The Government-backed Help to Grow Management programme is delivered in collaboration with industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs who will provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and accountability to help your business reach its full potential.
Throughout the 12-week programme, you will receive 1:1 mentor support, and take part in interactive webinars and workshops, to help you design and develop a bespoke growth plan that will result in increased productivity, increased revenue and will ultimately help take your business to the next level.
A full programme overview can be found here.
Who is the Help to Grow programme for?
Help to Grow: Management is aimed at senior leaders within small and medium sized businesses across Scotland.
Businesses must have been operating for at least one year to participate.
Please note that:
Help to Grow at UWS School of Business and Creative Industries
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has been actively engaged in small business engagement since its inception establishing a reputation as a provider of support for the business community through consultancy, Continuing Professional Development courses and Knowledge Transfer Partnership provision. UWS has expanded rapidly and now has four Scottish campuses at; Paisley, Hamilton, Ayr and Dumfries with a fifth campus in London. The University has well established formal units and teams in place to support SMEs at University level and at School level.
The School of Business and Creative Industries (SBCI) has a particular strength in the area of curricular enterprise education and has gained national and international award recognition for innovation in education which has been used to develop a dynamic and effective approach to enterprise education.
Course content & timetable
Exploring key areas including Innovation, Digital Adoption, Branding and Operations, participating organisations receive a comprehensive overview of areas that must be considered when developing a growth strategy.
A mix of online and face-to-face sessions at one of our Campus locations offers a highly flexible way to access the training your business needs – in the workplace or from home – whilst accommodating operational requirements and optimising business efficiency. Participants can engage with the programme without compromising existing work commitments.
Weeks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10,11 - workshops will take place online via Zoom.
Weeks: 3, 6, 9, 12 - workshops will take place on campus.
Fees and funding for Help to Grow
The Help to Grow programme is 90% funded by the UK Government. The remaining fee of £750 will be collected by the School of Business and Creative Industries once you have been accepted on to the programme.
Additional 10% funding may be available to businesses via a UWS bursary. Please contact: H2GM@uws.ac.uk to discuss the possibility of additional funding support.
Registration is now open for the next Help to Grow Management cohorts at UWS School of Business and Creative Industries:
London campus starting on 11th April 2023.
Ayrshire campus starting on 11th April 2023.
Lanarkshire campus starting on 12th April 2023
If you would like to find out more about the Help to Grow programme, please contact Patrick Afchain, Project Lead at: H2GM@uws.ac.uk