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Driving Sustainable Growth

Driving Sustainable Growth is a series of three half-day workshops, designed specifically for SMEs seeking contracts with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).


Why should I take part?

Are you taking full advantage of the opportunities to win contracts with public sector companies?

GC Business Growth Hub has partnered with TfGM to run a series of fully-funded workshops to boost your environmental credentials. The record of you successfully completing the programme can then be used on future tender applications.

*Certain eligibility criteria apply 

The belief amongst many SME’s is that they don’t have a chance winning public sector contracts when they go up against the bigger market competitors. Although they don’t have the firepower of the bigger companies, there is one area that really helps to differentiate their bids that will make a huge difference to the success rate.

Many businesses aren’t aware that a key deciding factor for a successful bid with public bodies is their environmental credentials. This plays a big factor in the decisions to award contracts. As an example, Manchester City Council counts the social value of a company as around a quarter of the overall score on tender bids.

The Workshops

11 May

Developing an Effective Environmental Policy Statement

8 June

Motivating an Energy Efficient Workforce

15 June

Making the Business Case and Financing Your Investment Projects

This programme has now taken place. For more information, please contact us here

*To be eligible to attend the workshops, your business must be an SME based in Greater Manchester and trade business to business (B2B).