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Spark2Scale - Cohort 1

Date: 27th September - 11th October 2022
Location: Manchester City Centre
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Operational efficiency

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Do you look at an obstacle, but see opportunity instead? Our Spark2Scale programme is perfect for aspiring scale-up businesses across Greater Manchester who are ready to grow at pace.

To make the step from start-up to scale-up can be difficult. You need consistent and strongly defined ways of working. The Hub will help you take your business to the next level with our tailored programme and collaborative peer-to-peer format which includes support to help you map your unique strategic journey, develop cutting-edge marketing skills, learn the art of the sell, find motivation to power your growth, master your finances, get support from fellow entrepreneurs and grow your business with confidence.

Cohort 1 Dates:

27th September 

Strategy Business Planning 

4th October 

Digital Marketing/Online presence 

11th October 2022 (Half day)

Storytelling/Commercial Practices the Art and Science (Pitching/Traits and Techniques) 

Programme Eligibility

The programme is open to B2B businesses* that have been trading for less than three years, and have already demonstrated 20 percent year-on-year growth or able to demonstrate realistic projections to do so.


Our Workshops are part-funded by European Regional Development Funds.

Our workshops are delivered free of charge to participants; however, as they are fully-funded, they are classed as state aid to participating businesses and are subject to state aid rules and the associated eligibility criteria:

Greater Manchester Clients Only

SME: Small or medium enterprise i.e. less than 250 (Full Time Equivalent) employees

Annual Turnover less than 50 Million Euro OR Balance Sheet less than 43 million Euro

** Attendance at all dates is mandatory.



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