News from 2017

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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Construction of Crewe 240 commences

Furthering its commitment to undertake over 3 million sq. ft of speculative development in 2018, First Panattoni has broken ground on its latest development: Crewe 240. The 240,000 sq. ft logistics building – the only development of its size and scale along the M6 corridor –...

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Pioneering US tech company expands into Cheshire East

A pioneering US hi-tech company has expanded into the UK – following support from the Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth company. Los Angeles-based Eyenuk, which has developed advanced retina screening technology, has opened its first office outside America thanks to help to source premises...

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Superfast broadband now reaches 95 per cent coverage for Cheshire East

Nineteen out of 20 homes and businesses across Cheshire East can now access superfast broadband – thanks to the council-backed Connecting Cheshire partnership. Investment by Connecting Cheshire, a partnership between four Cheshire councils, BT and central Government, with additional funding from the European Regional Development Fund,...

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Businesses encouraged to join Digital+ programme

Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company has launched a new business support programme called Digital+. The Digital+ programme offers fully-funded support and advice to help small and medium-sized businesses maximise faster broadband and digital tools – such as cloud computing, digital marketing and social...

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Pioneering Fairerpower celebrates its third anniversary

A pioneering energy supply scheme established by Cheshire East Council is celebrating its third birthday. Since its creation in 2015, nearly 9,000 people have switched to Fairerpower and their total quoted savings adds up to more than £2m*. Since its launch, Fairerpower has sought to reduce fuel...

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Skills & Growth to sponsor The Business of Science Conference 2018

  Cheshire East Council’s arms length Skills and Growth Company has pledged support to the commercialisation of great science by becoming a sponsor of the Business of Science event for 2018. The conference, which has a raft of high-profile speakers confirmed already, including vice-chancellor, University of Liverpool,...

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