The Business Growth Programme 2 (BGP2) is a £23.5m programme. It is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and help businesses grow. The programme is available to B2B SMEs moving into or located in The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership area, seeking grants of £2,500 – £1,000,000. The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham City Council.
The Marches Growth Hub offers free support and guidance for Marches businesses on BGP2 and staff at the three hubs in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford are available to meet businesses face-to-face to support with the application process and exploring eligibility etc.