.

Aston Programme for Small Business Growth 

ERDF Logo

Take your small business to the next level by joining the Aston Programme for Small Business Growth.  Develop your leadership skills and build a targeted growth strategy for your own business in the company of other ambitious business leaders.

The Aston Programme for Small Business Growth aims to support SMEs to grow by increasing their turnover and creating jobs within the midlands. It is free of charge and offers:

  • Workshops taught by experts in SME leadership and management.
  • One-to-one support to help you tackle your business challenges.
  • Networking with other early stage business owners from the Midlands.
  • SME case studies from business leaders talking about their growth journey.
  • Guidance through the various external finance options available to you.
  • The opportunity to pitch your growth strategy to external finance experts.
  • Time to explore the strategic growth opportunities for your business.


The Aston Programme for Small Business Growth is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Starting January 2017 the programme will work with 125 SME and Social Enterprise leaders across five cohorts. The application closing date for the fifth and final cohort is mid June 2018, please enquire as soon as possible if you are interested in the programme. 

FIND OUT MORE: 

Programme Delivery            

Programme Eligibility               

Participation and Commitment

How to Apply

Previous Programme Participants



Aston Programme Leaflet cover

Applications are being accepted for Cohort 3

Deadline Date:  25th October 2017

Interview Date: 29th November 2017

Programme Start Date:                     25th January 2018

Workshop Dates: TBC

Click here to apply
Sandra Green
Sandra Green: Director, Green Revolutions CIC