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The CRC for Greater Manchester Launches Partnership with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce


Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce BRIM

BRIM is delighted to see one of our clients in the national Cyber Resilience Centre network enter into an exciting new partnership with the chamber of commerce in their area. The Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester (CRCGM) has recently announced a new strategic partnership with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK.


This new partnership will allow GMCC members to take advantage of the CRCGM free Core Membership, as well as the option to take advantage of their tailored paid membership options and cost-effective cyber services, including student services in partnership with the University of Manchester, the University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University. This opens up the valuable cyber resilience services being offered through the centre to an even wider number of businesses, SMEs and sole traders in the region, bolstering their awareness and uptake of cyber resilience provisions.


Commenting on the new partnership, CRCGM Director, Neil Jones, said:

“The Cyber Resilience Centre is delighted to be working with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to help protect our business community from online crime by providing trusted, government-backed guidance and support.

“The cybercrime threat to start-ups, micros, family businesses and SMEs has never been greater, with cyber criminals taking advantage of the pandemic to carry out damaging attacks on businesses of all sizes as they increasingly work online.


“Working together, the Cyber Resilience Centre and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce combine a wealth of skills and experience to provide easily accessible, practical, trusted support to help where it’s most needed.”


Chris Fletcher, Policy, Campaigns and Communications Director for GMCC commented:


“This partnership is another way that we can make sure businesses remain safe in an ever increasingly challenging world of cyber attacks. The CRCGM have a range of support and services for all size businesses and it is vital that everyone does as much as they can to prevent an attack happening rather than try and pick up the pieces afterwards.

“As we move out of the worst parts of the pandemic and hopefully into a period of growth this partnership is a great way of adding in that extra element of safety and security and is one less thing for businesses to worry about.”

The CRCGM is one of eight national Cyber Resilience Centres across the UK, offering support and guidance to SMEs in the Greater Manchester to help them improve their cyber resilience. You can find your closest CRC on our network page and discover more about the CRCGM on their dedicated website.