Who we are - our services

Seeking support to grow your business can be difficult – we understand that, which is why we offer a range of services – all free of charge and all under one roof. 

Tamworth and Lichfield for Business is a service shared by the two local authorities which cover our area. Our function is to enable businesses in Tamworth and Lichfield to access the support that is available to them to help your business thrive – encouraging economic development and regeneration across the heart of the UK.

Our team has unrivalled local knowledge – meaning you get the best possible advice to help inform your key business decisions. We know people and organisations, and adopt a collaborative approach to helping businesses in Tamworth and Lichfield.

You are only a phone call or email away from advice that could make all the difference.

Our Team

Matthew Fletcher

Hi, I’m Matt Fletcher, Senior Economic Development and Regeneration Officer, heading up the Tamworth and Lichfield for Business team.

I talk to businesses in Tamworth and Lichfield every day, and that has led to helping create a strong, long-lasting relationship between the two local authorities and businesses.

I have worked for the Tamworth and Lichfield for Business team since its inception eight years ago. We are proud to have delivered tangible benefits to scores of businesses in our area, working with partner organisations to drive growth. But we’re also mindful we can do more, so my door is always open.

Contact me on - 01827 709 382

Stacy Birt

Hi, I’m Stacy Birt, Tourism and Town Centre Development Officer for Tamworth Borough Council.

I am born and bred here, and my role involves tourism, development, relationship fostering and regeneration amongst other things. I know the area inside out and I know the people who work here, and I work closely with Tamworth Town Team as well as the local Chamber and other business organisations.

My work has also won a number of awards, but above all what I enjoy is the daily interaction with businesses in Tamworth and Lichfield.

I’m always happy to help – contact me on: – 01827 709 583

Lorraine Farley

Hi, I’m Lorraine Farley, Business Liaison Officer at Tamworth and Lichfield for Business.

Mine is a hands-on role, offering pragmatic business support and advice, engagement and helping forge relationships which are of benefit to a range of businesses in the area. I have worked here for 12 years, and in that time have accumulated a wealth of intelligence and knowledge which is an enormous help to me and others in this role.

Working closely with partners enables me to best understand their requirements and provide genuinely useful help and advice. For me it’s the people behind the businesses that make this place buzz, and it’s great that I get to meet those people every day.

Getting in touch with me is easy – contact me on - 01827 709525


Lichfield District Council’s Spatial Policy and Delivery Team (SP&D) covers a wide range of areas including economic development, housing, infrastructure and the environment. The team also acts as a delivery partner for the Business Growth Programme and is on hand to provide assistance to Lichfield businesses. If you would like to speak to an officer about the BGP or any other economic development matter please call 01543 308192.

The team has a detailed working knowledge of:

  • Grant funding and access to finance
  • Business support
  • Contract management
  • Content management for websites
  • Business to business marketing and sales
  • Line management of staff
  • Social media management
  • Business data
  • Local authorities and signposting
  • Business-to-business marketing and sales
  • Project management
  • Business networking
  • Relationship management and partnership working
  • Customer service
  • Event management