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Coronavirus support for businesses – Guidance for Manufacturers

This dedicated COVID-19 manufacturing guidance page has been created to serve as a one-stop shop for all things manufacturing. Here you will find guidance for operating amidst the pandemic, additional resources, calls to action from government and industry, as well as the latest government guidelines.


Are you Made for Manufacturing?

Are you focused on Growing Your Business, Growing Your Profits?

Made for Manufacturing is a brand new, hands-on programme for manufacturing leaders.

Achieve manufacturing excellence.

The application process for the May–July 2021 programme is now closed. Please contact Nick Brandwood, Programme Manager on or 07718 301 235 to discuss manufacturing business support.


Ready for your Productivity Audit?

Work with a sector specialist to develop your personalised productivity strategy.

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We've supported manufacturers just like you

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Breaking down complex manufacturing topics

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Manufacturing news across the North West

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White Paper: Attracting, retaining and developing talent

We brought together representatives from some of the most successful factories in Greater Manchester to share their experiences of building and retaining a productive workforce. This paper includes some of those insights for you to implement in your business.  

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Manufacturing success story

Manufacturing Peer Networks

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Making a real difference

Updated: 13.08.20. Total figures include results of the GC Business Growth Hub's manufacturing service and Manufacturing Growth Fund programme. 

Download: The Greater Manchester Business Growth Report 2021

Meet your manufacturing team

Our team of business advisors are passionate about growing manufacturing businesses. Each has over a decade’s experience either in industry or supporting growth in the sector. Dependent upon your subsector or particular needs, you’ll be matched with the most appropriate advisor, who’ll help you to identify the most effective route to increased productivity.

Meet the team and see what expertise we can bring to your operation.

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Not in manufacturing?

Take a look at the other services available from GC Business Growth Hub

Powering Innovation

Are you fighting to keep up with your competitors? Looking for the next step to retain a market leading position?

We can help you identify opportunities, evaluate your ideas and connect you with the right contacts and resources, guiding you through the process of challenging the status quo.

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Understanding your financial needs

Are you looking to expand your business but know you can only do so with additional financial support? Do you need help to understand how best to approach funders and the type of questions they might ask?

We help SMEs whether they are seeking finance for the first time, have been declined by a lender and/or are looking for additional sources of funding.

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Lead the way to success

The Leadership, Workforce Development and Mentoring Teams at GC Business Growth Hub are on hand to help you implement the necessary changes needed to help your business grow.

As a small/ medium-sized business leader, we will support you to develop your expertise in leadership, positive working culture and employee engagement and motivation; ultimately leading to productivity and growth.

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