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  • 26th May 2020

    Creative Scale-Up programme returns to boost Greater Manchester creative businesses

    Creative industry businesses in Greater Manchester can receive a timely boost to help their recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 with the return of an innovative programme that will help them to scale-up and grow.
  • 18th May 2020

    Growth Company announces new series of Covid-19 business recovery webinars

    The Growth Company will today (Monday, May 18) host the first in a new series of Business Recovery webinars providing practical advice on navigating the challenges presented by Covid-19.
  • 7th May 2020

    Growth Company captures in-depth insight into impact of coronavirus on UK businesses and helps plot course for recovery

    The Growth Company (GC) today provided the first economic insights from what is believed to be most in-depth live survey to date of the impact of coronavirus on UK SMEs.
  • 17th April 2020

    Greater Manchester businesses urged to urgently access £629m coronavirus grant support funding

    Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham today led calls for businesses to urgently apply for a share of the £629m coronavirus grant funding available from Local Authorities in the region.
  • 8th April 2020

    Innovation Funding Round-up – April 2020

    In an effort to support business product development, and business collaborations with public, academic and charitable organisations, a significant amount of grant funding is currently available. Here are links to funding specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as additional innovation funding calls.
  • 1st April 2020

    Flash surveys reveal rapid u-turn in manufacturer confidence

    Food and chemicals producers recorded new output growth in March, but the rest of the manufacturing sector has been hit hard by falling demand and delayed deliveries.
  • 20th March 2020

    Coronavirus - Financial Statement

    The Prime Minister and Chancellor's statements on 20 March announces the closure of food and leisure venues, and introduces the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
  • 17th March 2020

    We Do Things Digitally Here

    Industry leaders and businesses from around the region, connect, innovate and collaborate at Manchester’s first ever Digital City Festival.
  • 24th February 2020

    Industry reacts to cabinet reshuffle

    Two months after his general election victory and with EU Exit confirmed, Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle saw Alok Sharma appointed as new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary.
  • 19th February 2020

    Government launches new online tools for exporters

    The Department for International Trade has launched two digital tools for firms exporting goods in and out of the UK as part of efforts to make it easier for businesses to trade internationally.

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