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Smart Works

In the last 12 months, Smart Works Greater Manchester has dressed and coached over 400 unemployed women for success at their job interview, giving them the confidence and self-belief they need to secure employment and transform their lives. The Smart Works service is available to unemployed women with a confirmed job interview,  after they are...


Recipe for Success

The Business Growth Hub are currently recruiting for cohort 5 of theirr Recipe4Success programme. Recipe4Success is a comprehensive programme of funded support for Greater Manchester-based SME food and drink businesses with the aspiration to grow. Consisting of a tailored series of food and drink specific workshops and networking events designed to help businesses overcome barriers...


Greater Manchester Technology Fund

In April 2020, The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) in partnership with Virgin Media Business launched phase one of the GM Technology Fund; investing £150,000 in 567 kit bundles for disadvantaged and digitally excluded pupils working closely with schools and colleges to identify those most in need. In response to the immediate closure of schools...


Grant scheme helps SME businesses in Oldham save up to 50% on energy investment costs

25/11/2020 Business Money magazine reports that with businesses continuing to change their working practices in response to the impact of Covid-19, many are anticipating higher energy bills this winter. Whether it’s due to longer operating hours on factory floors to allow for split shifts to accommodate social distancing, or the need to increase supplies of...


Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week

Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week – 16th to 22nd November and National Start Up Day – 19th November Oldham Enterprise Trust (OET) and our Youth Enterprise Network Oldham (YEN: O) are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week and National Start Up Day by launching new exciting partnership with two nationally recognised “brands” Look out for details throughout the...


Coronavirus loan schemes and Future Fund extended to 31 January 2021

The Prime Minister announced on Monday afternoon that the government’s three Coronavirus business interruption loan schemes – the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) – and the Future Fund will be extended to 31 January 2021. It was also announced...


Peer Networks

Create a trusted support network Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. Delivered locally by GC Business Growth Hub, it creates diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, it enables you to discuss...



Raytheon Professional Services, have launched a Cyber Academy, which will provide training to develop the skills needed to become a cybersecurity specialist. The retraining programme is designed to create a new generation of cyber security technicians, who will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to secure cyber security employment. It has been created in partnership...


Action needed to stop local lockdown

Unfortunately Oldham is at risk of lockdown – and that could hit your business. The number of people testing positive for Coronavirus has risen over the last few weeks. Latest figures, for the week ending 8 August, show there have been 255 new cases in Oldham, which is a rate of 107.5 cases per 100,000...


Double Your donation Challenge

Have you heard about the Mahdlo Chairman’s Double Your donation Challenge?? You can read a bit more about the campaign by clicking here.


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