Improving Your Business

Improving Your Business

Help to Grow: Management programme information

Help to Grow: Management

Take your business to the next level with Help to Grow. Develop your strategic leadership skills, and boost your business’s long-term growth.

Help to Grow: Management

Join other senior leaders taking part in a practical management programme delivered by Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) and other world-class business schools, accredited by the Small Business Charter.

Designed to be manageable alongside full-time work, this programme will support you to develop your strategic skills with key modules covering financial management, innovation and digital adoption. By the end of the programme, you will develop a tailored business growth plan to lead your business to its full potential.

The next Help to Grow: Management 12-week programme starts on 8th November 2023.

Benefits to business

  • 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

Over the 12 weeks, you’ll explore the following key areas:

  • 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

Who can take part?

The 12-week programme is 90% funded by the Government and the fee payable by participants is £750. Open to SMEs employing 5-249 people that have been in operation for at least one year. Designed to be manageable alongside full-time work for senior decision makers

Read how a South Cumbria care home owner found much-needed support for his business through Help to Grow here.

Find out more

To apply for the programme visit Help to Grow: Management or contact the programme team email with any questions.

Lancaster University Management School