Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is working with the Mayor’s Business Advisory Panel and the Business Growth Hub to deliver the 6th annual GM-wide business survey, to improve our understanding of the strengths and opportunities our local businesses have, as well as the challenges and issues they face.

Listening to what matters most to businesses will enable GMCA to design and deliver better policies, programmes and services intended to support our business community to thrive. 
GMCA are particularly interested in hearing about issues that are important for social enterprises, and how their needs may be different from private companies and charities. To ensure they reach as many social enterprises as we can, they are keen to hear from social enterprise organisations who would be willing to support this research.

GMCA's research consultants have been asked to interview leaders from up to 50 social enterprises from across Greater Manchester as part of this survey.

If you would be willing to take part, please express your interest by emailing Anne Lythgoe ( by Friday 22nd November at the latest, giving the name of your organisation, the person nominated to take part in an interview and their email address.
The interviews will take place between November 2019 and January 2020, and each interview will last approximately 20 minutes.

Please share this participant request with any social enterprises you know who may be interested!