Help to Grow: Management

Help to Grow: Management

The programme supports senior managers of small and medium sized businesses to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.

The government-backed Help to Grow: Management course is delivered by leading business schools across the UK.

Business leaders can take part around existing work commitments and access learning through a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.

The 12-week programme is 90% subsidised by the government and is aimed at senior leaders of small and medium businesses.


Join 30,000 senior leaders taking part in a practical management training programme delivered by Aston and other word-class business schools, accredited by the Small Business Charter. 

Help to Grow: Management is built around a practical curriculum that features:

  • Eight facilitated online 2-hour sessions
  • Four practical and interactive case study workshops
  • One-to-one support from a mentor, providing you with personalised support to develop your business growth plan
  • Peer networking, including peer group calls that give you the opportunity to share experiences with a small group of other small business leaders
  • Access to the Alumni Programme featuring events with inspirational speakers, business clinics and networking events

The programme covers key areas of leadership, including:

  • Strategy and innovation
  • Growing national and international markets
  • Leading for high performance
  • Building vision and brand
  • Engaging and inspiring teams
  • Creating customer value
  • Adopting digital technology 
  • Adopting responsible business practices
  • Financial management

Help to Grow:

Management is delivered by accomplished small business and enterprise experts from Aston University, with the support of leading industry figures and experienced entrepreneurs. The programme is provided nationally by participating business schools that have been accredited by the Small Business Charter, an award that recognises the high quality, tailored guidance they provide to support small business and their local economy.

The consortium brings a huge amount of expertise and experience to support you and your business.

Register to do Help to Grow: Management with Aston Business School

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