Why The 20Twenty Business Growth Programme?

Dedicated to improving leadership and management capability, driving innovation and achieving profitable and sustainable growth, the 20Twenty Leadership programme is a unique programme that focuses on the individual as well as the business or department.

Discover how the 20Twenty Business Growth programme has helped more than 600 aspiring managers and leaders below.

Why should you consider the 20Twenty Business Growth programme?

Our programme has immediate and real business application. As you develop a unique set of business and people skills, we will challenge you to think about the differences you can make to your organisation or company whilst completing a range of optional accredited qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Our programme focusses on real issues and the content continues to be reviewed by past delegates through focus groups to ensure it remains relevant and immediately applicable in the workplace to achieve maximum impact. This is one of the reasons why our programme is such a success and as a result it continues to be a flagship product offered by Cardiff Metropolitan University and subsidised by European Funding.

During six two-day workshops over a 10 month period, you’ll not only cover leadership and management styles, but we’ll also provide you with the knowledge to develop high performing teams, identify growth opportunities, improve efficiencies, nurture innovation and develop expansion goals. In addition, the programme will upskill you in key operational areas for leaders including marketing and social media.

Other benefits of the programme include access to executive coaching on a 1-2-1 basis to support you in achieving your professional or personal goals, and training on emotional intelligence and resilience to protect your wellbeing as you take on new leadership or managerial challenges.

What’s more, with our 20Twenty Growth Club, you’ll be able to build and harness a powerful network of peers across sectors which will last beyond your qualification.

We bring in world-class speakers from across the world to deliver our programme, sharing their expertise from a diverse range of backgrounds, including organisational psychology, leadership, innovation, marketing and neuroscience.

Why should you sponsor your aspiring managers or leaders to take the 20Twenty Business Growth leadership programme?

Evidence shows that sponsoring aspiring managers and leaders on our leadership programme is a valuable investment for your business or organisation. Businesses that have sent employees onto our programme have seen their profit levels and sales increase.

Unlike other traditional leadership and management training programmes, we train people in key business growth areas including strategy, finance, marketing, lean efficiency and innovation. Its unique and holistic approach to leadership training will increase the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of your organisation. All these unique toolkits will be made available to you through your journey so that you can immediately make an impact in the business.

We’ve worked with hundreds of leading businesses and organisations across Wales, including Admiral, Taff Housing and Sport Wales, across many sectors. Here’s some of the businesses we’ve worked with

Why choose 20Twenty Business Growth for leadership and management training?

We are a trusted provider of leadership programmes throughout Wales:

• 10% of the top 300 businesses in Wales have completed one of our leadership programmes.

• We’ve successfully trained more than 600 aspiring managers and leaders. Here’s some of the businesses we’ve worked with.

• Our delegate surveys illustrate clear business benefits to sponsoring employees on our programme, including increases in profits and sales.

• People who opt for a Level 7 qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will also achieve a postgraduate certificate.

• Many delegates apply for Chartered Manager status after completing the programme.

• You can use the qualification to progress to an Executive MBA at Cardiff Metropolitan University with a partial fee waiver.

Hear from our participants



I would definitely recommend the 20Twenty Business Growth programme to enhance your leadership style and find new tools to manage your specific area.


There are events in life that make you sit up and take notice, and the 20Twenty leadership programme is one of those. The programme has given me new knowledge, skills and experiences that I have not only been able to use in all aspects of my work right now, but I believe will provide the foundations for future learning.

Hear from our Programme Director


Brian Morgan is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Cardiff Met. He is the Programme Director for 20Twenty Business Growth. He is also Programme Director of Construction Futures Wales Leadership Programme. Brian Morgan was educated at the London School of Economics.

Before moving to academia in 1997 he was the Chief Economist at the WDA and senior policy adviser in Whitehall (the DTI). He is also a Director of a number of businesses in Wales, including Chairman, Spadel UK, producer of Brecon Carreg and Chairman, Windpower Wales. In 1998, he founded the Penderyn Malt Whiskey Company. He has also been actively involved in improving SME performance and has written numerous popular articles on this theme for the Western Mail, Business Insider, Agenda etc.

Join a free two hour taster session

Whether you’re an aspiring leader or an organisation looking to increase growth by developing future leaders/managers, why not attend one of our free two hour taster events to learn how you can benefit from our unrivalled expertise in leadership, management and business growth? Simply fill in the form below to enquire.


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