Prime Minister applauds Hiring-Hub
Source: Manchester Evening News
David Cameron today congratulated Innospace's Hiring-Hub, one of three Greater Manchester businesses that have triumphed in a scheme to get local newspapers to help companies grow.
The Local Business Accelerators programme will see small and medium-sized firms boosted through free advertising and mentoring.
The M.E.N was one of 500 newspapers that took part in the scheme, organised by the Newspaper Society. Hundreds of entries were received from businesses across Greater Manchester, which were whittled down to three winners following a rigorous judging process.
Here, we profile the three Greater Manchester winners, who have won an advertising package with MEN Media, as well as a half-day coaching session from the Business Growth Fund, a scheme set up by Britain’s biggest banks to make equity investments in companies with growth potential.
They will also be put forward to a national final for the chance to secure a year of mentoring from Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.
Mr Cameron said: “Congratulations to all the winners of the Local Business Accelerators scheme. It’s brilliant that so many promising young companies, from such a wide range of sectors, are benefiting from this excellent initiative.”
*Read about the Local Business Accelerators success stories:
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