Relight Newsletter 18

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Relight Business Support

    Newsletter issue:  18        



City of Wolverhampton Council is looking for a final 10 companies to support via the Black Country AIM for GOLD Programme. The programme provides grant support of between 30-40% of a capital investment cost up to a maximum grant amount of £15,000.


It is open to most businesses in the manufacturing, creative, digital, environmental technologies, and business services sectors that have been trading for at least 2 years, and are looking to grow. To date over 50 companies have benefitted – typical capital investments supported include CNC Machines, Multi Rip and Band Saws, a Volumetric concrete mixer, Welding machines, new CNC lathes, a Hybrid Digital Printing machine, a venue finding IT system, bespoke warehouse racking and pipework, robotic cameras and video production items, an industrial embroidery machine, a steel splitter and cutter, bespoke computer software and CRM systems.


For more information please email with your contact details, using the heading AIM FOR GOLD.




28th July   2pm – 4.30pm  ECMS Springfield Campus


Shane Stark from Business Doctors will be repeating his popular Business Growth Workshop later this month. The fully funded event will offer practical advice to drive your business forward regardless of where you are with your business and your business growth plan, helping you to plot an easy to understand roadmap forward.


Book Your Place Here


The Business Growth Workshop – Live Event (July 28th) Tickets, Thu 28 Jul 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite




Low Carbon SMEs are helping businesses to access capital grants to purchase, for example, energy saving equipment or to make process improvements that can be used to hasten the implementation of carbon saving projects.


Funding opportunities are made available through ERDF grants. Approval is based on being able to demonstrate sufficient associated energy savings. Low carbon investment initiatives include:

  • Voltage Optimisation System – to assist the company in lowering its carbon footprint and energy costs.
  • Power factor correction equipment
  • Variable speed air compressor with integral air dryer


The maximum intervention rate is 50%. For example, the total project expenditure must be a minimum of £6,000 to receive a £3,000 grant.


Contact the Black Country Growth Hub Team today for more details.


Commonwealth Games engagement session


Businesses and residents ‘Get Set’ for when the Commonwealth Games come to Wolverhampton at a drop-in session this Thursday (July 7). It will be held in the atrium of the Civic Centre from 3pm to 6pm. For more details: