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Build Back Better

How is Greater Manchester going to Build Back Better?

Listen to The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter Podcast to learn more about what Greater Manchester 'good work' really means in the face of COVID-19. 

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Build Back Better” was launched by the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership to rethink the way we live and work in light of COVID-19, to rebuild the economy and ensure a better future for Greater Manchester and its people. To achieve this, it is now more relevant than ever that we build upon the region’s Local Industrial Strategy and become leaders in health innovation, advanced materials and manufacturing, digital, creative and media and the green economy. 

Health innovation Health innovation

Deliver smarter and more efficient innovations for our health and social care services

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Advanced materials and manufacturing Advanced materials and manufacturing

Increase innovation, productivity and commercial growth in the advanced manufacturing sector

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Digital, creative and media Digital, creative and media

Maximise the region’s digital strengths to accelerate Greater Manchester’s ambition to become a leading European digital city

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Clean growth Clean growth

Drive clean growth to achieve carbon neutrality in the city-region by 2038

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What can businesses do to help build back better?

To create a healthier, greener, smarter, more connected, more productive and overall better Greater Manchester, it will be imperative to invest in infrastructure, support young people, address inequalities in the local communities and work on delivering inclusive growth across the region.

GM Good Employment Charter GM Good Employment Charter

The Charter works with businesses to improve employment standards across Greater Manchester.

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Inclusive Growth Inclusive Growth

Embed a culture of inclusive growth at the heart of your business’ operations.

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Education and Skills Education and Skills

Boost skills in your business whilst supporting young people through apprenticeships, traineeships, or training courses.

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Centre for assessment Centre for assessment

Get certified to the British Standard for Valuing People Through Diversity and Inclusion.

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