Enterprising Worcestershire

The Enterprising Worcestershire programme is funded by Worcestershire County Council, the District Councils and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The Programme offers a variety of support to enable start-up and early stage enterprises to develop and prosper. It is available to eligible start-up and growing businesses based in Worcester, Malvern Hills, Wychavon, Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest and Redditch.

The overall aim is two-fold – to provide the guidance needed by those wishing to start a business and also to assist small businesses already trading to further develop and grow.

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Business Start-up

When signed up to the programme you will meet with a highly experienced, regionally-based Blue Orchid business advisor who will:

  • Listen to your idea and work with you to design a support strategy for your start-up
  • Offer tailored one-to-one support
  • Provide practical advice such as registering your business, business planning, cash flow management etc.
  • Identify relevant and free Enterprising Worcestershire business workshops
  • Assist with start-up grant applications

Support doesn’t end when you launch your business. Our advisors are experienced at offering troubleshooting and growth based support to ensure your business continues to develop at a steady pace.

Contact Worcestershire Business Central on 01905 677 888 or click here to find out more.

Business Growth

Whether we assisted you to start your business or if you are an existing business looking for support to grow, Blue Orchid offers you a variety of tailored, one-to-one support via a network of specialist:

  • Business Advisors
  • Chartered Accountants
  • Legal/HR Specialists

Access to a wide range of topical business events/workshops is also available such as:

  • Legal Essentials for new businesses
  • Innovation and Growth of your business
  • Understanding GDPR
  • Project Management
  • Commercial Property Law
  • Bookkeeping
  • Access to Finance

Contact Worcestershire Business Central on 01905 677 888 or click here to find out more.

Recent Case Studies

BAXTER WILLIAMS

Ex-professional rugby player Nick Baxter decided to take the plunge and start his own recruitment business. To meet the challenges of Nick’s lack of business knowledge and experience, the Enterprising Worcestershire programme offered the support and guidance he required.

According to Nick, the support Enterprising Worcestershire gave him was instrumental in helping to shape Baxter Williams into a thriving business that has become a key influence within its marketplace.

Baxter Williams - Case Study

“We’ve had some tremendous support and we owe the programme so much… it was like a breath of fresh air”

Nick Baxter – Baxter Williams

STUDIO B61

Based in Bromsgrove, Studio B61 is a creative services agency offering graphic design, marketing and communications strategy and in-house printing solutions. In August 2017 Directors Hannah Dudley and Sian Conway signed up for the Enterprising Worcestershire programme. During the two-day finance and marketing workshop they also applied for Enterprising Worcestershire grant funding.

B61 Business Case Study

“The mentoring and the funding gave us everything we needed to get going. Our new equipment meant that we were able to work more efficiently, expand our service offering and compete against some of the larger marketing agencies”

Sian Conway – B61