Our specialist advisors have experience of guiding SMEs through crises – contact us now for fully-funded tailored support.

Becoming a Greater Connected programme participant starts with completing a few details about yourself below.

Once we get your information, a growth advisor will be in touch with you to arrange a call about how we can help.

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You need to adapt. We need to adapt. Let's adapt together.

Running a digital, creative or tech business right now isn't easy. With so much uncertainty around, it's easy to be overwhelmed trying to figure out the next step. The market demands adaptation, and fast.

We've already adapted our services - why don't we help you adapt yours? 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.

And best of all, right now, we're delivering it all online.

To check if your business is eligible for this fully funded programme click here.

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What do I get from the programme?
Virtual learning days

In four online and interactive learning sessions spread across five weeks, we'll give you the tools you need to stabilise and adapt your business, so that you can move beyond survival to growth. Under our advisors tuition, you'll gain clarity on your route forward.

Small group coaching

Through strategic online sessions with your own growth advisor, we'll work with you on your bespoke journey. You'll develop and implement a tailored plan that will allow your business to come out of these tough times fighting.

Ongoing community

As a Greater Connected alumnus, you’ll remain connected to a wide network of fellow leaders. That not only means continued invitations to events and skill-shares, but ongoing opportunities to partner and grow together. After all, community and collaboration is more important than ever right now.

Why should I take part?

Greater Connected is delivered by switched-on industry experts who’ve been there and done it and know what it takes to pull a business through a crisis in the digital, creative and tech arena.

All you need is a clear diary for four online sessions spread across five weeks, so we can help you get clarity on how to move forward. We'll help you refine your overall strategy and formulate a plan for how to adapt and grow through a series of workshops where you'll connect with talented individuals just like you.


Your Guides...
Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson

Co-Founder of Mando, one of the NW's largest independent digital agencies. Now working with clients across the sector as non-exec, angel-investor and MD of Form.

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Sean Sankey
Sean Sankey

Director at Form, with 15 years' experience of working with organisations like Capgemini, Aviva, Skyscanner and a host of creative SMEs across the NW.

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Rob Sethna
Rob Sethna

Digital, creative and tech Growth Coach with 30 years of experience in advertising and agency management. Multiple SME business owner, with an international client experience portfolio.

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Sarah Novotny
Sarah Novotny

Digital, creative and tech sector Business Support Lead, with years of experience in digital growth consultancy. ROI-driven, yet creative. Delivered online communication strategies for BT, Parcelforce, Autotrader and a wealth of SMEs.

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David Crawford
David Crawford

Twenty-five years of board level experience at major digital and integrated agencies including McCann Erickson, twentysix, BJL and Branded3.

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How do I apply?

Sounds just like the ticket for your business? Register your interest to apply for a place.


Connecting you to the services you need

As part of the programme you'll gain access to a wealth of resources and services offered by The Growth Company.

We'll help you understand the exact services that would benefit you most whether it's growing through exports, accessing finance, finding the skills you need and more...

Business Growth Hub
Business Finance Solutions
North West Business Angels
Skills Company
Department for International Trade