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erdf1The Department manages the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in England. This fund is focused on reducing economic disparities within and between member states by supporting economic regeneration and safeguarding jobs.

Since 2000, England has benefited from more than €5bn of funding, with a further €3.2 billion being invested between 2007 and 2013 in local projects around the country. These programmes are designed to meet current needs by targeting employment, small and medium-sized enterprises, innovation, high-tech business investment, among other key priorities identified by local partners.



managed by:

cue1Coventry University Enterprises (CUE) Limited focuses on innovation, design, high performance automotive engineering, health, environment and ICT as areas of expertise. Through this activity it has to date supported thousands of Small-to-Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through specific projects and support programmes.

CUE Limited, Technocentre, Coventry University Technology Park, Coventry, CV1 2TT, UK
Tel: 07974 984350 | Coventry University Enterprises Limited


supported by:

swmSustainability West Midlands are the sustainability adviser for the leaders of the West Midlands. We are a not-for-profit company that works with our members in the business, public and voluntary sectors.

Tel: 0121 202 3265 | Sustainability West Midlands official website

cbipartThe CBI's mission is to help create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the United Kingdom can compete and prosper for the benefit of all.

CBI, Centre Point, 103 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DU,
Tel: 020 7379 7400 | CBI official website

acasAcas stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. We aim to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.

Tel: 08457 474747 | ACAS official website

bt21Operating in more than 170 countries, BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services.

Tel:020 7356 5000 | BT official website

cetroCentro, the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority, promotes and develops public transport across the West Midlands. Our aim is to transform public transport so that the people of the West Midlands have a world class public transport system provided by a best in class organisation.

Tel: 0121 214 7214 | CENTRO official website

nwm1Network West Midlands clearly identifies the complete network of bus, rail and Metro services that are easily accessible to most people in the West Midlands. Network West Midlands signage is installed at all bus, train and Metro stops and wherever you see the network 'n' you'll find clear, consistent and up-to-date information aimed at making bus, train and Metro travel easier.

Tel: 0121 200 2787 | Network West Midlands Official website

shropshire councilShropshire Council is committed to working smarter and flexibly to deliver services for the benefit of customers, staff and the environment. With a long track record of tackling climate change, the Council was awarded Beacon Status for Sustainable Energy in 2005. In 2009 this commitment continued when the Council participated in the Carbon Trust's nine month 'Local Authority Management Programme', setting a challenging target of a 35% reduction in CO2 by March 2010, from 2008/09 levels. Introducing Smarter Working across the council is a key part of bringing about the transformation required to meet the needs of this large rural county whilst at the same time reducing our carbon emissions and building sustainable communities.

Tel: 0345 678 9000 | Shropshire Council official website

bcc127cOur overall strategy is to support the LEP to create 100,000 jobs by developing a culture and climate where innovation and enterprise can thrive, prosper and invest in infrastructure, which supports private sector development and business growth.This involves developing a wide ranging and major programme of activity across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area funded through European Regional Development (ERDF) and Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

Tel: 0121 303 1111 | BCC Official Website


wmccs1The West Midlands Chambers of Commerce LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership owned and run by the region’s six Chambers of Commerce, comprising Birmingham Chamber Group,  Black Country Chamber, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber, Shropshire Chamber and North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce.   WMCC is the holding company for West Midlands International Trade LLP and West Midlands Business Representation LLP.  The LLPs were formed in 2006 to provide a single legal entity to bid for and ultimately deliver specialist business support programmes across the West Midlands.

Tel: 0845 074 3515 | WMCCC Official Website

funded by:                                                       supported by: Smarter Working WM is funded by European Commission EDRF, managed by CUE Limited and supported by several leading regional organisations
managed by: managed by CUE Limited