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Growth & Productivity Groups

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Growth & Productivity Groups

Evolve is delighted to have the opportunity to partner with forty businesses of growth potential through the Growth & Productivity Group initiative, funded by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership.

Sector specific groups are available for people in the following areas –

  • Engineering & manufacturing
  • Marine & maritime
  • Digital & creative
  • Visitor economy

It includes one-to-one coaching and group sessions, which explore strategic growth, funding for growth, leadership for growth, internationalisation and so much more. The programme starts in September 2024 and runs to March 2025, with 15 hours of contact time. It’s about exploring and reaching your potential.

Funded by –

Ambitious leaders in a senior management role


Small or medium sized businesses in Dorset


Employing between 2 and 249 employees

+ Engineering 

+ Manufacturing

+ Marine & Maritime

+ Digital & Creative

+ Visitor Economy

What will I learn?

 The programme starts in September 2024 and finishes in March 2025, delivered over 15 hours which equates to 3 hours per month.

Group sessions are delivered in-person at a location in Poole or Dorchester.

There is no charge to participating businesses, the programme is being funded by the Dorset LEP as part of their plans to create economic growth.


+ Develop leadership skills across strategic planning, finance & growth

+ Access specialist 1:1 business coaching

+ Enhance business performance & productivity

+ Reflect with like-minded business leaders facing similar challenges



David Mutton

Programme Facilitator

David Mutton is an experienced business advisor with a diverse background. From 2009 to 2021, he was a founding director at Land & Wave, handling everything from building infrastructure to managing outdoor activities. In 2021, David transitioned to a business advisor before joining Evolve.

At Evolve, David focuses on helping businesses start and grow by developing business plans and overcoming growth barriers. He also assists established businesses in enhancing their leadership and management teams. David leads projects such as the Evolve Business Accelerator at The Royal Arcade Bournemouth and several other local initiatives aimed at supporting business growth and productivity.

David’s hands-on approach and practical advice make him a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and business leaders navigating the challenges of business development and management.


Emma Lynch

“As a member of such a collaborative, non-judgemental group, I am able to engage in discussions with like-minded small business owners facing similar challenges. The best bit about being part of the vibrant community is knowing I am never alone – everybody is open to sharing their stories and lessons they have learned, as well as offering advice to support each other as we navigate the current uncertain climate.”



Jack Barnden

“The expert coaching and guidance Evolve offer is invaluable. When you view business and strategy with perspective you can have thoughts, ideas to make decisions that will impact your business in a positive way.

My 1:1 sessions with the Evolve workbooks, consistently make you set time aside for yourself, your business and as a result you approach work and life in a more balanced, positive, strategic and goal orientated manner.”






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