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People, Skills & Talent

Develop a learning culture for your business

You know a business is only as good as its employees. That if you want to attract and retain top talent, you have to invest the time and energy to develop your workforce.

Yet it's easily forgotten or put aside in the pressure of everyday business. You simply haven’t enough hours in the day to reflect for a moment.

Your business culture might be shifting according to customer and industry needs. Investing in retaining your employees, recruiting new talent and the potential for how the new apprenticeship frameworks can benefit your business, is one way you can ensure sustainable grow.

Employee turnover is one of the biggest ways small businesses can potentially lose money every year and not see returns on investments in their team. Our people and talent advisors are for businesses that want to create an empowered culture for their employees and inspire them to grow with the business.

What's included

How it works


SME in Greater Manchester

Cost to your business

None - it's free to access

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Janine Smith

Janine Smith, Head of Growth Services

People are looking for a reason to believe in you, a reason to put their trust in your business.

Our team of specialists and partners help local businesses understand what they want or need to grow. You can then concentrate your efforts where you have the best chance of success and confidently expand your business.

Janine is a former business management lecturer who is also an experienced operational and development director. She specialises in managing multi-million-pound contracts and programmes, both in the public and private sector.