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We are working with a world-class group of expert partners to support and grow businesses in Greater Manchester and the wider North West.

Our partners refer businesses in need of help to us, deliver many of our events and workshops and also provide their own expert services to the Hub community.

If you are interested in becoming a partner to the Business Growth Hub please click here for more information and to register your details formally.

Here's a bit more about our current partners...

Main sponsor

Natwest

NatWest as part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group provides a wide range of products and services to personal, business, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers

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Natwest

Media partner

MEN Media

MEN Media is a multimedia business with leading print and online brands across Greater Manchester.

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MEN Media

Other partners

Academy for Chief Executives

The Academy for Chief Executives is a leading organisation that helps business leaders grow themselves and improve their business performance.

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Academy for Chief Executives

Access to Finance (A2F)

Access to Finance offers free impartial support to businesses wanting to raise finance in the North West.

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Access to Finance (A2F)

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard is a corporate law firm.

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Addleshaw Goddard

alldayPA

The UK's most trusted telephone answering service since 1999, alldayPA are based in Salford and handle calls for more than 23,000 businesses up and down the UK.

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alldayPA

Allens Chartered Accountants

A comprehensive range of commercial and financial services

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Allens Chartered Accountants

Armstrong Watson

Armstrong Watson is an independent firm of accountants, strategic business consultants and financial advisers.

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Armstrong Watson

Auditel

Auditel is a network of over 200 professional consultants specialising in Cost and Purchase management consultancy.

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Auditel

Baker Tilly

Leading providers of accounting and business services with international reach.

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Baker Tilly

Barclays Bank PLC

Supporting you and your business

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Barclays Bank PLC

BE Group

Business information, events and commercial development programmes

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BE Group

Beever and Struthers

Chartered Accountants specialising in audit, tax and financial planning.

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Beever and Struthers

BERG

Manchester based corporate and commercial law firm.

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BERG

Bermans

Bermans is a boutique firm of full service commercial lawyers.

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Bermans

Beta Technology

Beta Technology is a knowledge based company supporting industry, the public sector and academia to collaborate and to develop innovative projects.

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Beta Technology

Bibby Financial Solutions

Provide financial solutions.

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Bibby Financial Solutions

Bionow

Bionow is a membership organisation which has been serving the biomedical industry in the North of England since 2000.

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Bionow

Bolton Business Ventures Limited

BBV has an unblemished reputation for honesty and integrity demonstrated by our 31 years in business and successful delivery of business and enterprise contracts.

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Bolton Business Ventures Limited

Bolton Council

Bolton Council provides a range of support for businesses to help them perform more efficiently.

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Bolton Council

Boote Edgar Esterkin

Boote Edgar Esterkin Solicitors is a commercial and civil law firm.

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Boote Edgar Esterkin

Booth Ainsworth LLP

Booth Ainsworth is chartered accountants providing tax and business advice to businesses of all sizes.

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Booth Ainsworth LLP

Brooke-Jones Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

At Brooke-Jones Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys we recognise that taking the time to get to know our clients' businesses is key.

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Brooke-Jones Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Bubble Partnership Ltd & Bubble Enterprises CIC

Business consultancy and training for private businesses and social enterprises

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Bubble Partnership Ltd & Bubble Enterprises CIC

Business Doctors

Business Doctors are here to give your business the strength it needs to grow.

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Business Doctors

Business Finance Solutions

Specialist business finance services.

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Business Finance Solutions

Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub connects people and creates opportunities.

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Business Growth Hub

Business Growth Service

The Business Growth Service helps those businesses who have the right level of ambition, capability and capacity to improve and grow. It brings together a broad range of expertise, so that you can get the right advice and support to fulfil your growth potential.

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Business Growth Service

Business Growth Service

The Business Growth Service helps those businesses who have the right level of ambition, capability and capacity to improve and grow. It brings together a broad range of expertise, so that you can get the right advice and support to fulfil your growth potential.

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Business Growth Service

Butcher & Barlow LLP

Butcher & Barlow is a firm of Solicitors with over a century of experience and offices all around the Manchester and Cheshire area.

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Butcher & Barlow LLP

C-Tech Innovation

C-Tech Innovation is a leading UK based, internationally focused, innovation management and technology development company.

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C-Tech Innovation

Cardinal Plus

Cardinal Plus is a member of the Cardinal Group of Companies and is one of the country's fastest growing logistics providers.

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Cardinal Plus

Challenge 4 Change

Challenge 4 Change is a registered charity that provides learning through fun and makes a real difference.

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Challenge 4 Change

Churchgate Academy

Churchgate Academy specialises in delivering high quality training solutions for business.

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Churchgate Academy

Clarke Nicklin Group

An Independent medium sized firm of Chartered Accountants and Independent Financial Advisors based at Cheadle Royal Business Park.

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Clarke Nicklin Group

CLB Coopers

CLB Coopers are a leading independent accountancy and advisory firm.

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CLB Coopers

Cogent Sector Skills Council Limited

Cogent is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear, Life Sciences, Petroleum and Polymer Industries.

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Cogent Sector Skills Council Limited

Cortex Ltd

Cortex supports SMEs to improve via the creation of fit for purpose business processes, designing innovative staff development programmes and optimising systems.

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Cortex Ltd

Cowgill Holloway LLP

Cowgill Holloway is a North West leading independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, with over 120 staff based in offices in Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool.

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Cowgill Holloway LLP

Creative England

Creative England is a national agency that invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media.

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Creative England

Dallas Matthews

Dallas Matthews is a Digital Marketing Agency specialising in Relationship Marketing.

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Dallas Matthews

Davis Blank Furniss

Manchester lawyers Davis Blank Furniss is a full service law firm with specialist solicitors and lawyers.

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Davis Blank Furniss

DonnellyBentley Chartered Accountants

Provide business, accountancy and taxation services.

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DonnellyBentley Chartered Accountants

DWF LLP

DWF is the business law firm where legal expertise, industry knowledge and leading-edge technology converge and connect to deliver solutions that enable our clients to excel.

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DWF LLP

EEF Ltd.

A membership organisation for the manufacturing sector

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EEF Ltd.

Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), is a free service run and funded by the European Commission targeted at helping small companies to expand into Europe.

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Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Ventures Ltd

Enterprise Ventures is one of the leading providers of venture capital and loans to small businesses in England and Wales.

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Enterprise Ventures Ltd

ENWORKS

ENWORKS is the North West’s flagship environmental support service, helping thousands of businesses to boost their profits and reduce their carbon emissions by improving resource efficiency.

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ENWORKS

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. We aim to have a positive impact on businesses and markets, as well as on society as a whole.

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Ernst & Young

Eversheds

International law firm Eversheds is one of the world's largest corporate law firms.

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Eversheds

EVolution Partnership

Business and finance coaching, training and support.

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EVolution Partnership

Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries.

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Experian

Fairhurst

Fairhurst are a North West Top 25 independent firm providing accountancy, taxation and business support services & advice.

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Fairhurst

Farleys Solicitors LLP

As a full service law firm, we can offer clients a full complement of legal services.

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Farleys Solicitors LLP

Freeman Fisher LLP

Freeman Fisher is a commercial law firm based in Spinningfields in Manchester offering a full range of legal services to businesses of all sizes, including entrepreneurs and SMEs.

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Freeman Fisher LLP

Grant Thornton

One of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms.

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Grant Thornton

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN)

Greater Manchester AHSN is one of 15 AHSNs across the country.

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Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN)

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with over 5,000 members.

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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership

Designed to support business and local authorities.

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Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership

Green Cloud Hosting

We provide cloud computing, colocation, server hosting, connectivity, data storage and back up solutions.

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Green Cloud Hosting

Groundwork (MSSTT)

Helps organisations reduce their environmental impact and become more profitable

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Groundwork (MSSTT)

Hallidays

More than just accountants.

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Hallidays

HGF Limited

Full-service intellectual property law firm

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HGF Limited

HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS

Offering products and services to SMEs

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HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS

HSBC

One of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

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HSBC

Hurst & Company Accountants LLP

Accountants whose services include audit, tax advice, corporate finance, and payroll.

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Hurst & Company Accountants LLP

I Am Telemarketing

Professional telemarketing services

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I Am Telemarketing

ICAEW Business Advice Service

Professional membership organisation, supporting chartered accountants.

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ICAEW Business Advice Service

idg

idg (Improvement Development Growth Limited) is committed to working with organisations of all sizes and sectors to improve performance, develop and grow.

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idg

Idox

Comprehensive solutions in information management, online publishing, web design and development.

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Idox

IfM ECS

Delivering business support to manufacturing SMEs

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IfM ECS

In2-Training

In2-Training is a trusted company to business owners on digital marketing / social media and computer skills success.

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In2-Training

Inngot Limited

Inngot provides web-based tools to help companies get the most from their IP.

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Inngot Limited

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK's national innovation agency.

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Innovate UK

Inovaris

Inovaris provide specialist support in growth, workforce development, finance, funding and digital.

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Inovaris

Insider Media

The UK’s leading regional business-to-business media company

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Insider Media

Institute of Directors (IoD)

Our philosophy is to support, represent and set standards for directors.

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Institute of Directors (IoD)

Inventya

Bespoke Market Research for Science and Technology.

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Inventya

Jackson Stephen LLP

Accountants and Business Advisers

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Jackson Stephen LLP

JMC IT

IT support and services.

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JMC IT

JMW Solicitors LLP

JMW Solicitors LLP is a full service law firm

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JMW Solicitors LLP

Know+Do

Know+Do offers a range of applied business solutions including master classes, project support and success coaching, with an expertise in supporting social enterprise.

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Know+Do

KPMG

KPMG Small Business Accounting

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KPMG

Lancaster University

Lancaster University is one of the UK's top universities.

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Lancaster University

Leonherman

Leonherman's offer an extensive range of business and accountancy services and solutions to help meet your business objectives.

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Leonherman

Linea Group

Practical, affordable support for businesses looking to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and increase levels of customer satisfaction.

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Linea Group

Lines Henry Limited

Corporate Rescue and Recovery Advice you can Trust!

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Lines Henry Limited

Lloyd Piggott Chartered Accountants

An accountant to partner you and your business, giving you the confidence and knowledge to develop and grow.

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Lloyd Piggott Chartered Accountants

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank plc is a British bank with branches across England and Wales. It has traditionally been considered one of the "Big Four" clearing banks

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Lloyds Bank

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is a growing hub for the world's airlines. Their dedicated Aviation team will help develop your business.

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Manchester Airport

Manchester Digital

Manchester Digital is the independent trade association for digital business in the North West of England.

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Manchester Digital

Manchester Library and Information Service

Information and Advice for businesses, consumers and jobseekers.

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Manchester Library and Information Service

Manchester Science Parks

Manchester Science Parks is a community of successful, innovative companies.

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Manchester Science Parks

Manchester Solutions

The Economic Solutions Group is a not-for-profit group of companies delivering a wealth of business support, skills, training and recruitment services across Greater Manchester and the UK.

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Manchester Solutions

Marketing Manchester

Marketing Manchester is the agency charged with promoting Manchester on a national and international stage.

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Marketing Manchester

Marks & Clerk LLP

Marks & Clerk is a full service Intellectual Property firm.

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Marks & Clerk LLP

Mathys & Squire LLP

Patent and trade mark attorneys. Information on practice areas, people and recruitment.

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Mathys & Squire LLP

Medilink North West

Medilink North West is a membership-based professional organisation with a remit to stimulate growth and innovation in the medical and health technology sector throughout the North West.

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Medilink North West

Metronet (UK)

Metronet (UK) is the UK’s most advanced hybrid wired and wireless Internet Service Provider.

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Metronet (UK)

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Mewburn Ellis LLP is one of the UK’s leading intellectual property practices.

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Mewburn Ellis LLP

Microsoft

Over the last three decades, Microsoft has consistently transformed the way that people live, work, play and connect through great technology.

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Microsoft

MIDAS

MIDAS is responsible for attracting inward investment to the Manchester City Region by promoting it as a leading European business investment location.

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MIDAS

Millbank Edge LLP

Millbank Edge LLP is an ambitious corporate and commercial law firm. We provide a partner-led service and build strong relationships with clients who value our advice and trust our judgement.

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Millbank Edge LLP

Mohindra Maini LLP

Mohindra Maini LLP is a busy city centre commercial law practice that operates in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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Mohindra Maini LLP

Molesworths Bright Clegg

Rochdale based Molesworths Bright Clegg are a full service legal firm working for businesses and individuals.

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Molesworths Bright Clegg

MSL Legal

MSL Legal Expenses Insurance is an award-winning legal expenses insurance and business services provider with more than 25 years' experience.

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MSL Legal

North of England Excellence

North of England Excellence is a not for profit organisation dating back to 1994, working in partnership with the British Quality Foundation (BQF) and EFQM, to help organisations achieve their strategic vision and enhance business performance by inspiring, supporting and recognising excellence.

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North of England Excellence

North West Aerospace Alliance

The NWAA is the flagship organisation representing some 750 member companies and stakeholders involved in the UK's premier aerospace cluster and the model for industry-led organisations throughout Europe.

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North West Aerospace Alliance

North West Business Angels

Northwest Business Angels connects young and growing companies seeking investment with investors actively looking for investment opportunities in the northwest.

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North West Business Angels

North West Business Finance Ltd

North West Business Finance Limited is an independent, private sector, not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, established to oversee the delivery of The North West Fund.

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North West Business Finance Ltd

Northwest Automotive Alliance

The NAA is an independent, not-for-profit Company, which provides a membership service to the automotive community.

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Northwest Automotive Alliance

NR Barton

NR Barton are a firm of chartered accountants and business advisers specialising in accountancy, taxation and audit services across North West England and the UK.

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NR Barton

nxo

We are a marketing consultancy who believe in working closely, alongside our clients to help them get the most from their investment in marketing.

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nxo

Oldham Business Leadership Group

Oldham Business Leadership Group (OBLG) is a board of private sector people recruited independently from within the Oldham business community.

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Oldham Business Leadership Group

Oldham Council

Advice and support for new and growing businesses, events, networks, free recruitment services and day-to-day services such as licensing and business rates.

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Oldham Council

Online Ventures Group

Online Ventures Group develops successful, transparent, proven online marketing strategies.

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Online Ventures Group

Orvia

Orvia exists to support and guide people through their business journey, providing information and advice to anyone who wants to start their own enterprise or grow an established company.

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Orvia

Pannone LLP

Providing full legal services offering to SMEs.

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Pannone LLP

peninsula business services

Employment law services including Health & Safety at work and tax advice.

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peninsula business services

Pera Technology

Pera Technology is a leading new product development contractor, working with companies of all sizes from across Europe.

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Pera Technology

pro manchester

Bringing Business to Professionals

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pro manchester

Profile PI

Business Insurance for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs.

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Profile PI

Profit Optimiser Enterprises

We provide easily affordable, internet based business management systems to put you firmly in control of the way you plan, start and grow your business.

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Profit Optimiser Enterprises

RBS

RBS is part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, a large international banking and financial services company.

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RBS

Regionplus Limited

Regionplus is a provider of a comprehensive information and network service for the whole North West Region.

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Regionplus Limited

Rochdale Development Agency

Rochdale Development Agency was set up as a not-for-profit company to take a lead role in driving regeneration and development within the borough.

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Rochdale Development Agency

Royce Peeling Green Limited

Royce Peeling Green Limited (RPG), is a firm of Chartered Accountants.

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Royce Peeling Green Limited

Salford City Council

Salford City Council provides a wealth of information and advice on its council services for businesses.

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Salford City Council

Santander Corporate & Commercial

Providing true relationship banking to help fuel local business ambitions.

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Santander Corporate & Commercial

Sci-Tech Daresbury

A world class location for high-tech business and leading edge science.

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Sci-Tech Daresbury

Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths is a national UK law firm

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Shoosmiths

Slater Heelis

We offer progressive legal advice and exceptional service to commercial and not-for-profit organisations and private clients.

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Slater Heelis

Squire Sanders (UK) LLP

Squire Sanders provides a full range of legal services.

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Squire Sanders (UK) LLP

Stephensons Solicitors LLP

Professional legal services in the North West

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Stephensons Solicitors LLP

Stockport Business & Innovation Centre

Stockport Business & Innovation Centre is used for a range of creative business purposes.

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Stockport Business & Innovation Centre

Stockport Council

Whether you are starting up a business; trying to develop your company or thinking of relocating to Stockport, a range of services are available to help you including business support advice, and networking events.

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Stockport Council

Techcelerate

A thriving community of tech entrepreneurs, senior managers of technology companies, investors, deal makers and service providers.

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Techcelerate

TechHub Manchester

TechHub Manchester is the space for the technology community.

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TechHub Manchester

Tetra Marketing

Manchester marketing agency Tetra Marketing helping both small and large businesses take a structured long term approach to marketing.

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Tetra Marketing

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

A statutory Combined Authority developed to co-ordinate key economic development, regeneration and transport functions across ten local authorities in Greater Manchester

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The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

The Innovation Partnership Limited

The Innovation Partnership helps companies turn ideas into flourishing businesses, and tread a new path to sustainable success.

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The Innovation Partnership Limited

The Landing

The Landing is a totally new facility at the heart of MediaCityUK.

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The Landing

The Manufacturing Institute

The Manufacturing Institute is an independent charity founded to inspire, educate and improve the performance of manufacturing companies, their employees and the wider public.

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The Manufacturing Institute

The MedTECH Centre Incubator

The MedTECH Centre is a specialist business incubator for innovators who are developing technology which can help the NHS to provide high-quality, efficient care to its patients.

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The MedTECH Centre Incubator

The Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME)

Supporting the unemployed over 50 into self-employment

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The Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME)

The Sharp Project

Home to digital entrepreneurs and production companies.

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The Sharp Project

The SME Club

Information from a network of business professionals

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The SME Club

Thornton & Lowe Ltd

Thornton & Lowe is a leading PQQ, bid and tender management organisation that helps SMEs through the procurement process, as well as driving their business growth.

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Thornton & Lowe Ltd

Tinderbox Limited

Established in 2009; Tinderbox focus on SME’s and OMB’s with turnover of circa £3 million up to £130 million.

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Tinderbox Limited

TR Intellectual Property

TR Intellectual Property has 25 years of knowledge and experience in the field of protecting and enforcing Trade Marks, Copyright and Designs worldwide.

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TR Intellectual Property

Trafford Council

Trafford Council provides services and information for local residents, visitors and the business community.

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Trafford Council

UHY Hacker Young

UHY Hacker Young is an accounting and auditing firm.

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UHY Hacker Young

UKFast

UKFast is one of the UK's leading managed hosting and colocation providers.

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UKFast

UKTI

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets.

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UKTI

UMI³

UMI³ was created following the merger of The University of Manchester’s business incubation services provider, UMIC, and its Intellectual Property commercialisation company, UMIP.

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UMI³

University of Salford

The University of Salford has a long and successful track record of working with local businesses to develop real world solutions to their problems.

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University of Salford

Venturefest

The Venturefest Network draws local innovation eco-systems together through a number of local events around the country.

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Venturefest

Wigan Council

Wigan Council's website provides a wealth of information, support and advice for all residents, businesses and visitors to the borough.

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Wigan Council

Wigan Youth Zone

At Wigan Youth Zone, we aim to provide the best possible experience and outcomes for young people in a fun, supportive, safe, inclusive and positive environment.

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Wigan Youth Zone

Wilde Analysis

Analysis solutions to improve design and manage risk.

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Wilde Analysis

Wilson Gunn

Wilson Gunn Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys are UK and European patent and trade mark attorneys.

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Wilson Gunn

Zeus Capital

Zeus Capital is an independent investment banking operation.

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Zeus Capital