We’re here to do everything we can to nurture the growth of people, businesses and the region. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed and every business the opportunity to thrive.
We were established by Cheshire East Council as a new ‘arms-length’ company in April 2016, to bring together existing skills and growth services under one structure. Our objective is to ensure the council can deliver more for less, achieving greater innovation and benefits for businesses and residents. We support businesses to maximise growth, funding and investment opportunities; increase the availability and take-up of apprenticeships, support people into work, help to create jobs and stimulate economic growth and innovation.
Over the past 2 years we have helped create over 2,000 new jobs and a projected £176m increase in Gross Value Added; we have supported high growth businesses, large employers and inward investment enquiries to generate £43m of capital investment and £51m revenue spend. You can read more about our work in our Annual Review.
There are 30 team members in the Skills & Growth Company, we operate a 7 year £2.5m revenue contract with Cheshire East Council and operate from our base in Sandbach across the North West and wider UK. Please see more below plus our ‘Introduction to The Skills & Growth Company’ and our 2017 Highlights videos.