Programmes and resources

Programmes and resources Programmes and resources

Support with starting and growing your business

We want businesses in our borough to thrive, so we’re always on the lookout for opportunities for Sandwell start-ups. Here you’ll find links to free practical support, advice and news of useful programmes and resources to help your business grow. Get in touch today to talk tactics.

Sandwell Start-Up Hub from Sandwell Business Growth

We have opened a co-working hub in Jack Judge House in Oldbury, where start-up and established businesses in Sandwell can access fully funded office space in this financial year, plus ongoing support from our Business Growth Team.

Sandwell Business Growth Plan

Launched in November 2023, this plan sets out Sandwell Council’s strategy to support our local businesses over the next two years. Download it using the link below [the PDF will open in a new tab]:

Sandwell Business Growth Plan

Sandwell Business Growth Plan

Sandwell Enterprise Programme

Forty-four new Sandwell businesspeople attended the first round of our Business Start-Up School in 2023 – plus more from the Black Country. As well as getting expert support from our Business Growth Team, they were able to pitch, Dragons’ Den-style, for £5000 of grant funding.

Our next round of support for new businesses and entrepreneurs is the Sandwell Enterprise Programme, delivered by Aspire4u. Find out more and apply:

Useful resources