Pathfinder Associates
Tel: 01625 250848 or 07825 971371

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Fully funded support for a limited number of ambitious companies in Greater Manchester

The Executive Development Programme could be for you if you would like to grow your business to the next stage, but are currently struggling to make the necessary changes.

Maybe you; –

  • Need to create time to step away from the day-to-day?
  • Want to develop the senior team around you?
  • Improve your methods of new business generation?
  • Strengthen leadership and processes to make growth possible?

The Executive Development Programme is exclusively targeted at individuals working in small to medium-sized businesses, who have the potential required to achieve high growth and the determination to make a step change, and who are in need of some targeted leadership and management development support to make it a reality.

Business Support

Working in association with the Business Growth Hub, we are able to provide 18 hours of Leadership Development support in the form of coaching, training and interactive workshops for you and your senior management team, specifically addressing the needs of your organisation and thus facilitating the accelerated growth of your business.

With combined experience of over 120 years, our associates are uniquely placed to deliver the guidance and interventions needed to drive your business to the next level. Our team of experienced professionals are able to offer a full suite of services, which will be tailored to meet your particular needs. These include, (but are not limited to): –

  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Development
  • Financial Planning
  • Business Processes
  • Digital Marketing
  • LEAN
  • Time Management
  • Recruitment & Interviewing Skills
  • Innovation


Funding for this programme is available for eligible companies through the Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Who is Eligible?

In order to be considered for the programme, you must meet a number of criteria, including: –

  • Fewer than 250 full-time equivalent employees (FTE)
  • Based in Greater Manchester
  • Turnover less than €50m and balance sheet less than €43m
  • Eligible sector (excludes business-to-consumer & some other sectors)
  • Less than 25% externally owned
  • Less than €200k state aid in a rolling 3 year period
  • Have the potential to create at least one job creation within 6 months

NB: If you do not qualify under these criteria, we would be happy to discuss your own self-funded programme.

Additional Benefits: Facilitated Problem-Solving Forum

In addition to your own programme designed specifically for your business needs, successful applicants will be invited to join a facilitated networking group of like-minded business owners, where you can discuss your challenges in an open and supportive forum.

What next?

If you are able to answer yes to the seven criteria above, call 07789 520205 for a no obligation discussion or use the contact form below.

Fill in the details below to see if you & your company is eligable

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Meet the Team

* We will discuss your needs with you in greater detail and arrange a selection interview with Greater Manchester Business Services before final confirmation of acceptance on the programme.

Pathfinder Associates are working with the Business Growth Hub, as part of the Executive Development Programme. This Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). To find out more about the fully-funded support available, you can visit the  Business Growth Hub website.

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