Manchester Metropolitan University

Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme

Hoping to get a new idea off the ground? Ready to grow your business? Support for entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized businesses who have been trading for over 12 months.

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Thinking about setting up a business?

Over three workshops, you’ll develop a business model specifically for your idea.

We’ll help you to work through issues from goal-setting to sales, from marketing to finances.  

Already trading but struggling to grow your business?

From bookkeeping to leading a team, we know developing your business can feel daunting.

Our programme aims to help you develop your business in a sustainable and achievable way. You’ll attend five sessions over three months, with support including one-to-one sessions and practical workshops.

Fully funded business support 

If you meet the eligibility criteria, there isn’t a cost for our business support as the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Programme Schedule

Starter - (For people looking to start a business and companies trading for under 12 months)

Day 1

  • Introduction, and getting to know you session
  • Goal setting
  • Systems
  • Value proposition
  • Marketing

Day 2

  • Sales
  • Financial management

Day 3

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Reflection on the programme and next steps

Growth - (For companies trading over 12 months)

We begin with an induction and then you'll typically have workshops in the mornings and spend the afternoons ‘hacking’ your peers' business issues through our Action Hacking Sessions. 

Workshop 1: Value Proposition

Workshop 2: Finance

Workshop 3: Motivation & Leadership

Workshop 4: Marketing

Workshop 5: Business Model Canvas


This program is currently being reviewed and upcoming dates are to be confirmed. 


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 Lisa Holmes (Project Support Officer) on 0161 247 6659 or email us at 

Hear From Our Graduates

Read what a number of our programme alumni have to say about their experience on the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme:


Claire Margerison - Independent Carers

Annabel Hannam - INTRO

Vicky Diamond - Rainbow Resourcing

Contact Details

Questions about the programme?  

From queries about our workshops to your eligibility, we're happy to answer your questions so please do get in touch.

You can contact Lisa Holmes, our Project Support Officer, via email or telephone.

Telephone: 0161 247 6659  


For general enquiries, please email us at

Our address is:

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


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