Help to Grow Management is a government-backed, practical 12-week management programme designed to support senior managers of small and medium-sized businesses to boost their business performance, resilience, and long-term growth.


Help to Grow is 90% funded by the government - the full cost is £7500 so you only pay £750.


Designed to be undertaken alongside full-time work, the programme is delivered through a combination of online sessions and some face to face learning. Business mentoring is also available to support you to develop a tailored growth plan for your business.


Features and benefits of the programme:

  • Get support with developing a custom growth action plan for your business.
  • 10 hours of one-to-one support from an experienced business mentor.
  • Access to a business network where you can learn from peers and connect with other local business leaders.
  • In-depth training developed by businesses and course experts.
  • Practical management training where you will learn how to: review systems and processes to work smarter, analyse financial information and ratios, communicate your business’s purpose and values, adopt new digital technology, and build good leadership and management practices.

Our 7th cohort starts on Wednesday 15th May 2024.


What you'll learn and how it will be delivered. 


Is the course right for you and your business?

Future cohorts

Register your interest for our 8th cohort starting in September 2024.


Our friendly team are on hand to answer any queries you have about the Help to Grow Management programme.


Business leaders who have completed Huddersfield Business School's Help to Grow Management course share their transformative experiences with the programme, highlighting the impact it has had on their professional growth, personal development, and the remarkable enhancements within their businesses. 


Peter Beaumont

Peter Beaumont, Associate Director of Monty Miracle, tells us how the Help to Grow Management programme has facilitated a growth surge of 362% for his business!


Thomas Burwell

Thomas Burwell, Head of Sales and Operations at BOSS Training Limited, tells us why joining the programme has been incredible for his personal development. 


Shellie O'Connor

Shellie O'Connor, Business Development Manager at Actiform, tells us why joining the programme has taught her how to adopt different leadership styles to get the best out of her team. 

Hear from business leaders about their Help to Grow Management experience with Huddersfield Business School. Their motivations to join the course, their learning experience and the impact this has had on their professional and personal development.

Help to Grow Alumni Community

Once you join the Help to Grow Management programme you will be part of our Help to Grow alumni community where you will be able to attend our frequent events and network with your fellow Help to Grow peers.

Small Business Charter

Accredited Help to Grow: Management Course Delivery Partner

Huddersfield Business School has been accredited by the Small Business Charter, an award which recognises the high quality, tailored guidance we provide to support small businesses and the local economy. The Help to Grow: Management Course is delivered in partnership with Small Business Charter.