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Help to Grow: Management Course

Grow your business and gain new skills in management.

Ready to take your business to the next level?

The government-backed Help to Grow: Management course will open the door to growth for thousands of business leaders.

Delivered in collaboration with industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs, Help To Grow: Management includes 12 weeks of in depth training, 1:1 business mentoring to help apply your learnings, and the opportunity to grow your business, fast.

The 12-week course costs just £750 and is 90% funded by the government. You can take part around your existing work commitments and access learning through a blend of online and face-to-face sessions. The course is run by Business Schools accredited by the Small Business Charter.

Delivered in collaboration with industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs, Help To Grow: Management includes 12 weeks of in depth training, 1:1 business mentoring to help apply your learnings, and the opportunity to grow your business, fast.

50 hours

of leading training across 12 weeks

10 hours

of 1 to 1 mentoring

50+ locations

across the UK

90% funded

Government funding means you pay just 750 per person

The 12-week course costs just £750 and is 90% funded by the government. You can take part around your existing work commitments and access learning through a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.  The course is run by Business Schools accredited by the Small Business Charter

Aimed at senior leaders in small and medium businesses, the course covers strategies for growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams and digital adoption, as well as financial management and responsible business practices. You will hear from inspirational business leaders and learn alongside local peers. You’ll learn from leaders like you with bespoke peer-to-peer networking sessions.

By the end of the course you will be able to take away a tailor-made plan and have the confidence in how to grow your business.

Step through the door to growth today and sign up to a course through Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire.

Emily Phillips, Head of Marketing at Smart Home Sounds of Cheltenham, said: “The Help to Grow: Management programme has been a fantastic resource for me and far exceeded my expectations.

“The course materials, mentor sessions, peer groups and weekly sessions have helped me grow in confidence as a leader within my own business and created the space and opportunity to explore new areas for growth.

“Dedicating the time to this course has ensured I continue to work on the business as a whole and given me the chance to engage with some fantastic individuals from a wide variety of businesses. It’s been great to get a different perspective and network with other local businesses going through their own growth journey.

“A special thank you to the course leaders who have offered fantastic support and really helped me to engage and start implementing new strategies right from week one.”

Business School at Oxstalls

Benefits of the programme

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.

Cohort

Please see below for details of the next Cohort beginning in April 2023.

ModuleDateTimeLocation
Onboarding SessionTuesday 18 April4pm – 5pmOnline
Module 1 – Strategy and InnovationTuesday 25 April4pm – 6pmOnline
Module 2 – Digital AdoptionTuesday 2 May4pm – 6pmOnline
Module 3 – Internationalisation and Winning New Markets, Case studyTuesday 9 May2pm – 6pmGloucestershire Business School
Module 4 – Vision, Mission and ValuesTuesday 16 May4pm – 6pmOnline
Module 5 – Developing a Marketing StrategyTuesday 23 May4pm – 6pmOnline
Module 6 – Building a Brand Case StudyTuesday 6 June2pm – 6pmGloucestershire Business School
Module 7 – Organisational DesignTuesday 13 June 4pm – 6pmOnline
Module 8 – Employee Engagement and Leading ChangeTuesday 20 June4pm – 6pmOnline
Module 9 – High Performance Workplace, Case studyTuesday 27 June2pm – 6pmGloucestershire Business School
Module 10 – Efficient OperationsTuesday 4 July4pm – 6pmOnline
Module 11 – Finance and Financial ManagementTuesday 11 July4pm – 6pmOnline
Module 12 – Implementing Growth Plans – Case StudyTuesday 18 July2pm – 6pmGloucestershire Business School

Get in touch

To find out more about the Help to Grow: Management Programme and book your place visit www.gov.uk/helptogrow