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Small agencies could benefit from FREE world-class training programme

Monday 14 January 2019

Cass Business School, in partnership with the University of Oxford and Bocconi University, have launched Strategy Insight Lab, a three-month business support programme for UK based microbusinesses and start-ups.

The programme, which is provided free-of-charge to successful applicants, draws on the experience of renowned experts in the fields of entrepreneurship, business coaching and management consulting.

It has been made possible with partnership support from the London Growth Hub and Cavendish Enterprise.

Project Manager, Cass’s Professor Elena Novelli said the launch of Strategy Insight Lab heralded an exciting time for all involved.

“This training programme will give us the opportunity to work together with UK startups and SMEs, offering them world-class business support and helping them achieve the growth and productivity they aim for," Professor Novelli said.

“The project follows tried and tested methodologies developed by academic experts and business mentors and will use interactive and hands on materials to enable businesses to implement change.”

Strategy Insight Lab will present a mid-week and weekend cycle of the training programme, with businesses able to indicate their preference on application.

Each cycle will deliver cutting-edge knowledge to participants and team them up with business mentors to provide constant feedback throughout the remainder of the programme.

Professor Novelli said applications are now open for the programme, which will be delivered next month in a series of seven three-hour workshops.

She said programme mentors will tailor each session and its activities to the needs of individual businesses.

“The mentors’ expertise will be pivotal to the course and complement every learning activity,” she said.

“Places are limited on this free-of-charge programme and the application window is only open for just over two weeks.

“I would encourage business with nine or fewer employees to apply now and secure a position in what will be a truly transformative programme.”

Applications to participate in the Strategy Insight Lab programme close on 27 January 2019.  Please note that one of the requirements for the programme is that applicants have a unique business identification number. (e.g. Companies House Registration Number, VAT Number, PAYE Number).

Apply now