This week the Prime Minister announced new measures to help curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), with the entire UK now being advised to stay at home for a minimum of three weeks unless for essential work, food or health reasons to protect the NHS and save lives.
Industry trailblazers Andrea Thompson (BAE Systems), Andrea Hough (ATEC Engineering Solutions) and Donna Edwards (Made Smarter) say manufacturing SMEs can inspire a generation and close the gender gap.
National Citizen Service Regional Youth Board inspired by International Women’s Day to tackle period poverty
In late February, five NCS Graduates and NCS leaders from Greater Manchester attended their second NCS (National Citizen Service) Regional Youth Board hosted by the Growth Company at Lee House. With International Women’s Day fast approaching, this meeting was focused on discussing period poverty in the UK.
The Growth Company’s Digital 1000 initiative helps residents across Greater Manchester develop their digital skills
The Growth Company is proud to have helped over 1,500 Greater Manchester residents become more digitally confident and engaged as part of our Digital 1000 strategy to upskill 1000 Greater Manchester residents.
The Growth Company and its partners will be welcoming 13,000 young people across the North West to take part and gain essential employability skills for their future.
This week, the GC Business Growth Hub has released a White Paper called ‘Attracting, retaining and developing talent in the manufacturing sector’. Here are my thoughts on the results.
As part of GM Digital Skills Day (7 February), we’re proud to celebrate this activity and explore the ways in which we can all do our bit to help to address the digital skills shortage and meet the demands of the future.
Lancashire-based Get Work, a service that generates local leads for tradespeople, has received a £100k loan from NPIF - BFS & MSIF Microfinance, a product managed by GC Business Finance & MSIF and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).
300 North West small and medium sized manufacturers have secured support, including specialised advice and £1.6M of funding, in the first year of the Made Smarter programme.