Invest Black Country is the area’s inward investment organisation. They work with businesses looking to expand or relocate, to demonstrate why being in the Black Country makes great business sense.
Identifying a location to fulfil your organisation’s growth potential is a critical factor to the success of your enterprise.
To help you have a soft landing here in the Black Country – and to build your business from day one – the team have developed a support package to welcome you, help you to grow and thrive, and to take your place at the heart of the business community.
Here’s how they'll support you:
Business case: They can help you develop your business case for locating in the Black Country, providing economic and marketing intelligence, introductions to strategic partners, networks and relevant people and meetings with existing business people and investors.
Best people: Find and develop the best staff with recruitment support, tailored training through the Black Country Skills Factory, and support for recruiting and training apprentices.
Be here: They're here to meet your property needs, offering start-up and managed commercial property, fast track planning on certain sites, and key employment sites with Enterprise Zone incentives.
Be productive: To help your business flourish in the Black Country, they offer support to identify and access finance; a named contact at your local council to help you with local issues; the Black Country Bullet and ‘Meet the Buyer’ events to help you develop your supply chain and access new opportunities.
Be part of the Black Country: Becoming an integral part of the Black Country business community is easy with the teams' help. We’ll work with you and our partners to raise your business profile. There are great opportunities to access key influencers and decision makers and play a part in the strategic direction of the region.
Invest Black Country is here for established businesses too: They can access support via the Black Country Growth Hub which offers events, drop-in sessions and business services.
There’s plenty of support and information for Black Country-based businesses looking to grow, with a particular focus on the manufacturing base within the area.
For further information on Invest Black Country visit: www.investblackcountry.com