Scale-up Leaders' Academy

Helping ambitious business owners to prepare for sustainable high-growth, the Entrepreneurs' Forum's Scale-up Leaders' Academy will enable you to scale sustainably with the support of your peers and a clear strategic plan.


What is it?

Spread over half a year, the Scale-up Leaders' Academy is a programme of dedicated support that will help you prepare to grow your company faster and more sustainably through a mix of:

  • Scale-up coaching
  • Peer group support and sharing of best practice
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring support
  • Action-led workshops / learning
  • Free upgrade to Premium membership benefits

Who is it for?

The Academy has been designed specifically for business owners who are running growing companies with a recommendation that they employ at least 10 members of staff, who would like to scale-up. If you employ fewer than 10 staff but are confident your key people would be able to attend the three workshops we run for them, you may still wish to consider the Academy.

What will the programme cover?

With a mix of scale-up coaching and peer-to-peer mentoring for you, and relevant business expertise and inspiration for you and your senior management, the Scale-up Leaders' Academy will give you a valuable insight into how successful organisations have scaled-up and engage your team along the way; allowing you to implement change immediately and transform the way you work.

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Is there a cost?

To join the Scale-up Leaders' Academy costs £3,000 +VAT per person, for members of the Entrepreneurs' Forum. Membership costs from £520 + VAT per year. Subject to certain criteria, you may be eligible to claim funding for between 35-50% of the programme cost, depending on which part of the North East your company is based.

When will it be?

The programme begins on Monday 23rd January and runs through to Wednesday 7th June. 

How can I apply?

Applications for the 2023 cohort are now closed.  If you are interested in taking part in our next cohort, beginning in January 2024, please contact Michael Dixon.

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