Monthly round-up – Online support, events and webinars in December

With the year coming to an end, we wanted to showcase some of the final (virtual) events of the year. We appreciate for some of you this is the busiest time of the year but, for others, December allows a bit of downtime, so why not upskill by joining some of these fantastic events?

Business Growth Hub

Manchester has been named the ‘UK’s entrepreneurs’ capital’ due to the rise in new businesses launched in the city since the first lockdown in March. Business Growth Hub have a few events to help support your new venture in December, ranging from Marketing Masterclasses to How to Grow Your Small Business. You can find the full list of events here.


Start Smart: Growing Your Small Business – Marketing Strategy
9 Dec 2020, 9:30-12:30
Microsoft Teams Workshop

Digital Springboard: SEO Masterclass – Improve your Digital Presence
10 Dec 2020, 13:00-16:00
Zoom Workshop

Trusted Tech Talks

Join Secarma’s Managing Director, Holly Grace William, for a talk on all things cyber security. She’ll be sharing real life hacks to help businesses improve their cyber security and prepare for potential cyber attacks.

Encryption Isn’t Magic, Hackers Can Break It
3 Dec 2020, 18:00-19:00
Online Event

Fintech North

Fintech North are running an event about financial inclusion. In the run up to Christmas and potential shop closures with Covid restrictions, we’ll likely see a rise in e-commerce sales and a further decline in bricks and mortar. Fintech North would like to ‘draw attention to financial inclusion and those who are excluded by an increasingly digital system’. The event explores what the fintech sector is doing to improve access to financial services.

Financial Inclusion Forum
10 Dec 2020, 12:00
Online Event


A masterclass from Fiona Caldwell and Sara Brailsford, the exec producers of Nutopia’s new series for HBO Max, A World of Calm. The event will offer an exciting insight into how the emergence of the streamers has allowed producers to experiment and innovate with form to create new experiences for audiences.

Innovating for the Streamers: The Making of HBO Max’s A World of Calm
11 Dec 2020, 11:00-12:00

Pro Manchester

Pro Manchester are focusing on business recovery from Covid in their events this month. With a selection of marketing and business focused masterclasses to help you create an action plan for 2021.

See the full list of events here.

The Skills Toolkit

Was ‘learn a new skill’ one of your new year’s resolutions but you haven’t quite got round to it yet? The Skills Toolkit offers free training courses from numeracy and literacy to design and computer science. Their trusted course providers include FutureLearn, Amazon and Google! You can explore the full course range here.

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