Hertfordshire Business School is delighted to launch a new initiative to support Herts SMEs.

Hertfordshire Enterprise & Leadership Programme (HELP*) is a comprehensive leadership, management and business programme, specifically designed for owner-managers, directors and senior managers of small-to medium-sized businesses that are actively growing and who need HELP in removing growth barriers.

Specially designed to support the challenges of an SME business, the programme will build an essential HELP toolkit to improve productivity, increase profitability and build sustainable growth.

HELP* starts on July 4th, and will run for 10 evening sessions (one per month) with significant support between sessions. You will be given the chance to critically think about you, your business, your leadership style and its impact, and to discuss contemporary and relevant business topics, themes and issues with other SME partners, such as:

Leading your business
Creating Market Leadership in High Growth Markets
Sustainability Leadership
Access to Funding
Small Brand Leadership
Leading Financial Change
Growth through e-business
Managing people for growth
Action Learning Visits

You will join a supportive leadership environment, with a dedicated programme leader and a team of industry experts and practitioners, who will lead you through a mix of theory, practice, analysis, reflection, action learning, buddy support and peer-to-peer networking, with access to university resources and facilities.

Starts: 4 July - 12 places available

Fees: £2,500* 

Either: HELP will be eligible for University of Hertfordshire Innovation funding support*, up to £2000 per business.

Or: HELP may be eligible for GrowthAccelerator leadership funding up to £2000 per senior manager (for business assessed as eligible and suitable for GrowthAccelerator).

For more information, contact Lynne Stevens on l.stevens@herts.ac.uk or 01707 285407/285552.