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  • 10th August 2018

    £3,000 Full Fibre Broadband scheme available for Greater Manchester SMEs

    SMEs based in Greater Manchester can now benefit from grants of up to £3000 to get full fibre gigabit broadband installed as part of a £2 million trial taking place in four areas around the UK.
  • 9th August 2018

    Venturefest North West 2018 set for record numbers

    Over 850 business professionals from across the North West have already registered to attend. Limited exhibition spaces are still available for businesses wishing to showcase innovative products or services.
  • 6th August 2018

    Jobs on the rise, but what about the future?

    Jobs in manufacturing have grown by 4.5 per cent since 2010 in the North West, but developments in artificial intelligence (AI) will change the nature of jobs in the sector, according to a new study.
  • 2nd August 2018

    Manchester toilet roll maker features in BBC Two documentary

    BBC Two’s Inside the Factory on 24 July followed the fascinating 940-mile journey of toilet paper from forests in Sweden to a factory in Manchester, which produces 700,000 rolls a day.
  • 18th July 2018

    EEF launches Brexit toolkit

    EEF has launched an online toolkit - including an exclusive ‘self-audit’ tool - to help manufacturers of all sizes navigate their way through the uncertain waters of Brexit.
  • 13th July 2018

    Growth Hub gears up for “buzzness” with Bee in the City public art trail

    GC Business Growth Hub is using its involvement in the Bee in the City public art project to champion local firms who produce a range of bee-themed products.
  • 11th July 2018

    Countdown Begins For Venturefest’s Innovation Showcase Entries

    The event - which brings together hundreds of innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders - is also once again hosting the Innovation Showcase Competition.
  • 2nd July 2018

    50-50 Energy Efficiency Grant: go green and you could cut your bills by half

    Get the funding you need to upgrade your lighting or equipment, slash your energy bills and reduce your environmental impact.
  • 28th June 2018

    Priya Lakhani to host Venturefest North West 2018

    Priya Lakhani OBE, the founder of national food brand Masala Masala and regular BBC News and BBC World Service contributor, has been announced as the host of Venturefest North West.
  • 21st June 2018

    UK Growth Hubs join forces with Be the Business to help spearhead national SME mentoring programme

    A national scheme to encourage business mentoring, which has been piloted in Greater Manchester and Birmingham, has been hailed a great success by national business leaders, local business owners and policy makers.

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