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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Government Leadership Grant extended

Last year I was urging people to apply for this UK government scheme (to support leaders of small businesses) in good time before the intended end in April. Nevertheless some people missed out, because the scheme was so popular that it ran out of money!

Changes to government plans meant that I was not expecting the scheme to continue, despite the large number of clients that had benefitted from the £1000 grant.

The good news is that the scheme has just been relaunched, to run until March 2012 - but don't leave it until the last moment to contact me! It doesn't matter whether you have received a grant from a similar scheme in the past.

This time around, the Leadership and Management Advisory Service grant will give up to £1000 (matched funding) to the key leaders of growing firms with between 2 and 249 staff - to help with the development of people and processes in the organisation through interventions such as coaching and workshops. For example if you'd like to increase staff productivity to improve business growth, coaching could help you to develop your communication and delegation skills, review working practices, and develop staff training.

Businesses need to be able to show planned growth of 20% in staff or turnover for each of the following three years (10% for Social Enterprise). Firms less than 12 months old need to show plans for turnover of £500,000 after three years.

Full details of the scheme in the South of England are here:

To explore how best to benefit from this scheme, to talk through the growth potential of your business, or to start an application, call me now on 01249 712446!

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