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Valveforce expands in Solihull once again

Monday 31st July

Solihull Council’s Business Support Team provided assistance with Valveforce’s initial relocation, providing a range of property options and supporting information about moving to the area.

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Cox Exhibitions expands thanks to the Business Growth Programme

Wednesday 26th July

Cox Exhibitions has taken up funding from the Business Growth Programme to expand their offices.

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New Small Business Loan Fund for Birmingham

Monday 24th July

ART Business Loans (ART) has joined forces with Birmingham City Council, ThinCats peer lending platform and Unity Trust bank to create a loan fund for small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Birmingham that are unable to obtain any or all of the finance they need from high street banks. The new Birmingham Small Business Loan Fund (BSBLF) is aiming to lend £3m to Birmingham businesses over three years.

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Midland Tiling Ltd

Friday 21st July

Midland Tiling has extensive experience in supply and fixing tiles of all types. Learn how the Growth Hub helped expand their business operations.

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Council gets recognised in awards for small businesses support

Wednesday 19th July

Local councils were recognised for their support for small firms as part of the annual Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) local authority awards.

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Intellectual Property and Business

Monday 17th July

It is almost certain that every business, large or small, will own or use intellectual property (IP), even without realising.

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The Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Friday 14th July

Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain. The Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names.

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SME2017 – the biggest event for SMEs launches at the NEC in October

Thursday 6th July

Get ready for two days of learning, networking, innovation and inspiration at the SME2017 conference and exhibition at the NEC on the 3rd & 4th October.

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University achieves Small Business Charter award

Thursday 22nd June

Birmingham City University is a delivery partner on the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub. The Birmingham City Business School has achieved the Small Business Charter award in recognition of its support and commitment to small businesses.

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Step Forward

Thursday 15th June

The demands of the economy and the needs of the future workforce are changing. We need to be ready as a city to meet these challenges head on and investing in the right skills now is crucial to success. We are calling on everyone to Step Forward and make Birmingham THE skills city. Find out about Step Forward and the support available to upskill your workforce.