Business Live highlights Eight new companies launched from the success of the refugee pilot scheme
Eight new companies have been launched in Staffordshire as a result of a pilot programme aimed at encouraging refugees to start their own business.
The initiative – which was overseen by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) and jointly funded by the Home Office and The National Lottery Community Fund – was launched in four pilot areas, including Staffordshire.
Its aim was to provide tailored, start-up support to take refugees from idea stage to business launch – and so far, 112 participants have received the training.
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