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Growth Hub celebrates fantastic turnout for first Business Support Showcase

Monday 23rd July

The Growth Hub are celebrating success thanks to their first Business Support Showcase earlier this month. The showcase, which took place on Wednesday 11th July at Edgbaston Cricket ground, was a great opportunity for businesses in Greater Birmingham and Solihull to discover the support that the Growth Hub provides which helps local businesses grow.

There was over 40 regional business support organisations at the event to offer advice and support for business growth, as well as over 500 businesses and entrepreneurs that registered for the showcase. They enjoyed useful and inspiring talks throughout the day, which included Birmingham City Council, Blue Sky Finance, Aston University, Birmingham City University, Google and a talk from keynote speaker Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands.

Andy Street highlighted Birmingham as a leading city, with plenty of opportunities for growth and discussed the regional economic plan, supporting world-class sectors.

With a range of business support available, the Growth Hub Business Support Showcase was the business event of the summer. From start-up businesses looking to scale up, established small businesses looking to expand their operations or looking for ways to become more profitable, the Growth Hub Business Support Showcase was the place for business advice, funding and support.

Growth Hub Manager, Ian Mclaughlan, said: "It was fantastic to see so many and such a diverse and inspirational group of businesses coming together in one place. People were surprised how much no cost support is out there and the Growth Hub is the gateway to it all!”

Our panel discussion with local businesses in the region highlighted how the Growth Hub has helped them grow their business. Shelley Lloyd from Celsium Mobility, Rachel Simpson from Rachel Simpson Shows and Marc Bozdogan from Valve Force answered questions on how business support fuelled their growth and the challenges faced along their business journey.

Rachel Simpson, from Rachel Simpson Shoes, said: "The Growth hub have put me in touch with the right people.”

Shelley Lloyd, from Celsium Mobility, said: "The first people we went to was the Growth Hub.”

Whether you are a small business just starting out or an established business looking to scale up, the Growth Hub can help. We can signpost you to one of our Growth Hub partners who will help you access finance and grants. Get in touch today to find out more.

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