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Delivered in partnership with Heart of the City and funded by the UK government, the Pathway to High Growth program is a unique opportunity designed for ethnic minority SMEs with a vision for expansion.

This hybrid programme combines the best of both worlds—two face-to-face training days at the University of Westminster in London and two virtual learning sessions, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for participants. This is a free procurement readiness programme for ethnic minority SMEs with an ambition to grow their capabilities and better understand corporate supply chains. Over 4-6 weeks, committed individuals will engage in 16 hours of immersive learning, gaining insights into corporate supply chains and requirements. Gain an understanding and apply key elements of a capability statement for engaging corporate buyers. By the end of this programme you will be confidently able to pitch your business to the corporate buyers and stakeholders which having developed a peer mentoring network with other ethnic minority businesses. Spaces are limited and subject to your business meeting the requirements. To apply please contact [email protected]

Programme Benefits

Understand and apply key elements of a capability statement for engaging corporate buyers.

Have developed a peer mentoring network with other ethnic minority SMEs. 

Be able to confidently pitch your business to corporate buyers and stakeholders.

Understand and apply key elements of a capability statement for engaging corporate buyers.

Be able to confidently pitch your business to corporate buyers and stakeholders.

Have developed a peer mentoring network with other ethnic minority SMEs. 

Timeline

11 January 2024

Application Open

12 February 2024

Application Closed

21 February 2024

Module 1: Programme Introduction and Identifying Customer Personas

28 February 2024

Module 2: Preparing to Sell and Pitch to Buyers

6 March 2024

Module 3: Financial Management

13 March 2024

Module 4: Capability Statement Pitches

Eligibility Criteria

Startups and SMEs

We focus our support on startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with 250 or fewer employees.

Non-white ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) in London

We define EMBs as being at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by people from ethnic minority backgrounds

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Since 2006, we have been at the forefront of driving the supplier diversity movement in the UK. Align with organisations dedicated to supplier diversity and become a part of the MSDUK community. As a member, you will connect with a network of corporate leaders who, are committed to empowering ethnic minority businesses. The companies below represent just a glimpse of our extensive corporate network.

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