Business Growth Hub

  • Venturefest Manchester 2014


    Book your place now for Venturefest Manchester 2014

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  • Textiles Growth Programme

    Textiles Growth Programme

    A grant funded scheme for the textiles sector

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  • Steve Rowe, Founder , Aerobic Table Tennis

    Steve Rowe

    Aerobic Table Tennis

    How Steve benefited
    From our Growth Start
    Up support

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  • Join The Hub community


    The Hub community

    Connect with other growth
    businesses, access expert
    support and discover new

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  • Business Growth Hub Mentoring Programme


    Growth Mentoring Programme

    One to one mentoring
    support that will help you
    achieve personal and
    professional growth.

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Welcome to the Hub

We work with ambitious businesses that
want to grow their bottom line, share their
experiences, boost their profile, find partners
and create new business growth.

Growth ideas

Growth ideas

Ways to grow your business…

There are lots of ways to grow a business so how do you choose the one that’s right for your company?

Our advice areas are written by experts who can share their experience and insider knowledge about setting up and growing businesses successfully. The topics cover some of the key ways you can look to grow, and the opportunities and obstacles you might face.

Young Persons StartUp Loans

Products and services

Government Initiative for Young People…

Are you aged 18-30 and looking to start a business and become your own boss? If so, the StartUp Loan has been tailor made for you. StartUp Loans have been launched for young people who want to go their own way, work on their own terms and start a successful venture.

Business review

Business review

Review your business…

Our network can provide professional expertise and simple to use analysis tools to allow you to assess your performance, review where you are going and ultimately explore where to invest your time, effort and money to realise maximum impact. Areas covered include finances, customers, processes and internal learning and growth.

Growth Startup Drop-in Sessions - October 2014 C

21st October 2014, 9:00am

StartupTuesdays The Growth Startup programme enables you to get your new business or idea off to a flying start with a whole host of support available to those who are eligible.

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Start Smart Workshop - October 2014 D

21st October 2014, 9:30am

Are you interested in setting up your own business but are unsure of the steps you need to take or how to access financial support?

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Driving Innovation and Diversification - October 2014

21st October 2014, 10:00am

This free event is an opportunity for high tech and innovative businesses to learn about opportunities within the Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) sector and explore various opportunities to secure funding and understand how the University of Manchester's expertise can help businesses face future challenges with confidence.

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About the Business Growth Hub

Giving ambitious businesses the green light for growth.

The Business Growth Hub is a community for growing businesses. It is the major centre for businesses that have the potential, ambition and commitment to grow, from established and large organisations to start-ups and SME enterprises.

The Hub connects companies that want to grow their bottom line, share their experiences, develop their profile, find partners and create new business growth.

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Business Growth Hub are looking to reward Startup Excellence

Posted: 29th September 2014

Business Growth Hub have been working with growth startups since 2011, helping them to turn ideas into a reality. We’re now looking to acknowledge those that we work with in our Start Smart progra...

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Storelectronic secure £125k funding

Posted: 22nd September 2014

The Access to Finance service has helped Preston based Storelectric Ltd to secure £125k funding from three North West Business Angels to help develop renewable energy storage plants.

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