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Support & Finance

Businesses in Solihull have access to a wealth of business support, bespoke to company needs.  Whether you are looking for access to finance, support in finding the right property, or assistance to find the right people for your job vacancies, we are here to help.

GBSLEP Growth Hub has moved to Business Growth West Midlands (BGWM). This new service covers the West Midlands Combined Authority. 

If you are a business in Solihull looking for support, please contact The Birmingham and Solihull Growth Hub on 0121 303 6800 or email


How can we help you?

The Business Investment Team are committed to supporting you to ensure your location within Solihull is a success. Our services are completely impartial, confidential and free of charge – we are here to help you. 

• Bespoke support, practical advice and information for both existing and prospective businesses through a dedicated account manager

• Relocation and property advice, including design and build options and location show rounds

• Familiarisation visits and tours of the Borough, for you and your staff

• Access to financial support and sector specific grant programmes

• Provision of economic and labour market case to support feasibility studies

• Tailored recruitment and training support, including apprenticeships

• Introductions to relevant trade associations and regional business networks and support agencies

• Development of local supply chains and procurement opportunities through ‘meet the buyer’ events and introductions to contractors

• Support to develop local Corporate Social Responsibility activities with the local community, including schools and colleges


Please contact the Team on 0121 704 6151 or email for more information.

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Grants & Loans

Solihull's Business Investment Team are dedicated to support you finding the right finance for your business.

There are a range of options available locally, to discuss in more detail, please call the Team on 0121 704 6151

Start Up Businesses – for the latest support and information, contact our Enterprise for Success advisors.

West Midlands SME Grant Programme

The West Midlands Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Grant Programme (WMGP) has launched across Solihull, as part of the Business Growth West Midlands programme.

Various funding rounds are open, for more information please see the programme website.

This grant is for:

- start-up SMEs based in the West Midlands Region (grants of £2,500 to £7,500 are available for Birmingham and Solihull based businesses only)
- existing SMEs based in the West Midlands Region (grants of £5,000 to £100,000 are available for Birmingham, Solihull, and Shropshire based businesses)
We expect most applications to apply for an average grant of between £10,000 to £20,000, and only in exceptional circumstances will grants of up to £100,000 be awarded. This is to make sure that the limited WMGP budget is given to as many businesses as possible.


For further information, please see the WM SME Grant Programme webpages.

To progress your enquiry, please contact the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Hub website or call 0800 032 3488.


Net Zero Grant Programme

The Net Zero Grant Programme (NZGP) will deliver information and expert advice and support to businesses enabling them to make significant changes to resource and energy efficiencies. NZGP is part of the wider West Midlands Business Support activity funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Business Growth West Midlands.

NZGP objectives are to:

- support decarbonisation and improving the natural environment whilst growing the local economy
- deliver effective decarbonisation in line with the Government legally binding climate target
- provide immediate support to businesses so that they can deliver on net zero and in so doing enhancing their competitiveness and sustainability
The NZGP provides both energy advisor and local support.

For further information, please see the Net Zero Grant Programme webpages. 

ART Business Loans

A Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) which provides business loans of between £10,000 and £150,000 to businesses and social enterprises in the West Midlands that are unable to receive their full funding requirements from their bank.

Venture Capital/Business Angel Networks

There are a range of options within the West Midlands that specialise in finance for both early stage and established businesses. To discuss your plans, contact the Team on  0121 704 6151.

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
West Midlands Combined Authority
Funded by UK Government
Levelling Up
Business Growth West Midlands
Telephone 0121 704 6151
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