How to accelerate growth and achieve scale with strong leadership that sets your business apart.

About this Event

Leading an organisation at any time is often tough and lonely work but good leadership can make the difference between growth or stagnation and between survival or failure.

As if that wasn’t enough, in our post-Covid world, with all the potential changes to our working practices and the personal upheaval for our employees, effective Leadership is going to present even greater challenges.

Innovation and Growth Specialists, Caroline Gourlay and Anne-Marie Rowson, are passionate about supporting leaders in whatever size of organisation. They are focused on helping leaders to not only be effective, but also to actually enjoy the experience despite its challenges and pressures.

If you are currently finding it a challenge to lead your innovative SME; if you are feeling unsure about where to focus your time and energy or if you would like to know more about how to respond the changes that a post-covid world represents, then this webinar is a must.

Our webinar will:

  • Explore the key issues currently facing leaders in growing, innovative SMEs
  • Discuss what ‘Leadership’ looks like in an SME, including the key jobs that need to be done
  • Offer tips on how to prepare for post-covid working, including how to align team performance whilst managing remotely

At the end of the webinar, you will have an understanding of:

  • Your leadership priorities and how to focus your own and your team’s leadership
  • How to develop scalable leadership capability in your organisation to drive growth
  • How to maximise the benefits of “hybrid working”

Who should participate in the webinar?

  • Leaders of high growth, innovative SMEs looking to maximise their leadership effectiveness


Anne-Marie Rowson, Innovation and Growth Specialist, Innovate UK EDGE

Business Psychologist with 30 years’ experience in consultancy roles and internal L&D/Talent Management roles across a range of sectors including Outsourcing, Finance and Logistics/Supply Chain. Specialist areas include executive coaching, leadership development, executive development, talent management and performance management.

Caroline Gourlay, Innovation and Growth Specialist, Innovate UK EDGE

Business Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working with leaders in public, private and not-for-profit sectors, with a particular interest in privately-owned businesses, including family businesses and private equity backed businesses. Specialist areas include leadership assessment, executive coaching, team dynamics and assessing organisational leadership capability.



Innovate 2021 webinar series

This webinar is part of Innovate UK EDGE’s ‘Innovate 2021’ series on supporting growing and scaling businesses.

We’ll also be covering the bespoke support available from Innovate UK EDGE and how our innovation and growth specialists can help your business build on its internal strengths and capabilities, find new opportunities and access funding and finance. Click here to view details and register for other webinars.