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Business support and advice

Whether you are a one-man band or a large corporation; starting a new business or looking to expand; new to the borough or looking to re-locate, Sandwell Council is here to support and advise you.

We have a wide range of information and guidance and support, all designed to help your business succeed.

The vision for the borough is based on our manufacturing heritage, but with a focus on three specific sectors: diversified manufacturing; business, financial and customer services; and green industries.

We are developing and improving our business pages all the time. If there is something you can't find or if you have any suggestions to help make these pages even more useful, please contact us.

Access to finance and support

Sandwell Council is able to provide a range of basic information surrounding finance, where it is, alternative methods and general practical advice and guidance.

Regulatory services advice

Regulatory services - which includes trading standards, environmental health, and licensing - can help your business.

Think Sandwell

Designed to add value and make it easier for you to locate the correct support, information and advice to meet your business needs. Whether you are a new or established Sandwell business or if you are a serious investor thinking of relocating to the borough, Think Sandwell makes it easy for you to do business in Sandwell.

Sandwell Council has scored a UK first with its online business network, the groundbreaking website. Think Sandwell aims to intorduce Sandwell firms to the business opportunities arising from the borough's regeneration projects by providing a network to access potential opportunities.

Work Choice for businesses

Is a free service available from Sandwell Council to assist local employers to recruit reliable and motivated staff.

Social Enterprises 

There are lots of different definitions of what a social enterprise is – put simply, they are businesses with social values. They exist in order to tackle social problems, improve communities, or improve the environment.

Sandwell's Local Economic Assessment

This report informs policy, identify trends and issues that have occured since 2010 and sets out changes under three key headings: People, Business and Place. This report is a refresh and does not replace the original Local Economic Assessment (LEA). 

 

Pages in "Business support and advice"

  1. You are here Business support and advice
  2. Access to finance and support for new and established businesses in Sandwell
  3. Work Choice for Businesses
  4. Social Enterprise