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Investment Readiness Programme

Government funded
Provided by West Midlands Combined Authority
Support Types
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Providing guidance and support activities to enable business growth in the West Midlands

The programme helps small and medium sized enterprises demystify the world of business finance covering topics such as:
-    Debt finance i.e. loans & overdrafts
-    Asset Finance
-    Finding and applying for grants
-    Equity
-    Crowdfunding
-    Creating forecasts and business planning documents
-    Pitch decks

The programme is intended to have regional impact by significantly improving the opportunity of gaining external investment for start-ups, early years high growth SMEs and scale up SMEs.

There are 2 stages of support available:

Stage 1: Business Engagement and Information and Advice

Stage 2: Mentoring Support to Develop the Investment Pitch

Two providers are delivering the programme across the West Midlands; Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub, and Oxford Innovation Advice.

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For Coventry Businesses:

C&W Business Solutions, which is part of the CW Growth Hub Group, is delivering Investment Readiness.

C & W Growth Hub offers one to one advice and ongoing support to businesses in the region. The experienced team have been working closely with SMEs since 2014 and has successfully supported thousands of Coventry based businesses. As the delivery partners for Investment Readiness in Coventry they will be providing Information and Advice through free workshops and mentoring support with investment specialists. 

For more information contact

Coventry businesses click here to express your interest
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For Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country businesses:

Oxford Innovation Advice is delivering the Investment Readiness programme under the name of Access to Finance.

Oxford Innovation Advice will be providing support to eligible SMEs in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country. As a well-established organisation they can provide the accessible financial support needed to help small and medium businesses flourish. The Investment Readiness programme will be delivered as “Access to Finance” through free workshops and focused specialised mentoring support.

For mor information contact:

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