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We're delighted to give you the opportunity to start enjoying our BGH Alumni experience, by offering you exclusive access to our sessions. Hosted by our GM Business Growth Hub Partners and Ambassadors, these sessions will allow you to gain insight and learn about topics relating to your business, whilst also benefitting from meeting other like-minded professionals.

Please find below details of our upcoming sessions and how to register. Limited places apply, so register now to avoid disappointment. New sessions will be added regularly, including our 2024 dates, so please keep checking this page for updates.

Following our hugely successful panel event at Rochdale Town Hall at the beginning of June, we’re delighted to welcome previous Queen’s Awards winner Richard Hagan to Fire Up to follow up with this practical, interactive session about the King’s Awards for Enterprise. No question is too small – or too foolish…

The King’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for businesses, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK. Recipients demonstrate outstanding success in their respective fields of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility).

Award winners often state that their achievement has opened new doors for them in terms of securing new contracts, venturing into new markets, increasing their profile and further developing their business.

Richard has been through the process himself - as his company Crystal Doors won an award in 2021 for their work in Sustainable Development - and can talk about the pitfalls to watch out for, and provide advice on every stage of the application journey (gathering evidence, what to include, how long it will take etc)

This is a fantastic opportunity to find out EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about the King’s Awards…and benefit from Richard’s personal experience of writing an award-winning application.

If you’re thinking of applying for The King’s Award for Enterprise 2025 or preparing to apply for a future award, then this session will be invaluable. NB Nominations for this year close on 12 September.

Help us to continue to put Greater Manchester on the map!

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In this interactive session Catherine and Gabriela from Forbes Solicitors will share their knowledge and experience from a legal and people perspective to showcase how you can ensure your people practices grow with you and even drive your business growth.

Getting things right as early as possible can ensure your business has a sound foundation.

Ensuring you have the right tools, processes and procedures in place now, will support you in the future.

Getting it wrong will set a precedent that is hard to shake in terms of branding, both in the public realm and also internally, not to mention financially.

Potential Investors routinely look for employment frameworks in their due diligence and shareholders will often seek transparency too.

Business startups often face difficulty in expanding their workforce from that original cohort of people, so during this session we’ll look at a number of key topics to support businesses:

· What is your business culture and why this matters.

· How to find the right people to add to and compliment your existing business.

· Address the pitfalls of recruitment and managing new hires, including new employment legislation coming up in 2024.

· How to set competitive pay and benefits to aide recruitment and retention.

· How to Introduce new people to established teams or working structures.

· How to develop a line management structure fit for growth.

· Key considerations for ensuring your employees are with you on the journey.

· Protecting your business from the inside out.

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STRATAGILITY® is a process that has already helped numerous organisations achieve results beyond their dreams. It starts with a 1-day workshop that includes 5 parts:

- WHY? The ultimate dream goal.

- WHO? The organisation’s core values and why they are important.

- WHERE? The current position and direction of travel.

- WHAT? The handful of actions to take the organisation one step closer to the dream goal.

- HOW? A practical execution plan.

Post-workshop there is a weekly review of the relevant tasks agreed on in the practical plan, and a monthly review of the entire plan.

In this abbreviated workshop participants will complete the first part in full, and we will go through a detailed explanation of the other four parts, so they have a full understanding of the process and can run it themselves, if they so wish.

Bio of Deliverer:

Amos Beer - In his long career Amos Has worked in local and global companies in various management positions in a variety of and industries. Having held all the C-suite roles Amos’s experience encompasses all business areas.

Amos has been a business mentor since 2009, working primarily with SMEs, helping them to identify problem areas, find suitable solutions and implement them. During this time Amos has developed and refined STRATAGILITY®, a strategic growth process that has already helped numerous companies achieve outstanding results.

Amos has a BA degree (Economics) and an MBA degree (Marketing). He lives in Manchester with his wife and has 4 grown-up children.

As this workshop is fully-funded, businesses are subject to funders' eligibility criteria. Please keep an eye out for communication from our Enquiry team at GM Business Growth Hub who will discuss your eligibility and complete paperwork. If your place is confirmed, you will receive an email from us with further details.

  • Greater Manchester Clients Only
  • Sole trader, micro business, small and medium-sized enterprise, or large business.
  • Social enterprises where these engage in economic activity


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By joining our BGH Alumni you will get exclusive access to all the benefits outlined above and be kept updated of all future activities and opportunities to continue to support you on your journey.


Our Alumni is by invitation only, so please do not share the details. 


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Interested in more networking opportunities?

Check out our Match networking events. BGH Match is GM Business Growth Hub’s free business network for all businesses based across Greater Manchester. Established as a result of our drive to connect and support Greater Manchester's businesses, our Match events provide regular opportunities for businesses to meet, connect and expand their network, across our region's ten local authority areas.

2024 Match Events click here

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