Growing Business

Executive Development Programme

A Funded Opportunity for Greater Manchester SMEs


We live and work in a fast-paced, changeable environment and to compete, we need to be as responsive, productive and innovative as possible.

And whilst having a plan for what you want your business to achieve is important, you also need the right leadership capabilities to drive that ambition forward.

At IDG, we believe that happy, healthy and sustainable organisations bring about a culture of high performance and the part your leaders play in achieving it cannot be underestimated.

That’s why we’ve developed our new Executive Development Programme.

About the Programme

Fully funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Business Growth Hub and available to eligible businesses in the Greater Manchester area, our Executive Development Programme is designed to support ambitious business leaders realise their growth potential.

Delivered by experienced coaches, you will look at developing your leadership skills, confidence and capabilities – in turn supporting you and your business to achieve growth objectives.

Taking a different approach to some traditional leadership training courses, our leadership development programme focuses on psychological change, workplace wellbeing and developing coaching cultures – leadership trends that are gaining significant momentum and results in today’s workplace.

If eligible, you can join our programme with no financial input from your business - just a commitment to create at least one job and increase your turnover or sales on the back of your development.


Next Steps

We have worked with thousands of SMEs across Greater Manchester and beyond to build and strengthen leadership teams and skills. This is a great opportunity for you to do the same.

So if this sounds like the leadership development opportunity for you, please register your interest here. We’ll then be in touch to discuss the programme in more detail, your eligibility for funding and what happens next.