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Case Studies

Firstplay look to the future with skills revolution

Firstplay look to the future with skills revolution, upskilling employees and increasing productivity through fully funded Skills for Growth - SME Support programme. Read the case study here.

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.


Join the #ShowUsYourSkillsChallenge and create a post demonstrating how training and development have helped turn your business into a knockout SME! Read more to find out how to enter.

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.

Customs Connect Case Study

"Our position as an attractive employer was not just defined by our business growth, but that we are devoted to building confidence in our employees." Read about Customs Connect's developments in 2021.

MMCT Case Study

Hear from Gail and Mike Manning, husband and wife duo business owners from MMCT, about their experience as a client of Skills for Growth - SME Support and their growth and development plans for 2021.

Global Auctioneers Case Study

Ambitious early stage SME Global Auctioneers has grown rapidly with the combined support of Business Growth Hub's Access to Finance and Skills for Growth - SME Support. This is their story of expansion.

Elizabeth Wise's Apprenticeship Case Study

Administration Apprentice Elizabeth Wise at Skills for Growth – SME Support shares her story about how her apprenticeship has helped her gain valuable and meaningful experience towards her career.

Michelle Lee The Ralstan Group Solicitor Apprenticeship

The Ralstan Group Case Study

Owner and Director of The Ralstan Group, Michelle Lee shares with us her recent experience becoming a degree-level apprentice Solicitor, undertaking an apprenticeship for the betterment of her business.