Leadership & Talent

Support for leadership skills

Strong leadership and management is critical for the success of a business. It drives innovation, unlocks the potential of your workforce and enables you to drive productivity and growth. It’s not always easy – but the potential gains are clear: improved survival rates, better employee motivation and well-being, and increased profitability and performance.

Funds and programmes are available to help your business build up its skills.

Information and advice

Be the Business Mentoring for Growth

Be the Business

This scheme matches hand-picked senior-level mentors who want to share their experience and expertise with British small and medium-sized enterprises.

Future Leaders Fellowships


This scheme aims to grow the supply of talented individuals needed to ensure a vibrant environment for research and innovation in the UK. It is open to researchers and innovators from across business, universities, and other organisations.

Benchmark Your Business

Be the Business

Productive companies get more out of what they’ve got enabling them to increase their profits, pay higher wages and invest in their future. Find out how you benchmark against your peers.

Online learning from Acas


Ten free online courses that help you refresh and improve your approach to employment issues

National Careers Service


Find training courses specific to your business area for you or your staff through the National Careers Service

Acas Model Workplace


How to engage your staff and build up your company's capabilities and skills in people management



Offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain.

Meet a Mentor events


Free events run by the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs to bring together mentors and mentees.

Mentoring for young people

Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme provides support, training and mentoring for young people who are unemployed or working for fewer than 16 hours per week.



Provides specific support for social entrepreneurs