Victoria Kay
Interbride Messe GmbH
DHJ Weisters Ltd
Colin Ross

The Small Business Charter's offering a Leading to Grow Programme perfect for small bridal business owners

The Small Business Charter's offering a Leading to Grow Programme perfect for small bridal business owners: Image 1 Are you a bridal retailer or smaller designer with between one to nine employees? The Small Business Charter's Leading to Grow Programme is equipping businesses to grow, innovate and increase productivity through adopting digital and new technologies.

The programme will help small business owners to explore digital and new technologies suited to their business goals, and to develop the management capabilities they need to implement the technologies.

Participation is free to eligible ‘microbusinesses’ with between one to nine employees. Places are fully funded by the Business Basics Fund from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK.


The programme features a half-day workshop led by small business experts at a local business school. There's also tailored support and expertise specific to businesses of your size; a network of small business leaders in your area focused on growth; a peer-learning environment and input from successful business leaders based in your region; an impartial overview of new technologies that can help you to grow your business; and the opportunity to receive further one-to-one tailored support.

In order to be eligible your business must be a formally registered business with a trading history of three years or more, employ between one and nine people and not have participated on a formal programme to raise productivity delivered by a business school in the last 12 months.

Where to apply: Please select your local business school for more details and to apply to take part in the Leading to Grow programme:

East and West Midlands


South and West Yorkshire


Greater Manchester


North East


London and the South East


Any questions? Email enquiries@smallbusinesscharter.org