Support and opportunities for businesses in Worcestershire
Worcestershire County Council is ‘Open for Business’ helping companies across the region to access and take advantage of the wide range of fully funded business assistance programmes available. Whether you are looking for support to start a new venture, expand your current business, or develop innovative, new product ideas, our Open for Business programmes are here to help get you started.
Open For Business programmes aim to grow the local economy by providing support to Worcestershire businesses who need advice, consultancy and funding to take their business to the next stage. These programmes are delivered by Worcestershire County Council’s Growth and Investment Team through a network of trusted third-party providers, connecting you with the people who can help you most.
Ever wondered if electric cars would be good for your business?
Need some advice on how to fund your business growth?
Want to cash in on energy-efficiency savings or make sure you’re hitting environmental regulation targets?
What about your Cyber Security – does it need an expert view?
Open For Business programmes
There are three elements to this programme; a core business start-up offer, support for early stage businesses and support for high growth start-ups. This support includes 1-2-1 sessions, workshops and grants.
Free consultancy and grants either for SMEs to install renewable energy systems, or for SMEs (including start-ups) undertaking development of new carbon products/diversifying into the low carbon market.
Brings innovators together, acting as a catalyst to create connections and collaborations across the diverse business landscape of Worcestershire. Believing that great things happen when people get together.
Find out more about Open For Business
Our Open for Business programmes are here to help get you started.
Call our team today on
01905 677 888
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Latest Open For Business Articles
WBA support received by Industrial Switchgear ltd has injected a huge confidence boost into the company
The Company: Established in 1959, Redditch-based Industrial Switchgear Ltd has been manufacturing electricity distribution and control apparatus for almost 60 years, and chairman Graham Poole has been there for almost all of them. With a turnover of £1.1m, it employs...read more
Scimitar Sports received invaluable support from Worcestershire Business Accelerator and Be Cyber Secure
The Challenge: Worcester-based Scimitar Sports, a bespoke sportswear specialist, was established in 2010 by a team of two. By 2016, turnover had hit £4.5 million and the firm’s off-the-shelf CRM system was creaking under the strain. With demand for its high-end...read more