of small and medium sized businesses to boost business 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 leader 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 

The Help to Grow: Management programme is delivered through a combination of online webinar and face-to-face workshops. Explore our upcoming cohorts below.

Cohorts for 2022

  • June 2022 - face-to-face sessions delivered in Buxton and Derby
  • September 2022 -  face-to-face sessions delivered in Ashbourne and Derby
  • October 2022 -  face-to-face sessions delivered in Castle Donnington and Derby

Cohorts for 2023

  • January 2023 - face-to-face sessions delivered in Ripley and Derby
  • February 2023 - face-to-face sessions delivered in Uttoxeter and Derby
  • May 2023 - face-to-face sessions delivered in Chesterfield and Derby
  • June 20223 - face-to-face sessions delivered in Burton upon Trent and Derby

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Fully-funded places on offer for 100 East Midlands businesses

Eligible business in the East Midlands could take advantage of fully funded places on the Help to Grow: Management programme, through funding from East Midlands Chamber. The additional funding is only available until June 2022.

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