Successful, thriving companies with large workforces face different challenges to their smaller counterparts, but there will still be times when support is required. Whether its available development land, skills support for the workforce or large scale financial investment which is required, we can help.
Finance & Funding
Available national and regional schemes which provide access to finance, whether via loans or grants, can be found in our Support Finder tool. This also signposts to national programmes including UK Trade & Investment and schemes which may offer finance to growing businesses. The British Business Bank helps to unlock funds for high growth enterprises and large scale employers may also access finance to support workforce training, knowledge transfer and research and development.
Networking & Events
Regional Chambers of Commerce, the IoD, UKTI and the Marches LEP hold regular seminars and events for large employers in the Marches. Also engaging with larger private sector businesses are universities, with employers needing to connect to academia and other partners to get the latest knowledge and expertise on innovation.
Business networks also hold Meet the Buyer events; skills and jobs fairs aimed at supporting larger employers and those fast-growing companies looking to scale up a skilled workforce.
Advice & Support
Large employers may also be high growth companies and face barriers which need to be overcome to take the business to the next significant stage of development. The Business Growth Service offers specialist advice, export and finance support so that businesses with the ambition and capacity to grow can get personalised assistance. Whether it's leadership and management training, exporting support, intellectual property or commercial property advice, our Support Finder covers all the bases.
Employment & Skills
Every business needs an efficient, reliable and skilled workforce. The Business is Great website provides the latest information on employment rules, training opportunities and working practices. It also highlights the resources, schemes and incentives to help businesses recruit, employ and develop their people. There is guidance on topics such as employing overseas workers and apprenticeships.
Our news and media section is growing and will include a number of resources for our larger employers, from updates on the latest changes in employment legislation to blogs from other private sector business leaders on issues which affect big business.