Published: June 17th, 2021
A new scheme of expert help to fire up growth in small and medium sized businesses has been launched by the Government.
The Help to Grow programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits.
The scheme features:
- an Executive Development programme that could help you improve business performance and growth potential through Help to Grow: Management
- free online advice and money off software that could help you save time and cut costs through Help to Grow: Digital
The Help to Grow: Management programme starts in the West Midlands this month with a 12 week-programme delivered by leading business schools across the UK, accredited by the Small Business Charter.
The programme will combine a practical curriculum, with 1:1 support from a business mentor, peer-learning sessions and an alumni network.
Designed to be manageable alongside full-time work, this programme will support small business leaders to develop their strategic skills with key modules covering financial management, innovation and digital adoption. By the end of the programme participants will develop a tailored business growth plan to lead their business to its full potential.
Up to 30,000 places will be available over 3 years. The programme is 90% subsidised by government – participants will be charged £750.
The programme is open to UK businesses from any sector that have been operating for more than 1 year, with between 5 to 249 employees.
The participant should be a decision maker or member of the senior management team within the business e.g. Chief Executive, Finance Director.
Charities are not eligible.
The Help to Grow: Digital programme will follow in the Autumn.
For more information and to register your interest visit https://helptogrow.campaign.gov.uk/#Mids