BUSINESSES and start-ups in Redditch can now benefit from a new multi-million pound support package being run in partnership with local authorities in Worcestershire.
The support aims to will help businesses to start up, scale up, grow, innovate and achieve net zero ambitions.
Support available to eligible businesses includes one-to-one bespoke guidance, mentorship, coaching, facilitated peer-to-peer support, workshops, decarbonisation reviews, events and match-funded grants.
A launch event Redditch businesses is being held on September 22 at the Bromsgrove Golf Club from 8.30am to 10.45am.
Also attending the launch events are the Worcestershire Growth Hub and Worcestershire County Council’s Skills Team who will provide further information about the business support available.
Redditch Borough Council and Worcestershire County Council are urging businesses to take advantage of the new support and to attend the launch events.
Redditch Borough Council Leader, Coun Matt Dormer, said: “Worcestershire has always been a hotspot for successful startups, and we want Redditch to be right there in the mix, especially given our strong industrial background.
“I know first-hand the challenges that businesses and business owners face, but I also recognise the incredible potential that lies within our community.”
The new package of support is part-funded by the UK government as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Funding via Redditch Borough Council.
Funding has also been provided by Worcestershire County Council, which is delivering and managing the business support programmes on behalf of the local authorities in Worcestershire.
Councillor Marc Bayliss, cabinet member with responsibility for economy, infrastructure and skills at Worcestershire County Council, said: “I am thrilled we are working in partnership to deliver a full package of support to businesses.
“These initiatives have been carefully designed in partnership to complement our local growth priorities.
“The support is set to accelerate economic development, stimulate job creation, and pave the way for a prosperous and dynamic business landscape in the county.”
Visit https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/business-support-and-grants for more information.