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Build Back Better

Build Back Better is a bespoke SME development programme that empowers senior managers identify challenges affecting your business performance and provides tailored support to help your business grow.

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Available to businesses based in one of the seven boroughs of West London, Build Back Better (BBB) provides skills development programmes designed around an organisation's specific needs. The programme is delivered by Brunel Business School’s world class academics and business experts. 

The programme is co-funded by the European Social Fund and is available at no cost to qualifying businesses.

The programme, which is available to all levels of staff in your business, is based on five key processes: 

  • Understanding the needs of your business. Our business experts will meet with you to identify what you want to achieve from your business, what is holding you back, and where developing the skills of you or your staff will help towards achieving your objectives
  • Identifying who in your organisation could develop the skills needed to help the business grow
  • Design a specific development plan for the selected individual(s) to allow them to acquire the skills that your business needs
  • Deliver the learning activities, on-line or face to face, at a time and pace to suit your business
  • Reviewing the impact of the BBB programme and agreeing next steps to continue your business growth

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How I gained skills to grow my business


This is the first time I've had this sort of support in nearly 7 and half years of running my business. I'm so happy I said yes when Brunel University London asked me if I wanted to be involved in the scheme.

Founder of a Marketing Agency

The goal-setting session helped me understand that it's important to look at your figures, to look at your planning ahead…this is where an expert helps. ...I am more focused. I understand the figures better. I now know how to use cash flow on Excel sheet, so that's important for a small business.

Founder of a Skincare Company

How will you benefit?

The programme will help you meet your specific needs as a business, drawing on the key areas outlined as follows:

  • Sharpen up your finances to make smarter decisions
  • Supercharge your digital marketing for better ROI
  • Boost sales to improve results
  • Use new technology to improve efficiency
  • Engage your teams to create a productive work environment
  • Improve operational efficiency to derive maximum value
  • Develop leadership for stronger growth
  • Put strategy into practice to turn plans into action
  • Better branding for strong and consistent positioning
  • Build an innovation culture for a thriving business
  • and much more...

Who delivers the programme?

The programme will be delivered by small business and enterprise experts from Brunel Business School with the support of leading figures from industry and experienced entrepreneurs. 

Where the programmes needed cannot be delivered by Brunel Business School we will work with you to identify alternative provision to address your needs.

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What does the programme cover?

The programme will be unique to your organisation so it will cover whatever needs are identified.  These may include:

  • Developing and enacting a strategic plan
  • Building leadership skills within the team
  • Enhancing financial skills and gaining a better understanding of your business’s finance
  • Marketing and understanding the needs of your customer, including digital marketing strategies
  • Using technology to improve the efficiency of your business and operations
  • Engaging, retaining and motivating your team to help the business achieve its objectives
  • Improving operational processes to reduce cost and increase efficiency
  • Building a greener and more socially responsible business
  • Fostering innovation and change, allowing your business to react to a changing business environment

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Who is eligible?

To join, your business must be:

  • Based in one of the seven boroughs of West London (Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow)
  • A Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) based in the United Kingdom
  • From any business sector, employing fewer than 250 people

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When does the programme start and how much does it cost?

The programme began in September 2022. You can register your interest by completing the form below: 

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Build Back Better is partly funded by the European Social Fund, and managed by Greater London Authority, while the programme is developed, tailored and delivered by Brunel Business School, part of Brunel University London.