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Small Business Saturday is approaching!

This year, Small Business Saturday falls on the 4th December and so there are now less than two weeks until the big day. Help us to make this the best year ever! This year the theme is 'Big Thank You' and we are sure you would like to join us in promoting this. We are...

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Raytheon Cyber Academy

Raytheon now have graduates from their Academy, hungry for a Digital career. These top-level graduates have skills in:- Anti-virus and malware including social engineering, Cyber security fundamentals and cyber threats Windows security and Information assurance Network & Cloud security and Mobile & wireless security They have also developed generic IT Skills and certification, so will...

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Improve your Leadership and Mentoring Skills with Fully Funded Courses

SME owners across Greater Manchester have exclusive access to GM Skills Map – the innovative, online skills directory and learning management system developed by Skills for Growth – SME Support. If you’re in a position of leadership in business or interested in upskilling to become a better mentor to your peers and employees, they have...

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Spending Review and Autumn Budget 2021

Spending Review and Autumn Budget 2021: British Business Bank  Response At yesterday’s Spending Review, the government announced its plans for spending over the next three years from 2022/23. This included a number of measures to support smaller businesses to be delivered by the British Business Bank. The government confirmed that throughout the three years from 2022/23...

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Launch of the new Recovery Loan Fund

GMCVO are supporting the launch of the new Recovery Loan Fund, offered by Social Investment Business to support trading charities, social enterprises and community businesses in the post-Covid recovery. The Recovery Loan Fund is intended for trading charities, social enterprises and community businesses with a viable business model who have been adversely affected by Covid-19....

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Start Up Huddle comes together for Oldham businesses

Entrepreneurs joined forces to celebrate the launch of Start Up Huddle Oldham. Start Up Huddles are part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and are up and running in more than 50 cities worldwide. Oldham’s was launched by Cllr Shoab Akhtar, Cabinet Member for Employment and Enterprise, who said: “Whether you’ve got an idea you want...

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Festival for Business celebrates Oldham’s Business Heroes

Oldham Enterprise Trust’s Oldham Festival for Business has begun with a series of events kickstarted by Oldham Council Leader Cllr Arooj Shah. She was joined on-stage by Oldham Council Chief Executive Harry Catherall where she outlined her vision, ambition and priorities for Oldham and how the council is supporting businesses across the borough. Cllr Shah told the audience of over 70 local businesses and entrepreneurs: “We...

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HELP TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Register your interest below Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits. You could get: an Executive Development programme that could help you improve business performance and...

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Wind down of the furlough scheme begins this week…

Furlough funding will be cut from Thursday. From then (1st July 2021), employers will have to contribute 10% to their furloughed workers’ wages. Furloughed employee must still get 80% to a max of £2,500 per month for unworked hours. Job Retention Scheme will pay 70% to a maximum of £2,187.50 per month. Employer must pay...

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Journey to Net Zero

Journey to Net Zero is a fully funded online programme exclusively for SMEs in Greater Manchester that are at an early stage on the path to net zero emissions. Via group workshops, study material and one-to-one advice, environmental specialists will guide you through what net zero means for your business and how to prioritise action....

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