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We are proud to work with key partners and providers, who have worked closely with the Charter and been instrumental in our good employment movement.


Acas is an independent, publicly funded organisation that provides up-to-date information, independent advice, high quality training, and works with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.  


CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work, championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work.

GC Business Growth Hub

The GC Business Growth Hub are a community of specialists aiming to support businesses across Greater Manchester, offering one-to-one support, events, funding and more.


The Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) is a voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector support and development organisation, covering the Greater Manchester city region.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK. It is committed to providing businesses with connection opportunities, communicating their message, and creating opportunities for a skilled workforce.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of ten Greater Manchester local authorities and works to improve the lives of residents in the region with priority areas spanning the economy, community, health and more.


GreaterSport is a charity that is changing lives through physical activity and sport, to help make Greater Manchester the most active region in England.

Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage Foundation are an organisation which campaign for employers to pay a Living Wage and offer accreditation to employers that pay the Real Living Wage.

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is a bold, ambitious and modern University, with a dedicated focus on employability and industry-relevant skills.


Mind is a mental health charity which provides advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Slave Free Alliance

Slave Free Alliance is a social enterprise and member initiative launched by anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice, working with the business sector towards a slave-free supply chain.


Stribe integrates seamlessly with your day-to-day work; allowing you to gather frequent engagement insights using pulse surveys, create a safe and trusted space for staff to speak-up and give feedback.

The Growth Company

The Growth Company is a not-for-profit, commercially driven organisation dedicated to economic development, inward investment, skills, employment and enterprise. They help businesses grow, empower individuals with work-based learning and support employment needs across Manchester.


Timewise are an organisation which tackle the lack of quality part-time jobs, and promote the potential for more widespread flexible working options. They are called upon by policymakers and businesses to shape flexible working policy and practice.

Trades Union Congress

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) supports trade unions and working people across England and Wales, working to ensure that there are more and better jobs, and a more equal and prosperous economy.  

Transition to Teach

Transition to Teach is a scheme that supports eligible career changers into the teaching profession, with a recent focus on those at risk at redundancy. It is delivered by Cognition Education, and funded by the Department of Education.


Unison is the UK’s largest union, representing full-time and part-time staff who provide public services and utilities. They negotiate and bargain on behalf of members, campaigning for better working conditions and pay.

University of Manchester

Part of the Russell Group of Universities, the University of Manchester is the largest single-site University in the UK, with a wide range of courses and innovative research.

Looking to collaborate?

If you are interested in working with the Charter as a Partner or Provider to promote good employment in GM, please contact us!