Friday 22nd June
Software specialist, Edit Websites, has recently expanded in Solihull with support from the Business Growth Programme (BGP).
Part of the grant
was used to support their expansion in Blythe Valley Innovation Centre,
owned by Solihull MBC and managed by the University of Warwick Science
Park. They have also invested in new marketing material as well buying new hardware to support our growth.
Kyle Cottington, Managing Director of Edit Websites, said:
"The grant has been
crucial to the development of our business – expanding into new offices
has enabled us to create a workspace consistent with our values and our
brand. Having larger offices will give us an ideal platform to manage
our business growth.”
"We found the application process straightforward and welcome the support provided by Solihull Council.”
"We are committed to
recruiting local people to work in our business and now we can
accelerate this and offer great opportunities to talented individuals to
join our successful team. A year ago we had a team of 10 - now we are
14 and looking to recruit 4 more to work at our Solihull offices.”
Councillor Ian Courts, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Managed Growth at Solihull Council said:
"Solihull Council is
committed to encouraging innovation and supporting SME businesses that
want to grow, we recognise the important contribution SME’s make to the
economic growth of the Borough.
"It is great to see
the Business Growth Programme support local companies such as Edit
Websites. Finance is a key issue for businesses and this programme is
providing a stepping stone that enables organisations to realise
expansion and recruitment plans.”
Janet Bunch - Centre Manager for Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, said:
"Blythe Valley is a
great location for businesses to be based – and the strong occupancy
levels at the centre is testament to this. Edit Websites works with
clients across the UK, so being based here is a perfect location for
them to connect with them. We have watched Edit grow over the past few
years and are delighted to be able to offer them a nurturing
professional environment to enable that to happen.”
Business Growth Programme is a £33 million business support programme
designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow
existing small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the Greater
Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The
Marches Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).
by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham
City Council, the BGP builds on the successful delivery of the Business
Development Programme, the Business Innovation Programme and the Green
Bridge Supply Chain Programme.
For more information about the programme please visit:
For full eligibility criteria contact Solihull Council’s Business Support team on 0121 704 6151 or 6920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.