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  • Writer's pictureJared Thompson

Greater Manchester business leaders can take advantage of remote Security Training for staff

The North West Cyber Resilience Centre’s fully-funded Business Resilience program for businesses based in Greater Manchester will help businesses train staff remotely.

More than 120 businesses have already enrolled in the Business Resilience program, which helps improve cyber resilience through assessment, testing, training and education - signposting to free or affordable police and government-backed guidance and tools where required.

Train your staff remotely

Our fully-Funded Program includes Security Awareness Training

The 2022 Cyber Security Breaches Survey reported that just 17% of businesses train staff on cyber security and just 19% of businesses have a formal incident response plan in place.

Remote security awareness training ensures your staff are the strongest defence against cyber attacks by equipping them with the information they need to identify, report and stop any cyber attacks before any damage can be done.

The program was funded via the Asset Recovery Incentive Scheme, money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act is used to fund crime reduction activities that benefit the local community.

Business owners are being urged to claim one of 300 places as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Jade Hutchinson FCCA, Forensic Accountant, GMP said:

It is important to ensure that your employees receive ongoing training in identifying scams, particularly those working in accounts payable, as the consequences of falling for Invoicing fraud can inevitably result in redundancies and the closure of businesses."

Managing Director of the NWCRC, Neil Jones, said:

“It’s been a hugely difficult 18 months for firms in Greater Manchester with the challenges of Covid-19, Brexit and a range of other external factors. As a result, business owners and managers have innovated, found new ways to work remotely and developed new ways of reaching their customers.

“This program is a great way to support businesses in the region by training staff remotely and providing them with simple and effective knowledge to understand their environment and provides the confidence to challenge when something doesn’t look right.”

“As well as the Business Resilience Program, there are several affordable cyber security services that the North West Cyber Resilience Centre offer, which helps businesses assess, build and manage their organisation’s cyber security capabilities, build confidence, understand their vulnerabilities and secure their business. Businesses can find out about all of these services by getting in touch with the centre.”

The Business Resilience Program Funded by the Greater Manchester Police

The funded Business Resilience Program, which is being funded by the Greater Manchester Police through the Asset Recovery Incentive Scheme is available to 300 businesses. The program is aimed at small businesses – and particularly the self-employed sole trader or micro business – who have found themselves at the greatest risk and without the budgets to afford relevant cyber support and services.

The Cyber Resilience Centre is a not-for-profit venture between North West Police forces and Manchester Digital. The NWCRC was established in 2019 as the first centre in the country and a pathfinder to the National Police Chief's Council and the Home Office. The centre is part of a national network of regional Cyber Resilience Centres, featured in the HM Government National Cyber Strategy 2022.

The Business Resilience Program will also provide businesses with a one-to-one consultation with a cyber security consultation, security policy templates and a 12-month Business Starter Membership with the centre.

For more information about The Business Resilience Program, please contact us or visit this page.


How can we support your business?

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Raise your staff's awareness of phishing emails and guard your business against the growing trend of social-engineering threats.


Training your employees on what a phishing attack looks like makes them more likely to identify and report scams.

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Our training package is designed and delivered by cyber experts giving you access to the most up-to-date information in an ever-changing cyber landscape.

You can purchase single-place training spots or a cyber security workshop.

Community Members

Our premium membership package is aimed at medium-sized businesses and includes bespoke security awareness training sessions.


This allows your business to train several cyber security champions and an assessment of your cyber risk. 

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