Our region is home to a thriving creative, digital and tech scene, and the sector is growing faster than ever.
With this rapid acceleration and the growing opportunities in Greater Manchester, specialist support is critical – especially for businesses looking to effectively scale-up and bring new products or services to market.
What do we do?
We know that in order to grow and support the sector, we need to encourage collaborate across the city. Our network is made up of a unique blend of specialists, including Creative England and The Landing, who work with us to deliver targeted support to businesses in the sector.
Our fully-funded support includes a combination of direct one to one business growth support, peer-to-peer collaboration, and access to cutting-edge information, strategies and techniques.
Over and above, we recognise the power that peer to peer learning has on success in the sector, which is why we are keen to encourage collaboration wherever it can be identified – which will benefit Greater Manchester’s digital, creative and tech community as a whole.
How it works
Expert Advice: We offer direct one-to-one support to businesses who are looking scale up. Starting with a review and provide support with sector-focused business strategy, commercialisation, positioning, routes to market and product and service development.
Programmes & Events: Exciting and powerful programmes for invited eligible business looking to scale and collaborate.
SME in Greater Manchester
Eligibility criteria applies to some support and we can help you check. If you’re unsure whether you're eligible, please contact our enquiry team.Contact our enquiry team
Cost to your business
None - it's free to access
We’ve partnered with The Landing due to their outstanding track record in delivering high quality, informative events which are calibrated to help support and nurture fast-growing SMEs and ambitious entrepreneurs.
They’ll work with us to help tackle a range of business-critical issues through one-to-one mentoring, advice sessions and hands-on practical workshops.
Explore The Landing
Creative England has an extensive media network with major brands such as the BBC, Microsoft and Disney among them. They’re working with us through ProConnect, a three-year partnership funded by ERDF and the British Film Institute, to support the growth of Greater Manchester’s creative industries.Explore Creative England ProConnect
Greater Connected is a fully-funded intensive scale-up programme for creative, digital & technology SMEs in the Greater Manchester area to grow your business in a new way.
The programme aims to connect you with business that will help you mutually prosper, not compete, through learning days, small coaching sessions and an ongoing alumni community.
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