En­ter­prise mile­stone

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

AN ini­tia­tive to boost en­trepreneur­ship in the town has cel­e­brated a mile­stone.

En­ter­pris­ing Mac­cles­field launched in Novem­ber 2015 to of­fer a one-stop-shop for free ad­vice and sup­port to any­one want­ing to set up their own so­cial or com­mer­cial en­ter­prise.

The project has cel­e­brated its 100th ap­pli­ca­tion for sup­port from its panel of 14 vol­un­teer coaches and 15 lo­cal ad­vi­sory part­ners.

Since it launched, the team has sup­ported busi­nesses in a wide range of in­dus­tries such as leisure, ed­u­ca­tion, re­tail, prop­erty and fi­nance, do­nat­ing the equiv­a­lent of 200 days worth of help.

Cel­e­brat­ing the mile­stone Tim Sher­cliff, chair­man of En­ter­pris­ing Mac­cles­field, said: “We have suc­cess­fully proven that there is de­mand for en­ter­prise sup­port in the lo­cal area. But more im­por­tantly, we have proven our model works, as we can start to see the im­pact for the busi­nesses we have sup­ported in the last year.”

En­ter­pris­ing Mac­cles­field now plans to ex­pand the range of ser­vices by host­ing monthly meet­ings for past and present clients. They also aim to grow the lo­cal ad­vi­sory net­work.

See en­ter­pris­ing mac­cles­field.co.uk

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