The Sussex Leadership Programme is an exclusive business support programme designed specifically for Sussex businesses who have a high potential for growth.

Delivered by Let’s Do Business Group, the course will address the core growth challenges founders and managerial teams face when looking to scale their business.

Let’s Do Business Group has over 20 years of experience driving business growth and has helped over 3500 entrepreneurs across the South East region to access finance and support. By attending this programme, you will enhance your capabilities, business skills and strategy to deliver benefits to your organisation and positively influence your workforce from week one.

Economic growth and productivity are closely linked to the success of a company’s growth potential in almost every economy, but only the very few manage to turn themselves into growth companies with the potential to make a difference to their economy.

Whether you are a micro-business (employ between 1- 10 people) or a small business (between 10-50), two of the main barriers to growth typically cited are: limited managerial skills to strategically lead a company as it becomes medium or even large and international and the second is a lack of access to capital.

Let’s Do Business Group is determined to support these SME’s to become potential growth champions in developing their leadership capabilities through the Sussex Leadership Programme; which has been designed to help high growth potential companies develop their organisation’s managerial skills, setting them up to move to the next stage of growth.

This is particularly important, during a time of economic uncertainty, that businesses with high potential for growth receive the right support to enable them to achieve their full potential.

How you can benefit from the programme:

  • Learn, apply and consolidate business skills with influential talks and practical workshops.
  • Develop a viable marketing strategy for your products and services.
  • Address sector-specific challenges with like-minded business directors.
  • Network with valuable contacts for business development.
  • Learn from a highly professional team of business specialists. Some of the mentors have experience owning their own business and working both in the UK and internationally. Each mentor has specialisms in each area from marketing and strategic branding to managing your finances and proactively leading your workforce.
  • Receive facilitated peer-to-peer sessions the following 3 months after the course to support each other through the creation and delivery of your plan.
  • Define your business goals and objectives and create an action plan to achieve them.

The programme structure covers the essential skills required for scale-up leaders, including strategy, finance, marketing, leadership and team-building sessions:

  • Strategy – At the head of every successful business is a leader with a vision. Identify your current strategic position and create a coherent plan to take you closer to success.
  • Finance – Explore financial options for scaling up and assess your current and future cash flow.
  • Marketing – Creating a marketing strategy and analysis. Discovering new and innovative routes to market your brand.
  • Leadership – Introducing successful techniques to unlock your potential as a business leader.
  • Team building – Having a motivated team is a vital part of achieving business success and a healthy work environment.

The programme will be spread out over the course of five months, beginning in October 2019. High-growth businesses are being specially selected to join the programme. To find out if you are applicable, please email to express your interest: info@ldbgroup.co.uk.

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