17 June 2022

Ministers have amended the rules for the Help to Grow: Management programme to enable businesses with ten or more employees to have up to two participants join the scheme, where previously businesses could only have one participant on the scheme. In addition, previous participants on the Small Business Leadership Programme will also now be eligible to join the scheme.

Help to Grow: Management offers business leaders 50 hours of leadership and management training across 12 weeks, and now includes mentoring from the likes of Santander, Google and award-winning mentor Herman Stewart.

The scheme is backed by £220 million of government funding, which covers 90% of the costs involved. It means for as little as £750 business leaders can benefit from one-to-one support from a business mentor, access to a network of like-minded business leaders, and a bespoke growth plan to help the business reach its full potential.

Courses have been running at business schools across the UK since June 2021. Feedback on the training has been excellent, with business leaders reporting they benefit from greater confidence in leading and managing their businesses as a result of their participation.

See the full press release here.


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