Our fully funded programmes empower you with the tools, skills and knowledge to run your business as successfully as possible.
With programmes ranging from workforce development to leadership mentoring, the Hive is here to help. Made available to you in conjunction with GC Business Growth Hub and the region's university business schools.
Find out more about our programmes:
A bespoke leadership mentoring platform, bringing together mentors and mentees.
Our previous successful mentoring programme matched SME leaders with an experienced professional. We have now moved to a digital platform to help leaders through their challenges, help them develop, change, and grow their business.
Helping managers and leaders to better understand their staff and HR structure and identify any room for change to facilitate growth.
A training program of expert-led workshops tailored to help you improve productivity and internal developmental opportunities within your team, addressing individual’s needs within the organisational framework of your business.
OPEN SME will bring some of the best business minds in the city to your mobile, tablet or laptop.
On the tram on the way to the office, at home, when the kids are in bed, or when you get five minutes of peace at the weekend; OPEN SME brings university best practices to your fingertips.
A fully funded skills consultation service tailored to help upskill business leaders and employees, improve productivity and drive business growth.
A programme to connect you with a dedicated mentor, who will help to develop your leadership confidence and abilities as you grow your business.
Helping managers to better understand their business and any need for change to facilitate growth.
The Executive Development Programme is tailored to help improve productivity and insight for business leaders, and develop your strategic decision-making, addressing the personal and organisational needs of key executives within the business.
Join 30,000 senior leaders taking part in a practical management training programme, developed in collaboration with industry and delivered by world-class business schools, accredited by the Small Business Charter.
The 12-week programme is designed to be taken alongside full-time work through a combination of online sessions and face-to-face learning. The cost to attend is also 90% funded by the Government.
A fully funded mini business accelerator aimed to help a business launch a new product or service. Our Greater Manchester High Growth Network programme is designed to support small business owners who are ready to achieve rapid growth.
Alliance Manchester Business School provides customised programmes, short business courses and senior leader degree apprenticeships to executives across the globe.
Dedicated to those running a digital, creative or tech business, Greater Connected is specifically designed and delivered by industry experts who've got the battle scars from previous tough times.
Greater Connected gives you the time, skills and space you need to re-focus, and take practical steps to stabilise, adapt, and grow.
Salford Professional Development (SPD) is a subsidiary of the University of Salford, based in Greater Manchester. They deliver accredited and non-accredited training to over 9,000 clients per year across both the public and private sectors.
SPD also host numerous conferences each year which are built upon current affairs and government policy, with a host of high-profile speakers from across several sectors.