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Help to Grow

Edinburgh Business School delighted to offer the government's Help to Grow: Management course.

SMEs across Scotland can benefit from 50 hours of business training, 10 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring, networking opportunities, and peer-to-peer learning.

The door is open to growth

Chancellor of Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, talks about the Help to Grow course.

Help to Grow is a £520 million government scheme to help leaders of small and medium-sized business take their business to the next level. It comprises two programmes – Help to Grow: Management and Help to Grow: Digital. The first enables SMEs to access management and leadership training from the UK’s best business schools. Whilst the second offers SMEs free, impartial advice on how technology can boost business, delivered through a new online platform.

Help to Grow: Management course includes 12 modules (8 are delivered online and 4 face-to-face) covering internationalisation, marketing, financial management, strategies for growth and innovation, digital adoption, HR, leadership and responsible business practices. Participants are also paired with a relevant business mentor and are given the opportunity to learn alongside local peers, as well as providing access to a national alumni network.

The design of the programme enables business leaders to take part around existing work and home commitments.

Find out more about Help to Grow.


Interested in Help to Grow?

The 15-week programme (which includes three 1-week breaks) is 90% subsidised by the government. Edinburgh Business School also offers a 10% top-up bursary, making Help to Grow completely free for many SMEs.

Step through the door to growth today and sign up for our next course! Contact our: Executive Education team to find out more. 

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