New Leadership and Management funding for 2011/12

Businesses in the south east and south west, with between 2 and 250 full time equivalent employees, can apply for funding to develop their leadership and management skills and support their most important asset.

Funding is now available to eligible businesses that display the potential for high or fast growth, defined as;

  • if trading for more than 12 months – have the potential to increase turnover by 20% each year for three years
  • if trading for less than 12 months – have the potential to achieve a turnover of £500,000 within three years of trading

The 2011/12 Leadership and Management fund is managed in the south east and south west by Skills South East on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency.  Up to £1000 Leadership and Management matched funding can be put towards one or a combination of training solutions delivered by registered providers across the region.

For example, eligible businesses in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, may be able to claim 50% of the cost, up to a maximum of £1000, of business growth coaching and mentoring, from specialists Exceed MK.  Further information regarding the e-mk business mentoring programme is available here.

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