Business Bolton Newsletter – July 2016 / GM Export Fund

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£9.5m Greater Manchester Export Fund - don't miss out!

GM Export Fund

 

Manchester Growth Company are welcoming applications for its £9.5m Greater Manchester Export Fund (supported through Regional Growth Funding).

The fund aims to increase export sales of new and existing exporters through targeted financial support from grant and loan funding.

Bolton businesses have already achieved over £50,000 worth of grant funding from this scheme, with almost another £100,000 in the pipeline.

The GM Loan Fund also provides short-term loans of up to £500,000 to enable small and medium businesses fulfil export orders and is targeted at those which cannot access export finance from other sources.

Funds will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All projects must be completed by 31 May 2017.

Interested companies should contact 0161 359 3050 or email: gmexportfund@manchestergrowth.co.uk

Arrow  For further information visit www.gmexportfund.com
 

GM Apprenticeship Grants - over 350 for Bolton


Apprentice Grant

 

Over 350 Bolton businesses have benefited from the Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Grant over the past year.

This is a fantastic opportunity to give a young person, aged 16 to 24 a job opportunity, offering them a chance to learn on the job. As an employer you can receive at least £1,500 or up to £3,500 dependent upon the qualification level until the scheme ends in December 2016.

Your business could be eligible, if you haven’t had an apprentice in your employment in the last 12 months.

Don't miss out - find out more at www.businessbolton.org/apprenticeships

Arrow  Apprenticeships
 

Apprentice or Dragon? - support from Ask Bolton Libraries


Ask Bolton Libraries

 

Whatever size and stage your business is at, Ask Bolton Libraries have the following resources to help you grow:

• Books, guides and online tools to help with writing a business plan
• Need help with market research? Business directories and financial information databases (FAME), can produce mailing lists of potential customers or profiles of possible competitors
• Access to national and local newspapers, statistics and legal information

All services are free, with the exception of the production of mailing lists, for which there is a small charge.

For more information, email: askboltonlibraries@bolton.gov.uk, call 01204 332853 or visit the link below:

Arrow  Ask Bolton Libraries
 

World of Food and Drink comes to Bolton


John Torode Bolton Food and Drink Festival

 

If you want to network with clients or just relax with family and friends why not join in at the annual Bolton Food and Drink Festival this August Bank Holiday weekend in the town centre.

More than 200,000 people visited last year’s festival and this year’s line-up is sure to appeal to everyone. Over four days the town fills with the sights and sounds of a bustling artisan market, great family entertainment and live music. Add to that a fantastic range of events in the celebrity chef marquee, at Bolton Market and at The Vaults in Market Place Bolton including...

Wine Tasting Masterclasses and Twilight tastings – why not give your taste buds a treat at two very special wine tasting events in The Vaults? Alternatively book at a table for yourself and clients and watch celebrity chef John Torode and wine experts Oz Clarke and Kate Goodman talk all things Australian in an early evening wine tasting event?

Afternoon Tea – enjoy a live cookery demo from celebrity chef Nadiya Hussain, then sit back, relax and enjoy a luxury afternoon tea, courtesy of Slattery’s, with Nadiya and some of her celebrity guests. Tickets for all three sessions include samples of the 6 wines profiled (all part of Headline sponsor Aldi’s wine range).

In fact there’s so much to choose from why not see for yourself…

Arrow  Visit the festival website

 

 

Business events: July - August 2016

There’s a host of business events happening which you can attend to help increase your knowledge and skills, whether you’re looking to start a business or grow your business.
 

 

 

 Tue
12
Jul

 

Training in Systematic Instruction Course
Bolton College, Deane Road Campus  

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

 

 

 

 Tue
12
Jul

 

The Business Network Bolton & Bury Event
Bolton Whites Hotel, Macron Stadium

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

 Wed
13
Jul

 

Training in Systematic Instruction Course
Bolton College, Deane Road Campus  

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

 

 

 

Thu
14
Jul

 

Simply Networking Bolton Breakfast Lock Out
Toby Carvery, Crompton Way
 

Time: 07:30 - 09:30

 

 

 

Thu
14
Jul

 

Training in Systematic Instruction Course
Bolton College, Deane Road Campus  

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

 

 

 

Wed
20
Jul

  

'Productivity through People' - Workforce Development Programme Launch - GM North
The Elizabeth Suite, Bury Town Hall
 

Time: 08:00 - 11:00

 

 

 

Thu
21
Jul

 

Networking Lunch with thebestof bolton sponsored by Bolton School Weddings & Events
Bolton School Weddings and Events, Bolton School
 

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

 

 

 

Thu
21
Jul

 

USN Bolton Arena’s Networking Group
USN Bolton Arena, Arena Approach
 

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

 

 

 

Wed
27
Jul

 

Unique Ladies & Gents Networking Event at The Vaults
The Vaults, Marketplace Bolton
 

Time: 09:00 - 11:30

 

 

 

Wed
27
Jul

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harveys Café Bar, Bolton Town Centre
 

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

Tue
02
Aug

 

GM Chamber of Commerce Action for Business - Bolton
University of Bolton, Deane Road
 

Time: 07:30 - 09:30

 

 

 

Wed
24
Aug

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harveys Café Bar, Bolton Town Centre
 

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

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