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Designs on Growth: Business Development Programme

6-month programme commencing February 2021

Designs on Growth: Business Development Programme

An innovative 6-month learning and development programme for owner/managers of design agencies to help your business grow and become more profitable.

The programme is an innovative learning and development resource providing the owner/managers of design businesses with best practice business management skills and knowledge to support sustainability and increased revenue in their business. full details

This bespoke programme is sector specific and designed to fully support you to develop a winning growth strategy for your business. You need to be in business in excess of two years and be an employer.

The first module is in March 2021, followed by one monthly workshop .

Register Your Interest →

Now accepting expressions of interest or our 2021 programme intake.

Why should I attend?

  • Effectively address your business challenges
  • Improve performance
  • Develop your design or creative business practice going forward

Programme Content

Workshop  1 – A Winning Strategy
Starting with a business diagnostic report and current situation analysis, to inform a clearly defined vision and strategy.

Workshop 2 – Understanding the Financials
Embrace the financials in your business – time is money.

Workshop 3 – Leadership & Management
Lead and manage your team, develop your management style and nurture a winning culture.

Workshop 4 – Generating New Business
Attract new clients with a wow customer service.

Workshop  5 – Develop and Implement a Successful Marketing Plan

Coaching Support
Coaching is a critical part of the programme.  There is one coaching session to follow each workshop.

Peer Learning & Support
At the beginning of each workshop, you will have an opportunity to exchange ideas with your peers. In particular, to discuss progress on implementation of programme best practice and also to discuss common challenges and issues.

Learn more about the programme


IDI Members €1,195
Non-Members €2,495

*Payment schedule option available – This programme has been heavily subsidised to support our members in growing their business.

How to Apply

Please register your interest here. For more information email

Now accepting expressions of interest or our 2021 programme intake.