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Manchester City Council

Business sector:

Local Authority



Manchester Solutions is a trading name of Economic Solutions, and the group predominantly trades under this name within Greater Manchester.

Within Greater Manchester the group also tradea as Manchester Solutions and have a strength, breadth and range of formal links with strategic partners, including the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), AGMA and MIDAS. As the Chamber of Commerce's service delivery arm, Manchester Solutions represents a significant resource for employer engagement and employer service delivery - delivering the Chamber's membership scheme; recruitment and training services to 5,300 employer members. The group also delivers services to a further 8,100 non-member employer customers, including an extensive range of employers across the third, public sector and private sectors.

Services for individuals cover every step in a person's career lifecycle: from work experience placements for those in school right through to Enterprise services for those planning to start up their own business - in addition to the development and employment services provided through Work Solutions.

The group works with some of the most disadvantaged and disengaged people within Greater Manchester. Through contracts held with the LSC, DWP, North West Development Agency (NWDA), Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), HM Prison Service, Probation Service and local authorities.

Facts & Figures

Every year the group:

  • Engages with over 30,000 employers
  • Delivers Account Managed Key Services to over 8,500 employers
  • Manages Membership Services for over 5,000 chamber members
  • Assists over 5,000 people into work
  • Has over 2,500 people in apprenticeships

Tailoring Customer Engagement

Employer Engagement activity is managed on a sector basis:

  • Automotive & Logistics Solutions
  • Business & Financial Services Solutions
  • Construction Industry Solutions
  • Education Business Solutions
  • Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions
  • Hairdressing Business Solutions
  • Health & Social Care Solutions
  • Hospitality & Tourism Solutions
  • Public Sector Solutions
  • Retail & Customer Services Solutions

Industry-experienced Business Advisors help match and group the optimum combination of services for each sector offer and work with employers to tailor services where necessary to best meet each sector's needs and provide a truly bespoke offer.

Our Services

The Services delivered cover:

  • Business Support Solutions
  • Skills Solutions
  • Work Solutions
  • Careers Solutions
  • Business Regulation Solutions
  • Business Finance Solutions