For young business leaders with an eye on the future
Tailored support with practical, far-reaching impact.
IMPACT30 gives you access to a range of experts who have been there, done it, and created successful businesses. Our industry professionals understand your journey and are there to deliver expert knowledge and experience to ensure you maximise the potential of your business and keep pace with the demands of increased growth and success.
IMPACT30’s goal is to develop thirty business leaders of the future each year, and is custom-designed to help you make an impact in your industry. The programme works with you as an individual, focusing on the tools, skills and knowledge required to grow your business and achieve its full potential.
What's on offer?
The programme has been designed to accommodate a broad range of businesses from across the Highlands, using digital tools to ensure support is provided at individually convenient times. Each cohort accepts up to 15 participants, delivering a relevant and innovative schedule customised to your location and stage of business development.
Our industry experts analyse your current challenges and plans for growth, delivering support and advice via a practical mix of one-to-one virtual consultations, plus intensive workshop learning. You also have the advantage of learning from interaction with other participants sharing your journey.
This 12-month programme is powered by Anderson Anderson and Brown (AAB).
If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a future business leader, your journey starts right here and now, with IMPACT30.
We’re looking for applications from ambitious candidates seeking an opportunity to take their business to the next level. You should be:
Under 35, working in a business less than three years old
A key decision maker within the business
Ambitious, with the drive to take your business, or the business you work with, to national or international level
Open to applying new learning to develop business capabilities that boost business, and effect positive change and growth
Based in the Highland Council area
If this sounds like you, IMPACT30 could be the catalyst you need to fast-track progress and support you in becoming a business leader of the future.
Applications for IMPACT30 are currently closed. However, do get in touch with the programme coordinator, Naghat Basheer on 07866 186186, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and to find out when the next cohort will be running.
IMPACT30 Past Participants
Our most recent intakes demonstrate IMPACT30’s relevance and appeal across a wide mix of businesses, coming from all over the Highland Council region. A culture of collaboration and bringing like-minded people together, while nurturing specific individual business needs, is enhanced by several opportunities for participants to meet up throughout the year, exchange learning experiences and contribute to the expert advice and tuition which forms the framework of IMPACT30.
"IMPACT30 has helped me define future objectives for my business and work out how to achieve my goals. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who has high aspirations for their business.” OR “I have found IMPACT30 highly beneficial. The programme has helped me define future objectives for my business and realise how best to achieve my goals through its mentorship and support structure. I would recommend taking part in IMPACT30 to anyone who has high aspirations for their business to seriously consider it."
"It’s easy to start a business but it’s not easy to know how to develop it and drive it forward. IMPACT30 is the perfect opportunity for me to gain that knowledge and receive guidance. I was delighted to be selected for the next cohort and I am really looking forward to meeting everyone and getting stuck in."
"IMPACT30 has been the business catalyst we’ve been waiting for! It has helped us crystallize our ambition to open a retail unit, focus our efforts where they will give best value, and plan ahead for future growth."
"The programme has been great for exploring different aspects of running a business and creating a network of like-minded Highland businesses in their initial years of growth. The team understands the commitments of our daily lives."
"The IMPACT30 programme has provided me with the opportunity to meet other people who are going through the same challenges - we have already learnt as much from other businesses as from the IMPACT30 programme itself."
"I have loved the journey so far, meeting like-minded business leaders. I have already seen an improvement in the way I work, which has made a positive difference to my team. The Impact 30 team is fantastic - it’s great to have this in the Highlands."
"Impact 30 has been great, as it has given me motivation into progressing further and dedicating time to areas I have been too busy to address. There has been a lot of support, and the Impact 30 team really wants to help you succeed."
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