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Wed, 6 July 2022 12:30 – 14:30 BST

Business Support for the Hong Kong Community in Trafford

Did you recently move to the UK from Hong Kong and start your own business? Join our event to navigate different support opportunities.

In partnership with the Trafford Council, we invite you to this information session, where we will introduce all our fully-funded support to help you understand more about running a business in the UK.

Working for yourself can often be lonely and challenging, let alone moving to a new country and starting your business. We want to provide an opportunity for you to connect with other like-minded business owners from Hong Kong.

We will be hearing from Trafford Hongkongers CIC about their journey into self-employment and some of the highs and lows they have experienced along the way. In addition, business coaches and advisors from the Growth Company will be on hand to talk to anyone who needs some business support and development. Let us guide you through different support programmes available from the Growth Company and the Trafford Council.


  • Welcome and introduction
  • Support from the Growth Company - EnterprisingYou and StartSmart
  • Support from Trafford Council
  • SME library Champion programme
  • Guest speaker - Trafford Hongkongers CIC
  • Q&A
  • Networking

Every Hong Konger is welcome, whether you are a resident of Trafford or not, so please feel free to share this invitation with your network.


About the organisers:

Delivered by the Growth Company, EnterprisingYou is a unique programme designed to support the self-employed, gig workers and freelance residents of Greater Manchester. We have supported over 2,230 individuals over the past two years. Those eligible will receive 1-2-1 business coaching, personal finance and wellbeing advice, and access to training to advance their businesses. All for FREE.

Trafford Council are committed to supporting Hong Kong newcomers into the area and working together with the Growth Company to support people starting in business. The Council run a monthly Business start up networking session for any new businesses in Trafford, all are welcome. They also deliver the Build a Business Programme through Trafford Libraries.


About the speaker:

Trafford Hongkongers CIC is an emergent organisation established in Aug 2021, aiming to help newcomers from Hong Kong embrace the British values, integrate in the UK and preserve Hong Kong culture and language. They have been collaborating with Trafford Council, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership, nationwide and local VCSE sectors.



Thu, 7 July 2022 10:00 – 12:00 BST

Have A Brew With Enterprising You! - Women’s Coffee Morning

Come and have a brew with other self-employed women in Greater Manchester. This month is all about finding ways to achieve your goals.

Come along to our monthly women in business coffee mornings. Each month, we'll chat about the challenges that self-employed women can relate to. It's a safe space to get support from the others and it will be hosted by our dedicated and experienced EnterprisingYou Business Coaches. Join us if you're a self-employed woman in the Greater Manchester area.

This month we’re talking about Achieving Your Goals and Planning For Productivity. We’re already half way through the year so it’s a great time to have a look and take stock of those January goals. Don’t worry if they’ve not happened, we’ll plan some more and look at ways you can achieve them. There will be the usual time for checking in with each other & plenty of time for discussion and questions.



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