Eight new businesses launched in Staffs after successful pilot scheme aimed at entrepreneurial refugees

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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