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       Business Support

Walsall Council is committed to supporting business growth in the area, offering a bespoke service to meet growth plans. Here's what we offer:

Essential Business Support

Due to our links with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders, we will ensure that if we cannot help your business directly, we will signpost you to the relevant organisation who can. That means, from Brexit support to Late Payments and Cash flow issues, we will ensure that one of our partner organisations can help. We enjoy proactive working relationships with organisations such as the Black Country Growth Hub, The Black Country Chamber of Commerce, the Federation for Small Business and many more…

Starting up a Business

We provide free, impartial advice, including business planning, market research, finding premises and finance. We also enjoy key strategic relationships with organisations specifically tasked with helping start-up businesses.

Sites and Premises

Walsall Council has Planning Policy and Regeneration teams who can help you to identify potential new premises or overcome physical barriers to growth.

Grants and Funding

We can help you to understand local and national funding streams, ensuring that your business is well placed to access important finance. Walsall Council also runs the AIM for Gold programme, consisting of a variety of business support mechanisms, from workshops and one-to-one advice, to the potential of grant funding.  

Innovation and Diversification

We enjoy great strong working relationships with innovative organisations, such as the University of Wolverhampton, Warwick Manufacturing Group and the Manufacturing Technology Centre. We will ensure that Walsall business can tap into the local innovation eco system.

Access to New Markets

We can assist your business as you prepare to access new markets. We work closely with the Department for International Trade and their Black Country-based International Trade Advisors to ensure that you understand your responsibilities and those of your partners abroad.

Employment and Skills support

We can help your business with vital recruitment and training assistance. Walsall Council’s renowned Walsall Works team are always on hand to ensure that your business can find the right candidates for your vacancies.


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