Who can we support?

Taking the time to cultivate talent and the skills of those employees can mean big things for your business, and we can provide the support needed to harness the culture you want to nurture.

Our specialist programmes supports SMEs who want to develop their leadership team  or workforce to support business growth; whether that’s enhancing the skillset of existing employees at all levels and safeguarding jobs, or developing more targeted talent-management strategies.

About our support

It is often said that people are a company’s greatest asset and our Executive and Workforce Development Programmes sets out to show why.

We’ll work with you to review your business, looking at its structure and values, possible skills gaps and your ambitions, to help to develop a clear picture of your future and achieve business growth through productivity.

Our expert advisors will provide guidance in creating the right environment for your team to grow and will take a holistic view of your workforce needs including talent retention, succession planning, motivation and communications.

Eligibility and criteria

Our programmes support businesses where the launch of new products, processes and services can help the business to grow, as well as create and/ or safeguard jobs,

In order for the Hub to access funding for the programme, it needs to collect baseline data for each business and also monitor the programme’s impact at quarterly intervals for up to 12 months.

Other ways we can help

To complement the support available, the Hub offers a bespoke programme of skills assists for staff which can help your business to develop further in the right direction. These involve a day of training and development for groups of five or more and are delivered by specialists covering a range of topics including:

  • Social and digital media
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Building the right team
  • Sales and customer service
  • Managing change and growth
  • Taking a product to market


Additionally, the Hub will look at ways in which the business can take advantage of other services, with referrals to teams working in areas such as Access to Finance, Green Growth, Manufacturing Advisory Service, now part of Business Growth Service and UK Trade and Investment.

There will also be the opportunity to attend the Hub’s monthly networking events for businesses taking part in its mentoring and growth programmes.

Our providers

The Hub is working with a range of providers who offer a wide range of experience, knowledge and skills, covering many different industries and sectors. These include those with specific backgrounds in areas such as manufacturing, quality control and human resources, to coaches who concentrate on the emotional side of running a business, helping business owners to avoid stress and other pitfalls.

How to access our support

To find our more, please contact:

Tel: 0161 359 3050

Business Growth Hub

Churchgate House
56 Oxford Street
M1 6EU

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