Manchester agency Return On Digital has been chosen to be part of Google’s Partner Elevator programme.

The scheme focusses on business skills and was set up to help ambitious agencies achieve growth and reach their potential.

Google is running it in conjunction with Robert Craven, the managing director of the Directors’ Centre and formerly Head of Consulting at Warwick Business School.

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It has developed a mini MBA-style course with the aim of nurturing digital leaders, transforming agencies, strengthening teams and winning new clients.

Return founder Guy Levine said: “We were delighted to be invited to join the programme.

“It is great to be acknowledged by Google as a high-growth agency and to work with others who are in a similar situation to us.

“We have big ambitions and the help so far has been invaluable, with Google and Robert choosing some innovative delivery and planning methods which suit entrepreneurs and not just classroom study.”