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GM Skills Map

GM Skills Map helps thousands of people access millions of pounds worth of fully funded training

Thousands of people working at businesses in Greater Manchester have been helped to take part in millions of pounds worth of fully-funded training thanks to GM Skills Map.

Skills for Growth helps 1600 Businesses | Press Release

Skills for Growth - SME Support have helped over 1600 businesses within our first 18 months of operation, assisting to upskill and re-skill employees across the Greater Manchester region. Read more to hear first-hand from our clients and experts about the impacts we've had on local business.

Fresh Approach UK case study

“We would not have been able to offer this number or variety of training to the team without the support of the team at Skills for Growth - SME Support or the funding towards training.” Read the Fresh Approach UK case study here.

GM Clean Air Zone

In this article we examine the changes, exemptions, innovations, and support for businesses in the leadup to the launch of GM’s Clean Air Zone in May 2022.

Top Tips to Reduce Emissions

We've teamed up with our colleagues at GC Journey to Net Zero to bring you our top tips to reduce emissions at zero cost to your business.

Retrofit: Powering the Future of Greater Manchester Sustainability Agenda

Retrofit skills will power the future of Greater Manchester's sustainability agenda for 2038 with 15% of UK emissions caused by inefficient properties. Read on to find out more about Retrofit Certification.

Financing Beyond Government Grants – Prepare your Business

With furlough and other government grants that sustained many businesses throughout the pandemic begin to dry up, here's how to prepare your finances for what's next.

The spirit of Volunteering in Greater Manchester

Let's take a look at the spirit of volunteering in Greater Manchester and what role the voluntary sector will play as we rebuild from the pandemic.

Graystone Action Sports Case Study

From forced closures during lockdown, this is Graystone Action Sports story of how they used their downtime to build employee skill sets and grow their business back stronger in 2021 with our support.

Securing the Future Workforce for Your Business – The Leisure Sector

The leisure sector has been one of the hardest hit sectors by COVID-19, with most leisure businesses being forced to completely shut their doors during lockdowns. It is only recently, as restrictions begin to loosen and life begins to regain some sort of normality, that these leisure businesses have been able to reopen and start operating again, albeit with some extra safety measures in place.