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Workshop Eligibility Criteria

  • Be located in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area
  • Have an interest in being part of a supply chain
  • Have at least one director of the company who is from one of the specified groups (women, ethnic minorities, people with disability, LGBT+, gender fluid, faith-driven SMEs, young entrepreneurs).
  • Be a formally registered business (VAT, PAYE or UTR number or Companies House registration)
  • Ideally have a trading history of one year or more
  • Have received less than 200,000 Euros de minimis state aid in the last three years;
  • Have an annual turnover of no more than 50 million Euros and/or annual balance sheet no more than 43 million Euros.

Eligible LEP Areas

More Developed Districts 

  • Birmingham
  • Solihull
  • Redditch
  • Bromsgrove
  • Wyre forest

Transitional Districts

  • Cannock chase
  • Lichfield
  • Tamworth
  • East Staffordshire