More than 200 Businesses attended new Business Support launch events

More than 200 Worcestershire-based businesses attended the new Business Support Launch Events, last week, delivered by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Growth Hub.

Businesses and start-ups across the county can now benefit from a new multi-million pound support package being run in partnership with local authorities in Worcestershire.

£3.9 million in grant funding is on offer across the county and over 600 businesses and 200 aspiring entrepreneurs are set to be supported by March 2025.

The support will help businesses to start up, scale up, grow, innovate and achieve net zero ambitions.

Support available to eligible businesses includes one-to-one bespoke guidance, mentorship, coaching, facilitated peer-to-peer support, workshops, decarbonisation reviews, events and match-funded grants.

Recognising the importance of local delivery, Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Growth Hub launched 5 events, all over the county, last week.

Worcestershire County Council is urging businesses to take advantage of the new support and to attend the launch events.

Councillor Marc Bayliss, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, said: “I am thrilled we are working in partnership to deliver a full package of support to businesses.
These initiatives have been carefully designed in partnership to complement our local growth priorities. The support is set to accelerate economic development, stimulate job creation, and pave the way for a prosperous and dynamic business landscape in the county.”

“I strongly encourage, entrepreneurs and business owners to join the launch events happening across the county and take advantage of this fantastic support.”

The new package of support is part-funded by the UK government as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Funding via Worcestershire District Councils. Funding has also been provided by Worcestershire County Council, which is delivering and managing the business support programmes on behalf of the local authorities in Worcestershire.

To learn more about each programme and eligibility criteria, visit Worcestershire County Council’s Business Support and Grants page.