Forging long-term relationships, harnessing bilateral trade and collaboration between Manchester and India is crucial to boosting the country’s thriving economy. This will be Deputy High Commissioner Dr Virander Paul’s resounding message at Make in India, Innovate with Manchester.
Food manufacturer Volnei Borgert is capitalising on the nation’s love of all things Brazilian with the help of a £20k loan from Business Finance Solutions, the North West delivery partner of the government’s national £310m Start Up Loans programme and a lending partner of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
The Works, a ground breaking initiative led by the University of Manchester has won the Social Impact Award in the prestigious annual Guardian Sustainable Business Awards. The Works is an employment and training centre established in 2011 which aims to improve the work opportunities available to unemployed people by providing training and support to enable them to access temporary and permanent jobs with the University and other local employers.
The 2016 Venturefest Manchester Innovation Showcase competition is now open for entries with a business support prize package worth over £30,000.
The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), Europe’s largest general science conference, has revealed the full extent of its ambitious “Science to Business” programme strand which will be delivered over three days in Manchester this summer (25-27 July).
One of the first people to enrol at The University of Manchester’s Construction Academy has secured a full-time position with family-owned property company, Bruntwood.
Business Finance Solutions has now completed three deals from The GM Export Loan Fund to the value of £400k. The three businesses that have received support from BFS are: FitCloud, based in Manchester, Home Inc based in Oldham and Moda Furnishings Ltd also based in Oldham.
In a surprise move, the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday announced in the Budget a bonus for employers who employ apprentices. From April next year, employers will receive a 10% top-up to their Apprenticeship Levy contributions which will be available for them to spend on apprenticeship training through their digital account.
Greater Manchester’s reputation as a leading European business location has been recognised in the Financial Times fDi magazine’s renowned European Cities of the Future 2016/2017 report, and the region has been awarded first place in three categories.