Cranfield School of Management and Central Bedfordshire Council are delighted to announce that they are working together by creating an innovative scholarship programme to support the growth of local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Thanks to the provision of funding by Central Bedfordshire Council, up to 90 SME businesses will be able to apply for scholarships places on Cranfield’s highly regarded Business Growth Programme and Ready For Scale online growth course.

State Funded through the Additional Restrictions Grant.

Ready for Scale

Ready for Scale supports micro and small enterprises to develop the skills to help their business take a leap forward on its growth trajectory.  This 12-week online programme will follow a carefully developed methodology, informed by our Business Growth Programme, and will help smaller or earlier stage businesses to critically review themselves, assess their position and work out what is and isn’t working.

Whether participants want to transform their company from a life-style business into a fast-growth business or establish how to deal with the challenges presented by Covid-19 or leaving the EU, Ready for Scale will support them to achieve their goal, take the opportunities available and take their business to the next level.

Find out more about this innovative programme, or hear what our previous participants have to say.

Applications are now open and will close on 25 October 2021

The programme begins on 28 October 2021



Business Growth Programme

Applications are now closed; 10 businesses are going through BGP Scholarship enrolment.