Programme events

To take part in any of the following support/masterclasses/events you must be signed up to the business growth programme.

University of Chester

SMEs (trading less than 42 months)
We are hosting the following sessions:

Entrepreneurs and start-ups
We offer a two day ‘start-up weekend’. The first day will explore how to start a business and develop your value proposition. The second day will help you to develop a Business Model Canvas. The start-up weekends will take place on the following dates:

Reaseheath College

Are you looking for digital marketing support for your business? Would your business benefit from an improved online presence?

The fully funded digital marketing course at Reaseheath College is held over three sessions and aims to simplify digital marketing. It will cover topics such as online brand engagement, marketing skills and social media use and campaigns. It will also teach you how to avoid pitfalls and maximise your digital marketing budget.

The course will be held on the following three dates:

  • 28th June 2017
  • 12th July 2017
  • 25th July 2017 

Course attendance

Due to the interactive nature of the sessions, you will be required to commit and attend all 3 sessions to work through the concepts for your business. You will not benefit sufficiently by attending individual sessions therefore places will be allocated to those businesses which can attend all 3 workshops. Additionally, the numbers are restricted to 10 attendees per session, therefore places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. A reserve list will be made in case of any cancellations.

For further information on the workshops please email:

Warrington Collegiate

Our team will work with you to access the expertise and knowledge required to help you grow your business.

Manchester Metropolitan University


Support for established businesses is delivered in ‘cohorts’ which are made up of five themed expert workshops, and growth groups with your peers, you will gain a thorough understanding of the areas most critical for creating a thriving and growing business.

  • Cohort delivery C4 – 11th May – 27th of July 2017
  • Cohort delivery C5 – 14th Sep – 16th of Nov 2017

Pre-start ups

If  you are planning to start a business in the Cheshire and Warrington region, we’re here to offer you support every step of the way. Attend one of our pre-start workshops, where you’ll receive practical advice and business tools, followed by 1:1 coaching. 

  • 22nd/23rd June 2017
  • 12th/13th September 2017