Business Scale Up Development Programme

Overcoming that mountain of challenge, with the right guide

We are delighted to be an approved Specialist Provider for the York & North Yorkshire LEP, Business Scale Up Development Programme, offering activities to support Micro, Small and/or Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and their employees across the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding regions.

With 40% grant funding, the programme focuses on developing the capacity of businesses to realise their growth ambitions, increasing leadership and management skills in a motivated and expanding workforce.

So, with our people-first approach and uniquely blended, bespoke style combining consultancy, coaching and people development, we will provide the right route map and guide ropes – either face-to-face or virtually, to help you overcome the challenges faced post-Covid, re-align your business and accomplish your growth plans.

Contact us now to access these great opportunities – with support packages starting at £111* (+VAT). * price includes 40% ESF grant funding


Virtual or on-site support: packages start from 2hrs support.

An opportunity for us to work with you and explore the challenges the business faces, identify the root causes, and offer you recommendations for improvement. Our advice and insights will help you optimise the business, build resilience and create an environment for accelerated growth.

There are also opportunities for practical ‘change’ support, monitoring progress and evaluating the impact of the initiatives.

Contact us now to discover how we can help you develop your business further, enabling it to flourish, even in demanding times.

Leadership Coaching

1-2-1 support for all types of leaders.

Offering leaders an opportunity to take time out of the everyday hustle and bustle of their jobs, and reflect on their roles considering the external, internal and personal factors that affect their lives.

Personal reflection, self-assessment as ‘business people’ and profiling tools such as DiSC, enable participants to challenge their own thinking, further develop their strategic abilities and personal interactions.

Sessions offer a sounding board to explore challenges, an opportunity to have some headspace and focus on ‘self’, and enable needs and personal development to be prioritised so that individuals can stride out with confidence to meet their aspirations.

Options include individual 60 or 90 minute coaching sessions, or a series of 6 sessions.

Contact us now for a chat to explore how our coaching programmes can help you or your teams to improve your/their leadership capabilities.

Coaching & Diagnostics using Everything DiSC®

1-2-1 support and behavioural diagnostics.

The DiSC® model is used to help people better understand themselves and adapt their behaviours with others, for example within a work team, a sales relationship, or a leadership position.

Following completion of the questionnaire a detailed report based around the following four behaviours – Dominance; Influence; Steadiness; Conscientiousness – is presented and discussed in a 2-hour 1-2-1 coaching session with the participant, from which a personal action plan is created. A follow-up coaching session is included (excl. the Workplace Profile), to check on the leader’s personal progress.

Profile Reports available:

  • Manager Profile
  • Leader Profile
  • 363 for Leaders Profile
  • Workplace Profile (team-working)

Contact us now for a chat to discover how you and your teams can adopt approaches to become more effective team players, managers and leaders through our DiSC® analyses.

Stepping Up to Management

Interactive workshops and follow-up support for your team.

Tailored sessions designed around the needs of the SME, that are aimed at newly appointed managers with limited previous leadership experience or training. (They are also suitable as a refresher course for established managers.) The workshops and follow-up activity will help individuals make an effective transition into their management role. The series considers the overarching fundamentals required to lead, motivate and manage others.


  • The Principles of Management
  • Managing People & Teams
  • Managing professional effectiveness
  • Managing Change
  • Building Team resilience through Change

Contact us now for a chat to discover the benefits to your managers of our Stepping Up into Management series.

21st Century Leadership

Interactive masterclasses and follow-up support for your team.

These bespoke masterclasses are designed around the needs of your SME to:

  • develop the concept and skill set of the Intrapreneur in order to envisage, communicate and successfully transition individuals through change.
  • explore how effective strategies are really created
  • determine optimum change/innovation opportunities and apply appropriate change management tools
  • appreciate how cost savings are actually generated and determine opportunities and solutions for operational improvements

Contact us now for a chat to discover how your leaders can develop into leaders for the 21st Century, to help take your organisation to the next level.

21st Century Leadership: Personal Development & Wellbeing

Interactive workshops and follow-up support for your teams.

This is a self-coaching programme using  RIDFEAR® methodology that helps individuals experiencing change cope with it. Through learning to learn and self-coaching development, the sessions help your team deal with both personal and organisational issues, and take positive steps for their future.

Contact us now for a chat to discover how the RIDFEAR programme can help prepare your team members to manage change confidently for the benefit of all.

Eligibility for funding support

  • Your business premises must be in the York, North Yorkshire or East Riding region
  • Your business must employ fewer than 250 full time staff and have either a turnover of less than €50 million, or a balance sheet of less than €43 million
  • Training activity must be delivered in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region.
  • Participants must be aged 18 or over, and have the legal right to live and work in the UK

The Business Scale Up Development Programme is part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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