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The Growth Company launches new “Max Your Money” initiative

  • Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Posted By The Growth Company

Under the intensified cost-of-living crisis, individuals, households, and businesses are facing unperceived difficulties in the current economic environment. The Growth Company understands the pressure placed on those who have their finances stretched, and we are launching the “Max Your Money” initiative, offering a wide range of services to individuals and businesses to cope with the crisis and maximise their money. 

For those who are currently looking for a job, our team are on hand to support you every step of the way. From CV writing, job search and application to interview training, we provide bespoke support for job seekers to get the job you want, no matter your circumstances and barriers to work. 

For those who are looking to develop their knowledge within their current role or looking to take the next step in their career, we offer a range of services including career information, advice and guidance, skills training and consultation, as well as information and advice on apprenticeships.  

For self-employed business owners, or managers who lead a team, we are here to help you understand all the support available, and how you can access it, so that you can grow your business even in a challenging time. 

Naomi Ilagoswa, Head of Strategic Partnerships & External Projects at the Growth Company said: “As the cost of living is continuing to rise, at the Growth Company we understand that both people and businesses will be impacted in different ways. We have a range of services that can support people from all communities, whether it is people who are unemployed looking to get back into work, people in work looking to develop their careers, or business owners and managers who are looking to develop the skills of their teams in order to future proof operations. We are continually evolving our services in order to best support our communities and would urge people to contact us to see how we can support them.” 

The above are just some examples of the support available from the Growth Company, but if you would like to find out more about Max Your Money, contact one of our friendly advisors. 

For all enquiries, please call 0161 237 4101 or email at

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Support if you are looking for work


If you are unemployed and looking for work, we have a range of services and opportunities to help you get the job you want. No matter your circumstances and barriers to work, our friendly team are on hand to nurture and support you every step of the way. Just some of the ways they can support you include:

  • CV writing, job searches, job applications and interview skills
  • tailored support to help you overcome barriers to work
  • skills training and work placement opportunities
  • careers advice and guidance
  • starting your own business
  • our team can also advise on support available should you have found yourself redundant or if you require any legal advice

Support if you are employed


We have a variety of services which can help you gain new skills whilst in work which could support growing your income. Whether you are looking to develop your knowledge within your current role or you are looking to take that next step in your career, we have a range of services available to you including:

  • careers information, advice and guidance
  • skills training and advice bespoke to your needs
  • apprenticeship information and advice

Support for your business


Whether you are self-employed, a business owner or you manage a team of people within your current role, our team are here to help you understand all the support available to you and how you can access it. Just some of the flexible support available include:

  • tailored support around growing and adapting your business
  • careers information, advice and guidance for your team
  • peer networking opportunities and mentoring
  • support around securing funding for your business
  • recruitment and retention
  • sector specialisms
  • introductions to Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Information about saving money

The Government’s Help to Save scheme provides low earners claiming universal credit or working tax a 50% bonus on the amount saved.

Get help with savings if you’re on a low income (Help to Save): How it works - GOV.UK (

Discover more about energy grants and ways to save energy in your home to reduce bills.

Find energy grants and ways to save energy in your home - GOV.UK (

A one-stop-shop for Greater Manchester residents to support you with what you need to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable.

They can support you with advice on where to start, finding contractors as well as overseeing the installation.

Citizens Advice can help you understand what support is available to you from the Government to help you through the cost-of-living crisis. They can also support with budgeting and can signpost you to organisations who can offer further support with your overall wellbeing.

Discover how Citizens Advice can help you.

The Government has launched the Energy Bill Relief Scheme to support businesses with the cost of operating this winter.

Find out more about the help available.

If you’re struggling to heat your home this winter, there are a number of organisations across the country that are opening their doors to provide warm and welcoming spaces for anyone in need.

Find your nearest Warm Welcome Space

There is currently a campaign being rolled out across Greater Manchester to urge eligible people to claim the Pension Credit they’re entitled to. Are you missing out? Find out here.

If you’re travelling across Greater Manchester, fares will now be capped at £1 for a single Child’s ticket, £2 for a single Adult ticket, and a new £5 daily ticket that will allow unlimited travel across all operators. For more information, click here.

Citizens Advice Bureau is able to help you if you’re struggling to pay bills, with a range of top tips. Check to see if you’re eligible for benefits, or find out how to contact your local council for support. Read more here.

If you’re struggling with school costs, including transport, uniform and school meals, support is out there. The Citizens Advice Bureau has information that can help you to mitigate those costs- click here to learn more.

Food Bank Finder is a free personal food bank finding service, which allows you to search for local food banks using your location. Food Bank Finder is available by clicking here.

Looking for local advice around money and benefits in Greater Manchester? These money advisors are specially trained to help. For more information, click here.

Looking for local guidance around money and benefits in Liverpool City Region? Liverpool City Council is offering advice, a benefits calculator and the opportunity to speak with a specialised benefits advisor. Learn more here.

Looking for local advice around the current cost of living crisis? Citizens Advice Sheffield can get you access to local support and guidance that you could be eligible for. To learn more, click here.

Money troubles and mental health are intrinsically linked. If you feel your mental health is starting to drop, Manchester Mind has a wealth of resources available to you online and offline. For more information on the support available to you, click here.

Ran by its founder, Martin Lewis, supplies many tips and tricks to help people across the country with saving more of your money, and informing you about the best practice you can take when it’s time to make a large and necessary purchase. Click here to learn more.

These are just some examples of the support available from the Growth Company, and the business and organisations we work with, but if you would like to find out more about specific requirements for you or your business, contact our friendly team who will be able to advise.

For all enquiries, please call 0161 237 4101 or email at