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News & Case Studies

Read more about the latest news and updates from the GBSLEP, our partners, and the local area.

Care Services Business receives specialist support from the Growth Hub: Video Case Study

Friday 30th July

Kacey Akpoteni, Director of Pleasant Valley Care, received expert and tailored business advice from our Health & Life Sciences Sector Specialist, Andrew Shortt.

“We definitely recommend the Growth Hub services to any business, particularly small businesses like ourselves. Get in touch today, they’ll speak to you. Andrew listened and tailored the services and pinpointed them right down to exactly what we needed. I hope that we continue our relationship with the Growth Hub because it’s been an absolute lifesaver for a business at this time.”

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ENGINEERING COMPANY HAS BENEFITTED FROM GROWTH HUB SERVICES & PEER NETWORKS: VIDEO CASE STUDY

Friday 23rd July

Rowan Precision Ltd, a Birmingham-based precision engineering company received support from the GBSLEP Growth Hub to achieve their growth and diversification ambitions. 

Glenn Aston of Rowan Precision stated: “You’ve got business owners and entrepreneurs willing to share their experiences with you and you can log into that. Be prepared to be open-minded and to share your business experiences. It’s not just solving your problems; it’s helping to solve other people’s problems that you may have incurred.”


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Sustainable Design & Manufacturing Company Receives Tailored Business Support

Wednesday 30th June

Foresso, a sustainable design and manufacturing company, has receive tailored business support from the Growth Hub.

Jake Solomon (Managing Director, Foresso) has really benefited from the relationship with his Account Manager – Christine Hancock, Growth & Resilience Specialist. “The GBSLEP Growth Hub does many different things and you’ll find out as you get an account manager and that relationship is the thing that will allow you to look at the landscape of what they can do.”


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How Greater Birmingham SMEs have benefitted from Peer Networks: video case studies

Wednesday 16th June

In December 2020, GBSLEP Growth Hub first began recruitment for the pilot of Peer Networks; the fully funded national growth programme for SMEs with 5+ employees and a turnover of £100,000+. 

Our participants were thrilled with the impacts they saw on their businesses. Here the participants tell us why they recommend the programme to other business leaders.

“Peer Networks helped me take time out from the day-to-day running of our business and focus on my leadership skills and capabilities. My peer group had a good mix of knowledge and experience from a variety of sectors which became a trusted source of advice.”

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Gym receives funding, mentoring and business support from the Growth Hub

Thursday 8th April

The GBSLEP Growth Hub has assisted CrossFit Tamworth with funding, mentoring, training and more. Mark Oscroft, Director: “I’ve been impressed with the constant communication and continuous support to get all of our plans in place. The support really has been fantastic.”

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Mental Health Charity Receives Business Growth and Mentoring Support

Friday 19th March

The Growth Hub has provided South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health (SSNMH) with business growth and mentoring support. John McKiernan, Chair of SSNMH: “We’re beginning this new journey which the Growth Hub has set us on. The service is really good, I highly recommend anyone to get in touch.”

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Engineering company receives Growth Hub business support

Friday 12th February

Deeo Design & Engineering has received tailored and expert business support from the Growth Hub. Rod Jones, Head of Projects: “I believe that at the Growth Hub, they know about business. They understand when we’re explaining a case to them or a business opportunity or a challenge and they point us in the right direction and help us get there in the end.”

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Management Accountancy Receives Growth Hub Business Support

Thursday 11th February

The Growth Hub has provided tailored business support to Acc-Unique Solutions – a management accountancy practice. Fiona Wilson, Managing Director: “The Growth Hub is very supportive; I just want to thank you for helping our business to progress. We’ve seen development because of what the Growth Hub has done for us".

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Creative Agency receives funding and business support from Growth Hub

Friday 22nd January

The Growth Hub and the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) have assisted Bluechilli, a creative agency, with receiving the SME Restart Grant and business support. Karl Wheeler, Creative Director: “The Growth Hub helped us with getting hold of available money within grants and knowing the best direction for us.”


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Sustainable tableware company receives Growth Hub business support

Friday 18th December

We have provided business support to Palm Life, a sustainable tableware company. Adil Delwar (CEO): “The Growth Hub has been supportive and when you speak to them you feel that they genuinely want to help you, they have the willingness to support and develop my business in any way they can.”


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