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Government-funded course to help business leaders boost their performance and resilience

Small business leaders across Exeter and Devon are encouraged to take advantage of the 90% government-funded Help to Grow: Management Course. Designed by entrepreneurs and industry experts from the UK’s leading business schools, the course is targeted at small business leaders and senior managers from any industry who want to boost their personal leadership skills as well as their company’s performance and resilience.

Help to Grow: Management is a 12-week course covering the critical components required to develop a resilient business strategy. It includes online and face-to-face sessions, 10 hours of 1-to-1 mentoring, peer networking, and support to develop a Growth Action Plan.

90% funded by UK Government, the course costs just £750 per person.

This practical leadership course provides time away from the challenges of running a business to invest in leadership, equipping participants with the knowledge and confidence to take their business in the direction they want.  The modular course covers how to:

  • develop leadership skills across all areas of business including strategic planning, employee engagement, vision and values, finance, and marketing
  • develop strategies for market segmentation, positioning and targeting to streamline the marketing approach
  • work with a mentor to develop a Growth Action Plan tailored to the business and its unique journey
  • engage employees on the business journey and plan the future structure of the organisation
  • identify new technologies and digital approaches to enhance innovation and productivity across the business
  • improve operational efficiency to save time and money.

At the end of the Help to Grow: Management Course participants will be ready to lead the change required to move their business on, even in the most challenging of conditions.

To be eligible for the course, a business must employ between 5 and 249 people and have been operational for at least a year. Companies employing 10 or more people can enrol 2 senior managers on the course.

The course is delivered by multiple accredited business schools across the South West, including at Exeter University. More information, including upcoming course dates and testimonials from course participants, is available from the website.