Cranfield School of Management and Milton Keynes Council are delighted to announce that they are working together to provide a wide-ranging scholarship programme to support the growth of local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Milton Keynes.


Business Growth Programme

For over 30 years Cranfield University’s Business Growth Programme (BGP) has been helping business owners achieve their growth goals.  From supporting household names like Hotel Chocolat and Go Ape, to growing highly successful businesses in the B2B sectors. Given the current COVID crisis, we feel it is more important to make BGP accessible to those that need it.

To qualify, your business should be at least 3 years old, with a minimum turnover of £500,000 and a minimum of 7 employees. The programme starts on 4 February 2022 and we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to qualifying businesses in Milton Keynes.

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

Application closing date: 15 December 2021  |  The programme begins on 4 February 2022.

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Ready for Scale

Ready for Scale will support up to 40 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.

Application closing date: 28 January 2022  |  The programme begins on 2 February 2022.

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Ready for Net Zero Growth

Thanks to the provision of funding by Milton Keynes Council, up to 50 SME businesses will be able to apply for scholarships places on Cranfield’s highly regarded Ready for Net Zero Growth programme – enabling them to understand their carbon footprint and why it matters, as well as make a plan to reduce emissions and reap the rewards of doing so as part of their growth strategy.

State Funded through the Additional Restrictions Grant.

Application closing date: 6 May 2022  |  The programme start date is TBC

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