Strathclyde Business School is delighted to be part of UK wide Help to Grow Management which offers a 12 week programme to build your capabilities in areas such as leadership, innovation, digital adoption, employee engagement, marketing and financial management. This is delivered through a series of face to face and online workshops which fit in with your working commitments.

You will also have access to 10 hours individual mentoring from an experienced business owner to support you and your growth plan. The costs of the programme are heavily subsidised by the UK Government, meaning that you pay £750 for the programme.

Help to Grow Management at Strathclyde is an opportunity to experience an in-depth quality curriculum from a triple accredited business school, tailored to small businesses like yours. It was designed to enhance your management and strategic capabilities, build resilience, develop your value proposition and reach into growth markets whilst supported by academics, and experienced business owners. Taking part in the programme is an opportunity to learn, reflect and take action to grow your business.

This is a UK Government funded programme and all details, including eligibility and applications, are through the Small Business Charter. We are now recruiting for start dates from 28th August 2022. If you would like further information please contact us at

Module Design

The programme will cover key areas of leadership including:

  • Strategy and innovation
  • Adopting digital technology
  • Growing national and international markets
  • Building vision and brand
  • Developing a Marketing Stratgey
  • Organisational Design
  • Employee Engagement and Leading change
  • High Performance teams
  • Efficient Operations
  • Finance and financial management

“At Strathclyde Business School, we are very excited to be delivering Help to Grow Management in Scotland and, having worked on its design with colleagues in other Small Business Charter business schools across the UK, I know that it provides an excellent opportunity for the leaders of SMEs in Scotland to develop themselves and their businesses.

“This is not a simply a training course but an opportunity to work with business schools with a proven track record of helping SMEs to grow and which are experts in delivering practical programmes with real impact. Over a three month period, and at a heavily subsidised £750 per participant, Help to Grow provides a great value, accessible first step in leadership education for owners.

“It is a great addition to our portfolio of practical, accessible and relevant programmes for ambitious growth companies which includes Productivity through People and the ScaleUp Institute endorsed Growth Advantage Programme, which has help over 80 business owners grow their businesses since 2015.

“We are delivering six cohorts of Help to Grow each year and are looking forward to working with many more growing SMEs in the years to come,” said John Anderson, Programme Director and Head of SME Engagement at Strathclyde Executive Education and Development, Strathclyde Business School.


  • £750 per participant, maximum of one owner/senior decision maker per company
  • UK Government subsidised – Small Business Charter


  • Small or medium- sized enterprise based in UK
  • Employing between 5 and 249 people
  • Operational for at least one year
  • From any business sector
  • Not be a charity


Through Small Business Charter