Black Country GOLD

Applications are being accepted for up to £16,000 grant funding to support SME businesses in the Black Country looking to grow their business up to 20%.  Both capital and revenue grant funding is available for eligible businesses in the following sectors:  Advanced Engineering; Building Technologies; Business Services; Environmental Technologies; Transport Technologies and Social Enterprises.  The programme also provides businesses with a free package of support, starting with a 1-2-1 diagnostic to identify areas for business development.  For more information and to submit your express of interest for a grant application, please visit:   or email  Jagtar Singh on:

The Black Country GOLD project goes from strength to strength with more grant awards made to a diverse range of businesses from across the Black Country to help them undertake expansion projects. Up to September 36 of the 45 grant applications presented were approved by the panel; an approval rate of 80%. The average grant awarded is just under £9,000. The Black Country GOLD scheme is having a big impact with creation of new jobs, the 36 approved applications have identified 71 potential new jobs – some businesses have already recruited new staff to work on BC GOLD funded projects.

It’s important that businesses make the most of this valuable funding opportunity now by going to to complete the expression of interest form.


Black Country Gold


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Tosca Lahiri

Founder at Wicked Spider
Tosca Lahiri helps people become more successful by supporting them with the technical aspects of marketing their organisation online.

Tosca is the charismatic founder of Wicked Spider, a specialist web design consultancy, training and video marketing agency.

Tosca thrives in opening up the world of websites and technology so that those without a formal training in the field can enter and feel empowered.

Tosca has recently been nominated for an Excellence in Digital Enterprise Award. Tosca is passionate about helping businesses like yours to achieve their goals.
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