2023 has been another year of uncertainty and change for SME’s with rising costs, interest rates and the cost of living crisis to name just a few of the challenges faced into.
We are proud here at Kingston to have supported 5 intakes of our Help to Grow Management SME leaders and decision makers through the year. Providing a safe and open environment for discussing challenges, sharing best practice and supporting new strategies across multiple industries and business types.
It’s been great to continue to support our alumni with our regular lunchtime masterclasses and in person workshops and see our cohorts mix covering topics including HR hints and tips, web design strategy, the British Library on IP and an alumni led workshop on selling.
We held our annual completion ceremony in February 2023 – welcoming back previous completers from Help to Grow Management for an evening of music, food and a glass or two while networking. A real celebration of their achievements and to collect their certificate from our programme director and the head of the business school.
Many thanks to our alumni who support us in providing case studies to bring the course to life for other participants. We had a new series of static and video case studies this year that have gone down a storm! It’s also been great to share our participants success stories beyond us here at Kingston, with our alumni featured in business events, press releases and the Small Business Charter website. We love to see your progress and achievements on social!
We are so much more than just a course. Many thanks to our participants, alumni, expert speakers and programme team for all their work, open mind approach and continually seeking to improve and support. Wishing you a super start to 2024!