Farnworth-based wet wipes manufacturer Saraco Industries is one of the many success stories for GC Business Growth Hub support across Greater Manchester since its launch in 2011.

The Hub has helped more than 16,000 businesses in that time, creating over 14,700 jobs and safeguarding a further 12,300, with an overall return of investment of more than 10:1 – the Hub is one of the highest growth value-added business support services in the UK.

Saraco Industries produces a wide range of wet wipe products, including baby wipes, facial wipes, household cleaning wipes, etc and working with private label companies as well as selling its own brands.

As well as this, Saraco also worked with the Growth Services and Innovation teams from the Hub, receiving help and support in accessing funding.

Faruk Patel, Business Development at Saraco Industries said: “The Business Growth Hub has provided us with valuable networking opportunities and provided timely and relevant advice to our business when it was needed. The Hub has also helped our business to access funding to support our growth.

“They have an excellent array of programmes that we have benefitted from, for example around social value which is important to our business and an area we wanted to further develop our knowledge. The support of our Account Manager, Jonathan Crabtree, in guiding us through the support and opportunities available has also been really valuable.”

Jonathan Crabtree, account manager for Bolton at GC Business Growth Hub, added: “I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to work on a daily basis in Bolton, with its vibrant, diverse business community and a dynamic network of partners and stakeholders. One of the most remarkable aspects of working in Bolton is the incredible sense of community.

“The Business Growth Hub plays a pivotal role in fostering this sense of togetherness. We are not just a resource hub, but a close-knit family of advisors, mentors, and experts who are genuinely invested in the success of every business in the area. Bolton is a town with a rich industrial history, and the Business Growth Hub is at the forefront of helping businesses adapt to the changing times.

“They provide invaluable insights into emerging trends, technology adoption, and sustainable practices, ensuring that local businesses remain competitive on a global scale. I look forward to playing a part in the continued positive impacts that the Business Growth Hub will undoubtedly bring to Bolton in the future.”

This is just one of the many projects across Bolton and the wider Greater Manchester area that has been supported by GC Business Growth Hub.

The Hub was the first of its kind when it launched and continues to innovate, with solutions such as Green Economy, the Energy Innovation Agency, Journey to Net Zero, Enterprising You, Leadership Hive, Peer Networks, Recipe for Success and the Executive Development Programme all helping to improve the lives of Greater Manchester’s residents through enabling inclusive and environmentally-sustainable enterprise and business growth.

GC Business Growth Hub has been helping Greater Manchester businesses grow since 2011. You can read more about their impact here - https://www.businessgrowthhub.com/ourimpact