Birmingham City Council
Telephone Number: 0121 464 6456
Birmingham City Council’s Business Development & Innovation (BDI) Team delivers support to businesses across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership areas.
Tasked with improving the economic prosperity of the City, the team is based in Lancaster Circus in the heart of the City Centre.
The team has a track record in supporting businesses. In 2012, the team completed a £93m portfolio of business support programmes funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Regional Growth Fund, resulting in the creation and safeguarding of more than 6,300 jobs. This work received national recognition, as Birmingham was awarded the "Most Enterprising Place in Britain" accolade in 2016.
The Business Growth Programme (BGP)
Our current portfolio consists of delivering the £33m ERDF Business Growth Programme, which offers business grants of £10k-£167k, consisting of 4 different strands of support; The HS2 Supply Chain Programme, The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme, the Business Innovation Programme and the Business Development Programme. BGP operates across the Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership areas.
Telephone: (0121) 464 6456
The Property Investment Programme
Following a successful bid to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Birmingham City Council launched a grant programme to encourage the improvement and development of key vacant, derelict or underused properties and sites for economic use across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area.
A grant of up to Euros 200,000 equivalent is designed to help businesses to improve their commercial premises by providing financial support towards the cost of building improvement works. The primary purpose of the scheme is to increase and/or improve business accommodation and to help create new employment opportunities.
Contact Name: Ashfaq Ashraf
Telephone: (0121) 464 9861
Related Business Support Programmes
TYPE OF SUPPORT: Funding, Grant Funding
BUSINESS SECTOR: Manufacturing, All
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP
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