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This programme is now closed. However, we can offer similar type of support through a number of other initiatives.

Please get in touch with us to discuss your needs. 

ALPHAS, an EU funded programme, aimed to support local SMEs in improving their leadership team, sequentially making the business more profitable. Each programme was tailored to business needs.

Some of the areas ALPHAS had supported:

List of Solutions

Who was ALPHAS for?

  • Businesses that had reached that “jump to the next step” stage
  • Limited Company, Charity or CIC with 5 - 250 employees
  • Businesses registered in the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) area

What was offered?

  • Grants of 30% towards the cost of capital equipment or expertise
  • Fully funded workshop programme on leadership & management, digital tech, staffing for the future or financing your own growth
  • Academic expertise from the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Northampton
  • 60% of salary costs towards hiring a graduate for 3-6 months, including free academic consultant

For more information about this project, please read the Summative Assessment [PDF]

ALPHAS Case Study