14th March 2024

Blue Orchid Secures contract to UK Shared Prosperity Fund business start-up provision across Birmingham & Solihull

Blue Orchid is pleased to announce it has been awarded the first UKSPF business startup service for the Birmingham and Solihull local authorities.

Leading a team of experienced and dedicated business startup and support providers including the Princes Trust & Rock Solid Consulting, this new service will provide advice, guidance, training and one-to-one support to both residents of Birmingham and Solihull who are interested in starting their own business and those young business who need professional support to thrive and grow.

Funded through the new UK Shared Prosperity Fund and operating across both Birmingham and Solihull local authority areas the new programme will continue to be delivered under the Enterprise for Success brand strengthening this already widely know and respected service.

Reacting to the contract award Frazer Kearney, Blue Orchid Director stated, ‘We are pleased and excited to have been selected to work with both Birmingham and Solihull Councils to deliver their UK Shared Prosperity Fund business start-up support services. We believe that this positively reflects the long history we have in supporting entrepreneurs within the Enterprise for Success Programme and are delighted to be able to continue offering our programme of high quality masterclasses, seminars and one-to-one mentoring.’

‘The Blue Orchid team is also thrilled to be working alongside the Princes Trust which will ensure that the programme will deliver also deliver a high-quality service tailored specifically to the needs of young entrepreneurs.’

To learn more about Enterprise for Success business start-up support visit https://blueorchid.co.uk/e4s2024

For further information on the programmes, services and support delivered by the West Midlands Combined Authority through the UKSPF Funding  visit https://www.wmca.org.uk/what-we-do/uk-shared-prosperity-fund

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