Manchester Metropolitan University

Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme

The Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme can help you grow your business. Consider how to increase revenue, recruit better staff or simply get off the ground by registering as a company.

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 3 - January 2017 

Download the Cohort 3 Date Slip

 Cohort 4 - May 2017 

Download the Cohort 4 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

Contact Us

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

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