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Navigating New Opportunities: Solihull & Birmingham Business Support Update


When: Tue 18 June 2024, 09:30 - 13:00

Where: Cranmore Avenue Shirley B90 4LF

Get tickets: Click here to find out more and register.

About this event

Join our upcoming Birmingham and Solihull Business Support Update event. This event will provide you with information on local business support opportunities available to you, which will further enable West Midlands businesses, like yours, to grow and succeed.

At this in-person event, you can expect an informative and engaging programme that will shed light on the local support available to businesses like yours.

Who should attend:

Business owners in Solihull and Birmingham, along with entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses


09:30 AM - 10:00 AM:
Registration, Networking, and Refreshments
Start your day with refreshments and networking with fellow attendees.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM:
Opening Address
Welcome by Jon Egley, Head of Business Support Delivery Birmingham & Solihull Growth Hub.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM:
Regional Progress Update on Business Growth
Business Growth West Midlands Regional Programmes Overview – Ian McLaughan TBC.

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM:
Support on Local Support
Discover the latest opportunities with Jon Egley, featuring Christine Hancock for Export Support Programme and Charlotte Bowden – Female Business Support Leaders.

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM:
Real Business Stories
Hear directly from local businesses as they share their success stories and challenges.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM:
Funding Support Showcase
Explore funding and support options with our local partners:

  • BCC Grants Team - Net Zero and SME Grants
  • BCC Net Zero Team – CEBAS and Sustainable Procurement Projects
  • Birmingham City University – STEAMhouse Forward Innovation
  • Blue Orchid Enterprise Solutions and Rock Solid Consulting – Business Start-Up Support
  • Newable - Get Ready 2 Supply Public Procurement Project

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM:
Key Takeaways and Next Steps

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM:
Networking Lunch and Continued Conversations

Why you should attend:

  • Learn about how BGWM Can help your business grow
  • Get insights into various support options available.
  • Explore funding opportunities for your business growth.
  • Share your feedback to improve support services.
  • Connect and expand your network.

This event presents a unique opportunity to build collaboration and support among local businesses in Birmingham and Solihull. We aim to ensure that you are aware of all the helpful resources and pathways available for growing your business, many of which are fully funded and FREE to access.

We're thrilled to have you join us. Reserve your spot today!

Get tickets: Click here to find out more and register.

This event is FREE to attend for businesses in Solihull. It is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and hosted by Business Growth West Midlands