National Apprenticeship Week

The Skills & Growth Company are pleased to support this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, and to promote the huge range of options now available. During 2016, there were over 7,000 apprentices across Cheshire East during 2016 – that's 20% higher than the national average. Our recent...

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Businesses urged to take up expert advice and support

Businesses are being urged to attend a briefing which provides information on changes to environmental legislation and rules on business standards. The breakfast briefing at South Cheshire College, at 8am on March 28, will include top tips to help businesses avoid costly fines for failing to...

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Textile Growth Fund Secured for Autoliv in Congleton

On January 17, 2017, Autoliv’s facility in Congleton, Cheshire; Autoliv Airbag International held a celebration event opening new lines.  Employees gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the expansion which increases capacity and allows Autoliv to move into different materials and technologies – strengthening Autoliv’s...

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Free digital skills training sessions at Crewe Library

Connecting Cheshire is joining forces with Bentley Motors to provide digital skills sessions at Crewe Library. Designed for anyone who wants to learn how to make the most of the internet and using their laptop, tablet, PC or smartphone, the one-hour workshops at Crewe Lifestyle Centre...

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Council to give free training to boost local businesses

Cheshire East Council is to hold a series of free workshops to help business people learn how to win public sector contracts. The award-winning procurement training events are being provided by the council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company and are targeted at local businesses, charities and...

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Your Say Cheshire – Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce Rhys, 16 from Crewe has been randomly selected as our MacBook Air prize draw winner after completing the ‘Your Say Cheshire survey’. Rhys is currently studying in College; he was incredibly pleased to receive his prize and couldn’t believe his...

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Manufacturing Breakfast Event 16th January

Could your manufacturing business benefit from specialist support and a grant of £3,000? The Skills & Growth Company in partnership with your local Business Growth Hub invite you to join us in Congleton on Monday 16th January, 2017 from 8am to 10.30am to find out about...

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Digital Artist Brief SHIFT 2017

Cheshire East Council (CEC) invites expressions of interest from artists, designers and makers engaged with the theory and practice of innovative digital arts and research as part of the SHIFT Programme 2017. Proposals can range from online work to installations in the public realm. Artists will be supported by...

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Fairerpower saves Cheshire residents £2m on energy bills

A partnership business set up by Cheshire East Council to help local residents reduce their energy bills has saved households £2m. More than 7,000 people have now signed up to buy their gas and electricity through Fairerpower, a partnership between the Council and award-winning Ovo Energy,...

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