New ‘Access to Finance’ Portal launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new ‘Access to Finance’ portal.  The site is a one-stop shop for Worcestershire businesses to find financial advice and information.

The Portal was launched to an audience of  nearly 150 Worcestershire business people at a special ‘Access to Finance’ themed event jointly staged by the LEP, and  Worcestershire Business Central in July 2013.

As well as access to a network of specialist financial advisers, the Portal provides advice on a range of financial issues.  Visitors can find out about the types of finance available to their businesses and request specific help via the on-line contact form.

Gary Woodman, Executive Director at the LEP, says:  “We’ve worked with the County’s top financial experts to develop the portal.  We’ve harnessed a huge range of expertise and advice into this one place to make it easy for Worcestershire businesses to get the help that they need.”

He continues: “We know that access to finance – and its lack of availability – is one of the top barriers to business.  Indeed, we identified this issue as one of the LEP’s key strategic priorities in our Business Plan last year.  By creating the Portal, we hope to have provided a really practical and useful tool for Worcestershire entrepreneurs and businesses.”