Programme events

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

University of Chester

SMEs (trading less than 42 months)
We are hosting the following sessions:

Entrepreneurs and start-ups
We offer a two day ‘start-up weekend’. The first day will explore how to start a business and develop your value proposition. The second day will help you to develop a Business Model Canvas. The start-up weekends will take place on the following dates:

Reaseheath College

Reaseheath College are hosting a range of business support workshops via the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme:

Business Planning

  • 16th May 2018
  • 23rd May 2018 

Attendance at both workshops is necessary. 

Food legislation programme

  • 6th June 2018

The sessions will all be delivered at Reaseheath College. 

For further information on the workshops please email:

Warrington Collegiate

Our team will work with you to access the expertise and knowledge required to help you grow your business. We are running the following sessions:

  • Starting your own business workshop – 11th April 2018

Entrepreneur, trainer and author of ‘100 Rules for Entrepreneurs’, Neil Lewis will lead this 6 hour workshop on how to successfully set up and launch a business. Topics covered include identifying your business purpose, raising finance, sales, marketing, legal and how to achieve business goals. 

Manchester Metropolitan University


Support for established businesses is delivered in ‘cohorts’ which are made up of five themed expert workshops, and growth groups with your peers, you will gain a thorough understanding of the areas most critical for creating a thriving and growing business:

Cohort delivery C9 –

  • 16th April 2018
  • 17th April 2018
  • 3rd May 2018
  • 5th June 2018

Cohort delivery C10:

  • 16th May 2017
  • 17th May 2017
  • 6th June 2018
  • 4th July 2018

Pre-start ups

If  you are planning to start a business in the Cheshire and Warrington region, we’re here to offer you support every step of the way. Attend one of our pre-start workshops, where you’ll receive practical advice and business tools, followed by 1:1 coaching.

  • 23rd and 24th April 2018
  • 21st and 22nd May 2018