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Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) has developed a range of new programmes for 2022.

Each online programme will include three half-day workshops, which are purposefully designed to be short, practical and impactful.

All programmes are fully-funded for eligible small and medium-sized (SME) businesses, and are designed to tackle issues that often present barriers to business growth.

These workshops are delivered online in a safe and trusted peer-learning environment and designed to be highly interactive and create meaningful relationships to support you with moving your business forward.

Resilient Supply Chains

Turn unreliable supply into managed profitable demand with enhanced reputation.

Drive to seek advantage from changed supply circumstances, consider strategy in the context of elongated supply chains and redefine supply success in your business.

Programme starts: May 12, 2022. Sessions from 9am-1pm

Programme benefits:

  1. Inventory management in a fast-paced changing environment
  2. Customer promise in an uncertain world
  3. Pricing where demand exceeds supply
  4. Branding and marketing of a product with uncertain supply

This programme will be delivered online over three half-day sessions on the following dates:

  1. Profitable scarcity- win when supply chains break  May 12, 2022
  2. Share the supply chain scars  May 19, 2022
  3. Unreliability – the positive spin – May 28, 2022

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Pricing with Purpose

Profitable pricing trumps cost cutting every time, yet in times of profit squeeze we always reach for the cost cutting trigger.

Materials inflation, wage inflation, distribution and shipping inflation, fuel inflation are all pushing companies towards the implementation of price increases, but many have never implemented a price increase or when they do it is laden with fear and trepidation.

Pricing is the third business skill: first create a great product; second sell that product brilliantly; third price it superbly.

Programme starts: June 28, 2022. Sessions are from 9am-1pm

Pricing with Purpose takes an organisation from the perceived enforced need to make price increases to the effective implementation of new optimum pricing across its markets.

This programme will be delivered online over three half-day sessions on the following dates:

  1. The third business skill  June 28, 2022
  2. Best practice laid bare  July 5, 2022
  3. Marketing and implementation  July 12, 2022

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About LUMS

LUMS Business Excellence programmes are designed to help Lancashire and Cumbrian based SMEs to take the time out of their business to work on the business and to build a business that focusses on both profit and purpose.

It is only 12 hours of your time that delivers high business impact and will enable you to take your business to the next level. Innovate, develop & grow.

I’ve long been a convert of online learning – and I found it really convenient to be able to join the sessions from home or the clinic without hours of travel time. I would recommend all the excellent programmes that are offered by the Lancaster University Management School. They were interactive, very informative with brilliant networking and peer-learning opportunities. I felt the fog has been lifted on many issues and has given me the confidence to make bold business decisions around cost, innovation, marketing and diversity. I found the confidence to charge more – and it paid off.
Mark Leather, Director,  Mark Leather Physiotherapy Limited

Costs and application

This programme is fully funded and available to businesses which are eligible under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) criteria, as follows:

  • Based in Lancashire
  • Employ between 2 and 250 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Annual turnover of less than €50 million (or the equivalent in GBP)
  • Received less than €200,000 of de minimis State Aid in the last 3 years

Additional information

To find out more information about programmes and eligibility please contact Dominic Robinson (Business Liaison Officer at LUMS) on 01524 593712 or visit

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