Biggest names in business come together to launch new SME Directors course - Business Leader News

Biggest names in business come together to launch new SME Directors course

Stephen Vause - UWE Business School

Stephen Vause – UWE Business School

A powerful new partnership between some the most influential names in business has been formed in order to ensure company owners can develop a competitive advantage and hit growth targets.

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) – who is the main course organiser – has teamed up with Lloyds Bank, law firm Gregg Latchams, the HR Department, Weare DNA, the Institute of Directors (IOD) and Marloes Consulting to deliver a ground-breaking new course that will deliver practical support to owners and directors of small firms, who are looking to achieve major growth.

The programme will be delivered by both practitioners and academics with commercial experience.

It includes a business diagnostic session, five intensive day workshops (spread over six months), and access to the Bristol Distinguished Address Series and networking dinners.

The course starts on November 18 and those interested can book their place by calling: 011732 83770.

Paul Hardman, Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial at Gregg Latchams, comments: “As a firm we are delighted to partner with UWE Bristol, to help deliver this innovative new course. There isn’t really anything like this out there for small business owners – and it provides an opportunity for those enrolled to access great business minds and acquire the knowledge needed to disrupt their sectors and out-sprint their competitors.”

Associate Director of Executive Education Stephen Vause comments: “The course has it all and will make a huge difference to the directors that attend. The workshop is part of our continuing programme to provide effective SME support and engagement in the South West and is practical, cutting edge and relevant.”

The course is highly practical and geared up to the needs of today’s SME. It covers:
• Strategic planning
• How to achieve sustainable growth
• Creating new routes to market
• Effective use of new media
• Access to finance
• Managing change
• Dealing with conflict
• Succession planning

To find out more about the course visit the website: UWE SME Director Development