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.
Claire Braithwaite has been appointed to the position of Tech Advisor at Manchester Growth Company (MGC).
VisitEngland has today revealed the final results of its three-year project, ‘Growing Tourism Locally’, which included support for work delivered by Marketing Manchester.
A group of influential figureheads gathered at King Street Townhouse Hotel yesterday evening (Tuesday 26 January) for the launch of Manchester’s Global Ambassador Programme.
Sheona Southern, previously director at strategic marketing consultancy, Cairn, has commenced the role of managing director at Marketing Manchester, part of the Manchester Growth Company.
Husband and wife team Ken and Jenny Lynch have launched Serious Brewing Company, a new artisan micro brewery in Rochdale with the help of a £25k loan from Business Finance Solutions, the North West delivery partner of the government’s national £350m Start Up Loans programme.
Alternative loan provider Business Finance Solutions is bucking national business trends by helping twice the UK average number of women to start up in business in the North West.
Manchester Growth Company is profiling a selection of Manchester’s innovative tech start-ups and fast growth companies at unBound London on Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December 2015.