The 90% Government funded Leadership and Management training programme for SME leaders is heading to St. Austell, Cornwall this October.

After a successful first year of the Help to Grow: Management training programme, UWE Bristol are scheduled to head to St. Austell, Cornwall this October to deliver the course to Cornish business leaders.

Help to Grow: Management is a 12-week practical training programme for senior managers of small and medium enterprises that aims to help boost performance, resilience, and long-term growth of their businesses. Delivered through a blend of online and face-to-face learning, the course covers strategies for growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams, digital adoption, as well as financial management and responsible business practices.

  • Develop a tailored business growth plan
  • Access to 10 hours of one-to-one mentor support
  • Regular peer group calls
  • Join other SME leaders through both local and national alumni networks.

UWE Bristol Help to Grow: Management Alumni, Robert Ogden of Renewable Exchange commented: “The programme gives you a very broad coverage of a lot of relevant business topics. For me personally, the mentoring sessions were a great way to take the entire course material, distil down what I found most relevant to Renewable Exchange and then turn these into actionable changes.”

Help to Grow: Management is 90% subsidised by the government and costs just £750.

In their first year of delivery, UWE Bristol guided over one hundred SME leaders through the programme. Those completing the programme have benefitted from the expertise of UWE module facilitators – experts at Bristol Business School who combine academic and real-life business experience.

UWE Bristol’s St. Austell cohort is scheduled to start on 4th October 2022. Other locations across the South West are also available, including Exeter in January 2023.

To find out more about the programme, visit UWE Bristol’s website or contact the team on