Can your business help with an emergency response to tackle the impacts of the digital divide?  

In 2019 Manchester City Council estimated 27,000 adults in Manchester as digitally excluded. In reality we know this number is in fact much higher with Greater Manchester Combined Authority having the 2020 headline figure for those digitally excluded across GM as 1.2 million people.  New analysis from Greater Manchester Combine Authority has found that less than half of young… Read More

Financial support available for businesses affected by Covid lockdown

The Government has announced a range of Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) which will give financial aid to businesses that have that have had to close due to the current national lockdown, or have been unable able to open since the initial lockdown period.  Grant payments are available to support:  Nightclubs, dance halls, and discos… Read More

Reset. Restart

The Business & IP Centre Manchester has joined with the British Library to launch a dedicated, six-month programme: Reset. Restart, to support SMEs to transform, future-proof and grow their business through the Covid-19pandemic. Open to all UK business owners, Reset. Restart offers practical, jargon-free training and advice through a free, tailored programme combining a national… Read More

Julie Silver, The Vitality Fairy

Julie Silver is The Vitality Fairy, a qualified nutritional therapist, stress management & wellness coach, also author of Food Awakening – Nutrition for NOW paperback & Kindle and Fertility Naturally e-book. “I incorporate nutrition, natural health and mindfulness for physical and mental health into the corporate wellness programs that I run. I also offer one-to-one… Read More

STALL – a virtual market during the Coronavirus crisis.

STALL is Manchester’s newest market for local independent artists, makers and producers which can (under normal circumstances) be found at The Red Bank Project in the Green Quarter. During Coronavirus STALL has gone virtual! Instead of doing a regular web shop they’ve put together an illustrated market:  all the traders have illustrated their own market… Read More

Increased Cyber Security Threat and COVID-19

There are an increasing number of malicious cyber criminals exploiting the current COVID-19 pandemic for their own objectives. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has detected more UK government branded scams relating to COVID-19 than any other subject. These threats will often masquerade as trusted entities. Their activity includes using coronavirus-themed phishing messages or malicious… Read More