Small Business Leadership Programme

The Government-backed Small Business Leadership Programme supports senior leaders working in small and medium-sized firms to boost their business resilience and recover from the impact of COVID-19.

The fully-funded 10-week programme will be delivered online by small business experts and leading business schools across the UK.

Participants can access support to:

  • Improve business resilience.
  • Boost performance and growth.
  • Create an innovative and agile business.
  • Recover from the impact of COVID-19.
  • Plan for the future.
  • Build leadership confidence.
  • Improve risk management and efficiency.

Eligibility criteria

To join the Small Business Leadership Programme:

  • Your business must be a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) based in England.
  • Your business needs to employ between 5 and 249 people and have been operational for at least one year.
  • The participant should be a decision-maker or member of the senior management team within the business with at least one person reporting directly to them.
  • The participant must be able to commit to attending the full programme.

The programme is currently closed to new applications.

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