Programme Management

CMBD has developed the expertise to deliver business support programmes for Growth Hubs, Universities and other business support organisations that provide SME's with a sustainable step-change in performance. Often combining training with coaching, we provide interventions that make a real difference.

Ugp Cohort A Group 1
Unlocking Growth Potential at The University of Nottingham

What we do

CMBD was originally formed in 2003 to manage an ERDF funded programme on behalf of The University of Nottingham. That programme delivered over 2500 delegate training days, covering 40 different business and management workshops to over 330 SME businesses throughout the East Midlands. We have been delivering on client programmes ever since.

The programme management service can deliver all or part of the following services.

Programme administration and management

A turn key service that ensures projects are delivered on time, to budget, with outputs met and contractual obligations complete. CMBD Programme Managers lead from the front.


Our marketing department are experienced in programme promotion. They will deliver a marketing strategy that includes traditional and electronic media events and develop marketing campaigns that will promote, inform and engage participants to your programme.

Engagement and assessment

CMBD business consultants understand the SME business community. They are familiar with their problems, aspirations and opportunities. We have been helping businesses identify actions to meet their specific needs since 2003.


We currently run over 50 different management training and personal development courses and have access to high quality trainers to deliver many more subjects if needed. We are a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) approved training centre and deliver a range of internationally recognised RQF qualifications. These range from Level 2 Team Leader to Level 7 Strategic Management & Leadership at Masters Degree Level.


Our coaches have delivered business coaching on every East Midlands and National coaching support programme since 2005. Most are qualified to level 7 and are not only very experienced coaches, but have run substantial businesses themselves.


Many businesses and organisations have skills and knowledge gaps when they grow. CMBD consultants offer short term expert support to support areas such as Strategy & Planning, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Improving Productivity and HR.

Recent and Current programmes

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub Scale Up programme – Ongoing

36 businesses to receive higher level management training and business coaching

University of Nottingham – Unlocking Growth Potential Programme - Ongoing

61 businesses receiving higher level management training with optional qualifications and business coaching

488 delegate training days

305 hours business coaching

D2N2 Growth Hub Scale Up Programme

Delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University Business School, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce & PCA

176 businesses engaged

51 businesses supported with training and coaching

260 delegate training days attended

780 hours of business coaching delivered

Growth Accelerator and Business Growth Service

125 companies received 875 days of business coaching

£422,436 of Business and Management training delivered in 1490 delegate training days

"CMBD are extremely easy to work with, being both hugely personable and completely reliable. Their workshops are consistently engaging and the group exercises are particularly effective. It has been a pleasure to collaborate with them to create and run a hugely successful business growth programme." Dave Tuer UGP Project Manager The University of Nottingham
“Fantastic course and content which I felt able to apply in my workplace almost immediately. Brent is an excellent and enthusiastic presenter making the course both informative, relevant and enjoyable.” Ian Howard Managing Director JMP Solicitors Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub programme

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For more information on coaching, consultancy, training programmes, courses or our bespoke training service, please get in touch.