6s3a0676The Business Growth Hub, part of the Manchester Growth Company, worked with Salford-based The Seven Brothers Brewery to develop a business plan and cash flow forecast. This enabled them to apply to Business Finance Solutions, another Manchester Growth Company, for a start-up loan of £50,000, enabling them to buy the specialist equipment to set up their business.

The Hub also provided mentoring support to the Brewery, giving them strategic insight into retailing, logistics and sourcing. The business is now also supplying to bars and pubs across Manchester and has so far created three jobs, with more to come.