Business Growth Programme

Supporting Wolverhampton businesses with advice, investment and market development opportunities

The City of Wolverhampton Council, in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, has a team of Business Navigators employed to help you realise your ambitions for business growth and help address any barriers you may face.

The first step is to register you on to the Black Country AIM Programme (which is part funded by the European Union). We will then carry out a Business Review and provide access to a bespoke programme of Business Support designed to ensure the support provided is shaped towards your business needs.

A Workshop programme – delivered through support from the European Union – will cover product and market diversification; talent acquisition; performance management; business finance; how to improve your chances of tender success; increasing sales through digital marketing; a guide to export success; support for innovation; process improvement; and other sector specific workshops.

In addition we can also help with any planning, environmental health, business rates, access to finance, recruitment, market development, supply chain or any other business growth issues and opportunities you may have.

The Business Navigator can act as your trouble-shooter, in touch with you on a regular basis but also available on the end of the phone as and when a particular issue or opportunity arises. So your AIM Business Navigator can remain as your one point of contact for any aspect of business support, advising you what is available and who to speak to as and when a need is identified.

For further information contact the Wolverhampton Business Navigator Team:

Throughout the past 2 years the City Council has teamed up with over two hundred small businesses to help identify and provide access to a range of business support to help them grow. We truly have a small business community to be proud of, one that drives our local economy but has a global reach, marries our traditional strengths with an innovative flair, and keeps growing and creating new jobs. We are really pleased to be able to share some of the fantastic success stories of some 75 of these businesses through the following two booklets - Small Business:Big Impact and Small Business:Big Impact2.


European Union - European Structural and Investment Funds

Contact us for more information and to discuss investment opportunities.

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