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Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub is a community of specialists with a passion to help businesses across Greater Manchester to realise their ambitions. Since 2011, they have supported more than 15,000 businesses across GM. They support businesses at all stages of their growth journey with a broad range of services. They offer expert one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support, events, specialist programmes, funding and much more. Most of the support on offer is fully-funded and is provided at no direct cost to your business.


Skills Support for Growth

Skills Support for Growth is a fully funded skills consultation service tailored to help upskill employees, improve productivity and drive business growth. Their expert skills consultants work at your pace to help you grow your business by identifying skills gaps, developing your talent and enhancing your team’s performance. Tameside is supported by Skills Support for Growth Account Manager, Lyndsay Thomas, who provides a quick turnaround for Tameside businesses who require help with apprenticeships, training and qualifications for their employees. We refer via email, introducing the business and their need and Skills Support for Growth respond within 24 hours and provide us with an update on the outcome of the discussion. They attend our events on a regularly basis which keeps them up to date with the needs and skills gaps in the Borough. 

Enterprising You

Are you self-employed and looking to grow your business?  Further support is available in Greater Manchester from Enterprising You which offers free, fully funded, support and advice is available to help, click Enterprising You to find out more about what is on offer and to register for support.


Tameside Libraries information Service - Business Information

Are you looking for Business Information? If so, Tameside Libraries Information Service can help. They are a Business and Intellectual Property Centre offering a wide range of information available to those looking for Business Information. Whether you’re setting up a new Business, expanding an existing Business, investigating the competition or marketing your Business, Tameside Libraries Information Service can help. They offer a friendly staff assisted service providing access to both print and online resources to help you with your business enquiry.


Build  A Business GM

Build A Business is an innovative new project aimed at small businesses, entrepreneurs and anyone thinking of starting their own business.
It’s running in libraries across 8 Greater Manchester authorities including Tameside, offering tailored help to support new businesses. Find out more at


MIDAS is the inward investment promotion agency for Greater Manchester, with a strategic aim to secure significant levels of new investment for the city region to create and safeguard jobs.

This is achieved through the global business marketing of the city region's key sectors and the provision of an extensive package of free advice and assistance for potential investors and location consultants.

MIDAS has helped hundreds of businesses successfully relocate to or expand in Greater Manchester. MIDAS is represented in Tameside by Cherryanne Cooper who has been an integral part of the Large Employers Network, encouraging employer participation and introducing new members. They represent many of our established large businesses allowing them to gain inward investment and opportunities contributing to continued growth of the Borough.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK with over 4000 members. Based in the heart of Manchester City Centre on Deansgate, the Chamber has a strong presence in Greater Manchester’s ten local authority areas. It is committed to providing businesses with a platform to connect with other businesses, communicate their message and create opportunities for a skilled workforce. With an ever growing network and a dedicated policy team, the Chamber is the recognised voice of business in Greater Manchester.

The Chamber’s membership base ranges from sole traders, to large corporates across a broad range of sectors; there’s support for every type of business. Find out more at

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