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Help to Grow Management (online and in-person)

Help to Grow your business

Interested in driving business growth, innovation and resilience?

Join over 200 small business leaders for this 12-week MBA-style programme designed to fast-track your business's growth and competitiveness.


Help to Grow programme value

  • Coaching: 10 hours of personal, one-to-one business coaching.
  • Training: 8 facilitated lectures and 4 interactive case studies.
  • Networking: weekly peer calls and access to Kingston alumni network.
  • Business planning: design a custom growth plan for your business.
  • Sponsored: funded by UK Department for Business.
  • Certified: full accreditation by Small Business Charter.

Programme overview: 12 weeks

With high-achieving leaders in mind, this programme is build to be completed alongside full-time work.

  • 10 hours of personal, one-to-one business coaching
  • 8 facilitated online lectures
  • 4 interactive case study workshops at Kingston University
  • Weekly peer group calls with other small business leaders.

Why do attendees choose this programme?

"Before I had a limited view on 'how to manage a business', now I have a vision on 'how to grow a business'. Help to Grow helps you find that right key to unlock your full business potential.

"It definitely helped me cut costs as I now have a better understanding of how to run a successful marketing campaign that has led to better ROI."

Andrei Ceteras, Managing Director, MedUKCare

Upcoming programme cohorts

Please note that space is extremely limited.

Date Attendance Duration Course fee Location Action
16/11/21 – 17/02/22 8 online seminars and 4 on-campus seminars on Thursdays 12 weeks (with winter break from 16 December to 5 January) £750 Online Contact us
05/01/22 – 25/03/22 8 online seminars and 4 on-campus seminars on Fridays. 12 weeks £750 Online Book now

Leadership and business growth courses

Courses have been carefully curated to endow leaders with a practical skills toolkit in leadership, innovation and scaling.

  • Strategy and innovation
  • Digital transformation
  • Growing in local, national and international markets
  • Leading high-performing teams
  • Responsible business practices
  • Building a vision and brand
  • Creating customer value
  • Financial management.

Why Kingston Business School?

  • Rated as the top MBA in the world for graduate start-ups
  • Rated the most successful UK higher education institution for start-ups
  • Home to the internationally-recognised Small Business Research Centre.

Who qualifies for this programme?

  • Decision makers or member or senior managers.
  • UK business in any sector operating over a year with 5 to 249 employees.
  • Charities are not eligible with at least one direct report.

Fees and booking information


The Help to Grow: Management course is 90% funded by the Government, and the fee payable by participants is £750.

Booking information

We aim to be fully compliant with government health and safety guidelines whilst running short courses at Kingston University.

View the terms and conditions for booking a short course.

Course director

The Programme Director is Bahare Afrahi, who is also Course Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at Kingston Business School.

Contact us to learn more

Roniqua Gerald

Help to Grow Programme Coordinator

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 4497.


Please note: places are extremely limited.

Please select your desired programme date above to secure your spot today.

After registration, our Programme Coordinator will contact you within 48 hours with your full registration details.

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