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Growth Company announces new series of Covid-19 business recovery webinars

The Growth Company will today (Monday, May 18) host the first in a new series of Business Recovery webinars providing practical advice on navigating the challenges presented by Covid-19.

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Webinars in the business recovery series will focus on different work settings, helping employers to implement measures required to ensure that they can operate safely and in line with updated government guidelines. They can be booked on the GC Business Growth Hub website here.

The first webinar in the series, (12.30pm on Monday, May 18) will focus on factories/manufacturing plants and warehouses. It is being hosted by Hosted by Geoff Crossley, Senior Manufacturing Advisor, GC Business Growth Hub and will also hear from other expert contributors.


Subsequent webinars will continue to look at different workplace settings:

  • Offices and contact centres (Tuesday, May 19)
  • Retail and customer-facing businesses (Wednesday, May 26), hosted by Marketing Manchester
  • Vehicles, fleet and transport (Wednesday, 27 May)


The Business Recovery Series will also feature informative sessions on common issues facing the business community. They are:

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in the workplace (Thursday May 21)
  • Skills and training for businesses in the emerging economy (Thursday 28 May)
  • Digital Security (Monday 1st June)


Concentrating on the broader economic outlook for Greater Manchester, a Business Recovery - Build Back Better webinar is also scheduled for Thursday 4 June, featuring Growth Company Chief Executive Mark Hughes alongside Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership Co-Chair Lou Cordwell and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.

“Now more than ever before, it is of vital importance that we reach out to businesses. Part of our #HereForBusiness campaign, these webinars will provide practical advice on implementing the measures that will be necessary as we begin the process of economic recovery. We want all those who are navigating the challenge of managing their business in the context of Covid-19 to know that we are here for business and here for you.”

Mark Hughes, Chief Executive of the Growth Company

The business recovery webinar series forms part of the GC Business Growth Hub #HereForBusiness campaign. It is complemented by a broader range of webinars being delivered by the Growth Company and its partners to support employers and individuals in response to Covid-19. 

This includes a forthcoming Disability Confident webinar at 11am on Thursday, May 21 which will examine the way that homeworking during the coronavirus crisis might help to encourage employers to increase diversity and inclusivity in future.  Click here to join the Growth Company and its InWorkGM partners for the Disability Confident Webinar.


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The information provided is meant as a general guide only rather than advice or assurance. GC Business Growth Hub does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and professional guidance should be sought on all aspects of business planning and responses to the coronavirus. Use of this guide and toolkit are entirely at the risk of the user. Any hyperlinks from this document are to external resources not connected to the GC Business Growth Hub and The Growth Company is not responsible for the content within any hyperlinked site.

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