20Twenty Leading Business Growth is a programme dedicated to helping ambitious organisations in east Wales deliver impressive and sustainable growth. 

This is done by equipping managers, leaders and owners with the skills required to deliver improved efficiencies, plan growth strategies and implement expansion goals. 20Twenty has proved to be remarkably successful in nurturing business expansion in even the toughest and most competitive sectors.


The business benefits

20Twenty is equally suitable for both large organisations and small enterprises. In fact, companies that have participated in the programme to date have achieved growth of approximately 30% on average. Perhaps even more impressive is in fact that 50 of those companies reported increased sales turnover of over 100%. Not surprisingly, 20Twenty has attracted the attention of leading players. Of the 'Top 300' businesses in Wales, 10% have already been on the programme. Now it's your turn to share in the success of 20Twenty.

What support will you get?

20Twenty offers a range of recognised leadership qualifications from Level 3 to Level 7, all of which are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). It is the only programme in Wales that offers a progression route from CMI Level 3 to Level 7, leading towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Executive MBA and Chartered Manager. This is a quality programme run by experts who appreciate the time pressures and budget burdens that every business - large and small - has to deal with. 

Your commitment

Participants of the 20Twenty programme attend a series of workshops (totalling up to 15 days) over a period of 10 months. During that time, they study a variety of techniques and processes to help them develop their business in several key areas, including leadership skills, coaching, sales, marketing, finance, operational efficiency and business innovation.

Is your business eligible?

All sizes of businesses, including large organisations, are eligible for the 20Twenty programme. Any employee up to director level who has responsibility for managing staff or any owner who wants to grow his or her company can apply. The business must operate in east Wales, or the employee must reside in the area.


Call the Business Wales Helpline on 03000 6 03000 or contact us.

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.

20Twenty is part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Programme Checklist EU funds in Wales
Delivery AreaE East Wales
European Social Fund
Status  Live
Supported by the European Social Fund? Yes
Programme Lead

Cardiff Metropolitan University