26 August 2018

Unlocking Growth Potential Programme

September - December 2018

Unlocking Growth Potential offers a complementary blend of training and coaching. It is designed for ambitious owners of small and medium-sized businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

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The programme will help you to lead your business towards the goals you set for it. Specifically, it will enable you to:

  • Create and capture more value
  • Sustain growth with more effective management techniques
  • Plan and implement growth more rigorously
  • Lead others and thrive as a business owner

You will also benefit from being in a cohort with other committed business owners.

Programme content

The programme consists of eight workshop dates:

  • Half-day induction
  • Six days of workshop training
  • Half-day evaluation and presentation

The workshops explore topics that are critical for business growth. These include leadership, developing teams, and financial planning. In addition, you will receive 4-5 hours of individual coaching. At the last session, you will present your growth plan. This will include actions you will take as a result of completing the programme.

There are two levels of the programme, to suit the varying needs of delegates. The following documents contain detailed programme content:

Our delivery partners at The Centre for Management and Business Development have a skilled and experienced team of trainers and coaches. They ensure the latest thinking around business growth is made both accessible and relevant to the SMEs on the programme.

Programme dates

Three cohorts of delegates will participate in Unlocking Growth Potential. Two cohorts will complete the Leadership & Management Programme; one will complete the Strategic Leadership & Management Programme.

The first cohort was completed in autumn 2017. The second cohort took place between January and May 2018.

The dates for the third cohort (Leadership & Management Programme) are

  • Thursday 6th September (induction)
  • Thursday 13th September
  • Thursday 4th October
  • Thursday 18th October
  • Thursday 8th November
  • Thursday 22nd November
  • Thursday 6th December
  • Thursday 13th December (evaluation)

Apply now

Applications for Unlocking Growth Potential are considered on a rolling basis. Spaces are strictly limited. In addition, only one delegate may enrol from each selected business. There is no fee for delegate businesses. However, this is a substantial programme. It needs a commitment to attend all sessions, and significant effort to maximise the benefits to your business.

To apply, please complete this application form, and submit it to Dave.Tuer@nottingham.ac.uk.

Shortlisted businesses will have a short telephone interview with The Centre for Management and Business Development as part of the application process.


If you have any queries about Unlocking Growth Potential, please contact the Project Manager:

Dave Tuer 0115 74 84353 Dave.Tuer@nottingham.ac.uk

State Aid

This programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is part of the Enabling Innovation Programme. This programme is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £3,875, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants. For more information about the programme, please visit www.enablinginnovation.org.uk.