Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership (MCIL)

Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership is a prestigious innovation leadership programme addressing distinctive organisational and leadership challenges for innovation-led, knowledge-intensive businesses across the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership area.‌

Keele Research Innovation Support Programme (KRISP)

The Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme (KRISP) has been designed to support businesses that are thinking about, or are currently in the process of, developing a new product, process or service.  By providing dedicated human resource and academic expertise, we can deliver the expertise, focus and processes that will help your business innovate and grow.

Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce is a programme developed to upskill employees in small and medium sized businesses in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.  We provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy.

Creative England

Creative England is dedicated to the growth of the creative industries. They invest in talented people and their creative ideas, nurturing our richly diverse games, TV, film and digital media industries. From direct investment and soft loans to business mentoring; they champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.

Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Grants for Growth

Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Grants for Growth part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is delivered by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and provides gap funding to companies across Staffordshire to cover capital and revenue investment that will allow your company to grow in the market place and create new employment.