Help to Grow


Help to Grow: Management is delivered by Sheffield Business School, which is accredited by the Small Business Charter. The programme is 90% funded by the Government and has been designed to allow participants to complete it alongside full-time work.

This executive development programme is designed to support SMEs to boost their business performance and growth potential. Small business leaders will develop their strategic skills to increase their business’s long-term productivity, resilience and capacity to innovate.

Delivered by development consultants and business and enterprise experts, this practical programme takes place over 3-months and will include both online and face-to-face sessions, alongside peer support and 1 to 1 mentoring.

The curriculum covers key areas of leadership including:

  • Strategy and innovation
  • Growing national and international markets
  • Leading for high performance
  • Building vision and brand
  • Engaging and inspiring teams
  • Creating customer value
  • Adopting digital technology
  • Adopting responsible business practices
  • Financial management

At the end of the programme you will have developed a growth plan for your organisation to help achieve your long-term vision and strategic goals.

Register your place or find out more here.


Launching in South Yorkshire in 2022, this scheme provides small and medium-sized businesses with free advice on how technology can boost their performance. In addition, eligible businesses may also be able to access funding worth up to £5,000 to cover the cost of new, approved software to help them to go digital.

More information will be added to this page when it is available.