Stoke Staffs LEP

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Enterprise Support

We are supporting businesses to grow and access support through the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub. The Growth Hub supports and enables small and medium-sized businesses to access a wide range of business support and finance. Whether you’re looking for general advice or seeking a specialist for a technical area of support, the Growth Hub will be able to help you.

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Some examples of the type of support available:

  • Grant Schemes
  • Succession Planning
  • Loan Funds
  • Exporting
  • Recruiting
  • Mentoring
  • Growth Programmes
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At its core, there is a team of accredited business advisors from the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce as well as the LEP’s dedicated Business Helpline. However, the idea behind the Growth Hub is to make sure that a vast range of local and national business support and finance organisations are collaborating to support the interests of Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire businesses.

The great thing about this is if you happen to contact any one of our participating support organisations, they will ensure that you are given the best advice for accessing other schemes which they think you would fit. We call this our no wrong doors approach.

Click here to find out how to contact one of our expert advisors.

Click here to learn why we have set up the Growth Hub.

Listed here are a number of links to other websites that support businesses in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

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Make it Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire
The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire inward investment service that can help put your business at the heart of things.
http://www.makeitstokestaffs.co.uk/

Staffordshire Means Business
Staffordshire County Council is committed to providing support and advice to the local business community. Find out some of the ways in which they can help.
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/supportandadvice/

Staffordshire Enterprise Centres
Find affordable office and workshop space in Staffordshire. The County Council has developed a number of office and workshop units to let in Staffordshire as part of its overall strategy of regeneration and economic development.
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/enterprisecentres

Destination Staffordshire
Destination Staffordshire is a dynamic partnership of visitor attractions, accommodation, tourism businesses and local authorities that are working together to drive tourism in Staffordshire.
http://www.enjoystaffordshire.co.uk/trade/

North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce
The chamber has represented the interests of local businesses for almost 200 years. They provide quality service to help members to manage and develop their businesses by acting as the voice for local business at local, regional and national level.
http://www.nscci.co.uk/

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group
The Birmingham chamber incorporates Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber, Chase Chamber and Burton Chamber.
http://www.birmingham-chamber.com/

Black Country Chamber of Commerce
Black Country Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation that represents around 1,500 businesses who employ over 60,000 employees across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Owned by their members, they are passionate, focused and committed to their members’ success.
http://www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/

Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.
http://www.fsb.org.uk/

Midlands Aerospace Alliance
The Midlands Aerospace Alliance brings together companies who are involved in the sector.
http://www.midlandsaerospace.org.uk/

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Business Enterprise Support
Business enterprise support offer help for people looking to start their own businesses and offer coaching programmes for those that already do.
http://www.enterprisesupport.org

StartUp
Help, support and loans available through European Regional Development Funds for new businesses across Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth.
http://www.blueorchid.co.uk

Disclaimer: The organisations listed here only represent part of the private and public sector offer within Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. We encourage any person looking for business advice or support to research beyond the scope of the list on this website.

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