Shaun Parry, Director of the company, contacted the Black Country LEP Growth Hub team as he wanted to gain general advice and growth support for his new SME business.
Company co-founder, Surlender, contacted the BCGH team for guidance on entering a new marketplace and launching new products in the retail space.
Company owner, Sam, contacted the Black Country Growth Hub team to see what help and support was available to the business. Grain and Frame were then put in touch with Lucy, Business Development Manager at the BC Growth Hub, to discuss their current situation and to explore available options as a young business.
BCHG got in touch with the Black Country Growth Hub team to see if they could reach local PPE suppliers, as their regular suppliers had low stock during the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. The organisation were concerned about their staff who were on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19.
Tim and Switch Midlands successfully moved through the application process and impressed representatives of the School for Social Entrepreneurs which has gained them a place on the 2020/21 programme.
Halesowen based commercial joinery business who received a business relief grant and has now secured a commercial mortgage to allow them to continually grow
Halesowen based manufacturer of apparel and PPE equipment who diversified their product range to include visors and supplied them to hospitals across the UK when the demand was high during lockdown
Willenhall based vehicle solutions provider supplied a variety of PPE items to local healthcare organisations and the NHS throughout lockdown
Halesowen based personalised clothing and workwear company supplied PPE products to businesses who needed it most and implemented strict social distancing and hygiene measures
Tividale based steel door manufacturer supplied hospitals and supermarkets with quality products throughout COVID19 and strictly adhered to guidelines
Brierley Hill based family run Gin Distillery diversified their product range to include hand sanitiser when it was needed most during lockdown
Black Country based bespoke jewellery maker turned her attention to making mask components for healthcare workers during lockdown with 3D printing
Daniel was very happy with the communication and support provided by the Black Country Growth Hub team and its partners, such as the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.
JCM is a commercial joinery business that seeks to unite craftsmanship with design. We are proud to work with a live and sustainable product like timber and are seeking to make JCM a well-respected employer in the Black Country.
“Information supplied by the Black Country Growth Hub has proved useful towards our business objectives. The team proved to be knowledgeable in the information they provided, and we know they are always on hand should we need any further information or support.”
Collins Aerospace are a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and the defence industry.
Alphadrive Engineering Services have benefited from introductions to financial services, grant information and mentoring – to assist company growth and direction.
KeyTracker was established in 1996 and aims to tackle challenges faced by businesses handling more than one set of keys.
M. J. Southall Contractors Ltd are receiving ongoing support for their business and have since been awarded funding which enabled them to start to put their plans into action.
"I have found BCGH to be excellent support, they have understood my business and goals, regularly checking in with me to see how each step is going and offering advice when needed"
"The Black Country Growth hub has been pivotal in the start-up phase of my business. The growth hub staff are always courteous, and very informative."
B.B. Price Limited came to the Growth Hub for a fairly routine recommendation on the apprenticeship qualifications that are happening in the Black Country.