Recent findings from the Office for National Statistics show that the UK’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 1974 – at just 3.8%. The figures suggest that a booming higher-skilled jobs market is the driving force behind the country’s continued record employment rates.
As Managing Director of GC Employment, I’m incredibly proud of all the hard work that the team demonstrates on a daily basis. However, one thing which make me especially proud is just how much we do as an organisation to support vulnerable individuals who are battling with mental health problems – and who are struggling to find work as a result.
Nine pioneering companies based in the North West are the first in the country to benefit from a government programme designed to boost UK manufacturing productivity and growth through the adoption of digital technology.
Yesterday, the Guardian published an article on how the Working Well programme – which we deliver alongside our partners - is changing lives for the better across Greater Manchester.
26 businesses from across the North West have been honoured in the 2019 Queens Awards for Enterprise, one of the most prestigious awards for British businesses. The North West was awarded the third highest number of awards, after the London and South East regions.
The Growth Company calls for Greater Manchester businesses to join new international scale-up programme
The Growth Company is looking for ambitious Greater Manchester businesses who are ready to take the leap to global success by applying to its Global Scale-up Programme.
A safe environment has been set up at Huyton CGL to help break the stigma around ill mental health in men. The ‘New Directions’ men’s group is a place where male service users can meet for a coffee, form friendships and discuss any problems which are having a negative impact on their mental wellbeing.
Following the launch of a £20 million North West pilot before Christmas, the manufacturers’ organisation Make UK (formally EEF) yesterday called on the Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to increase investment in the Made Smarter business support programme and roll it out nationally as early as this year.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just been awarded a £56.5m contract package as a result of bidding for ESF from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. This European Social Fund investment package will be delivered in partnership with Local Enterprise Partnerships in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Sheffield City Region over the next two years.