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 2-day targeted workshops. The workshops are designed for companies who have been trading for less than 12 months, with workshops aimed at tackling relevant business issues that you currently face such as finance, marketing and strategic growth. 

Day One Workshops

  • Financial Management

Increase your financial savvy-ness and learn to fully understand the numbers in your business. Learn how to use them to create more growth than you ever thought possible. You will learn what all of it really means, how to get the best out of your accountant and become more tax efficient. 

  • Business Model Canvas

This simple tool will give you a snap shot of your whole business in minutes, showing you exactly what is working and what isn't. And more importantly, what to do about it. The BMC will help you check the quality of your value proposition to your customers and remove the hidden handbrake holding your business back.

Day Two Workshops

  • Sales and Marketing

Marketing - Identify what is truly special about your business, who your most important customers are and learn how to create marketing that they are already looking for. Learn how to make your brand distinct, compelling and the message you produce the answer to your customers problems.

Sales - Create sales without feeling “salesy”. Understand the power of a system and how not having one is making all of your sales harder and slower than they need to be. Learn how the power of the internet means never having to cold call again and how it will make every networking event more profitable.

  • Action Hack Session

Download our two-day Workshop Date Schedule

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. 

Download the CW Pre-Start Workshop Information Slip


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 

What our graduates say

Read what a number of our programme alumni have to say about their experience on the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme, and how it's benefitted them.


Claire Margerison - Independent Carers

Annabel Hannam - INTRO

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.

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