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Continue your professional development with programmes designed to strengthen your leadership and management skills.

Management and leadership skills are critical in helping businesses develop and grow.
Business leaders that invest time in developing themselves put their businesses in the best position to compete moving forward.



At the bottom of this page, you can see the provider organisations and schemes that can support your management and leadership development.

Use our 3 Stage filter to find the best match of support services for you:




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What support do you require?

Management and Leadership

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Support (Organisations)

Peer Networks

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Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

Delivered locally by the Coast to Capital Growth Hub, we create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, we enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.

From finance and HR to sales, marketing and more, our expert facilitators give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network that works for you, helping you to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.

The Business Hothouse - Developing Leaders and Managers

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Developing effective leadership and management skills within your business is critical to the success of your growth strategy. This area of free support is aimed at all businesses that want to learn how to develop their team of people. At a series of free conference-style events - delivered by the University of Chichester - you will learn a range of management techniques and leadership skills. Until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, these events will be held remotely.

Be the business | Digital

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Be the business is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the government to support SMEs. Their website is dedicated to helping small businesses make better use of technology to drive improvements in performance

Business Knowledge Network

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Catalyst Team

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Catalyst was formed to support growth and jobs by providing a flexible resource to action the to-do lists of growing companies.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

Centre for Leadership

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Northbrook College's new centre

The Centre for Leadership has been established to meet the training needs of organisations keen to develop their employees at all levels.

Working with our clients we will design and deliver training which will ensure that employees develop, adapt, and change, enabling them to increasingly contribute to the success of their organisation.

Enterprise Nation

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Business support for the price of two cups of coffee

Business owners have often asked us why business support can't be delivered on the same basis as cloud software and subscription movies; paid for on a monthly basis and accessed 24/7.

We've listened and acted.

You can now tap into modern business support from Enterprise Nation for only £4 per month.

Institute of Directors - Surrey

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Here at IoD you can find the expertise and resources to reduce the burden of your workload. Whether you need up-to-date information on your competitors or one-to-one advice on board disputes.

Institute of Directors - Sussex

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Here at IoD you can find the expertise and resources to reduce the burden of your workload. Whether you need up-to-date information on your competitors or one-to-one advice on board disputes.

Invest in People

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Invest in People is a national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people.

Invest in People is based on three key principles:

1. Developing strategies to improve the performance of an organisation - PLAN
2. Taking action to improve the performance of the organisation - DO
3. Evaluation of the impact on the performance of the organisation - REVIEW



MDHUB is the premier peer to peer business growth network for Managing Directors and their Senior Board Directors in the South of England.

The Happy Start-Up School

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We run transformational programs and events for founders, leaders and teams from 1 day workshops to 3 month programs. Get in touch if you have any questions about any of the things we do or if you'd like to invite us in to speak or help bring your ideas to life.

University of Brighton

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The University of Brighton works with businesses of all types and can help develop your business in a wide range of ways. Collaborative research and consultancy enable your business to benefit from our expertise in specialist areas, helping you to gain a competitive advantage.

Virgin StartUp - Platform-X

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Platform-X is a start-up accelerator programme from Virgin Trains designed in partnership with Virgin StartUp.

It is offering start up businesses in disruptive technologies the opportunity to develop your business and products over an intensive five-week period.

If you have built disruptive innovations (service, product or technology) that fit the below challenges and are accelerating to market, we want to hear from you.

Association of Business Mentors

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The Association of Business Mentors (ABM) is the professional association working to improve and professionalise business mentoring across the UK.

New Audio Primary Authority Scheme

Watch now

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by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

This has been developed to promote to businesses the new Primary Authority Scheme. The idea is this is a short introduction into PA.

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Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Recovery Grant Project Manager

Jonathan Alderman

Business Analyst

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Richard Butcher

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Carolyn Bentley

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

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