Help to Grow Management Course – Aston Centre for Growth

Build a community of like-minded business leaders while focusing on improving your resilience and potential for growth. Help to Grow: Management is a government-funded* 12-week leadership course delivered by Aston University, a world-class international Business School.

  • The course offers the opportunity to stand back from the business to review the business strategies, build resilience and create a set of action plans.
  • Improvement of your leadership skills to create a work environment which keeps your staff motivated in the midst of change.
  • The opportunity to discuss and exchange information with other business participants and learn from your peers
  • Access to a 1:1 mentor with whom to assist in tackling your key challenges.
  • Maximise your marketing to create opportunities and new markets.
  • Identify new technologies, tools, and digital approaches to become more innovative and productive.
  • Improve operational efficiency to save time and money.
  • 4 out of 12 modules are scheduled to be delivered face-to-face with the remaining 8 provided online, designed to allow you to complete the course alongside running your business.


The course is 90% funded by the government*, businesses pay just £750 per participant. Eligibility criteria applies.

Programme Eligibility:

  • Be a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) based in the United Kingdom
  • Be from any industry sector, employing between 5 and 249 people
  • Have been operational for at least one year
  • Be a decision-maker or member of the senior management team within the business, such as Chief Executive, Finance Director, Operations Director etc.
  • If your business employs between 10 and 249 people, you can send up to two participants on the course.


The next cohort starts April 2023. See schedule attached for full dates.

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