The Growth Hub is part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). LEPs are public/private partnerships, led by businesses and local authorities, across natural economic areas. They provide the vision, knowledge and strategic leadership required to drive private sector growth and job creation in their areas.
The Growth Hub receives a large number of enquiries every day and for those businesses that are looking to grow and create jobs we meet with them and take them through a business diagnostic that enables us to understand their aspirations and barriers to growth. Within the team we have both general and specialist business advisers who can offer sound advice during the diagnostic and then signpost the client to the most appropriate external support that is either free or subsidised. We also ensure that we continue to support a business once we have signposted them by supporting to them further down the line to follow up on referrals made and to provide further support if required.
The Growth Hub runs its own internal, specialist workshops that offer a range of training to businesses that are about to start or have recently started trading. Our partners at Birmingham City University and Aston University offer their own diverse, specialist support programmes, workshops and masterclasses that utilise the resources the Universities have to offer.
Finally, we also work with a wider partnership that includes local authorities and key organisations within Greater Birmingham and Solihull that further strengthen the support we can offer.