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 Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
The Enterprise Centre provides affordable office space, including incubation space for budding entrepreneurs. The Centre is a place where local people can develop and grow their business with support on hand.
One-to-one advice sessions are available for people wanting to develop and grow their business.
29 businesses are based at the Enterprise Centre
Supply chain partner: AB Building & Electrical
• Become an accredited Living Wage Employer
• Used local suppliers wherever possible
• Provided work experience and training opportunities to individuals distant from the labour market
• Provided regular career and mentoring support to young people
• Used the WCHG contract to develop the skills of apprentices
• Invested in new IT systems to help reduce their environmental impact
• Tested hybrid vehicles on the contract with a view to rolling them out across the fleet
• Supported a range of community projects including providing West Wythenshawe Boxing Club with new kits and equipment and providing materials for a community art project to brighten up a plain concrete wall within a local school
• Provided support for the Wythenshawe food bank.
entrepreneurs benefited from business advice
                                                                   We believe these opportunities are key to transforming individuals, and through this contract we
can continue to provide these placements.

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