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Helping digital, creative and tech SMEs stabilise, adapt and grow

We know that Greater Manchester’s digital, creative and tech (DCT) businesses need tailored support to help them come through the coronavirus crisis intact and ready to grow again.

Our specialist advisors have experience of guiding companies through crises, such as the bursting of the dot-com bubble and the 2008 financial crash. They also understand the specific challenges that COVID-19 has caused in the DCT sector.

GC Business Growth Hub's DCT team supports both commercial and individual development by educating, empowering and skilling individuals, and by refining and improving processes and efficiencies at all levels within organisations.

Complementing this, the service brings to bear state-of-the-art clarity of thinking around focussed implementation, application of emerging technology and leadership style, helping to power Greater Manchester’s vibrant community of around 9,000 DCT businesses - the UK’s biggest creative and tech cluster outside of London.

Making a difference...

Mustard Media

"The previous programmes have given us the knowledge and tools we needed to shape our growth plan and map out our ‘mission, motto and mantra’. We’ve been able to expand our international plans and take on new staff, so we’re excited to see where this new programme will take us in 2020 and beyond."

Rob Masterson, Managing Director, Mustard Media.

Toast PR

"Working with GC Business Growth Hub has really helped to crystallise my business development planning and created an exciting route for growth." 

Julia Mitchell, MD, Toast PR

NowSignage

The advice we’ve received shaped our ability to market ourselves effectively to new audiences and gave us the confidence to put the focus into our new business. 

Nick Johnson, co-founder, NowSignage

Read more: NowSignage points the way for COVID-19 response

Reason Digital

It helped drive clarity in our business, leading to better alignment, increased productivity and a solid strategic plan.

Matt Haworth, co-founder, Reason Digital

Reason Digital

It helped drive clarity in our business, leading to better alignment, increased productivity and a solid strategic plan.

Matt Haworth, co-founder, Reason Digital

NowSignage

The advice we’ve received shaped our ability to market ourselves effectively to new audiences and gave us the confidence to put the focus into our new business. 

Nick Johnson, co-founder, NowSignage

Read more: NowSignage points the way for COVID-19 response

Services

Access high-impact support and specialist guidance for digital, creative and tech businesses in Greater Manchester.

This includes fully-funded one-to-one support and coaching, enabling budding individuals and emerging businesses progress to the next level on their growth journey. Get access to cutting-edge information, strategies and techniques, as well as bespoke advice tailored to individual business needs, including an analysis of processes to improve efficiencies at all levels.

Or join one of our dedicated programmes, which include workshop sessions with some of the best minds in the industry:

Greater Connected Greater Connected

A fully-funded tailored programme spread over six to eight weeks, to help ambitious companies grow in their own way.

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Exceed Exceed

An exclusive, fully-funded cohort programme for medium-sized businesses that are hungry for growth, regardless of the circumstances.

Apply
Creative Scale-up Programme Creative Scale-up Programme

A modular investment readiness programme, fully-funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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We help businesses to...

It's Time to Get Back to Growing

You can still access all our DCT sector support – whether it's online or face to face. We’ve made sure all our programmes are fit for purpose to help you stabilise and adapt during these exceptional times.

E: bgh@growthco.uk

T: 0161 359 3050