Greater Manchester’s new Co Angel Investment service, the first of it’s kind in the UK, has announced this week that in its first three months in operation it has already received over £40m of investment applications from businesses across Greater Manchester.
A formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has this week been signed between: Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Greater Manchester Colleges Group, Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network, The Manchester College and The Manchester Growth Company. For the purposes of this agreement, the organisations will work under the banner of GM Futures.
ENWORKS has worked with the Department of Energy and Climate Change to produce a new energy efficiency guidedesigned for SMEs with limited resources or experience with energy management.
The Works in Moss Side – a partnership between The University of Manchester and The Work Company – have recently launched their brand new Construction Academy, a 6week long course designed to give local residents exposure into the Construction industry, and an opportunity to access the job market.
Banker Steven Pilkington has opened The Butcher’s Quarter, the only artisan butcher’s shop in Manchester city centre, thanks to a £50k Business Loan from Business Finance Solutions who are delivering a £24m fund designed to help businesses across Greater Manchester to find finance, grow, and create or protect jobs.
Two sisters from Warrington are the latest recipients of a National Enterprise Allowance (NEA) loan, bringing the total funding to 1000 applications from the NEA loan programme to just over £2m in the North West
New research conducted by by a website that highlights career and education options for those not wanting to attend university has revealed that apprentices earn almost £4,000 more than graduates per year in their first job.
Business Finance Solutions is celebrating a major milestone this week after completing the delivery of finance and business support for over £6 million of Start Up Now loans to over 1000 entrepreneurs across the North West as part of the Government’s Start Up Loans initiative.