Unlocking Potential (UP) Programme – Pilot

Ceteris (Scotland) Ltd are running a pilot programme for senior managers or business owners/founders to support growth and innovation. This is a structured learning academy for growth-minded SME business leaders to develop the capability they need to unlock the potential in their business.

What you will get

✔️ 35 hours of face-to-face learning with experts in the field, including 1-2-1 support on your business strategy and plans

✔️ Long-lasting relationships and a support network with like-minded local leaders

✔️ Improve your business knowhow and expertise in Strategy, Innovation, and Implementation so you are better equipped for success both now and over the long term

✔️ A robust Growth Strategy and Implementation plan, developed by you, to take your business forward over the next 12-18 months

Who you need to be

🤝 Directors of SMEs across Clackmannanshire

🤝 Been trading for at least 12 months

🤝 Strong growth aspirations

🤝 Mindset needed, open to change and to learn

🤝 A business that has at least 2 paid employees (in addition to Directors)

The Pilot

The pilot will run from January to March 2023 and involves:

A 3 month program, featuring in each month:

  • 1 x Full day workshop in week 1
  • Offline development in mini groups of participants
  • ½ day review session in week 4

Content by Month

  • Strategy and planning
  • Innovation and ideas generation
  • Financial assessment /modelling and implementation
Output will be a full Growth Strategy & Implementation Plan at the end of Q1

UP Programme worth £5,950


This programme is valued at a market price of £5,950 per participant for the 3-month programme but we are offering up to 8 places for this pilot at no cost to the business other than time commitment.


We have a competitive application process and anticipate a high volume of applications, the deadline to receive applications is 12 noon on 14th Oct.


You will need to include; last 3 year accounts details, details of products and services, ambitions, details and experience of Directors, core capabilities, assets and resources and details of why you deserve the free place(s).

Apply Now


Click here to apply and complete the application form and send in by 12 noon on the 14th Oct 2022.


There will be a panel decision on the applications based on strength of the applications presented. All questions need to be completed. Then:


⏲️ Week Commencing 31st Oct – Panel presentation


⏲️ Week Commencing 7th Nov – Participants confirmed