Business Support

Welcome to the Sustainable Business Support Hub, supported by the West Midlands Combined Authority. There is a huge amount of support and funding available to help in your journey to becoming a more sustainable business.
Business Support

There is a huge amount of support and funding available to help in your journey to becoming a more sustainable business. However, we are currently undergoing a significant period of change across Local Enterprise Partnerships and in the funding landscape.

This page is being updated and will be relaunched as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can find a range of on-going, regional or national opportunities below. You can also contact us directly if you need support, at enquiries@swm.org.uk or on 07751 930625. We will be able to help.

  • Making the West Midlands Net Zero Business Pledge is a great way to commit to reducing carbon emissions, whilst receiving practical support and guidance on how to achieve these targets.
  • SWM, in partnership with the Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands, runs the Innovative Zero Carbon Working Group, a one-stop shop for businesses to share good practice, collaborate to help scale-up their ideas and access funding. This is one of 10 working groups/events for supporting innovation in the region under the West Midlands Innovation Programme. Explore which ones may be relevant to you.
  • Business Growth West Midlands is the new support structure for all organisations within the West Midlands Combined Authority, providing support on sustainability as well as funding, finance, skills, and general business advice.
  • By joining your local green business network you can rapidly share ideas, good practice and resources.
  • The Local Government Association has a sustainability support hub for Local Authorities.
  • The Manufacturing Technology Centre have a SME support hub.
  • Tech West Midlands (TechWM) provide support for driving Tech innovation.
  • See the current programmes to support retrofit in the West Midlands on the WMCA website.
  • Innovate UK EDGE is the national business support hub and ’empower innovation-driven businesses like yours to grow at pace and achieve their industry- and society-transforming ambitions.’
  • Our members, Energy Systems Catapult, run the Energy Launchpad which propels your business step-by-step from innovation assessment to commercial scale-up.
  • You can also find current funding opportunities on our dedicated Funding page.

SWM Support

SWM can also support your business in the following ways: