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New ARU Peterborough course to boost SMEs

Published: 28 October 2022 at 13:18

Exterior of new ARU Peterborough building

Subsidised three-month course provides management skills to business owners

A three-month course to hone the skills of leaders and managers of small and medium-sized businesses and help them to grow their enterprise will be offered in Peterborough from January – and is heavily subsidised by the Government.

The Help to Grow: Management course is designed and delivered by entrepreneurs and industry experts at world-class business schools. The 12-week course is designed to provide the management tools needed to help talented business leaders innovate and grow their business.

Eligible businesses can receive a 90% subsidy from the Government, reducing fees from £7,500 to just £750. Help to Grow is being delivered by Anglia Ruskin University, the first institution in the area to offer the course.

The course incorporates online and face-to-face sessions, one-to-one mentoring and peer networking events. It is designed to fit in with the busy lives of business owners, with one session per week and includes sessions on vision, mission and values, employee engagement, and strategy and innovation.

Help to Grow: Management is the latest in a series of professional development courses being offered by ARU Peterborough, which opened the doors to its brand-new facilities in the heart of the city in September.

Professor Ross Renton, Principal of ARU Peterborough, said:

“Working with industry to ensure businesses in the region can thrive is a key goal of ARU Peterborough, and we are delighted to be able to facilitate the growth of enterprises through the key skills being offered by this course.”


Businesses that are eligible for the course must have been operating for at least a year and have between five and 249 employees. Places are limited.

For further information or to sign up, visit https://smallbusinesscharter.org/h2gmcourse/anglia-ruskin-cohort-3/