Open the Door to Growth with Nottingham Business School

Host: Nottingham Trent University

Location: Online


Tuesday, 30th November 2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm

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The government-backed Help to Grow: Management course will open the door to growth for thousands of business leaders.

If you want to build your management and leadership skills ready to refocus, rebuild and move your small or medium sized business forwards with confidence - this course could help! The programme is ideal for new or experienced decision makers, in small and medium businesses (SMEs) with 5 or more employees. It covers strategies for growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams and digital adoption, as well as marketing and branding, financial management and responsible business practices. The topics have been developed specifically with an SME focus, including real life case studies to inspire and inform your future growth plans.

Delivered by leading UK business schools all accredited to the Small Business Charter, Help To Grow: Management includes 50 hours of in depth training, 1:1 business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow your business, fast. You will hear from inspirational business leaders and learn alongside local peers, with access to a national alumni network. By the end of the programme you will develop a tailored business growth plan to increase productivity and grow your revenue, and help take your business to the next level.

The 12-week programme is 90% subsidised by the government, so the cost to SMEs is just £750. You can take part around your existing work commitments and access learning through a blend of online and face-to-face sessions. Eligibility: SMEs must have 5 or more employees and have been trading for at least 12 months.


Programme Benefits

  • Enhance your management and strategic capabilities
  • Produce a growth plan for your business
  • Build resilience to future shocks
  • Learn how to innovate in your business
  • Adopt digital technologies to boost productivity and operational agility
  • Develop your value proposition and reach into growth markets
  • Improve employee engagement and responsible business practices
  • A blended programme that combines interactive, online sessions with face-to-face learning to suit you.


The businesses we support come in many different shapes and sizes and belong to a wide range of sectors, from construction and manufacturing to solicitors and digital marketing agencies, hospitality and leisure to beauty and wellness. If you haven’t connected with a University yet and want to find out more about how we might be able to support you through Help to Grow, contact or visit

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