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Employers supported to recruit more apprentices

The council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company has published a new directory to promote businesses’ apprentice schemes – to help boost opportunities for school leavers. The first edition of the apprenticeship directory features 23 employers across the borough, ranging from multi-nationals AstraZeneca, Barclays and Siemens to...

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Schools rise to a stock market challenge

More than 150 youngsters from across Cheshire East took part in a trading challenge that put their financial skills and acumen to the test on a virtual stock exchange. Congleton Town Hall was transformed into a fictional stock exchange, in partnership with local employers, where teams...

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Digital+ creating plenty of ‘hits’ for businesses

The Connecting Cheshire Digital+ business support programme has now helped more than 100 small firms since its launch in May. Cheshire East Council’s Digital+ programme provides small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with free expert support on digital marketing and technology, including social media and cloud computing, as well...

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Businesses supported to win contracts from public sector

The Skills and Growth Company – in partnership with Cheshire East Council – is to provide further ‘free’ procurement training workshops for businesses. The sessions are designed to support Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and create an opportunity to secure a portion of the £200...

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Rural businesses offered bespoke marketing masterclass

The Council’s arm’s length Skills and Growth Company is offering rural businesses the opportunity to learn from an expert in marketing rural businesses. It is taking place on Thursday, 20 September, at the Aqueduct Marina in Church Minshull - the free half-day event will focus on...

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Businesses offered help to recruit Apprentices

The Skills and Growth Company, is offering any business that employs Apprentices a free page in its forthcoming Apprentice Directory. The directory will be available to over 26,000 students attending all Cheshire East’s schools and colleges, including 10,500  aged 16-18 now looking to start their careers. Businesses...

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Healthy children’s food business raises £50k funding

Macclesfield based Tutto Bene World has secured a £50,000 investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). Tutto Bene World was referred to GC Business Finance by The Skills & Growth Company. Owned by Director Mike Williams, Tutto Bene World has created a new range of healthy Italian...

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Free tendering training to boost local businesses

The procurement training events will be provided by the council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company and are targeted at local businesses in Cheshire East. The latest free workshop is being provided to help smaller businesses in Cheshire East learn how to win public sector contracts. The public...

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