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 […]

PROGRESS21 – Bringing together GM businesses

GM Business Connect spoke with Janine Smith, Director of GC Business Growth Hub, which is part of the Growth Company. The Hub provides specialist funded support to drive growth in small and medium enterprises across Greater Manchester. Janine is leading PROGRESS21 Business, one of the first large scale in-person business events since early 2020, taking […]

New ‘trusted marketplace’ launches

Entrepreneurial business leaders looking for new technologies to help their SMEs to grow and thrive now have a powerful new tool at their fingertips, with the launch of the fully-funded Technology Adoption Service. The Technology Adoption Service (TAS) has been launched by GC Business Growth Hub as a result of Greater Manchester and London authorities […]