Help to Grow

Help To Grow: Management is a 12-week programme with 50 hours of in-depth training, 1:1 business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow your business.

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 (5-249 employees), 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.

Next cohort 17th January 2024 delivered by the University of Exeter Business School, online and face to face held in Exeter.


The Department for Business and Trade has unveiled a new centralised website, targeted at helping the UK’s 5.5 million businesses.

The new ‘Help to Grow’ site from DBT is aimed at upskilling both big and small businesses across the country by helping them to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Reach more customers
  • Boost business profits

‘Help to Grow,’ is targeted at helping firms especially the UK’s 5.4 million small businesses that drive the economy and is a unique proposition stemming from the newly-created department, taking businesses from start-ups, to scaling-up and then exporting their goods and services across the globe. The website will offer support and guidance every step of the way, helping to unlock global markets for British businesses.

You can find the new site at ‘Help to Grow’

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