Helping Businesses Grow

From start-ups and scale-ups to SMEs and multi-nationals - The Growth Company offers a smorgasbord of services for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

So whether you’re looking for a mentor, want to expand into digital, kickstart your company’s overseas trading or develop your organisation in pretty much any way - we can help.

The businesses within the group that support this work are:

Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub has been offering expert business support to ambitious companies since 2011 and is part of a network of hubs that stretches right across the UK.

GC Business Finance

GC Business Finance provides alternative business finance options for growing businesses that have been unable to obtain funding through a mainstream lender.


Our award-winning inward investment agency - MIDAS seeks to secure significant levels of new investment and employment for Greater Manchester.

GC Organisational Improvement

Organisational development specialists and licensed Investors in People partner, GC Organisational Improvement can help you to improve your processes and systems, develop your staff and grow your business.

Centre For Assessment

The CFA provides assessment and certification services to organisations, both in the UK and further afield.

Challenge 4 Change

Challenge 4 Change offers a unique, indoor urban experiential learning facility that’s ideal for team or personal development.

Aspire Recruitment

Aspire Recruitment is an award-winning, not-for-profit ethical recruitment agency that helps both businesses and individuals by matching the right people with the right jobs in the right way.

Education & Skills Team

The Growth Company is proud to be one of the largest providers of skills and training in the UK - dedicated in supporting businesses and individuals with apprenticeships, higher education and commercial training.

Department for International Trade

With its team of expert advisers located across the globe, the Department for International Trade can help your business fulfil its international ambitions.

Employment Team

The Growth Company supports the employment, recruitment and skills needs of employers, people and government across the north of England and further afield.

The Manufacturing Institute

The Manufacturing Institute has a proven track record of helping manufacturers to make significant and lasting improvements to their businesses.