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Business Growth Programmes Return to Northern Regions
Mar 27 2021 Read 20 Times
Cumbria Forum and Lancashire Forum, which have provided business support and helped in the creation of new jobs for SME’s across the North, are now recruiting the next cohorts after further funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Now delivered online, the fully-funded programmes have been adapted to best fit the ‘post-pandemic world’ and will be delivered over the course of a four-month period. Lancashire Forum is due to start on 8 June 2021 and Cumbria Forum will start on 15 June 2021.
Matt Hutchinson, Project Manager at Lancaster University Management School, said: “It has been a very different time for businesses and their leaders; they have had to change, adapt and become more flexible – which is exactly what we have done with our own business programmes.
“While we have adapted and shifted the focus of the programme in some areas, the principles of both Cumbria and Lancashire Forum remain the same. We are still ready to work with and support SMEs to help them innovate, develop and importantly, grow – which is as important now as it has ever been.”
Delivered as part of Boost; Lancashire’s business growth hub and Cumbria Growth Hub, the Forums offer a safe place for leaders to develop their own skills as well as develop their organisations with the help of the latest research, leading business experts and world-class academics from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), along with benefiting from the practical experience of peers.
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