Introducing GC Business Growth Hub’s Innovation Vouchers

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Dharma Nurse, Senior Innovation Development Manager at the Growth Company, spoke to Business Connect about the innovation vouchers initiative. What are Innovation Vouchers? “The Innovation Vouchers allow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greater Manchester to apply for up to £5,000 worth of funding to access expertise, research and specialist facilities to accelerate the development […]

How SME leaders can embrace diversity and inclusion to attract talent more effectively

Dawn Duggan, GC Business Growth Hub

The employment market is going through a major shake-up. The impact of the last two years has changed the way that talent is recruited and altered candidates’ expectations of their potential employers. A more socially conscious workforce is emerging from the pandemic, so businesses must keep pace with these shifting expectations to attract and retain […]

GM Skills Map launches to improve accessibility to workplace training

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The first of its kind, GM Skills Map launched earlier this year to bridge the gap between workplace learning and course providers as part of the Skills for Growth – SME Support programme, a new support service commissioned by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority with funding from the European Social Fund, and delivered by GC […]

Think net zero won’t impact you anytime soon? Think again!

Kevin Lambert, Resource Efficiency Lead at GC Business Growth Hub explains why net zero greenhouse gas emissions should be on the radar for SMEs as well as large organisations, and how GC Business Growth Hub’s Journey to Net Zero programme can help. “The UK has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. It would […]

Progress21 showcases Greater Manchester’s global growth opportunities

Thousands of business leaders and job seekers attended PROGRESS21 at the end of September, Greater Manchester’s largest conference in more than 18 months. Taking place at Manchester Central, it consisted of three key strands: Greater Manchester’s global ambitions; business opportunities, and careers, and boasted several forums, workshops and talks to help individuals and organisations realise […]

The Growth Company launch new Remote Working Guide offering advice for SMEs on home working

Businesses struggling to manage having their staff working from home due to the impact of Covid-19 can now access a suite of resources launched by The Growth Company. Following the Government’s guidance that businesses should be encouraging their employees to work from home where possible, many across Greater Manchester have been having to quickly adapt […]

New service launched to tackle labour market challenges in Greater Manchester

A brand new service has been launched to tackle labour market challenges in Greater Manchester as a result of Covid-19. The new initiative to help businesses respond to the unprecedented shift in the jobs market as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has been launched by the Growth Company in partnership with the Greater Manchester […]