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Boost your growth skills with Help to Grow

Are you a senior manager at an SME? This government-backed training could help you learn new skills, reach more customers and boost profits.

Announced by the chancellor in March 2021, the 12-week programme – 90% subsidised by the government – is designed to help senior managers of SMEs reach their full potential, learn from peers and network with other businesses.

According to the Office for National Statistics, making small improvements in management practices can lead to a 10% increase in productivity. 

Designed so senior leaders can complete the programme alongside full-time work, the Help to Grow: Management programme is being delivered by a consortium of world-class business schools across the UK. 

It has been developed in close partnership with the business community to ensure it is as practical and relevant as possible.

The Help to Grow programme includes:
  • training – leadership, marketing, employee engagement, financial management, competing internationally
  • support from a business mentor
  • peer-learning sessions
  • access to an alumni network
  • help to develop a business growth plan

As ambitious businesses look to boost performance, scale up and help drive the recovery from Covid-19, this initiative also offers access to digital advice and productivity-enhancing investments through Help to Grow: Digital. 

From January 2022, eligible businesses will be able to apply for a discount of up to 50% towards the costs of buying cutting-edge approved software, worth up to £5,000.

Will you open the door to growth? To find out more and to register, visit Help to Grow

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