FAQ's

I’m a start-up business, can you help me?

The Council’s economic development services can point you in the direction of organisations and programmes designed to support start-ups.
To discuss your business and receive guidance on support for your business, contact your Council’s economic development team: www.tlforbusiness.co.uk/contacts  

If you’re going to refer me onto another organisation, why don’t I go directly to the organisation?

You are able to go directly to the provider of support but we can help navigate what’s on offer. We offer impartial, free advice and support as it can be confusing finding the most suitable option for yourself where we can save time and effort, directing you to the organisation or programme which best suits your needs.

Can you help provide funding for my business to grow?

We work with partners, at other local authorities and business support providers, who deliver grant programmes. Although limited funding is available, there’s various routes to take when considering applying for a grant.

Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council both run different small business grant schemes to start up and young businesses based within their authority area.

More information on the schemes can be found at the following links:
Tamworth Borough Start up Business Grant - www.tamworth.gov.uk/start-up-business-grant-scheme
Lichfield District Small Business Grant Scheme – www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/sbg

I’m looking to expand my business within Tamworth or Lichfield and need support in finding a premises

The Tamworth and Lichfield for Business team are able to provide support with trying to identify a suitable premises or opportunities for your businesses growth. If you contact the team with background information on your business, size requirements, location etc. they are able to help find a premises for your growth needs.