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 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.
Priority is given to applications referred by Fresh Business Services, Blue Orchid’s trusted partner.
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 the Northwest 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.