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The Growth Company

Geographical Area Covered

Greater Manchester and national

Key Aims

The Growth Company drives business, economic, personal and professional development by boosting employment, skills, investment and enterprise. We’re at the heart of place making and seek to drive inward investment and international trade by playing a key role in developing business relationships and partnerships between British cities and regions in both developing and mature economies.

We are not-for-profit which means we reinvest any money we make and are dedicated to making a positive difference and leaving a legacy of growth.

Support And Resources Available
  • Upskilling of current staff and training of new staff from entry level courses and apprenticeships through to degree level, with largest sector delivery areas being Health & Social Care and Professional Services (Leadership & Management, Accounting, HR)

  • Bespoke recruitment of apprentices

  • Ethical recruitment consultancy and support through Aspire Recruitment

  • Support to help start-ups and existing business to grow through Business Growth Hub

  • Skills gap analysis and team profiling

  • Consultancy around people management, systems improvement and team profiling

  • Apprenticeship Levy advice and support with workforce planning

  • Support to develop and potentially deliver new apprenticeship standards to support health and social care needs

  • Inward investment, international trade & the marketing of GM as a place to live, work, invest or study

  • Delivering work & health programme and placing GM residents into sustainable work through training

  • Workplace health assessments and support plans

  • Investors in People (IIP) and ISO assessments


Jayne Worthington – MD Education & Skills

Deborah Holmwood – Director of Marketing

Last Updated: May 2019