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Business Growth Programme


Effective from April 2019:

Business Growth Programme 2 (BGP2) offers grants of £2,500 - £1,000,000 and is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and help businesses grow. The programme is available to:

  • Start-Up B2B Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) moving into or located in The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership area only
  • Existing B2B SMEs moving into or located in The Greater Birmingham & Solihull and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership areas

Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham City Council, BGP2 builds on the successful delivery of the £33m Business Growth Programme which closed in December 2018.

The Marches Growth Hub offers free support and guidance for Marches businesses on BGP2 and staff at the three hubs in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford are available to meet businesses face-to-face to support with the application process and exploring eligibility etc.

To check if you're eligible and for more information, please click here.

If you'd like to talk to someone about the programme and get some help with your application, please give your local Marches Growth Hub a call on the following numbers:

Herefordshire 01432 261758

Shropshire 01743 250526

Telford & Wrekin 01902 321769

or email


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