Help to Grow: Management Course a Welcome Boost to Gloucestershire Businesses

Aimed at small and medium businesses, the course is run by Business Schools accredited by the Small Business Charter, and 90% funded by the UK Government. Over the last five months, 30 business owners and leaders have been supported to discuss and implement strategies for growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams, digital adoption, as well as financial management and responsible business practices all within their own business. The practically focused course features a blend of online sessions, face-to-face workshops, direct support from a specialist business mentor, and peer-to-peer networking, all designed to help leaders grow their businesses.

Andy Higdon, Business Development Director at Atlantic Coast Studios of Tewkesbury said:

“All in all, I found the Help to Grow: Management scheme extremely helpful. Taking part in the scheme has got me, and consequently the team at Atlantic Coast Studios, thinking about our longer-term strategy, which we have already started planning for and implementing. In particular, I found the business mentor support extremely valuable, as it challenged me to look at the wider objectives for my business beyond a purely financial lens. Additionally, the peer support sessions were very good; it was encouraging to hear that the pain points we experience in our business are not unique, and I found working with peers who have experienced the same pains to identify resolutions extremely beneficial.”

Dr Emily Beaumont, Associate Professor of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Gloucestershire Business School, said

“I’m delighted at the feedback we’ve had from the business leaders who have joined our Help to Grow: Management programme, and confident that their experiences over the past 12 weeks will have an immediate and positive impact on their businesses and the local economy. With 90% of the course costs being funded by UK Government, small and medium size businesses have been able to benefit from knowledge and resources that might previously have been too difficult to access.”

Another 15 businesses are over halfway their training programme, and the popularity of the scheme has seen the University of Gloucestershire add new course dates to meet demand. The next course commences on 23rd November (onboarding session on the 16th November), with spaces costing just £750 each.

To book your place and to find out more, here is a link

We will be arranging another cohort in the New Year, so if interested, please contact Lynn – htgm@glos.ac.uk

 

Notes to Editors: for more information, please contact the Help to Grow Team – htgm@glos.ac.uk

Help to Grow Management Programme:  www.gov.uk/helptogrow

University of Gloucestershire: www.glos.ac.uk

For quick facts about the university visit our About Us page

Notes to Editors: for more information, please contact the Help to Grow Team – htgm@glos.ac.uk

Help to Grow Management Programme:  www.gov.uk/helptogrow

University of Gloucestershire: www.glos.ac.uk

For quick facts about the university visit our About Us page

 

 

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