Programme Eligibility

This programme is for the leaders of early stage SMEs who have an operational base the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Greater Birmingham and Solihull and The Marches ( Transitional area only) LEP regions.

    In Addition:
  • Your business needs to have been trading for 12 months or more and have at least one FTE employee (the programme is not suitable for start-ups)
  • You are required to have a scalable business with potential for growth. Businesses from any sector will benefit, including Social Enterprises. Please note businesses in retail or agriculture sectors are not eligible for this programme.
  • The applicant should be the founder or CEO of the business, and should be the person who is responsible for driving the growth strategy of the business.
  • Your business needs to be an SME as defined by HMRC and meet the De Minimis State Aid criteria – has received no more than 200,000 euros State Aid in the last 36 months.
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