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Business

The Growth Company provides end-to-end business support and financial services for public, private and third sector commissioners, designed to create jobs, enable growth and improve lives.

Business Growth Hubs provide tailored business support programmes, designed to seed growth in small and medium enterprises. 

GC Business Finance provides alternative business finance as well as providing closely with local and national government.

GC International Trade helps businesses go global, delivering internationalisation business support and funding for public sector commissioning bodies.

GC Business provides end-to-end business support and financial services for public, private and third sector commissioners, designed to create jobs, enable growth and improve lives.

Peer Networks provides your business the platform for growth. Learn from your peers. Share and discuss new ideas. Grow your business by working through challenges.

Expert consultation. Ongoing support. No cost to your business. Skills for Growth – SME Support is a fully funded skills consultation service tailored to help up-skills your employees and improve productivity.

Marketing Manchester is the agency charged with promoting Greater Manchester nationally and internationally as a place to visit, invest, meet and study.

Made Smarter is a programme backed by world-renowned businesses and the UK government. The programme connects makers to the digital tools that will drive productivity. 

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

The CfA provides assessment and certification services to organisations, adding value to businesses and supply chains in the UK and further afield.  

The Manufacturing Institute delivers training programmes to upskill manufacturing firms and is one of the only providers of The Shingo Model in Europe. 

GC Angels invests alongside angel investors and funds, de-risking and unlocking deals with a focus on exciting, high-growth opportunities innovating across digital, creative and technology sectors. 

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is a voluntary membership and assessment scheme which has been created to improve employment standards across all GM employers, regardless of size, sector or geography.

The Access to Finance (A2F) service provides SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in Lancashire with bespoke funding support to help them to source funding and finance that will unlock business growth. 

People

As a leading provider of education, skills, employment support, citizenship and offender rehabilitation support it is our mission to help improve the lives of every individual our services engage.

The Growth Company supports the employment, recruitment and skills needs of employers, people and government across the UK.

GC Education & Skills is one of the largest providers of skills and training in the UK, supporting businesses and individuals with apprenticeships, higher education and commercial training.  

Skills Support for Employment will help to improve your skills and knowledge, boost your confidence and ultimately put you in a better position when it comes to finding work.

Aspire Recruitment is an award-winning, not-for-profit ethical recruitment agency that supporting businesses and individuals with their employment challenges. 

GC delivers the National Careers Service in the North of England - a publicly-funded careers and skills advice service delivered online, over the phone and in person. 

EnterprisingYou is a government-funded programme specially designed to support self-employed individuals, including those who work in the gig economy and small business owners.

Employ GM helps individuals and employers who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.​We are here to support those individuals who have lost their job, want to upskill, or who are simply looking for advice on changing careers. 

Kickstart is a new £2 billion Government scheme that is creating hundreds of thousands of Government-subsidised job placements to help young people into work and support the UK's economic revival.

National Citizen Service is designed for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future. Programmes have grown all over the country and now, over 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS.

GC together with Citizens Advice Manchester, Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton and a network of legal partners, have set up Employment Legal Advice - a new service to help individuals across Greater Manchester to access free employment-related legal support.

Consulting

GC Consulting builds on the capabilities of the Growth Company to deliver economic development programmes and achieve economic growth outcomes.

Through the GC Group and networks of associates and partners, GC Consulting can help you achieve your ambition for your organisation, your industry or your place.

Ekosgen provides consultancy and research services on economic development and social impact for public, private and third sector commissioners, specialising in policy advice and delivering winning bids.

GC Organisational Improvement is a licensed Investors in People partner and works with organisations to improve processes and systems. 

Net Zero

We are an award-winning provider of environmental services designed to accelerate the net zero ambition. We convert environmental pressures into competitive advantages, to help businesses to achieve millions of pounds of savings, whilst driving business growth and innovation for firms that deliver sustainability products and services.

Tailored expertise for businesses in or moving into the green technologies and services sector to access new markets and supply chains, develop new products and services and to increase competitiveness.

Our award-winning team has helped thousands of businesses to make environmental best practice profitable. Through analysis and expertise, we identify opportunities to reduce consumption and strive for net zero.