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Our Partners

Our Greater Manchester business support partners

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Acas is the workplace expert for England, Wales and Scotland, providing free and impartial advice for employers and employees, training and help resolve disputes.

British Business Bank
A government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. 

Business and Intellectual Property Centre 
Helping businesses to start, run and grow, providing the tools, support and advice needed from the first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. 

Competition and Markets Authority
CMA is a non-ministerial government department that helps people, businesses and the UK economy by promoting competitive markets and tackling unfair behaviour. 

Confederation of British Industry
The CBI serves as the catalyst between industry and government to drive positive change, speaking for businesses of all sizes and sectors across the whole economy.

Department for Business and Trade
DBT is the department for economic growth, supporting businesses to invest, grow and export, creating jobs and opportunities across the country. 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DEFRA is responsible for improving and protecting the environment, sustaining thriving rural communities and supporting food, farming and fishing industries. 

Department for Work and Pensions 
DWP is the UK’s biggest public service department, responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. 

Federation of Small Businesses
FSB is the UK’s leading membership organisation for small businesses and the self-employed, offering its members a wide range of vital business services. 

Greater Manchester Business Compliance Support
Taking the stress out of compliance and regulation for new and existing businesses, saving time and money. 

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
The largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK, with over 4,000 members, located in the heart of the city centre and with a strong presence in the ten local authority areas. 

Innovate UK
The UK’s national innovation agency, supporting business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies and UK regions.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
A global professional body for chartered accountants, ICAEW represents more than 202,450 members and students around the world.

Institute of Directors
The IoD is a thriving member community for directors in the UK and beyond, offering professional development, valuable connections and meaningful influence.

Intellectual Property Office
The official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights, including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.

Make UK
Make UK stimulates success for manufacturing businesses, helping them to meet their objectives and goals, empowering individuals and inspiring the next generation. 

Manchester Metropolitan University
Working with public and private organisations of all sizes, from SMEs to multinationals, to address real-world problems and develop industry-leading solutions. 

Greater Manchester’s inward investment promotion agency, with a strategic aim to secure significant levels of new investment to create and safeguard jobs.

North West Business Leadership Team
The NWBLT has a clear mission to bring leaders together to shape the future of the North West region as the best place to live, work and do good business. 

Pro Manchester
The largest business development organisation in the North West, connecting, sharing and collaborating across Greater Manchester and the wider region for 35 years. 

Royal Academy of Engineering
A charity that harnesses the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. 

The University of Manchester
Organisations can harness the University’s innovations and research power, from knowledge exchange to talent recruitment, and CPD training to commercialisation. 

University Academy 92
UA92 works with exceptional individuals, organisations and businesses with the aim of fast-tracking our students’ careers and providing top talent to drive tomorrow’s business successes. 

University of Bolton
Supporting business growth through a network of academic experts and sector specialists, expert advice from business specialists, mentoring and dedicated resources.

University of Salford
Working with businesses, public organisations, non-profits and large corporates to drive innovation and growth using world-class research, facilities and connections. 

Local authority partners

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Manchester City Council

Rochdale Borough Council 

Salford City Council 

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Strategic partners

Agent Academy
Working directly with young people who want to upskill for their future career, as well as with universities and schools to develop bespoke programmes for their students. 

Agent Marketing
Agent works with and supports organisations, causes, charities and people who are doing incredible things. 

Barclays Eagle Labs
Barclays Eagle Labs incubates, inspires and educates UK founders, start-ups and scale-ups, and help them to succeed and scale.

Beever and Struthers
Stress-free and straight forward accountancy advice and services for businesses, their owners and people working in the not-for-profit sector.

BNY Mellon
Discover unparalleled financial success with BNY Mellon’s unique insights, thinking, and actions.

Workspace to suit all needs, from regional town centre office and retail spaces to city centre innovation hubs and high-quality lab space in campus locations.

Catax supports thousands of businesses in applying for and making claims under the HMRC R&D tax credit scheme. 

EY provides consulting, assurance, tax and transaction services that help solve our client's toughest challenges and build a better working world for all.

Award-winning business banking solutions for companies’ evolving needs.

With deep knowledge and insight, we make the difference and help solve complex challenges, create value and transform organisations.

Turbocharging businesses, from start-ups to SMEs, to corporates and institutions. 

Talk Talk
Supporting UK businesses of every shape and size for over 25 years, delivering fantastic connectivity, affordable prices and brilliant service. 

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