Becoming a 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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Too busy to grow your business? Find your focus with some of the best minds in the industry.

Running a digital, creative or tech business but not sure which direction you should be running in? You’re not alone. When your background is the ‘doing’ side of things, not the ‘business’ side of things, it’s easy to get stuck working out how you can grow. So, take a breather and step this way.

Specifically designed and delivered by industry experts, Greater Connected gives you the time, skills and space you need to work on your business, not just inside it, to refocus and take practical steps to drive growth.

To check if your business is eligible click here.

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What do I get from the programme?
Learning days

In two-and-a-half days spread across six weeks, our team sessions will expose you to tailored expert advice from some of the best digital, creative and tech practitioners in the region. Under their experienced tuition, you’ll identify where you need to focus and begin chasing down your business goals.

Small group coaching

Through strategic sessions with your own growth advisor, you’ll develop and implement a tailored plan that will deliver growth from within your business and allow it to thrive in its own way.

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.

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 grow a thriving business in the digital, creative and tech arena.

All you need is a clear diary for two-and-a-half days spread over six weeks, so we can help you start working on your business. We'll help you refine your overall strategy and formulate a plan for how to 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.

Sean Sankey
Sean Sankey

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

Rob Sethna
Rob Sethna

Digital, Creative and Tech Growth Coach. 30 years of industry and sector experience in advertising and agency management. Multiple SME business owner, with an international client experience portfolio.

Sarah Novotny
Sarah Novotny

Digital, Creative and Tech Growth Coach 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.

Neil McCluskey
Neil McCluskey

Digital, Creative and Tech Growth Coach with over 25 years of experience working with SMEs and global blue chip companies across the digital, creative and technology sectors.

David Crawford
David Crawford

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

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