Leeds Beckett University have added another start date to its Small Business Leadership Programme (SBLP) following the success of previous cohorts.
Supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the SBLP is a fully-funded leadership programme created to help SMEs build resilience and drive future growth. The new start date at Leeds Beckett will begin in January and will last 10 weeks.
Consisting of eight 90-minute webinars, the SBLP is designed to support and fit in with day-to-day business delivery. It is delivered online by small business experts – including entrepreneurs, business leaders and academics from Leeds Beckett University – and covers a range of topics, from financial planning and consultancy to marketing and social media.
On top of this, the programme creates peer groups to develop stronger leadership, innovation and operational efficiency.
“We are delighted that the Small Business Leadership Programme has seen such success. Now more than ever, it is vital that we share our knowledge and expertise to foster resilience and growth in the country’s small businesses,” said Anne Kiem, Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.
“Although vaccine roll-out is on the horizon, COVID-19 will continue to present SMEs with unprecedented challenges. The Small Business Leadership Programme will provide business leaders with the necessary skills and support to push their businesses over these final hurdles.”
The SBLP is part of a £20 million package that the government is providing to help small business in the long term.
The programme is being delivered by Small Business Charter accredited business schools across the country – business schools who excel in supporting SMEs and their local economy.