THE launch of the Bury Development training and Education Support Project takes place today, October 22.

Billed as an important development, the project aims to help small and medium sized companies in Bury to upgrade personal and professional skills to meet the competitiveness of the modern business world.

Provided by Bolton Institute, the initiative is funded by the European Social Fund and the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB).

David Chaytor, Bury North MP, will officially launch the project at the town's Link House.

The wide range of training and education available under the project is free of charge.

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