GC Business Growth Hub offers business support in the following areas. Read our full list of programmes.
Sector Specific Support
Business on the Go
Strategically build your brand & run your business on the go
‘Business on the Go’ is a tailored programme aimed at supporting Greater Manchester based SME businesses. This fully funded programme is ideally suited to businesses situated within the eCommerce, retail/wholesale, fashion, lifestyle and consultancy service sectors.
Empowering creative business in Greater Manchester
Creative Scale-Up is an exciting initiative designed to empower creative businesses in the Greater Manchester region to realise their full growth potential and gain investment to take their business to the next level.
Supporting SMEs in Greater Manchester to improve business performance
Digital technologies can improve business performance in many ways, from improved sales automation, advanced data capture and super slick customer service, to intelligent project and resource management, and enabling highly-flexible working and fantastic collaboration.
Helping SMEs in Greater Manchester to enhance the environmental performance and competitiveness of your products and services
This fully-funded programme helps you to reduce product & packaging costs, win contracts in new markets and cope with cope with environmental pressures from supply chains, regulators or customers through. Our experienced eco-innovation advisors offer support that is tailored to your business, removing whatever barriers you’re facing, whether that’s a lack of finance, human resource, specialist know-how, time, technology, strategy or appropriate facilities.
Supporting the self-employed in Greater Manchester
Whether you consider yourself as a business owner, a freelancer or somebody working in the gig economy, EnterprisingYou is a free programme that could support you in your self-employment journey. Delivered by the Growth Company and People Plus, you’ll have access to 1:1 business support, personal financial advice, personal development courses, employment support and more.
Executive Development Programme
Helping senior management teams improve their organisations through tailored training and support
Targeting senior executives, directors and CEOs, the programme covers topics such as self-management, talent management and business acumen through a series of workshops, master classes and one-to-one coaching. All training is facilitated by experienced providers, at no cost to the individual business, making this the first fully funded programme of its kind in Greater Manchester.
Enabling companies across the whole of Greater Manchester to rapidly expand into multiple markets.
Successful applicants who gain a place on the programme will have access to a set of global experts, the latest international growth tools, global market opportunities and an exclusive peer to peer network of companies who have scaled their businesses globally.
Helping digital, creative and tech companies stabilise, adapt and grow
This fully-funded programme has been specifically designed and delivered by industry experts who've got the battle scars from previous tough times, giving you the time, skills and space you need to re-focus, and take practical steps to stabilise, adapt, and grow.
Helping your Greater Manchester business to respond, adapt and thrive at this time of seismic change
Innov8 is a high-impact programme for SMEs in Greater Manchester, which can help you make the transition quicker, easier and more profitable.
Skills for Growth
Helping SMEs to upskill your employees, improve productivity and develop the opportunity for growth.
Skills for Growth – SME Support is a fully funded skills consultation service. We work at your pace to help you grow your business through reshaping, developing your talent and enhancing your team’s performance.
STEP into Healthcare
Helping SMEs enter into the NHS and other health markets
Designed for businesses in the life sciences sector with aspirations to scale-up, this training programme provides access to networks, strategic knowledge and market opportunities, through one-to-one support and several workshops with leading industry experts.
Workforce Development Programme
Helping SMEs in Greater Manchester to improve their organisation's performance
The Workforce Development Programme is a fully funded service for growing SME businesses in Greater Manchester, providing the foundation for businesses to become high performing workplaces.
Journey to Net Zero
Helping SMEs in Greater Manchester that are at an early stage on the path to net zero emissions
Our JTNZ (Journey to Net Zero) programme is a fully-funded online programme delivered via workshops, study material and one-to-one advice. You will hear from environmental specialists who will guide you through what net zero means for your business and how to prioritise action.
Discover the landscape of publicly backed business support in Greater Manchester today.
If you’re concerned about the impact that COVID-19 might have on your business, GC Business Growth Hub is here to help you navigate the latest government information and provide specialist advice.