Supporting access to training


Cogito has a wealth of experience in helping managers of public sector organisations and employers of all sizes in reviewing their learning and development strategy.

Cogito can provide an organisational needs analysis which considers: the business objectives, critical drivers and key issues and how access to learning for staff will drive up performance and improve company success.

Cogito helps employers understand what provision is readily available to meet their needs, who might be available to deliver some off the shelf or bespoke training, and how much this might cost.  

Cogito believes that for most employers investing in training will produce results and drive up business performance.

Growth Accelerator Programme

Help for Business - Calling all High Growth Businesses!

Growth Accelerator - This programme which delivers growth support to ambitious SMEs has been launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. An innovative £200 million programme to help up to 26,000 of England's brightest businesses achieve their ambition and potential, as well as creating 55,000 high-value jobs has been launched by Business Secretary Vince Cable. GrowthAccelerator is a new programme that is designed to help companies that have the potential for rapid and high growth achieve their ambitions. The programme provides business coaching that is tailored to the needs of individual businesses and will help businesses to connect with other government initiatives and support. The Leadership and Management Advisory Service will also be delivered as part of this scheme. 

Who can apply?

Businesses registered in England with fewer than 250 employees, turning over less than approximately £40m. Just as importantly you should have the potential for rapid, sustained growth and want to double or better within three years.

If you are a high growth business and would like to know more about this scheme and how to access business coaching click here or contact Angela Kimberley 

Business Coaching for Growth (BCG) – one step closer to full roll-out.

The Coaching for Growth Consortium led by Grant Thornton has signed a contract to deliver BCG and is aiming to be fully operational by March 2012. BCG will provide small and mid-sized businesses with:

  • dedicated and structured coaching support for
  • up to 10,000 high growth potential businesses a year
  • connect businesses to other relevant forms of support such as business angel networks, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) or the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)
Find out more at and watch this space as Cogito may have some more information on the offer in London and the South East. Watch this space for further updates and see this article for advice on the key to long-term growth for SMEs.