“The pro∙manchester SME club goes straight to the heart of what I need to help me achieve as a local business owner – providing contacts, advice and opportunities specifically aimed at this fantastic city.”
John Ashcroft, Chief Executive, pro∙manchester"We want businesses to thrive and grow and as the largest advisory group in the North West we are in a great position to make this happen. The pro∙manchester SME club, sponsored by RBS, is a significant step in the pro∙manchester business development programme, providing businesses with free information and advice, no matter what their size."
Carolyn Mellor, Owner & Managing Director, Homes4U"The pro∙manchester SME club goes straight to the heart of what I need to help me achieve as a local business owner - providing contacts, advice and opportunities specifically aimed at this fantastic city."
Rob Pailin, Regional Director, RBS"RBS is pleased to become a sponsor of the SME Club which, under Pro-Manchester, brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience from it's members with the aim to provide practical support and guidance to SME business within the Greater Manchester area and beyond."
Adam Jupp, Head of Business, MEN Media"The SME Club gives business owners a unique opportunity to get expert help and advice from the leading professional services organisations in the region about how to take their companies to the next level. We are delighted to be playing our part in giving businesses of all sizes the tools they need to grow."
Chris Morris, CEO, Late Rooms“I am delighted to be associated with the pro∙manchester SME Club, a great local organisation that provides practical advice for SMEs and entrepreneurs as they compete in difficult economic times. If Grtr Mcr is to maintain its economic prosperity it is vital that budding entrepreneurs are confident enough to start their own ventures and the SME Club is a welcome source of guidance."
John Ashcroft, Chief Executive, pro manchester"I am fortunate to have had lots of experience in business, some good and at times not so good. That is the nature of business, I don't care what stage you are at in your business life you never stop learning and we can all use a useful reminder about key do's and don'ts."
Mcr City Council
Sir Richard Leese, Leader, Manchester City Council."The difficulty of economic times in Manchester has meant it's been a tough few years which requires a balanced approach to the activities of the City Council. Part of our strategy is to continue to support economic growth which will come from a number of sources and the biggest way is through the creation of jobs, through growing SMEs."
Alex Connock, Founder, PRETEND, Manchester"In Manchester, there are only so many cups of coffee we can sell each other. To survive the murderously competitive 21st century economy, we need to be developing goods and services which we can sell to the world. And digital stuff is at the heart of that. It is big, it is clever, and it is globally transferrable".