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2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the GC Business Growth Hub.

Since we were established, we’ve grown from a team of five to 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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Faith In Nature Faith In Nature

Good business practice comes naturally to health and beauty product producer

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Enviroheat HET Enviroheat HET

The Stockport Energy firm looking to bolster UK’s net zero transition

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Pakeeza Dairies Pakeeza Dairies

Natural yoghurt producer Pakeeza takes Lancashire Farm brand to the nation’s supermarkets

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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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Talent Case Studies

Innovation Innovation

In conversation with Samuel Bafunso, Innovation Advisor

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Account Management Account Management

In conversation with Jamie Meredith, SME Account Manager

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Green Technologies and Services Green Technologies and Services

In conversation with Tolu Omideyi, Low Carbon Sector Advisor

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Access to Finance Access to Finance

In conversation with Phil Hargreaves, Head of Access to Finance

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Marketing Marketing

In conversation with: Ben Jones, Marketing and Communications Executive

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