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Business training and events

Find a training and development provider for your business and learn about Business Growth Hubs events.

Find a training and development provider​

​​​​​Business Events FinderSearch for local business related training, workshops, networking events and seminars from a variety of organisations. Access free online webinars, including tax related topics presented by HM Revenue & Customs. Search Business
Events Fi​nder
​Business Growth Hub - Going4Growth in Rochdale​Delivered in partnership with us, Going4Growth in Rochdale is a practical event-based support programme designed to provide opportunities to local businesses to develop skills and gain knowledge in key areas. Going4Growth in Rochdale​
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce offers a range of training and networking opportunities for local businesses across a range of sectors.  More information is available for each sector on the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce website.

Manc​hester Chamber
of Commerce
Hopwood Hall College With 2 campuses conveniently located in Rochdale and Middleton, Hopwood Hall College offers full and part-time courses in business related subjects such as bookkeeping and accounts, graphic design, electronic engineering and professional cooking. See the Rochdale and Middleton campuses on a m​​​ap Hopwood​​ Hall Coll​ege

Learndirect will he​lp develop the skills and productivity of your staff by granting you access to the Learndirect courses or providing a fully managed, serviced and supported solution.

Courses include IT, word processing, databases and spreadsheets, while the business and management skills courses cover finance, marketing, personnel and health and safety.

Job-specific courses can develop skills and knowledge in essential areas such as customer service, e-commerce and financial management, including official Sage courses.

National Careers ServiceFind all the training and qualification courses you need for your type of business. Search the comprehensive National Careers Service database for availability within your local area or nationally, or browse the Business, Management and Marketing course category. Search National
Careers Service
Rochdale Training Association

The Association specialises in customising training to individual company needs throughout Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Courses are held at its centre in Rochdale, at your own premises or at a convenient location.

A wide range of business development services are offered including IT, leadership and management, quality assurance and health and safety. In addition, apprenticeship training is available in engineering, business administration and warehousing. See Rochdale Training Association​​​​ on a map

Rochdale Trainin​g
The Manufacturing InstituteThe Manufacturing Institute deliver a range of education and manufacturing training courses to give manufacturers the latest techniques and thinking. Bespoke in-company manufacturing training courses may be developed so content can be tailored to support specific business initiatives and delivered on-site. The Manufacturing
​Rochdale Jelly

​Rochdale Jelly is an informal group for small business owners, home workers and freelancers. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at CockaDoodleMoo in Rochdale town centre between 10am and 1pm.

Rochdale Jelly is a co-working event which means you can bring your laptop and chat and collaborate with other small business owners while you work.

CockaDoodleMoo have free wifi and you can park for 3 hours for FREE in any council car park.

​Rochdale Jelly
​Support for
co-operatives from The Hive

​If you're looking to set up a co-operative or you're from an existing co-operative with ambitions to grow, you could benefit from up to 12 days bespoke support, training and mentoring.

The Hive offers expert one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support and training as well as online resources.

​The Hive

​​Business events with the Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub holds and promotes a range of events across Greater Manchester, including:

  • How to grow your business
  • Social media masterclass
  • Health and wellbeing in the workplace

Find out more about Business Growth Hub events.

Related events

FREE 1-2-1 business advice for new businesses
10 July 2018

3rd Tuesday of every month

1-2-1 Business advice sessions for businesses in the first 3 years of trading.

Rochdale Artisan Market
26 January 2019
Last Saturday of every month
Join us for a feast of live music, food and drink and arts and crafts as we bring the hugely popular artisan market, already a hit across the North West, to Rochdale.
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market
14 April 2019

April to August 2019

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.


​01706 925605

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.45am-4.45pm.

Economic Affairs Team
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

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