FREE business support events for new and existing businesses

26 January 2024

Tamworth Borough Council are inviting established, new and early-stage businesses, to join their monthly business support event programme for 2024.

These new monthly events offer a variety of free advice and support from business experts and partners, with opportunities to learn more about free help and grants available to Tamworth based businesses. 

Events will include:

Breakfast Launch

Wednesday 7 February - 8am – 10am at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Meet a variety of experts offering free business advice and grants from partners including South Staffordshire College offering details on skills support and apprenticeships; Chambers of Commerce detailing their offer of start up support and established business networking, plus many more business providers.

Manage your Money

Thursday 8 February - 10am-12 noon. Online workshop to help businesses manage their finances effectively.


Tuesday 5 March - 10am-12 noon. Face to face event offering support with developing a decarbonisation plan.

People and Resources

Thursday 21 March - 10am-12 noon. Meet Lynda Goncalves for support on how to employ the right people resources.

TikTok for Business

Thursday 11 April - 10am-12 noon. Online event with Katherine George helping companies understand if TikTok is right for their business.


Wed 8 May - 8am-10am. Join the business hub for walk around the town to network and learn about the history of key town centre sites.

Artificial Intelligence

Wed 8 May - 10am-12 noon. Join this event at the Tamworth Enterprise Centre where Chris Williams will help you use AI to save time and money.

Social Media Content

Thursday 6 June - 10am-12 noon. Online event with Rachael Dines demonstrating how to create a content plan.

Instagram Reels

Thursday 4 July - 10am-12 noon. Online workshop with Rachael Dines demonstrating how to create a reel for your business Instagram account.

Startup Requirements

Thursday 12 September - 10am-12 noon. Online event with Sarah Hall guiding you through the basics of starting up a business.

Young Entrepreneurs

September (date to be confirmed). An in-person support session for young people in Tamworth thinking of starting a business.

End of year webinars

November 2024. Three webinars are planned to help business stand out on social media and drive footfall.

To sign up, you can select the event you want to attend in the Tamworth Online Business hub, event section: , or secure your space directly on Eventbrite:

All these events are aimed at helping local businesses grow, with the help of fully funded, practical support, and the opportunity to join the free ‘Get Started and Grow’ and ‘Ignite – Tamworth Start-up Support programme.

‘Get Started and Grow’ offers small businesses from pre-startup to five years old, funded packages of support in marketing, social media, HR, finance and legal advice.

Whether you are looking for guidance on your HR, want to perfect your branding or get help from a qualified accountant, or help to plan your financial future; more details here:

Ignite - Tamworth Start-up Support package, is delivered by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and is made up of free advice, workshops, mentoring and support to help people who want to start out on their own and set up a business in the Tamworth area.  More details here:

Anyone looking to start their own business will be able to access support including:

  • Enterprise Workshops
  • Access to the Ignite Platform
  • One2Three Club – Networking and Advice session for businesses in their first 1-3 years of trading
  • Accelerator Sessions – Online workshops
  • Signposting to wider business support – links to funding wider business growth programmes.

The Staffordshire Growth hub will be available to discuss mentoring support, help with business planning, sourcing funding, and ways to make your business more sustainable and cost effective with their brokerage to the Green Solutions programme running in Staffordshire.

The events are supported by UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a government incentive that supports eligible businesses.

For more information, please contact the economic development team via phone: 01827 709709, or email:

Councillor Thomas Jay, Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “We are excited to welcome small local businesses to our business hub events, offering support to help local businesses develop, grow and expand.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. We really want to reach out and offer additional free business support by working closely with business partners. We can offer free advice and put businesses in touch with expertise that can help market their USP, build their brand recognition, upgrade their digital support and drive their business growth.

“We have a host of online and face to face events taking place throughout this year, so please get in touch today to sign up and take advantage of the free help and advice that is on offer.”


The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

Tamworth Borough Council also offers various support for local businesses, including start-up grants, growth advice and training opportunities. These are all outlined at

To keep up to date with events for Tamworth businesses, please sign up to the Tamworth business hub platform: