Aston Centre for Growth

in partnership with   GBS LEP Growth Hub

Aston Centre for Growth offers leading growth programmes and other opportunities for SME owners looking to grow their business.  Aston University has held the Small Business Charter since 2014, reflecting its expertise in SME engagement. We have experience of working with hundreds of SMEs to support their business growth, with investment ready pitching competitions, through our student focused start-up support and incubation centre and on high profile programmes such as Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme is an innovative, fully-funded programme for small business owners with ambitions to grow.

Apply now - click on the logo above for more information and a link to the online application form.


Applications Open - 

Develop your leadership skills and build a targeted growth strategy for your own business in the company of other ambitious business leaders. 

This new Aston programme will be starting in January 2017 and participation is completely free of charge. Eligible businesses must have an operational address within the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire or the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP regions. 

Click on the title above to find out more.

This programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 


Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network

BSEEN offers students and graduates a great package of intensive start-up support for new ventures. Successful participants benefit from a variety of workshops, networking opportunities, tailored mentoring, grant and office space at Innovation Birmingham Campus, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham and Newman University.

For more information visit www.b-seen.biz or email bseen@aston.ac.uk

This programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  

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To enquire about opportunities for your business, contact us on the form below:

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