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Help to Grow

The Birkbeck Business School holds Small Business Charter accreditation, which allows it to deliver the Help to Grow management course.

The course is designed to give you new insight and practical capabilities in digital marketing, strategy, leadership, innovation, responsible business and financial management. It lasts twelve weeks, is 90% subsidised by the government and is delivered through online and in-person sessions.

There is opportunity for personal development through one-to-one mentoring and access to other Birkbeck support. Full details are available on the Small Business Charter website.

This innovative course is designed for senior decision makers in small and medium-sized businesses.

Register for our next cohort, starting 21 November 2024.

What is the Help to Grow management course?

  • Eight facilitated two-hour sessions (online)
  • Four practical, face-to-face workshops
  • Ten hours of personalised one-to-one support from an experienced mentor
  • Peer networking with fellow business leaders
  • Access to the Help to Grow Alumni Programme, including speaker events, business clinics and networking opportunities

How much does the course cost?

  • The Help to Grow Management Programme is 90% funded by the government, meaning the cost to individuals is just £750.

Who can apply?

  • Eligible businesses must be a small or medium-sized enterprise based in the UK employing between 5 and 249 people. SMEs must have been operational for at least one year and not be a charity.
  • The applicant must be a senior decision maker in the organisation, such as the Chief Executive, Finance Director, Operations Director.

Why Birkbeck?

  • Founded in 1823, Birkbeck has almost 200 years' experience in delivering flexible, evening education that fits around the working lives of our students. We understand that business leaders are busy and we are committed to helping you succeed alongside your other commitments.
  • We recognise the unique challenges facing SMEs. Our academics engage with industry to ensure our teaching meets the needs of modern day organisations. Discover more through our Centre for Professional Development.

Apply now