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Help to Grow: Management Programme

In-person workshop in progress.
In-person workshop in progress.
Help to Grow workshop | Help to Grow Management Programme | Fashion Business School | London College of Fashion | UAL

Give your business a competitive edge with 12 weeks of executive learning to fit around your working week. Network with a nationwide alumni group. 1:1 Mentor support (10 Hours). 90% Government funded for eligible UK companies.

Help to Grow: Management will help you boost the performance and resilience of your business.

Delivered by entrepreneurs and industry experts at Fashion Business School, this leadership course will provide time away from the challenges of running a business to invest in your leadership, and to learn how to take your business to the next level.

Business-focused learning

Learn modules covering vision, mission and values, employee engagement, digital transformation, strategy and innovation.

Networking opportunity

Exchange experiences and ideas with other business leaders. Join a nationwide Alumni Programme that includes events and talks with industry speakers.

Mentor support

Work with an experienced small business mentor from Enterprise Nation (Newable Consortium) to tackle your business challenges and develop a tailored growth plan.

Works around you

Access a blend of online and face-to-face sessions designed to fit around your existing work commitments.

Help to Grow: Management explained

Help to Grow: Management

Alumni share their experience

Why choose Help to Grow: Management at Fashion Business School?

Fashion Business School (FBS) at London College of Fashion (LCF), University of the Arts London (UAL), enjoys a global reputation as it is the only business school wholly focused upon the fashion industry and its commitment to the development of responsible leaders, managers and innovative thinkers.

UAL is Europe’s principal specialist arts and design university and delivers one of London’s largest programmes of creative professional development that forms a significant part of the capital’s creative research and development, innovation and enterprise infrastructure. Over two thirds of British ‘Designer of the year’ winners are UAL alumni.

We will deliver the Help to Grow Management curriculum using senior creative and fashion industry experts and leaders from within Fashion Business School.

Module design

The course will cover key areas of leadership including:

  • Strategy and innovation.
  • Adopting digital technology.
  • Growing national and international markets.
  • Building vision and brand.
  • Developing a marketing strategy.
  • Organisational design.
  • Employee engagement and leading change.
  • High-performance teams.
  • Efficient operations.
  • Finance and financial management.

Eligibility

To be able to register for this programme you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a leader and/or a senior manager from a UK based small and medium sized business that has been operating for over a year with between 5 – 249 employees.
  • If your business has 5 – 9 employees, one senior leader/manager is eligible for registration.
  • If your business has 10 or more employees or has attended the Small Business Leadership Programme (SBLP), two senior leaders/managers from the same business are eligible for registration.
  • Unfortunately, the business can’t be a charity.

Cost

  • The programme is 90% funded by the government so you'll only pay £750 per participant.

Upcoming cohort dates

Module

Date

Time

Onboarding and Introductions

Thursday 19/10/2023

Online 3-4pm

Module 1 - Strategy and Innovation

Monday 23/10/2023

Online 2-4pm

Module 2 - Digital Transformation

Monday 30/10/2023

Online 2-4pm

Module 3 - Winning New Markets

Monday 06/11/2023

Face to face 2-6pm*

Module 4 - Vision, Mission and Values

Monday 13/11/2023

Online 2-4pm

Module 5 - Developing a Marketing Strategy

Monday 20/11/2023

Online 2-4pm

Module 6 - Building a Brand - Case Study

Monday 27/11/2023

Face to face 2-6pm*

Module 7 - Organisational Design

Monday 04/12/2023

Online 2-4pm

Module 8 - Employee Engagement and Leading Change

Monday 11/12/2023

Online 2-4pm

Module 9 - High Performance Workplace - Case Study

Monday 18/12/2023

Face to face 2-6pm*

Module 10 - Efficient Operations

Monday 08/01/2024

Online 2-4pm

Module 11 - Finance and Financial Management

Monday 15/01/2024

Online 2-4pm

Module 12 - Implementing Growth Plans - Case Study

Monday 22/01/2024

Face to face 2-6pm*

*All face to face sessions take place at London College of Fashion's brand new East Bank campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Testimonials

Josie

Jose, Agency Manager at The Bureau, shares why Help to Grow: Management was a transformational experience.

Poppy

Percy Langely co-founder Poppy explains how committing time for learning as a business owner can enable growth.

Victor

As Managing Director of Secure On Site, Victor found Help to Grow: Management helpful in developing his leadership.

Meet FBS industry experts and leaders

  • Liz Gee
    Liz Gee | Help to Grow | Fashion Business School | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

    Liz Gee

    Dean | Fashion Business School

  • Dan Henderson Help to Grow
    Dan Henderson | Help to Grow | Fashion Business School | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

    Dan Henderson

    Dan Henderson | Associate Dean: Enterprise & Fashion Business

  • Justin Richardson Help to Grow
    Justin Richardson | Help to Grow | Fashion Business School | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

    Justin Richardson

    Project Manager: Help to Grow Management Programme

  • Nicole Dunlop | Programme Director | Fashion Business School
    Nicole Dunlop | Fashion Business School | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

    Nicole Dunlop

    Programme Director | Fashion Business School

  • Stacia Bedford Help to Grow
    Stacia Bedford | Help to Grow | Fashion Business School | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

    Stacia Bedford

    Senior Lecturer

  • Beki Gowing Help to Grow
    Beki Gowing | Help to Grow | Fashion Business School | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

    Beki Gowing

    Senior Lecturer in Fashion Enterprise

  • Sanjeev Davidson Help to Grow
    Sanjeev Davidson | Help to Grow | Fashion Business School | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

    Sanjeev Davidsdon

    Lecturer | Fashion Business School

  • Henrietta Garnett Help to Grow
    Henrietta Garnett | Help to Grow | Fashion Business School | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

    Henrietta Garnett

    Lecturer in Fashion Enterprise

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