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Retrofit: Powering the Future of Greater Manchester Sustainability Agenda

Retrofit skills will power the future of Greater Manchester's sustainability agenda for 2038 with 15% of UK emissions caused by inefficient properties. Read on to find out more about Retrofit Certification.

£4k Apprenticeships Grant - Hire People with Skills to Improve your Business

The £4k Apprenticeships Grant is coming to a close in September 2021, but there's still time to start hiring employees with skills to improve your business. Read on to find out more...

Top 10 Certifications for Employees in 2021

We're counting down the Top 10 Certifications for Employees in 2021, with information from the GMCA Skills Observatory.

What Essential Skills Does an Apprentice Need?

There are some skills all Apprentices need for success, no matter what industry they are entering into. Our own marketing apprentice breaks it down in this article.

Graystone Action Sports Case Study

From forced closures during lockdown, this is Graystone Action Sports story of how they used their downtime to build employee skill sets and grow their business back stronger in 2021 with our support.

Securing the Future Workforce for Your Business – The Leisure Sector

The leisure sector has been one of the hardest hit sectors by COVID-19, with most leisure businesses being forced to completely shut their doors during lockdowns. It is only recently, as restrictions begin to loosen and life begins to regain some sort of normality, that these leisure businesses have been able to reopen and start operating again, albeit with some extra safety measures in place.

MMCT Case Study

Hear from Gail and Mike Manning, husband and wife duo business owners from MMCT, about their experience as a client of Skills for Growth - SME Support and their growth and development plans for 2021.

What venues can do to prevent a curtain call on culture

Culture encompasses the ideas, customs and behaviours of a society that we express through art and socialisation. But without the space to express ourselves, is it curtains for culture?

Global Auctioneers Case Study

Ambitious early stage SME Global Auctioneers has grown rapidly with the combined support of Business Growth Hub's Access to Finance and Skills for Growth - SME Support. This is their story of expansion.

Elizabeth Wise's Apprenticeship Case Study

Administration Apprentice Elizabeth Wise at Skills for Growth – SME Support shares her story about how her apprenticeship has helped her gain valuable and meaningful experience towards her career.