The University of Central Lancashire has secured £4.6 million worth of funding to spearhead a new leadership programme.
UCLan along with a number of partners will be implementing a new course that will enable Lancashire’s SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) to develop the leadership and management skills of their workforces.
Based at UCLan’s Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise (LSBE), Leading Lancashire will be delivered in partnership with Blackburn College, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Burnley College, the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Edge Hill University, Lancaster and Morecambe College, Myerscough College, Preston’s College and West Lancashire College. UCLan is the lead partner in the consortium.
UCLan’s Professor Chris Pyke, Executive Dean of Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, said, “Leading Lancashire has been developed in partnership with key educational institutions from across the county in order to support a main sector of Lancashire’s workforces, employees of SMEs.
“It’s imperative they have access to the support required to meet their own needs, and this programme presents a fantastic opportunity from which there are many benefits to be had.
“Lancashire’s business community is thriving and has many inspirational leaders, and what we want to do is help SMEs achieve their full potential and bring out the best in their workforces. By equipping more people with improved leadership and management skills, we will be in an even better position to support SMEs with sustainability and growth.”