Growth Hubs

Growth Hubs work across England with local and national, public and private sector partners including Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), universities, Enterprise Zones and banks, co-ordinating local business support and connecting businesses to the right help for their needs. They are locally driven, locally run and at the heart of the government’s plan to ensure business support is simpler, more joined up and easier to access.

Supported by the University of Wolverhampton, Business Solutions Centres (BSCs) work in collaboration with the Black Country Growth Hub and Marches Growth Hub (Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin) to provide your business with a single point of contact and access to a wide range of support and expertise within the Midlands.

Black Country Growth Hub

The primary focus for the Black Country Growth Hub is to support all businesses within the Black Country that need support in the development and evolution of their organisation, from start ups to large, well-established organisations.

Providing your business with a single point of contact, the Black Country Growth Hub offers a variety of local events, specialist training, business services and information for businesses looking to grow across a range of areas.

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The Marches Growth Hub

The Marches Growth Hub offers you a single point of access to information and guidance on business support available to enterprises across the region, regardless of sector or size of development.

As well as a searchable directory of business support at, it operates a helpline on 0345 6000 727 and a face-to-face extension of this service is available in Herefordshire, Shrewsbury and Telford & Wrekin.