Programme Overview

The programme is a blend between face-to-face workshops and online modules. There is no cost to participating companies and the locations vary within the Greater Manchester area.

The workshops include group work and they are a great opportunity for businesses to network and connect. The programme also includes one-to-one sessions with our Cyber Team and companies will be able to take away tailored business strategy and action plans.

  • You’ll attend a full-day workshop, and then complete a series of online learning modules in your own time.
  • You’ll return for a second, full-day workshop, where you’ll explore strategy and how your business could use cyber security innovation.
  • We usually host the second workshop three weeks after the first so that you have time to complete the online modules.
  • Following the workshops and online learning modules, you’ll have a one-to-one action planning and feedback session with a member of our team.
  • 1
    Workshop 1
  • 2
    Business Model Canvas
  • 3
    Cyber Essentials
  • 4
    Innovation Audit
  • 5
    Absorptive Capacity
  • 6
    Driving Forces
  • 7
    Workshop 2
  • 8
    Scenario Planning Report
  • 9
    1-2-1 Action Planning
Key: 1,2,7,8 and 9 = Proximate Learning. 3 to 6 = Online Learning.

“The programme has been instrumental in helping me to think about how i can securely digitise aspects of my business to generate new revenue streams as well as considering how to better protect my business from cyber-attacks. The online platform was also simple to use, easy to navigate and flexible – I could access it when convenient meaning the impact on my time away from the office was minimal”

Nile Henry, The Blair Project