Your company must
have cumulatively raised at least £1,000,000, through either equity
investment (from inception), turnover in the last financial year
(excluding grants or consultancy), or a combination of both.
Both engineers and non-engineers who work at engineering and technology SMEs based in the UK are welcome to apply
Applications must be written and submitted by the intended recipient
Each enterprise can submit a maximum of one application for
the programme if they are successful. One additional application will be considered
in another round if it is submitted by a candidate belonging
to a group that is underrepresented within UK engineering. Please note this also includes those who were successful in gaining a place on the previously named SME Leaders programme.
Applicants must come from a company based in the UK and registered with Companies House. For multinational companies, the Head Office must be based in the UK
Applicants of any nationality are eligible as long as you have the right to work in the UK
Only applicants from SMEs who aren't wholly or majority owned by another company are eligible (SME as per the EU definition)
We cannot accept applications from consultancies
Software companies must exhibit engineering as their core
component and should be innovative and protectable
Only one applicant per company per round
The Academy is committed to diversity and welcomes nominations and nominees from women and other groups who are currently under-represented across engineering, as well as recognising the full breadth of engineering.