Dean of Stirling Management School
The last year has been really tough for our SMEs – which are the backbone of our economy. This is a valuable opportunity for small firms who want to re-evaluate the way they operate, expand, upskill and help strengthen the local economy.
Professor Kevin Grant, Dean of Stirling Management School, said: "Through a mix of online teaching, masterclasses and interactive sessions, this training programme will help business leaders to develop leadership and management skills and provide them with the knowledge, tools and confidence to implement change and adopt new and improved business practices.
“The goal is for the business to experience productivity growth, become more resilient and sustainable in the long term, and have a positive impact, contributing to inclusive economic growth.”
The programme, which is scheduled to start in the autumn, has been designed to allow participants to complete it alongside full-time work. It is anticipated that the course will consist of a blended learning experience of online study and face-to-face sessions, when COVID-19 restrictions and health guidance allows.
Only small to medium businesses, employing between five and 250 staff members are eligible to apply for the programme. The business must have been in operation for at least one year and those applying must be a decision-maker, with one person reporting to them. A £750 fee is payable by all participants.
To book your place, visit the Help to Grow Management Programme website.