BGP Business Growth and Development Programme at Cranfield School of Management

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Advice for owner managers

Get advice and guidance on practical business issues faced by owner-managers every day, from the experts from our Business Growth and Development programme.

Ten Steps to Profitable Growth


Find out how to maximize your growth by putting these ten steps in place for you and your business.

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The Strategic Entrepreneur Questionnnaire

Are you an artisan, hero, meddler or strategist when it comes to leading your business?
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Find out more about the thinking behind BGP in these two books written by memebers of the BGP Team.



Growing your Business

Growing your BusinessGrowing Your Business is a 'workbook' for ambitious owner managers. The book helps owner managers develop a growth strategy for their own business and provides frameworks, ideas, inspiration and hands-on assignments. Its contents are a distillation of the authors' experience of working on the world-renowned Business Growth and Development Programme (BGP) at the Cranfield School of Management. BGP is the leading programme for ambitious owner managers and, over the last twenty years, has helped nearly 1,000 owner managers to grow and develop their businesses and themselves.

Filled with case studies and examples, this book covers all industry sectors and includes high profile names such as Karan Bilimoria of Cobra Beer, Angus Thirlwell of Hotel Chocolat and Lara Morgan of Pacific Direct.

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Enterprise Development: The Challenges of Starting, Growing and Selling Businesses

Enterprise Development: The Challenges of Starting, Growing and Selling BusinessesA highly-acclaimed and comprehensive guide to the challenges of starting, growing and exiting a business. Written by a Cranfield team who have helped many hundreds of owner-managers build and realise value, and featuring numerous case studies of successful entrepreneurs, among them Karan Bilimoria of Cobra Beer fame.

Published: 18 November 2004


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