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  • 16th July 2019

    Innovation Showcase Deadline Extended To July 31st

    ‘Unrivalled shop window’ to pitch commercial ideas to new investors, funders and customers.
  • 12th July 2019

    Most SMEs unaware of investment allowance boost

    The government has introduced a temporary two-year boost to the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) tax relief scheme for new plant and machinery, but less than half of SMEs are aware of it.
  • 5th July 2019

    Greater Manchester takes inclusive growth message to national audience

    Representatives from Greater Manchester’s business community took a very Mancunian message to London as part of the recent Geatahead festival. Hosted on June 14th at the Omeara live music venue near London Bridge, Getahead is a fast-growing not-for-profit mental health event with a 25-year plan to positively impact a billion people.
  • 2nd July 2019

    Nearly 1,000 jobs to be created by Industry 4.0 project

    LCR4.0, a landmark business support programme which helped almost 300 SMEs in the Liverpool City Region to capitalise on Industry 4.0 technologies, has been hailed for its ongoing impact.
  • 25th June 2019

    Local Industrial Strategy gets green light

    Greater Manchester has become only the second place in the country to agree a Local Industrial Strategy with government, which aims to break barriers to advanced manufacturing and digitalisation.
  • 6th June 2019

    The Pensions Regulator - Automatic Enrolment

    Employers who are suspected of not complying with their automatic enrolment pension duties are being targeted with short-notice inspections by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
  • 29th May 2019

    7 steps to unlocking productivity with ‘people power’

    New research from CBI shows that UK business could add £110 billion to the economy by improving people management practices, such as setting targets and improving accountability.
  • 14th May 2019

    Brexit delay breaks ‘false boom’ but not positivity

    The Brexit extension to October has eased the pressure on manufacturers to stockpile goods, bursting a recent mini-bubble of output growth. But UK firms remain optimistic, according to the latest PMI Index.
  • 8th May 2019

    Plan proposed to create cleaner air across Greater Manchester

    Greater Manchester’s ten local authorities are working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to produce a clean air plan.
  • 8th May 2019

    Businesses in the North West urged to enter Innovation Showcase Competition

    Entries for this year’s regional Innovation Showcase Competition opened Monday 29 April. Organised by GC Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company, the competition is one of the highlights of the Venturefest North West 2019 event.

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