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Building4Growth - Construction Programme - Cohort 2

Date: 17th January 2018
Location: Greater Manchester
Time: 8:00am - 11:00am
Theme: People, Skills & Talent, Business Strategy

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Businesses who qualify for Building4Growth will receive input from a specialist consultancy with an outstanding track-record of working within the construction sector to support growth, new work opportunities and leadership.

We aim to help business leaders make that step-change and explore new areas of development, with a focus on winning new commercial contracts and increasing workforce capacity, so they can grow into their next phase.

Some of the things we will cover and you will gain:

  • A wide range of methods and tips to make you the best possible leader
  • Solutions to increase the capacity of your business to win new work
  • How to be a better networker and get your name out there
  • Tips and methods for accessing supply chains
  • Exploration and simplification of the Tendering Process
  • How to become better tender ready
  • Access to coaches and mentors to give ongoing support

Please note - Attendance on all 4 of the workshops is compulsory as is a pre-programme 1 to 1 meeting to discuss your business growth needs with one of our Advisors

Week 1, Wednesday 17th January

Leadership in Construction: 8am – 11am

Addressing the challenges of leading a growing construction business;  being an industry expert, a manager, a leader and business developer.  This workshop will help you to focus on your role as a strategic leader within this multi-faceted sector. By the end of the session, you will have started to build a leadership profile and plan.

Week 2, Wednesday 31st January

Building Capacity and Winning Contracts: 8am – 12pm

Gearing your business up to meet contractual requirements and  exploring ways to build the capacity within your company to enable you to become more ambitious and competitive. This workshop will help you focus on how to get your business in shape to win new work and will also explore staffing, recruitment and skills.

Week 3, Wednesday 14th February

Communicating the Right Message: 8am – 11am 

An exploration of communication strategies both internally and externally - with staff, suppliers, contractors, clients and stakeholders in the most effective ways. Part of this workshop will also explore other funding opportunities

Week 4, week commencing 26th February (date to be confirmed)

Pitch Perfect Tendering: 9am – 4pm. 

A thorough exploration of tendering for construction contracts, the differences between various tiers, the importance of social value and social inclusion – there will be an opportunity for further mentoring following on from this workshop as well as specific advice on environmental considerations.

 Each participant will be given access to 2 coaching sessions to support the implementation of learning into their own individual business after the 4 workshops.

The Participant Experience 

Participants will form part of a learning group and will be encouraged and stimulated to challenge themselves. 

Using a blend of theory, interactive group exercises, reflective and collaborative learning and case studies, we will look at a combination of skills and behaviours designed to increase confidence and effectiveness as a business leader within the construction industry.


Businesses that have previously accessed support from Business Growth Hub may not be eligible. This programme is open to Greater Manchester based businesses. Please express your interest below and an advisor will be in touch to talk through your options.

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The venue is in Greater Manchester. Exact address details will be supplied once your place has been confirmed.


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