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Marketing Manchester

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



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

Manchester India Partnership

Established in 2018 to unite private businesses, academia and the public sector across India and Greater Manchester to build and strengthen trade, investment, cultural, and educational ties.

Manchester China Forum

Established in 2013 drives forward the Greater Manchester-China relationship. The unique public-private partnership fosters understanding and is designed to ensure growth in commercial connectivity between Greater Manchester and China.

GC Business Growth Hub

A Greater Manchester innovation, adopted nationally, delivers tailored programmes to assist entrepreneurs and businesses to start, grow, innovate, raise finance, develop their workforce, internationalise and become environmentally sustainable.


EnterprisingYou is a specially designed programme to support self-employed individuals (including those who work in the gig economy) and small business owners to grow their income and business.

Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

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.

GC Education and Skills

As one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and training in the country, GC Education and Skills help people to develop their skills across a diverse range of sectors and levels.

GC Employment

GC Employment delivers services across the UK which help tens of thousands of people move into good jobs and careers. Our highly personalised services take a holistic approach, empowering people to navigate the changing world of work at the same time as overcoming personal challenges.

The Manufacturing Institute

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

Aspire Recruitment

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

GC Insight

GC Insight combines the skills and expertise of ekosgen, Winning Moves and the Growth Company to provide a breadth and depth of consultancy and advisory support.

Our Pass

Our Pass offers its members free bus travel on most local bus services across Greater Manchester and half-price off-peak 1 day and weekend travelcards on Metrolink and with an Our Pass ‘Exclusives’ account, members get access to offers, events, discounts and experiences.

Green Skills Academy

The Green Skills Academy houses the latest green technology equipment for businesses and individuals to gain the knowledge and skills needed to support Greater Manchester's ambitions to reach Net Zero carbon as early as 2038.

NPIF Microfinance Loans

GC Business Finance provides Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund microfinance loans of between £25,000 and £100,000 for SMEs located in the North West of England.

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