About the Strategic Growth Programme

Helping ambitious SMEs overcome current challenges and achieve their potential. . . . Support is available to SMEs, located within the Leeds City Region, that have been trading for 3 years or more.

About the Programme

We are committed to helping SMEs improve performance and identify opportunities to grow. We do this by using tried and tested methods of delivering improvements to SMEs over many years.

  • We work with leadership teams to become fully aligned in delivering their goals and ambitions
  • We use simple and effective tools to gauge and measure the ambition, opportunity and capacity of a company’s potential for growth
  • We use an industry leading High Growth digital assessment tool to measure the maturity and alignment of the team on specific key business areas
  • We facilitate the development of a ‘Growth Specification’ that helps prioritise the tasks that will lead a company to make improvements and grow
  • We assign a high-quality subject expert/coach to deliver specific elements of the Growth Specification through one to one bespoke support
  • We manage the overall delivery of the programme of support using SME Growth experts
  • We are well connected and refer companies to the most appropriate support that will deliver additional value

By joining the Strategic Growth Programme you will benefit from a package of support providing you with the Knowledge, Understanding and a Framework to fulfil your potential.

  • Access to our highly experienced team of Strategic Growth Managers that understand SME’s growth challenges and how to develop effective plans for growth
  • Use of our industry leading High Growth digital assessment tool (GROWTHmapper) to measure the alignment on key business growth areas
  • A comprehensive assessment process to examine the 'Ambition, Capacity and Opportunity' of your company’s potential for growth
  • Leading to a tailored and bespoke Growth Specification document detailing your needs and key actions to grow your business
  • Access to high quality, one to one bespoke growth mentoring and account management from our Strategic Growth Managers
  • The opportunity to access a number of funded Coaching days delivered by a dedicated external Growth Coach to address your growth actions
  • Measurement of progress via access to a second GROWTHmapper Evolution assessment at the end of the support to help update and enhance your growth specification as you exit the support (subject to support offered)


The Strategic Growth Programme is delivered by Oxford Innovation Services.

Improvement projects we can support you with...



Company Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Strategic Growth Programme, your business must be...

  •  An SME; fewer than 250 employees
  •  Located in the Leeds City Region; Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York
  •  Have been trading for 3 years or more

Contact and Apply

To find out more about the programme please contact our Strategic Growth team or send us an email: