Recent findings from the Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index 2017 showed that over 11 million adults in the UK don’t have the basic digital skills required to operate effectively day-to-day. Even more shockingly, 4.3 million adults have no digital skills whatsoever.
At yesterday’s launch of the #GMBigAlcoholConversation, it was revealed that harms associated with alcohol are costing Greater Manchester's public services £1.3 billion a year. Amounting to almost £500 for every resident, this is the annual amount we are paying through health, social care, crime and work costs because of the way we drink.
World Quality Day is celebrated annually on the second Thursday in November to help to raise the profile and highlight the positive impact of quality on organisations. The day was designed to increase worldwide awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards both organisational and national growth, and prosperity.
This week is Youth Work Week, so we’re putting the spotlight on an amazing person who has committed to making a difference to the lives of young people in Manchester.
Since it began 12 years ago, the Make It campaign has inspired more than 70,000 students and schools – showing youngsters from a wide range of backgrounds what they can expect if they pursue a career in the world of manufacturing.
The Growth Company provide a number of food allergen awareness and good manufacturing safety courses to train employees and to be compliant with UK regulation.
In the 1950s our air was so badly polluted that when the smog came down you couldn’t see from one side of the street to the other, and cinemas had to close because patrons couldn’t not see the screen. Fast forward 65 years, and it’s all too easy to believe that air pollution is a thing of the past - if only that was the case.
This week is Get Online Week, which is the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign. Here at the Growth Company, we’re passionate about helping the people of Greater Manchester to boost their digital skills and feel more confident online. So, we jumped at the chance to get involved.