BGH Match is GM Business Growth Hub’s free business network for all businesses based across Greater Manchester. Established as a result of our drive to connect and support Greater Manchester's businesses, our Match events provide regular opportunities for businesses to meet, connect and expand their network, across our region's ten local authority areas.
Connect with your local business community and like-minded business professionals.
Stay up-to-date with everything that is going on in your business community.
Learn all about the business support available for you and your business.
The power of networking is integral to supporting a business' growth and development, which is why we bring BGH Match to all to the local areas of Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) to ensure that it is accessible to all.
Working in collaboration with local stakeholders and partners, we deliver our BGH Match events to provide attendees with the opportunity to get access to their local ecosystem and find out about the business support available.
To encourage conversation, we offer a range of networking opportunities to link you in with local business, schemes and initiatives:
- Networking events
- Roundtable discussions
- Speed networking
- Supply chain development
Whilst most of the events will be open to all businesses, we will have some exclusive opportunities within specific business sectors. Register your details below to keep up to date with the latest opportunities.
2024 Match Dates Out Now
22 February 2024
BGH Match - Tameside
29 February 2024
BGH Match - Oldham
21 March 2024
BGH Match - Trafford
25 April 2024
BGH Match - Salford
20 June 2024
BGH Match - Bury
Do I need to be a client of GM Business Growth Hub to attend?
No! BGH Match is open to all Greater Manchester businesses however we will have advisors on hand at all events if you would like to discuss how to the GM Business Growth Hub’s fully funded services could be working with your business.
Do I have to be located in the local authority where the networking is being held?
No! You are welcome to attend any of the opportunities across Greater Manchester however we will have representation from the local council at each event.
Which areas do you hold your BGH Match events in?
We cover all ten of Greater Manchester's authority areas; Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.
Will I get access to the delegate list from the Match event?
Although we get asked this a lot, we don’t share our delegate list before or after our events. We want businesses to make genuine connections at our events and although it can be useful to know who is in the room beforehand, we believe sometimes you never know who you’re going to meet who can benefit you!
I've never been to a networking event before, do you have any recommendations?
You've chosen the right event! Our dedicated BGH Match team will be on hand to welcome you into the network (they'll be the ones wearing the lanyards). Don't forget to check out our ‘Networking Guide’ which will give you some hints and tips for developing your networking skills to grow your connections.
Can I partner with you to deliver a BGH Match opportunity?
Our BGH Match events are delivered in collaboration with partners to ensure we can connect as many businesses as possible. If you are interested in hosting a BGH Match event in partnership, please contact email@example.com to discuss the opportunities where we may be able to bring businesses together.