Trafford Council is enabling smaller employers to grow by giving them a financial boost to develop new talent through the #SEEDIFFERENT SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) Apprenticeship Support Offer, funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The scheme offers a £3,000 grant to employers to help with salary and training costs associated with an apprenticeship and is aimed at SME businesses who have not previously recruited an apprentice for the last two years. One of the key aims for Trafford Council is to attract older people to Apprenticeships as a way to being a new career,
GM Business Connect are keen to work with many organisations supporting business engagement and Trafford Borough Council have always been exceptional in their support of businesses both within the area and those looking to move there. We have partnered with Trafford’s Strategic Growth Team over many years on a variety of different events, and are currently supporting the regular Trafford Park Business Network run by the team plus the GM Chamber. We caught up with Councillor Andrew Western at Trafford Town Hall and asked him to share some insight on current thinking by Trafford Council on business support and engagement in the borough:
Why should businesses move to the Trafford area?
July saw the regular joint Trafford Council and GM Chamber’s Trafford Park Business Network take place
at Hotel Football in Old Trafford. As well as the usual itinerary of networking and presentations, the event was also host to the new University Academy UA92 and property business Bruntwood officially signing the Trafford Pledge.
Proceedings started with a welcome from Graham Dixon, Group Director of Esprit Warehousing and Docks, who was host for the morning.