Blue Orchid Background

Blue Orchid was founded in 2001 to provide support and growth consultancy to businesses.  Recognised and respected as delivering innovative support programmes, Blue Orchid have built up a team of regionally based advisors who use their wealth of experience and expertise as business owners to help small businesses to launch and grow.

The growing Blue Orchid team pride themselves on their ‘real experience’ and use this expertise in owning and running a wide range of businesses across a variety of sectors, helping them to support and inspire the businesses they work with.

Supporting Worcestershire Business Growth

Blue Orchid believes that any type of support should be up to date, relevant, provide the answers to the right questions and available locally.  The Blue Orchid team ensure that the support you receive is conveniently located and accessible where and when you need it, delivered by advisors with a strong and practical knowledge of Worcestershire.

Businesses in Worcestershire can benefit from the support Blue Orchid provide through the Enterprising Worcestershire initiative, a programme to help new and developing businesses to prosper.

Enterprising Worcestershire

The support provided through the Enterprising Worcestershire programme is twofold – firstly to help new businesses to launch and secondly, to support early stage businesses to grow and succeed.   

Who is it for?

The Enterprising Worcestershire programme is available to businesses who are either:

  1. Pre-start – guidance and support is available for anyone in Worcestershire who is setting up a business.
  2. Post-start – support is available for early stage businesses up to 36 months old, that are based in Worcestershire and trade primarily on a B2B basis
What help is available?
For pre-start businesses, support is centred around an initial workshop which provides helpful guidance and insights on topics such as putting together a business plan, getting started in marketing and available funding.  This is also a great opportunity to ask questions about the different types of business and how the set-up process works. After the initial workshop, businesses are referred to an advisor for bespoke one-to-one support on the areas in which they need help – whether this is finance, marketing or just doing the paperwork.

For post-start businesses, involvement in the Enterprising Worcestershire programme is the ideal opportunity to learn from those who have been there and done it all before.  Support is again delivered via workshops, with further one-to-one support with a general or specialist advisor, depending on what the business really needs help with in order to grow.  Blue Orchid are responsible for delivering advice and support in financial and legal matters and partner with industry experts, including solicitors, in order to make this support as practical and helpful as possible.  Examples of the support areas offered include bookkeeping, intellectual property and understanding GDPR.

What do participating businesses gain?
Businesses who take part in the Enterprising Worcestershire programme will most likely find the biggest benefit is having someone to talk to.  The Blue Orchid team often find that businesses know the answer to their questions, but just need the reassurance that they are on the right lines.

New and early stage businesses often worry that they need to take on any work that comes their way, but this can sometimes be detrimental to their growth, so the input of the Blue Orchid advisors can help businesses focus on what will work best for them.

Blue Orchid will also signpost participating businesses to any suitable available funding and assist them with the application process, in order to maximise the potential for growth and success.

Find out more about Enterprising Worcestershire

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