EU backed project is ready to make more leaders

A flagship project at Bangor University has been granted £2.7m funding from the Welsh Government and the European social fund.

The new programme will be called ION Leadership and promises to deliver partly funded leadership training to 600 business owners and aspiring leaders in the Convergence area of Wales.

Spun out from the success of LEAD Wales, which for the past 5 years has created 2424 jobs and generated £52,433,908 net increase in turnover in Welsh Businesses, this new programme has been the brainchild of the LEAD Wales team itself.

Having expanded their offering with 3 intense, engaging and effective new courses tailored for leaders with different level of experience (early stage, developing, advance), ION leadership will boost the growth curve of any organisation. The eligible business leaders will definitely find the new programme worth their time and money.

Sean Taylor, Tree Top Adventures, Zip Wire and Bounce Below said:

“There have been many challenges over the past few years.  The LEAD Wales programme came at the right time for me and for the business.  It helped spending time with other business owners to discuss ideas in confidence. Specific challenges were dealing with staff and really when I was in a time of flux thinking of starting further businesses”.

Led by Swansea University in partnership with Bangor University, the course is delivered by business experts, 10 entrepreneurs at heart who have clocked up a combined 300+ years’ experience in business and working with businesses.

Why applying for the ION leadership programme?

  • Learn how to implement the latest thinking, strategies and best practice into your own business
  • Tackle the real issues and challenges that you face
  • Choose between three programmes to suit different levels of leadership experience
  • Meet other local business owners and immediately increase your network of contacts
  • Make the most of the opportunity: the ION Leadership programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

To learn more on the ION leadership courses you can go on the website or you can talk to a leadership development expert by calling 01248 382497

Publication date: 25 January 2016