Six local enterprise partnerships join forces

  Six local enterprise partnerships in the Midlands have agreed to join together to create a major investment fund worth at least £125 million, an initiative which is expected to create or safeguard 9,000 jobs and help 400 new businesses to start up. The Regional Investment Fund will provide a range of programmes to support growing businesses within the Six local enterprise partnerships areas:-the Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Marches, Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire and Worcestershire local enterprise… Read More >

WLEP launches new Access to Finance Portal

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of a new ‘Access to Finance’ portal, accessible via http:\ The site is a one-stop shop for Worcestershire businesses to find financial advice and information. The Portal was launched to an audience of  nearly 150 Worcestershire business people at a special ‘Access to Finance’ themed event jointly staged by the LEP, and Worcestershire Business Central earlier this month. As well as access to a network of specialist financial advisers, the Portal… Read More >

Shaylor Group gets a further £0.5m Finance Birmingham investment

West Midlands based construction company Shaylor Group, has received a further half a million pounds of funding from Finance Birmingham, following the continued growth of the company since an initial investment nearly a year ago. Shaylor Group received £0.5m from Birmingham City Council’s Business Loan Fund last July, via Finance Birmingham. Since the initial funding, Shaylor has demonstrated continued growth, and as a result has been granted a further £0.5m to support the on-going delivery of new project wins across… Read More >

Oxygen Accelerator start-up Owned it secures £100,000 funding

Finance Birmingham has invested £50,000 in Oxygen Accelerator start-up, Owned it, advised by law firm, Cobbetts LLP. Birmingham Science Park based-Owned it also secured £50,000 from private investors, bringing the total investment secured to £100,000. The deal is the latest in a series for Cobbetts, who also advised Finance Birmingham on its investment in fellow Oxygen Accelerator start-up, Hobzy and acted for Bertie & Bean in relation to its investment. The Oxygen Accelerator programme is a 13-week programme designed to… Read More >