Join Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Chester and Reaseheath College for the launch of our new business events series.

As members of the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme Consortium* – which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund – we provide fully funded business support to help start-ups and SMEs grow.

And, we’re really excited to launch our latest programme!

Come along to Crewe to find out about the support we offer, hear from businesses who’ve completed our programmes, and enjoy the marketplace – a variety of stalls hosted by local businesses.

Plus, enjoy nibbles and tipples from local companies through the afternoon.

To register your interest please visit our eventbrite page


Programme events

To take part in any of the following support/masterclasses/events you must be signed up to the business growth programme.

Manchester Metropolitan University

Thinking about setting up a business?
Over three workshops, you’ll develop a business model specifically for your idea.

We’ll help you to work through issues from goal-setting to sales, from marketing to finances.

For people who haven’t begun trading yet and for companies trading under 12 months

PRE START & TRADING UNDER 12 MONTHS – Cohort PS 2.1 – Macclesfield Silk Museum

  • Day 1  Tuesday 12th February 2019
  • Day 2  Wednesday 13th February 2019
  • Day 3   Tuesday 26th March 2019

PRE START & TRADING UNDER 12 MONTHS– Cohort PS 2.2 – Lymm Business Centre

  • Day 1 Tuesday 8th October 2019
  • Day 2 Wednesday 9th October 2019
  • Day 3   Tuesday 12th November 2019

To view a copy of the Programme Schedule please click here 

Already trading but struggling to grow your business?
From bookkeeping to leading a team, we know developing your business can feel daunting.

Our programme aims to help you develop your business in a sustainable and achievable way. You’ll attend five sessions over three months, with support including one-to-one sessions and practical workshops.

Main Programme
Cohort 2.1 – March to May 2019 – McCarthy Hall, Warrington

Cohort 1 (For companies trading over 12 months)      
  • 5 March
  • 19 March
  • 16 April,
  • 30 April
  • 14 May and 21 May

Cohort 2.2 – June to October 2019 – Silk Museum, Macclesfield

Cohort 2 (For companies trading over 12 months)

  • 18 June
  •  2 July
  • 23 July
  • 10 September
  • 24 September and 1 October

Cohort 2.3 – October 2019 to January 2020 – Crewe/Nantwich

Cohort 3 (For companies trading over 12 months)

  • 15 October
  • 5 November
  •  26 November
  •  17 December
  • 7 January and 21 January

To view a copy of the Programme Schedule please click here