Business Growth

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Think net zero won’t impact you anytime soon? Think again!

Kevin Lambert, Resource Efficiency Lead at GC Business Growth Hub explains why net zero greenhouse gas emissions should be on the radar for SMEs as well as large organisations, and how GC Business Growth Hub’s Journey to Net Zero programme can help.
“The UK has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. It would be easy to think this is something only large organisations need to worry about in the near term. With the date so far away and there being so many larger companies – with larger carbon footprints – to focus on,

PROGRESS21 – Bringing together GM businesses

GM Business Connect spoke with Janine Smith, Director of GC Business Growth Hub, which is part of the Growth Company. The Hub provides specialist funded support to drive growth in small and medium enterprises across Greater Manchester. Janine is leading PROGRESS21 Business, one of the first large scale in-person business events since early 2020, taking place at Manchester Central on 23 September. We asked Janine to explain more about the landmark event:

What is PROGRESS21?
“The Growth Company has developed PROGRESS21 in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Greater Manchester.