Start your own Business with the SPEED project

The SPEED project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), seeks to enable individuals to access support on starting a business or enterprise. Further support is also offered to newly created and established SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) to develop their businesses within the Black Country and the Marches local economies.

Starting a new business?

We can help you register your business with HMRC, offer the chance to even register your business at the Wolverhampton Science Park, allocate a desk(s) at the Science Park should you wish to make use of our free co-working space, offer you the opportunity to develop your business with six hours of business consultancy, and potentially access a match-funded grant starting from £1,000. 

Already Trading?

If you haven't registered your business or registered in the last 12 months, the SPEED project can assist you with the use of match-funded grants, six hours of business consultancy to help you plan the development of your business, specialist workshops covering various challenges companies face in the current economic environment, and a range of networking events for you to build your contacts.

Grants & Funding

SPEED can offer you a match-funded grant where we reimburse half the cost of your purchases. This will be subject to eligibility.

Events & Workshops

Fully funded specialist workshops will be offered to all beneficiaries on the project. You will have the opportunity to learn about marketing, branding, promotions, legalities, business planning and many more specialist areas of business.

Business Consultancy

Six hours of fully funded business consultancy offered by a range of experienced business consultants to develop and grow your business.

Office & Co-working Space

Why not make use of our open plan co-working space, where you will be allocated your own desk(s) and have full access to office resources free of charge for up to 12 months.

Contact Us

As an objective of the SPEED project, our mission is to support businesses within the Black Country and Shropshire. If you have registered or planning to register your business in one of these areas then please get in touch to find out how to join the SPEED project via speed@wlv.ac.uk or 01902 518960.

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