The Black Country Growth Hub is supporting Wolverhampton Business Week with a series of free business support workshops.

The Hub is based in the Development Centre at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park on the Stafford Road.

It provides a range of business support including legal and financial support, seminars and workshops, market intelligence and skills support, introductions to business networks, and links to supply chain opportunities across the manufacturing and construction sectors.

Throughout Business Week, which runs from Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September, it has 4 workshops on offer.

Over a light lunch on Monday 26, from 12.30pm to 2pm, 'Brexit - What next? - A panel led debate' will explore the opportunities and issues relating to Brexit.

The Food, Drink and Creative Sectors Export Growth Workshop is on Tuesday 27, from 7.30am to 10am, offering support for new and inexperienced exporters operating within the food and drink, and consumer sectors, including fashion, retail, luxury goods and giftware.

Later the same day from 1pm to 4pm, an Enterprise Start Up Workshop will offer advice for people thinking of starting or who have just started a new business.

The Black Country Growth Hub Business Week workshops will wrap up with the 'Access to Finance' breakfast on Friday 30, from 7.30am to 10.30am, when local banks, accountants and the Growth Hub's Access to Finance adviser will provide businesses with a briefing on the finance support available to support local companies with growth and investment plans.

For more information on each event or to book a place please visit Type=links;Linkid=7529;Title=Business Week;Target=_blank;, email or phone 01902 321272.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The Black Country Growth Hub provides a wealth of knowledge and experience for the Wolverhampton business community to tap into.

"I would thoroughly recommend any of our city enterprises or anyone thinking of starting up a business to seize the opportunity to tap into these free workshops."

Business Week offers focused activity supporting investment in the city, businesses and the workforce and is a platform to showcase the city's achievements and ambitions, as well as an opportunity for businesses to help shape the city's economic future.

The full event programme can be viewed at Type=links;Linkid=7530;Title=Business Week - Activities and Events;Target=_blank;.

People can also find out more from Type=links;Linkid=2165;Title=Facebook - Wolverhampton Today;Target=_blank; or via Twitter using #wolvesbizweek.

  • released: Monday 12 September, 2016