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 3 and a half days 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

  • Introduction, and getting to know you session
  • Goal Setting
  • Systems
  • Value Proposition
  • 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.

Day Two Workshops

  • Sales

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.

  • 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. 

Day Three Workshops

  • 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.

  • Action Hack Session


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 6659 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

Vicky Diamond - Rainbow Resourcing

Contact Details

For more information, please get in touch: 


Project Manager: James Crawley at

Project Support Officer: Lisa Holmes at


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



0161 247 6659

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