Tier 1 Visa Programme
As a business support provider with more than 15 years experience of delivering start-up, growth and innovation support services on behalf of national and local government across the UK, Blue Orchid is proud to support the governments Tier 1 Innovator and Start-up visa programme as a registered endorsing body.
The Start-up and Innovator visa categories are for non-EEA nationals wishing to set
up a business in the UK.
- The Start-up category is for early-stage, but high potential, entrepreneurs who are starting a business in the UK for the first time. They may have already begun setting up their business, but it should not yet have commenced trading.
- The Innovator category is for more experienced business people seeking to establish a business in the UK.
To qualify for a visa in either category, applicants must first obtain an endorsement from an approved endorsing body.
Blue Orchid as an endorsing body is interested in working with high growth start-ups that are engaged with our client base across England’s North West and West Midlands and are committed to working with a Blue Orchid business mentor and engage with our entrepreneurship support programmes.
Our Tier 1 Visa programme provides support, guidance and mentoring to individuals interested in starting and growing a business in the UK.
This will examine whether the your proposal presents genuine, original business plan that meets new or existing market needs and/or creates a competitive advantage?
This will include access to Blue Orchids business support programmes and knowledge and a one to one relationship with a dedicated business adviser.
If you are interested in applying to work with Blue Orchid to seek endorsement for a Tier 1 Innovator or Start-up visa please complete the following enquiry form.
Please review the Blue Orchid GDPR / Data Protection Policy prior to completing the form
- In addition to our focus on supporting new businesses located in either the Northwest or West Midlands we will not be accepting applications for Start-up inquiries from individuals who are not resident in the UK at the time of their application.
- We are not currently accepting applications for Start-up inquiries from individuals who are not resident in the UK at the time of their application.