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LEAP IT expands in Solihull thanks to the Business Growth Programme

Published on Monday, 22 January 2018

Leap has been in operation for 15 years, developing IT systems and technologies to help businesses succeed.

Part of the grant was used to partition their new offices in Hockley Heath and refurbish the reception and meeting rooms to welcome more clients.

They have also invested in hardware for their field based consultants as well as state of the art PCs for their First Line Helpdesk technicians. 

Stuart Watson, Managing Director of Leap IT, said:

“The grant was vital to the development of our business – expanding the office has enabled us to create a workspace consistent with our values and our brand.

“We found the application process really straightforward and welcome the support provided by Solihull Council”.

Councillor Ian Courts, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Managed Growth at Solihull Council said:

"The BGP is all about helping SMEs to grow, providing the perfect opportunity for local businesses to continue their growth by employing more staff.

“Signs of expansion like this at Leap IT show technology companies are alive, well and growing here in Solihull.

“There’s a wide range of help available to businesses and we want to get this message out. Contact us if you think we can help.”

The Business Growth Programme is a £33 million business support programme designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow existing small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham City Council, the BGP builds on the successful delivery of the Business Development Programme, the Business Innovation Programme and the Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme.

For more information about the programme please visit https://www.solihullforsuccess.com/locate-your-business/support-and-finance

For full eligibility criteria contact Solihull Council’s Business Support team on 0121 704 6151 or 6920 or email business@solihull.gov.uk.



Notes to Editors:

The Business Growth Programme is receiving up to £16.3m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF.  Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.  For more information visit www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding






Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
European Union Investing in Your Future
Telephone 0121 704 6151
Email business@solihull.gov.uk
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