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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Additional specialists required to accelerate UK’s Net Zero innovation drive

Following a successful tender process last year, The Growth Company is calling for further expressions of interest from experienced consultants and associates to meet demand for specific technology disciplines within the Government’s new £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

The Growth Company announces the successful acquisition of ekosgen

The Growth Company (GC) is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of ekosgen, one of the UK's leading independent companies providing economic and social research, analysis and consultancy advice.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Employment Legal Advice service offers support and tips to Greater Manchester workers dealing with employment issues

This past year has been challenging for many and has put employment issues and the challenges employees can face under the spotlight more than ever before. People in otherwise secure roles have suddenly found their position insecure, with furlough and redundancy causing worry across many sectors.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Made in Manchester Awards: Jessica, Cherryanne and Georgia win big for the Growth Company

This year’s Made in Manchester Awards, in partnership with pro-manchester, featured three winners from the Growth Company. Jessica Jackson, Cherryanne Dawson and Georgia Carly all came out on top in their categories, beating talented competitors from across Greater Manchester.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

GC Business Finance hits BBLS milestones as government announces roadmap to economic recovery

GC Business Finance, a specialist social impact lender based in Manchester, is calling for local businesses who are ineligible for Bounce Back Loan through their own bank, to apply for Greater Manchester (GM) BBLS funding following the government’s announcement of a roadmap to reopen the economy.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Growth Company wins bid to deliver Ministry of Justice Activity Hubs in Yorkshire

The Growth Company has been awarded a £9.9m contract by the Ministry of Justice for the delivery of European Social Fund Co-Funding Organisation Activity Hubs in Yorkshire.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Apprentice of the Year urges more young people follow in her footsteps

A graduate who struggled to find work despite securing a degree has called for others to consider the apprenticeship route after being crowned Apprentice of the Year.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Growth Company delivers £2bn Kickstart Scheme creating 1,000 new jobs

More than 1,000 new jobs are currently being created for unemployed young people through GC Kickstart – the Government’s Kickstart programme which is being delivered by The Growth Company – and there’s still time for more firms to sign up.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

GC Business Finance calls for firms to come forward as GM BBLS Fund secures 400 local jobs

In November, GC Business Finance became the first lender in the UK accredited to provide BBLS to be backed by a local authority, managing £10m of emergency funding from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Government urged to act on three key measures to support Greater Manchester businesses

As the Business Organisations representing more than 30,000 businesses (and covering two-thirds of all employees) across Greater Manchester, we note the introduction of a tiered framework for local social distancing and have come together to set out key requirements.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New podcast series aims to inspire North West businesses to achieve international growth

Businesses in the North West with ambitions of trading internationally can gain insights and inspiration from a new series of podcasts produced by GC International Trade.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

4,000 SMEs to benefit from £7m to bridge workforce skills gaps

The Growth Company has been awarded a £7m contract to help 4,000 SMEs across Greater Manchester reskill their workforces, supporting the city region’s long-term economic recovery in response to Covid-19.

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