Leading Business Growth lunch event

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A professional leadership development programme, designed to enhance the leadership skills of leaders and owner-managers of small to medium sized business, is hosting a free preview event at the Port of Milford Haven this month (23 October, 12.30pm – 2.00pm).

LEAD WalesThe event will focus on how Swansea University’s LEAD Wales programme has helped businesses across Wales increase their turnover by an average of 26% per year.

A recent graduate from the programme, Maudie Hughes Chief Executive Pembrokeshire Tourism, said: “The LEAD Wales programme offers a broad range of practical and theoretical skills and learning, delivered through a variety of methods. The programme gives owner-managers the opportunity to work ON their business rather than IN it, and in doing so develop and strengthen their skills, and identify opportunities for future growth. My own experience of LEAD Wales has been hugely positive, I am more confident in my ability, and the impact on my business is already clear as we have a strong direction and strategy, and the team has grown to support this.”

LEAD Wales Operations and Marketing Manager Gary Walpole said: “I would encourage businesses across Pembrokeshire to take advantage of our preview event to find out how our programme can benefit their business.  This is a real opportunity to discover firsthand how enhancing leadership skills can enhance business performance.”

Mark Andrews, Corporate Affairs Director, said “We’re delighted to be able to support the Welsh Government funded LEAD Wales programme as we’re committed to helping the development of people and businesses in Milford Haven and across Pembrokeshire”. 

Preview Event

The Leadership Preview Event is FREE TO ATTEND and describes how committing just one hour per day working on your business can help you achieve new levels of success.

Where: Port of Milford Haven, SA73 3EP

Price: FREE

Date &Time: 23 October 2013, 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Anyone who is interested and would like to know more can register for the free preview event through eventbrite via the website www.leadwales.co.uk.  At the event  there will be the opportunity to meet past delegates and learn about the fully-funded programme.  

About LEAD Wales

The programme is a fully-funded leadership development programme designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills of SME leaders, owner-managers and directors who are located in the Wales Convergence region.

The £8 million programme is supported by Welsh Government, delivered by Swansea University’s Department of Research & Innovation and Bangor University’s Business School and includes £5 million from the European Social Fund.  


  • Be the leader or owner-manager of a company or social enterprise
  • Located within the Wales convergence region
  • Traded for two years or more
  • Employ at least 4 staff