The West of England Growth Hub provides 360-degree business support for SMEs.

We offer the same level of free, impartial support to businesses from all sectors. 

Below we've outlined the leadership and management training, coaching, mentoring and development support available for you.


Find out how to increase business productivity and resilience with excellent leadership. Request a call-back today. 


Be the Business' Spark Learning Sessions

Find out to create an inclusive business work culture. 

Be the Business had developed diversity and inclusion Spark Learning Sessions designed to help you create an inclusive work culture and to build your confidence to make positive changes in your business – regardless of your budget size.

Find out more and register now.

Mentoring for Growth

Connect with business leaders from large multinational companies with Be the Business' Mentoring for Growth programme.

If you have a turnover of at least £500,000, use this programme to increase productivity in your business with the aid of a senior-level mentor. Be the Business has partnered with the likes of GSK, Siemens and the John Lewis Partnership to deliver a fully funded programme focused on your needs. 

Small Business Leadership programme

Developed by the Small Business Charter, the Small Business Leadership Programme equips senior SME leaders with the confidence and leadership skills to enhance their business’s resilience and recovery from the impact of COVID-19, and develop their potential for future growth and productivity.

The programme is open to decision makers from SMEs with 5-249 employees. The short course is being delivered online by a consortium of business schools accredited by the Small Business Charter and supported by BEIS. Participants develop strategic leadership skills and the confidence to make informed decisions to boost business performance. You'll attend eight 90-minute webinars across ten weeks, covering topics including leadership, innovation, employee engagement, operational efficiency, marketing and finance. 

Sign up here.


Peer Networks - currently closed for applications

Peer Networks is a peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. ​

There are places available for West of England businesses who have operated for over 1 year, a turnover of over £100,000 per annum and more than 5 PAYE employees. 

Use this programme to:

  • Overcome business challenges ​and act on new opportunities​
  • Build a trusted network of ​connections to support you ​now and in the future ​
  • Improve your long-term personal ​and business performance​
  • Receive support to help you tackle ​the short-term issues that are ​affecting your business now, ​including those related to Covid.