Programme Closure

Please note that the Experts in Residence Programme 2021/22 has now concluded. This section will remain available for archive purposes but we are no longer able to support businesses through this initiative. Please contact us on 0333 070 5805 or for information on alternative support programmes. 

What is it?

We have recognised a distinct gap in business support for post-start and micro-businesses who fall outside of the SME support often offered through ERDF funded projects. These businesses are often in their first 3 years of trading and following pre-start support programmes have been ineligible for further help or guidance.

This programme aims to fill that gap and is based on successful business mentoring models targeting small pockets of businesses. We have selected a group of experienced business experts who will be on hand to support with growth, resilience and forward planning.

Our Experts in Residence can provide help and support with marketing, legal, finance, business development and even more specific areas such as retail, pitching and digitalisation.

New virtual workshops are now available as part of the EiR programme, please find details below and click here to email us to book your slot.

How to finance your firm

Read this handy blog from Edale ahead of our finance workshops.

The Fundamentals of Retail

Join a series of webinars focusing on 5 main topics relating to retail businesses in the Black Country.

The EiR process