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How Greater Manchester changes the world

From splitting the atom to the first computer and, more recently, isolating graphene, Manchester has a proud history of discoveries and inventions that have helped to shape the world.

Our pioneering city region has blazed a trail in science, technology and engineering, both nationally and internationally, for over 200 years. To the above list, you can add Britain's first 'true' canal, the first steam-powered mill and the world's first passenger railway.

It was in M…

Venturefest crowns Manchester’s top innovator

Digital agency Nothing But Epic has been named Manchester’s most innovative business as it takes the £30,000 funding package at this year’s Venturefest.

Founded in 2015, Nothing But Epic is a digital brand agency specialising in social media, website design and SEO. The company, which is based in Manchester city centre, won the Innovation Showcase competition following a live vote in front of 600 business leaders at the Bridgewater Hall.

Nothing But Epic was one of ten b…

Trafford-based app developer on to double turnover

Award-winning consumer and enterprise mobile app developer Apadmi has almost doubled its turnover thanks to support from Business Growth Hub.

Set up in 2009, the Trafford-based business builds technology based solutions, as well as offering server and infrastructure development for some of the UK’s largest companies including Range Rover, AstraZeneca and The Guardian.

Howard Simms, Founder and Director of Apadmi contacted Business Growth Hub, part of Manchester Growth…


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£400m Fund launches for Northern SMEs

23rd February 2017

The British Business Bank has launched its £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), aimed at boosting the North of England’s economy and helping the region’s businesses realise their growth potential.

The British Business Bank’s recent …

Success of first Greater Connected programme for GM Creative, Digital and Tech business leaders leads to 12 month roll-out

12th February 2017

The Hub is set to offer over one hundred of the region’s most ambitious firms the chance to tackle barriers to growth through increased peer-to-peer engagement and joint problem-solving.

Our Greater Connected initiative is a new intensive, high-gr…

Over 150 digital and tech delegates cluster together at Hub lunch

10th February 2017

The Business Growth Hub joined forces with tech magazine Business Cloud to host our first business lunch of the year discussing the future of Manchester’s tech scene at UK Fast HQ.

Presented by Business Cloud UK editor Chris Maguire the lunch …

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