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UCLan Launches Leadership Programme

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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has launched a new leadership programme to support the country's SMEs.

UCLan is spearheading a new leadership development programme which will enable Lancashire's SMEs to develop the leadership and management skills of their workforces, creating the leaders of the future.

Funding worth £4.6 million has been secured from the European Social Fund (ESF) that will facilitate the project for the next three years.

The programme will provide the country's SME workforce with access to training with a focus on developing skills for current and future managers and leaders, enabling them to progress into, sustain and develop within leadership management roles.

Commenting on the announcement, 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."