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Final call to apply for ‘Help to Grow: Management’ programme for Warrington business owners

Manchester Met are hosting their in person work shops at Birchwood Park and would like to invite all businesses to take part in their business support programme – please see details below and share within your business as relevant.

TIME is running out for Warrington business owners impacted by COVID-19 to apply for a government-backed, 90% funded, business growth programme before doors close on Tuesday, 29 March.

Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) have issued a final call for applicants who want to work with their small business and enterprise experts to develop a tailored growth plan.

The 12-week programme consists of eight online sessions and four in-person workshops, which will take place at Birchwood Park. Ten one-to-one mentoring sessions are also available, as well as access to the university’s alumni network.

“Two years on from the first national lockdown, the Warrington business community is still feeling the aftereffects of the pandemic,” said Michael Dobson, Industry Engagement Manager at Manchester Met.

“It can be lonely facing this challenge alone; therefore, the university is proud to be bringing Warrington business leaders together and providing them with the management tools needed to enhance recovery, build resilience, protect jobs, upskill workforces and drive long-term growth.”

Covering themes including financial management; strategies for growth and innovation; leading a high-performance workplace; and digital adoption, Michael added that the programme format is designed to be manageable alongside full-time work.

Eligible businesses must have been in operation for at least one year and have a workforce of between five and 249 employees. The individual taking part must be a senior decision-maker in the business. Ninety percent of the programme is government-funded and eligible businesses pay £750 once they have been accepted.

The deadline for applications for the next cohort is Tuesday, 29 March.

To register interest, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/business/sme-support/help-to-grow/