10,000 Small Businesses

Theme/Issue: 
The launch of new innovative companies
Country/Region: 
United Kingdom - Manchester


The programme aims to facilitate growth in existing SMEs (including social enterprises), over 12 months old, through the provision of high level education for business owners to give them the skills required to manage the sustainable growth of their company. Innovation in the programme can be considered in two ways, that it is equally viable for social enterprise as well as other SMEs. The programme also provides high level managerial training for existing business owners, in a fraction of the time it takes to carry out an MBA, whilst focusing on the key aspects that will lead the business to sustainable growth and job creation.
The goal of the programme is to equip participants with tools to help them overcome a range of obstacles and lay the foundation for long-term sustainable growth and job creation in their communities.  The programme is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to a combination of education and business support services best address barriers to growth. The programme is targeted at businesses employing between 5 and 40 employees.
The program brings together leaders of small businesses, including social enterprise, from across industry sectors and creates unique networking and peer learning opportunities, enabling a high level managerial training programme in much less time than traditional programmes.
Participants also benefit from a range of business support services, including:
• Specialist workshops
• One-on-one business advising
• Coaching / mentoring
• Access to professional experts
• Networking opportunities and
• Alumni services
More information on: 
Contact: 

Russell Yates    00 44 161 247 3951
Jonathan Lawson    00 44 161 247 3951