What is the Executive Development Programme all about?

EDF Programme

The Executive Development Programme is a fully funded learning and development programme, dedicated to developing the Leadership and Management knowledge, skills, confidence and capabilities of business leaders, executive teams and senior managers, to enable them to confidently drive and achieve their business growth potential and aspirations.

The programme focuses on the following topics;

  • Leadership Development
  • Performance & People Management
  • High Performing Teams
  • Organisational Development
  • Leading Change
  • Business Strategy
  • 1:1 and 1:Group in company Coaching Support  

Aimed at those SME businesses with a staff level from 5 up to 250, from established small businesses to multi-million pound organisations; the key factor is a commitment to growth.

If you feel that you meet the criteria please call the office on 0844 815 4817 or register your interest here and we will call you back

Eligibility Criteria

The programme is available to all Greater Manchester based SME businesses that employ five or more staff and have the capacity to create jobs and increase turnover/sales. All interested businesses must be eligible for the programme under ERDF criteria which includes:

  • Less than 250 employees full time equivalent (FTE)
  • Business must be based in Greater Manchester
  • Turnover less than €50m or Balance sheet less than €43m
  • Eligible sector
  • Less than €200,000 State Aid received in a rolling 3 year period
  • Business less than 25% externally owned
  • Business to Business (B2B) activities