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Business Change and Innovation

Financing Beyond Government Grants – Prepare your Business

With the furlough scheme coming to an end later this year, many businesses will be looking elsewhere for support as they begin to reopen and recover from the impact of the pandemic. Let’s take a look at what support there is for businesses in addition to the Skills for Growth - SME Support offer, which businesses can take advantage of as the government grants start to dry up.

The spirit of Volunteering in Greater Manchester

Let's take a look at the spirit of volunteering in Greater Manchester and what role the voluntary sector will play as we rebuild from the pandemic.

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.

Customs Connect Case Study

"Our position as an attractive employer was not just defined by our business growth, but that we are devoted to building confidence in our employees." Read about Customs Connect's developments in 2021.

Saving our Town Centres

Let’s take a look at how we can not only reopen our town centres, but how we can rebuild new and improved future-proof town centres as we embark on our journey back to normality.

The Boom Back for Hospitality

What can we do to encourage a boom back in the Hospitality sector after being ravaged by the pandemic? Read about it here.

Robot Allies and the role of automation in Manufacturing

Find out how Manufacturers are using robotics, AI and automation to improve productivity and create new jobs for the future.

What does building back better really look like for Greater Manchester?

What does building back better really look like for Greater Manchester? Take a look in this article.

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.