Salford Quays

Business Growth Hub

The vision of the Business Growth Hub, is to create a thriving and productive economy by unlocking and accelerating the growth potential of businesses, across the whole of Greater Manchester.

Working with the Hub, as one of their approved Training Providers, we are passionate about providing businesses and entrepreneurs with engaging and effective learning & development programmes, expertise and coaching support.

A number of our learning & development programmes form part of their hugely successful EDP initiative, also known as the Executive Development Programme and are fully funded by ERDF for eligible businesses.

To date we have worked with over 230 businesses from the region, with some truly amazing results.

Our highly-skilled trainers, coaches and consultants really do know what they’re talking about. That’s because they come from the ‘real world’ of business and are dedicated to developing the Leadership, Management and Sales; knowledge, skills, capabilities and confidence of business owners, leaders and their managers.

Our programmes will enable you to: deliver results, change behaviours and raise performance in your business and focus on the following topics;

  • Leadership Development
  • People Management & Performance
  • High Performing Teams
  • Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Manager as Coach
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Business Growth & Strategy
  • 1:1 and 1:Group (in company) Coaching Support

Aimed at SME businesses employing less 250 staff, from established small businesses to multi-million pound organisations; the key factor is a commitment to 'growth' ie; recruiting new staff, increasing in your T/O, introduction of new products/services or improvement in your inclusive growth.

Eligibility Criteria

The programme is available to all Greater Manchester based SME businesses that employ five or more staff and have the capacity to create jobs and increase turnover/sales. All interested businesses must be eligible for the programme under ERDF criteria which includes:

  • Less than 250 employees full time equivalent (FTE)
  • Business must be based in Greater Manchester
  • Turnover less than €50m or Balance sheet less than €43m
  • Eligible sector
  • Less than €200,000 State Aid received in a rolling 3 year period
  • Business less than 25% externally owned
  • Business to Business (B2B) activities

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