Growth Curve: University of Northampton Masterclass

Organiser: SEMLEP Growth Hub



Date & Time: 2 May 2023 - 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Contact Email: [email protected]

Growth Curve is an intensive and interactive leadership development workshop for business owners. During the programme, you will explore and develop the essential skills needed to create and implement business plans and achieve personal growth as a business leader.

After an initial one-to-one diagnostic meeting to look at where your business was before this pandemic and understand how it has been affected, you will have the opportunity to join a University masterclass.

These masterclasses will help you come up with strategies to stabilise your business, identify your priorities and objectives, and put yourself in the best possible position to achieve future growth.

Masterclass Content

Session 1 Tuesday 2nd May 09:30am – 1:00pm Leading your business forward

Session 2 Thursday 4th May 09:30am – 1:00pm Profitable Growth Through Marketing

Session 3 Wednesday 10th May 0930am – 1:00pm Growing your business in the digital world

Over a series of intensive, interactive masterclass sessions in partnership with The University of Northampton, you will cover:


  • The ‘why’ of leadership
  • Leadership skills for the business owner
  • Leadership and management – where are you?
  • Decision making
  • Leading through change


Profitable Growth through marketing reviews principles and practices of marketing strategy and provides a useful insight into how business owners can maximise the potential of their business through focusing on this important aspect of operations. Ken will help you to apply the information to your context and will supply some user-friendly templates for you to take away and use when you get back to the day to day.


Growing your business in the digital world will provide you with an overview of key areas to help you to navigate the sometimes confusing and fast-changing digital environment. This will build on the first session with a more operational and activity-based focus. It will give participants practical guidance about platforms, tools and approaches applicable to their organisation/work context.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to look at your business from different angles to gain insights into your growth challenges.
  • See how other businesses are overcoming their challenges, and learn how you could apply similar solutions.
  • Learn new ways of working to better lead yourself and your team.
  • Discover how to develop an action plan to address the most urgent and important issues facing your business.
  • Network with like-minded people who can be a source of energy, support and guidance.


To apply to join this programme, you need to:

    • Have a business based in the South East Midlands
    • Have between 2 and 250 employees.
    • Current annual turnover of £100,000 +
    • 20% year on year growth over the last 3 fiscal years

We are aware in this current environment, the opportunity to project and plan high growth is difficult. We would like to still hear from business owners running a business that fit the eligibility previous to the coronavirus difficulties. *Growth Curve is suitable for most business sectors however due to funding criteria, there are some ineligible sectors. Our team can let you know if you are eligible for the programme or other support, either offered by us or partner organisations.


Further information on how to access the sessions will be sent once you have registered your details.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Events and Engagement Officer, Samantha Hunter: [email protected]

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