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Productivity through People

Leadership and Management


The Productivity through People (PtP) is a programme for individual owners, small teams of senior leaders, or individuals who can influence and shape the culture and strategy of their organisation. Delegates must have the authority to implement the required changes to improve the business performance of their organisation.

Organisations that adopt High Performance Workplace Practices such as empowering leadership, developing a culture of innovation and diversity of thinking are more productive, more profitable, and experience lower turnover of staff.


Benefits for You and Your Business

 Practical masterclasses in a peer to peer learning environment to stimulate and challenge thinking on topics such as Leadership and Teams, Employee Engagement and Culture, Internal Communications, Innovation and Digital and New Technology Adoption led by leading academics from Aston Business School and industry experts,

  • Business benchmarking and future planning,
  • One to one coaching from highly experienced SME experts,
  • Action learning to address real business issues in a facilitated and confidential group setting,
  • Industrial Visits to award-winning manufacturing and professional service environments, which will enable you to formulate high-performance workplace strategies. Previous participants have benefitted from visiting businesses such as EY, Rolls-Royce and Williams F1 Advanced Engineering,
  • After graduating, participants will join the Productivity through People national alumni, a valuable network of business leaders and senior managers to support their on-going learning and development in a series of themes events.


Eligibility Criteria

1.Female led businesses highly encouraged

2.SME owners, senior team leaders, key decision-makers or individuals who can influence change

3.Any industry sector

4.SMEs with between 10 and 500 employees

5.Annual turnover between £1m and £50m  

6.Organisations must have been trading for more than twelve months


By showcasing best practice, PtP has already helped over 170 SME leaders to improve their business and personal performance. To see how businesses have benefitted from the programme, please see the following article:



The programme has received significant investment from the industrial partners, both in its design and finance. As a result the subsidised cost of this programme is £2,500 per delegate.


To find out more about the programme please visit

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