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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the GC Business Growth Hub, and what a decade it has been. 

Since we were established in 2011, we’ve grown from five to a team of more than 250 talented and experienced individuals. We’ve unlocked the potential for businesses and entrepreneurs in Greater Manchester and beyond, by helping them to seize opportunities and navigate the challenges of the last decade. And we’ve supported these ambitious businesses by bringing together the very best of the public and private sectors, including a vast network of local authorities and partners. 

From delivering the North West’s biggest Innovation to developing Greater Manchester’s emergency business response during COVID-19 find out about the key moments that have helped to shape our growth in the last 10 years.


Our case studies showcase the impact that our support has had amongst the thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs that we have supported. Our support has opened new markets, created jobs, and driven efficiencies in production and in carbon reduction. Learn more about how we can help your organisation to spark innovation, develop diverse talent streams and secure finance.

SME Case Studies

Our teams are committed to helping businesses eliminate their barriers to growth and achieve their potentialThis is delivered by the support and guidance of our advisorsRead their stories here and discover their experiences of unlocking potential in business across the region throughout the last 10 years. 

Masumi Masumi

Ethical fashion brand Masumi heads for success

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Thornton and Lowe Thornton and Lowe

Bolton-headquartered Thornton & Lowe has doubled its workforce and seen its client base grow following support from the Hub

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GJD Manufacturing GJD Manufacturing

Innovation provides secure investment in global markets

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Wicker Wings Wicker Wings

Trafford-based Wicker Wings introduces new lean manufacturing principles and expands business across the globe

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It’s All About Shoes It’s All About Shoes

It’s All About Shoes as Gaynor hits £300k in sales with help from Hub

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Faith In Nature Faith In Nature

Business Strategy Greater Manchester vegan hand wash manufacturer continues production with support from the Hub

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Talent Case Studies

Innovation Innovation

In conversation with: Samuel Bafunso, Innovation Advisor at GC Business Growth Hub

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For further information or to speak with one of our expert advisors, call 0161 359 3050 or visit