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Applications for the 2017/18 SME Growth Challenge programme are now open. We are looking to recruit between 10 and 16 ambitious small to medium enterprises with a commitment to achieving extraordinary results. There is a subsidised fee of £5,000 per company, which includes participation in six workshops across the year. 

The ideal entry criteria is listed below, although there is some flexibility. Please contact the programme team at sme@jbs.cam.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Ideal criteria

  • SMEs with annual sales of £1 million up to £50 million
  • Strong growth in a combination of sales, profit and/or employee numbers
  • Demonstrable track record of sustainable underlying operating profitability
  • Cash generative businesses
  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious, talented and broad management team - committed and incentivised

A series of workshops will take place from October to June. If you and your team are interested in participating, please complete the online application form.

Selection and interviews with companies will be done on a rolling basis. Following selection, a member of faculty will visit the companies to discuss and assess their needs.

Cancellation policy

All fees must be paid in full per the invoice payment terms. Our contract with you commences when we write to confirm that we have accepted you as a delegate on the SME Growth programme and you complete and sign a questionnaire. The invoice must be paid in full prior to the start of the workshops. In case of cancellations after the first workshop, 50 per cent of the total fee can be refunded. There is no refund thereafter.

Contact us

sme@jbs.cam.ac.uk

+44 (0)1223 760959