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    UKCES Futures Programme: management & leadership in supply chains competition, webinar, 9 July 2014

    Start date: 09/08/2014

    This competition invites innovative proposals from supply chain primes in the UK to drive-up the quality of management and leadership among their supply chain businesses. This competition is open only to primes with UK based supply chains or looking to expand their UK supply chains within the manufacturing, construction, legal and accounting services and financial services sectors. Proposals must be business-led, backed with private co-investment and address one or more of the following challenges within their supply chains:

    • Raising the capability of leaders and managers to align skills, job design and other workplace practices to support high value firm strategies
    • Boosting demand for management and leadership skills
    • Increasing social capital of managers, levels of interaction, and opportunities to learn from their peers and best practice

    A total investment pot of up to £3.5 million is available in 2014/15 for this competition. The UKCES expects to invest up to a maximum of £300,000 per successful proposal.

    UKCES will host a webinar on the new competition on Wednesday 9 July and the competition closes at midday on Wednesday 30 July. Further information is available from the UK Futures Programme website (

    For any enquiries please contact:
    email Sue Kirby at

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham