Programme Details

We are accepting applications for Cultivate 2.0.

The Cultivate Programme will run from Wednesday 4th May for a total of 10 weeks.

This course gives a framework and the space in which companies can revisit and affirm their Vision for the business, and then thoroughly examine and adapt key aspects of the business in preparation for the next stage of growth and development. We aim to cultivate businesses fit to thrive in the 21st Century.  

We build this course around the principles of three models: Triple Chasm, Business Model Canvas, Doughnut Economics. Cultivate is a 10-week programme. Weekly workshops are complemented with subject specific mentoring from week five.

  One 4th May LAUNCHMeet the mentors, meet the tutors and most importantly meet the businesses Guests: Tim Franklin (speaker) Mills and Reeve, Mentors Guest speaker Tim FranklinRebecca Payne – Cultivate programme! Doughnut economics, Business Model Canvas and Miro
  Two 11 May Vision and Purpose  Vision, purpose and guiding principles Guest speaker = Gareth Davies – Yagro  Business Model Canvas (Cultivate version).
  Three 18 May VP Canvas  VP canvas. Tutors Polly and Jessica Lozano-Leon  VP and VP canvas Talking to customers (Jessica Lozano-Leon)
  Four 25 May Money, Money, Money  This week we take a detailed look at cost structures, revenues and how cash flows through your business. Tutor Jane Headley and Richard Heath  Guest speaker – OLIVER MCINTYRE Barclays, Guest speaker = Tom Warner, Warner’s Gin
  Five 01 June   EMS, Net Zero, Circular Economy  Environmental management and Net Zero The session is led by Andy Whyle FIEMA, who led the development of EMS at Ricoh 20 years ago, and now works with SMES across the UK to improve business performance while reducing environmental impact   Product Innovation for a circular economy  Guest Tutor Andy Whyle, FIEMA
  Six 08 June   Go to Market   Protecting Value   Funding Growth  9-10.30am Extra session for Agri-tech. Commercialisation workshop specifically targeted at agri-tech businesses Tutor Daria Batukhtina of Kubota Innovation Centre, Netherlands 11.00 am Hugo Christie Taylor Vinters IP Solicitors Intellectual property and how to protect value   2pm Funding growth Guest Tutor: Dona Ardeman, Partner, Mills and Reeve Solicitors plus fund manager guest
  Seven 15 June   Embedding ESR   Understanding your supply chain  Embedding ESR into your company structure Guest Tutor: Dona Ardeman, Partner, Mills and Reeve Solicitors  Understanding and managing your supply chain Supply Chains, manufacturing, upscaled production. Resilience, power relationships. Tutor Simon Thelwell
  Eight 22 June   Resilience   ESR frameworks  Life Cycle Analysis Sustainability models Tutor Eric Siqueros  ESR frameworks Guest Speaker: Zoe Harrison – Butterbelle
  Nine 29 June   Leadership   Pitching  Leadership, governance and structure Tutor Geoff Underwood, Polly Gibb Guest speaker = Professor Ken Sloan, Vice Chancellor Harper Adams University  Presentation and pitches Guest Tutor: Russell Copley, Greenborough Management Ltd
  TEN 6th JULY  DEMO DAY – the first step on the journey ahead. 
  ELEVEN  1-1 s wrapping up handing on.  Setting up for mastermind group monthly meet up

We will confirm receipt of your application and then contact you in due course to arrange either a telephone or video conversation. The purpose of a follow on conversation is to learn more about you and your business and to tell you more about the Cultivate Programme.

Throughout the programme all beneficiary companies will have access to mentors to support them in their progress and development.

If you have any questions relating to the programme details please send us a message:

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