The Greater Manchester Business, Employment, Skills and Training monitor (GM BEST) is an initiative from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) and Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network (GMLPN) to gather real 'on the ground' views from our city region's business community. 

This interactive dashboard, based on the results of phase 1 of GM BEST, provides core skills intelligence and shows how labour and skills shortages vary from one part from Greater Manchester to another. The outcomes of this collaborative research directly address labour and skills shortages in the city region, and can also influence local and national skills policy.

For further information, please contact the GMCC's Research & Analytics team at