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Help to Grow: Management

Help to Grow: Management is a new business support programme launched by the UK government to help small and medium sized businesses learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits. 

The 12-week programme costs just £750 and is 90% subsidised by the government. You can take part around your existing work commitments, and access learning through a blend of online and face to face sessions. It includes 50 hours of in-depth training, one to one business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow your business, fast.

Aimed at senior leaders in small and medium businesses, the course covers strategies for growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams and digital adoption, as well as financial management and responsible business practices. 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 have developed and implemented a tailored business growth plan to increase productivity and grow your revenue and help take your business to the next level.


The course has been developed by the Small Business Charter in partnership with world-class business schools who have come together to develop a practical management programme for senior leaders in business.

Delivered by our leading academics and experienced practitioners taking part in Help to Grow: Management will build your capability in leadership, innovation, digital adoption, employee engagement, responsible business and financial management. 


I joined Help to Grow: Management to build my confidence and to make sure the company was going in the right direction.

Lloyd Major
CEO, Halo Solutions Ltd




  • eight facilitated online two-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 like-minded business leaders
  • access to the alumni programme featuring events with inspirational speakers, business clinics and networking events.
Students in a teaching room on the  Help To Grow: Management course

Who is the course for?

Help to Grow: Management is for key decision makers in your business - likely to be roles such as Chief Executive, Finance Director, or Commercial Officer.

Eligible businesses must employ between 5 and 249 people and have been operational for at least one year.

Charities are not eligible on this occasion.

Read the Help to Grow: Management course brochure 


The 12-week programme costs just £750 and is 90% subsidised by the government




Help to Grow: Management – subsidy available

In order to help businesses most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce is subsidising the Help to Grow: Management £750 training fee for businesses based in Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Newark and Sherwood

Who can apply for the subsidy?

Eligible businesses must:

  • be based in Bassetlaw, Mansfield, or Newark and Sherwood
  • employ between 5 and 249 people
  • have been operational for at least a year

Those taking part in the training must be decision-makers or members of your senior management team.


Harpreet Durka-Braich (Help to Grow)
I have found the one-to-one mentoring sessions particularly helpful, providing great advice on how I help our business grow.

Harpreet Daurka-Braich




Help to Grow: Management at Nottingham University Business School

Nottingham University Business School holds the Small Business Charter Award which recognises business schools that play an effective role in supporting small business, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

We are part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement where our leading research transforms lives and changes the world. We are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

On the Help to Grow: Management Programme you will be taught not only by leading academics in entrepreneurship and innovation, but also engage with practitioners who have extensive, real-world experience of business. You will have the opportunity to engage with specialists, who can share their knowledge and expertise in relevant and topical subjects, such as navigating the funding landscape and signpost you to further support and information.

Nottingham University Business School has been delivering Help to Grow: Management courses since July 2021.




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