Help to Grow: Management is a new government programme for businesses in the UK. It will help senior leaders of small and medium businesses to reach their full potential.

Businesses can get an Executive Development programme, taking place over 12 weeks to help improve business performance and growth potential. It will be delivered by leading business schools and will support small business leaders to develop their strategic skills.


The scheme is designed to provide the management tools needed to help our talented business leaders innovate and grow their business, driving our economic recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19).

To find out more information, visit the Help to Grow website.



Enhance your management and strategic capabilities


Learn how to innovate in your business


Produce a growth plan for your business


Adopt digital technologies to boost productivity and operational agility


Build resilience to future shocks


Develop your value proposition and reach into growth markets

It has modules covering financial management, innovation and digital adoption. It will combine practical curriculum, with 1-to-t support from a mentor, peer-learning sessions and access to an alumni network.

The programme is 90% subsidised by the Government – so participants will be charged £750.

30,000 places are available over the next three years, and it is designed to be manageable for business leaders alongside full time work.

By the end of the programme, participants will develop a business growth plan and have the knowledge to develop their business to its full potential.

To be eligible you must be a senior decision maker, and commit to completing all the sessions.

Your business must:

Operated for at least one year

5-249 employees

Be a small or medium enterprise in the UK

Not be a charity

If you're a Worcestershire business and want to find out more about the Help to Grow programme, contact the Growth Hub team

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