Help to Grow

help to grow

Help to Grow is a £520 million scheme to help owners of small and medium-sized business take their business to the next level.

Two Government backed programmes – Help to Grow: Management and Help to Grow: Digital – are designed to help business leaders learn new skills, reach more customers and boost profits.

Help to Grow: Management

The government-backed Help to Grow: Management course opens the door to growth for thousands of business leaders.

Delivered by leading UK business schools accredited to the Small Business Charter, Help To Grow: Management includes 50 hours of in-depth training, 1:1 business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow your business.

The 12-week programme requires a business contribution of 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.

Aimed at senior leaders in small and medium sized 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.

At the end of the programme, you will develop a tailored business growth plan to increase productivity and grow your revenue, and help take your business to the next level.



Cohort starting 4th October 

Delivered by: University of the West of England, Bristol Business School

Location: Online webinars with four face-to-face case study sessions in St. Austell, Cornwall

Enquiries: [email protected]



Cohort starting 11th October 

Delivered by: University of Exeter Business School

Location: All sessions will be delivered online except for sessions 3,6,9,12 which are delivered face to face at our Penryn Campus, Cornwall. For further details please contact us. Enquiries: [email protected]


Help to Grow: Digital

Help to Grow: Digital you can access free, impartial online support about how digital technology can boost your business’s performance

  • Businesses can get free, impartial online support on how technology can boost their performance through a new online platform.
  • Eligible businesses can also get a discount of up to 50% on the costs of approved digital software, up to a maximum of £5,000.
  • Many businesses had to diversify and adapt how they did business during the pandemic in order to survive. Help to Grow: Digital helps businesses build on their new ways of working so they can bounce back better.
  • The support businesses receive through Help to Grow: Digital can also help them plan for the future, ensure they are being innovative in how they do business and give them the best chance to compete and grow.
  • All businesses can benefit from free online support on the platform.

Vouchers are expected to be available for software that helps businesses:

  • build customer relationships and increase sales
  • make the most of selling online
  • manage their accounts and finances digitally

The voucher will be available to UK businesses that:

  • have between 1 and 249 employees
  • are registered at Companies House or are a registered society listed on the Financial Conduct Authority’s Mutuals Register.
  • have been trading for more than 12 months
  • are purchasing the approved software for the first time.

Call 01209 708660 or click to find out more