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figNorwich sponsors 10 places on the “Help to Grow” management course at Norwich Business School

figNorwich is to sponsor 10 places on the “Help to Grow” management course at Norwich Business School (NBS) at UEA this year. This means that the course will have zero cost for individuals from figNorwich members in eligible firms who express an interest in applying for a place.

Norwich Business School (NBS) at UEA is running a number of “Help to Grow” management courses during 2023 for individuals working within high growth small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), employing between 5 and 249 employees, locally.

The figNorwich board are committed to supporting and growing the financial and professional services cluster in Norwich and continue to collaborate closely with both NBS and UEA. Steve Davidson, figNorwich Chair is therefore delighted to announce that the figNorwich board have agreed to sponsor 10 places on the management courses being run this year.

This means that the course will have zero cost for individuals from figNorwich members in eligible firms who express an interest in applying for a place. figNorwich members are therefore encouraged to either express an interest in applying themselves or to recommend others in their network, if eligible, to participate in this opportunity.

Please find below some summarised background about the management course:

About the programme:

The Help to Grow: Management course delivered by Norwich Business School, at UEA, is an applied course supporting managers and leaders to learn new skills and build their capabilities in leadership, helping to boost profits and improve business performance. It has been designed to fit alongside full-time work commitments and will be delivered mostly via online classes, some face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support from a business mentor. The 12-week programme is accredited by the Small Business Charter.

Funding:

The course fees are £7,500. It is 90% funded from HM Government, the remainder of 10% (£750) is normally payable upfront by participants but this is the fee that figNorwich will sponsor on behalf of successful applicants from the financial and professional services cluster. Under the rules of the scheme, SMEs with 10+ employees may apply for 2 places.

2023 Planned Course Dates:

Starts 6 February 2023 (onboarding) and the first online session is 8 February running across 12 weeks to 28 April 2023.  Although this is short notice there are some places on the course that are still available – it would be great to succeed in having some representation from the figNorwich cluster on this cohort – please get in touch with us urgently if the timing works for you.

Subsequent courses planned:

Starts 6 March 2023 (onboarding) and the first online session is 8 March running across 12 weeks to26 May 2023.

Dates for additional planned courses to be run during 2023 will be announced separately.

More information:

Please see the course brochure detailing the syllabus, structure and logistics of the course. It can be helpful at this stage to consider how to build the modules into work schedules. Pages 4-5 of the brochure detail the Programme Overview and page 6 includes a ‘What You Will Learn’ chart. Those are particularly helpful.

Next steps:

If you require any further information or have any questions on the course itself, please email info.helptogrow@uea.ac.uk whereby, the designated Business Development Manager for the course, Liz Davis-Smith, will be available to answer any questions you might have surrounding booking and logistics.

Please contact Anna Douglas if you have any other questions on the programme at: anna.douglas@uea.ac.uk.

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