Digital, creative and tech businesses from across Greater Manchester recently took part in a two-day Growth Sprint to help them find new ways to grow.
Delivered by Jonathan Courtney, CEO of AJ&Smart, the event at Gorton Monastery focused on building a culture of continual innovation and experimentation among entire business leadership teams.
The Growth Sprint is part of Amplify, a nine-month growth programme from GC Business Growth Hub with partners Form. It is targeted at SMEs in Greater Manchester’s digital, creative and tech sectors that have significant potential to scale and create new products, services and jobs in the local economy.
Richard Jeffery, director of business growth, GC Business Growth Hub, said: “The Growth Sprint has been an excellent example of trying to find new and effective ways to help businesses tackle barriers to growth.
“The Sprint helps businesses to get their ideas moving as quickly as possible, generating momentum for the full senior leadership team and embedding a mentality of continual growth. The energy in the room was palpable, and we can’t wait to see businesses continue their journey on the programme over the coming months”.
“The Growth Sprint has proved a great way for us to tackle some of our challenges as a business quickly and immediately,” said Jaime Gee, managing director at Jam, one of more than 70 participating business leaders. “The momentum it has given us is invaluable.”