Manchester Metropolitan University - Local heroes needed

September 4, 2008

The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has selected Manchester Metropolitan University to pilot a scheme aimed at helping graduates set up local businesses and boost the regional economy. The university will share £1 million in funding for the programme with the universities of Salford, Liverpool and Cumbria and Liverpool John Moores University. Steve Broomhead, chief executive of the NWDA, said: "We have an enterprise gap in the North West. We need more business start-ups."

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