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The Business Group was formed in 1999 by local business owners to create a much needed business network & community voice. Members include sole traders, limited companies, charities, community organisations, social enterprises, public sector partners, further & higher education institutions & PLCs with turnovers ranging from less than £2k a year to those exceeding £0.5bn. Membership is free. We founded the Salford Business Awards & continue to be a managing partner alongside the University of Salford & Salford City Council. We're a partner on a number of research projects including Eliemental, developing a qualification in enterprise education & DEPICT, investigating key aspects of employability in creative & cultural SMEs. Our work includes programmes like Community Enterprise in Broughton, a project encouraging interaction between businesses, community groups & residents in one of the UK's most deprived neighbourhoods. We are a key supporter of the successful bid for Salford to become a Social Enterprise City. Working with universities across the EU we developed a tool-kit for no-investment enterprise. Our support ranges from brokerage/sign-posting, seminars, workshops, newsletters & promotional opportunities through to advice on all aspects of running a business & is all provided by businesses for businesses. We manage the University of Salford’s graduate incubation space & the North West’s only Live/Work Space.