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  • 28th September 2020

    Businesses urged to beware of rising modern slavery risk

    With modern slavery a growing problem in the UK and abroad, GC Business Growth Hub is running quarterly awareness sessions to help businesses reduce the risk of slavery in their supply chain.
  • 25th September 2020

    North West retains manufacturing top spot

    The North West remains the UK’s leading manufacturing region by output, number of employees and average relative salary, according to the latest annual analysis from Make UK.
  • 18th September 2020

    £300m for productivity-boosting manufacturing projects

    Businesses with creative ideas to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities through the use of cutting-edge technology can access funding through the Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge. More Man...
  • 18th September 2020

    Manufacturers urged to take advantage of apprenticeship bonus

    Companies are being urged to act quickly to take advantage of new government payments for hiring apprentices, which run until January 2021.
  • 16th September 2020

    Export a ‘golden opportunity’ for food and drink firms

    Despite business confidence falling to record lows across the sector, untapped export markets remain a huge opportunity for food and drink firms, according to a new report.
  • 14th September 2020

    Universities team up for Greater Manchester AI Foundry

    Four North West universities have joined forces to deliver a new initiative that will see specialist researchers work with SMEs to advance their business with Artificial Intelligence.
  • 11th September 2020

    Half of firms haven’t acted on supply chain resilience

    A survey of over 1,200 companies has revealed that only 48 per cent have taken measures to avoid disruptions to their manufacturing supply chain over the last ten years.
  • 9th September 2020

    Manufacturing bounce back continues apace

    Manufacturing production in the UK expanded at the fastest rate for over six years during August, with companies reporting a rush of new orders as clients continue to re-open.
  • 9th September 2020

    5G boost for North West manufacturing

    The forthcoming Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Lancashire will feature a ‘5G-Factory of the Future’ testbed, backed by almost £10 million in public and private investment.
  • 26th August 2020

    Manchester to host UK Productivity Institute

    A new institute in Manchester has been received £32 million from government to boost ground-breaking research on how to solve the UK’s ongoing ‘productivity puzzle’.

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