Manchester Metropolitan University

Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme

increase revenue, recruit better staff or simply get off the ground by registering as a company with this programme.

Our programme supports businesses that are registered in the Cheshire and Warrington area, that are pre-starts (i.e. those wishing to start a business), new start-ups or small/medium enterprises.

Working with recognised business leaders, you will have access to growth coaches, and a number variety of activities to help your business grow fast. We can help you in a wide range of areas from finance and marketing to recruitment and leadership. 

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Programme Schedule

The programme consists of five expert-led growth workshops, supported by growth groups to help you translate knowledge and experiences into practical business actions. Additionally, each company can benefit from 1-to-1 coaching during the programme. One of the most valuable aspects of the programme are our growth groups sessions. These sessions create a space for business owners to help each other tackle the most challenging areas of their business in a confidential environment.


Induction 9.30am - 4.30pm
Workshop 1: Value Proposition and Innovation 9.30am - 12.30pm
Growth Group A 9.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop 2: Finance 9.30am - 12.30pm
Growth Group B 9.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop 3: Sales and Marketing 9.30am - 12.30pm
Growth Group C 9.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop 4: People, Recruitment and HR 9.30am - 12.30pm
Peer Observations 9.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop 5: Leadership 9.30am - 12.30pm
Final Growth Session 9.30am - 12.30pm

Programme Dates

 Cohort 4 - May 2017 

Download the Cohort 4 Date Slip


 Cohort 5 - September 2017 

Download the Cohort 5 Date Slip

Pre-start Workshops

I‌f you are getting ready to start a business in the Cheshire and Warrington area, 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-to-1 coaching with business leaders. 

Available dates:

  • 29th and 31st March
  • 16th and 17th May
  • 22nd and 23rd June
  • 12th and 13th September

Download the CW Pre-Start Workshop Information Slip

Social Care Workshops

If you're interested in becoming a self-employed, independent carer, we are offering a two-day workshop on the 13th & 14th June, to help guide you through the steps.

Download the CW Social Care Pre-Start Workshop Flyer


The programme is fully funded for eligible companies that:
  • are based in Cheshire and Warrington
  • are pre-start (i.e. those wishing to start a business), new start-ups or SMEs
  • have potential to grow.
If you have any questions about eligibility please contact us on 0161 247 3871 or 

Contact Details

For more information, please get in touch: 


Project Manager: Roxana Lawton at

Project Administrator: Lisa Holmes at


Centre for Enterprise
Manchester Metropolitan University
Business School,
All Saints Campus,
Oxford Road,
Manchester, M15 6BH,
United Kingdom



0161 247 3871

Request a Callback

If you require additional information about the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme, or are unsure if you are eligible, we are happy to have a talk with you. Please submit your details below, and one of our team will call you.

Register your Interest



Alternatively, please see the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Website for further information.