I want to achieve business GROWTH

Whether you’re a small business or medium-sized organisation, our ‘grow’ business support services can help.

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Are you ready to grow your business?

You run a successful business. You’re ready for the next level. You’ve got amazing ideas ready to unleash to the world. So how are you going to grow your business?

Whether you’re a small business craving extra knowledge and funding, or a medium-sized company looking to expand, achieving business growth can often be costly and timely. Not with BCU Advantage.

Free business growth support

BCU Advantage works directly with university academics and strategic partners to give you the tools you need to grow.

We offer a comprehensive suite of amazing programmes, interactive workshops, cutting-edge facilities and expert advice.

Most of our business start up support activities are free of charge to eligible businesses.

get help with Business growth

With BCU Advantage you can:

  • Develop your business growth strategy
  • Connect to a range of business grant and funding opportunities
  • Benefit from one-on-one business consultancy
  • Hire our venues and facilities
  • Attend our innovation workshops and utilise our maker spaces
  • Recruit and upskill your workforce

Please take a look at all of our Grow services

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, we can. We offer a range of ways to grow your business in our selection of programmes and projects. Whether you are an established SME looking for expert advice or a start-up with big plans, we can help you expand your business to achieve your goals.

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We offer a variety of ways to grow your business. Most of our support packages are available to small and medium-sized businesses in the GBSLEP region. This area includes Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, East Staffordshire, Tamworth, Lichfield, Wyre Forest and more.

Please check your eligibility against the criteria of your chosen programme to be sure.

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We recommend that you browse our website to find the opportunity best suited to your situation. From our Enterprise for Success project to our innovative STEAMhouse facility, you will find a variety of options available to you.

If you’re not sure what is best for you, please get in touch with us to talk about your situation.

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You’ll find all the information you need on the dedicated page for the programme or project of your choice. Usually, filling out an enquiry form is the first step in applying for your chosen programme. We will then be in touch with you to start the process.

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Many of our projects are funded by European, national and local government schemes. That means we are available to provide free growth support to individuals, start-ups and SMEs in our local area.

If you are outside the GBSLEP region, you might need to pay for growth support accessed through BCU Advantage. We recommend contacting us to find out if we can help.

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Yes, please get in touch with our team to talk about your situation. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and provide advice on the best way forward to grow your business.

If you’re ready to get started, browse our website to find a programme that works for you.

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