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Business Services

About us

Birmingham City University is fast becoming the leading Midlands-based university for transforming the region and accelerating growth in the local economy, driving innovation, enterprise and skills for the region.

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Achieve Business Growth

BCU Advantage is the business support service from Birmingham City University. We help businesses from all sectors start, grow and innovate.

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“Whatever your business support needs, BCU Advantage can connect you to the knowledge, skills and funding you need to achieve your goals.”

Your Business

Business Services - Start your business

Start your business

Do you have a great idea but don’t know where to start? BCU Advantage offer a range of business support programmes to help get your business off the ground. Kickstart your business idea with us today.

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Business Services - Grow your business

Grow your business

Do you want to take your business to the next level? Our business growth services provide support to help your business achieve it's potential. From focusing your goals to accessing funding, we can help get your business on track to succeed.

Business Services - Innovate your business

Innovate your business

Be a pioneer with our business innovation services. Whether you want to develop new working methods or attend challenging ideation workshops, we can help you take your ideas to the next level.

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Business Events and Venue Hire

Check out and attend our programme of business events at Birmingham City University or get support organising your next corporate event with our event planning service.

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Collaborate with us

Partnerships and Collaboration

Looking to access specialist knowledge to drive your business idea or project forward? An Industry & Academic Partnership could help you achieve the results you need.

Industry Partnerships

Research and development Partnerships

Our academics boast considerable experience of working in industry and are on hand to provide first-hand support to ensure businesses both local and national thrive.

Research Partnerships

What is STEAM?

Birmingham City University is acknowledged as a thought-leader in STEAM - an interdisciplinary way of thinking that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, aimed at finding the most innovative solutions to today's challenges.

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Over 300 businesses have received 12+ hours of personalised, fully funded business support from STEAMhouse.

Access skills and talent

Internships, placements and live projects

Birmingham City University can place new team members with aptitude, ability and forward-thinking skills within your business to help you achieve your growth objectives.

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Business mentoring for students

Each year we offer mentoring opportunities for employers to get involved with supporting our students and graduates to build relationships and help them reach their full potential.

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Access to graduates and students

Find the work-ready talent that you and your organisation needs to achieve success, whether you're looking to hire on a permanent basis, or for short-term placements to bring in new ideas.

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Check out our blogs and discover STEAM stories, why our Research matters, BCU Advantage news and business updates.

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Get in touch

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Contact us

Contact us to discover how a Birmingham City University collaboration can help your company or organisation achieve its business or project goals.

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Visit us

You can find us located in the heart of Birmingham, near Millennium Point.

  • Birmingham City University
  • University House
  • 15 Bartholomew Row
  • Birmingham
  • B5 5JU
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