Sandwell Business Solutions Centre

BSC-SANDWELL-CMYK-VectorSandwell Business Solutions Centre has moved to new, larger premises in West Bromwich.

Sandwell Business Solutions Centre (SBSC) is run by the University of Wolverhampton, in partnership with Sandwell Council, the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Sandwell College, to help large and small companies improve their business performance.

Previously based at the CAP Centre on Windmill Lane in Smethwick, SBSC has moved to bigger premises in the ground floor of Sandwell College’s Central Campus in Spon Lane, West Bromwich.Exterior of Sandwell Business Solutions Centre

There, you can find dedicated business-facing staff from the university and the council’s Think Sandwell’s Business Growth Team, working in collaboration with Sandwell College and the Black Country Chamber.

Your business can access facilities, services and events that include:

* Advice on business development and growth
* BIM training and advice
* Start-up support workshops
* Support with apprenticeships and skills
* Information about funding opportunities
* Information about Knowledge Transfer Programmes
* Networking opportunities.

Sandwell Business Solutions Centre
Sandwell College
1 Spon Lane
West Bromwich
B70 6AW

0121 667 5200

Opening times are Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 3:30pm. Read more at

What does Sandwell Business Solutions Centre offer?

SBSC provides a collaborative and innovative approach to supporting businesses. It is designed to make a positive economic impact on Sandwell and our surrounding areas.

As well as attending events and workshops at SBSC you can drop in to meet staff who are on hand to help you with:

Business development

Gather information about services that exist to help you develop your business. For example, you may be able to tap into professional consultancy, market/product research and innovation services. You can also find out about industry-specific and generic networking events.


If you are thinking about starting a business, talk to experts who will guide you through every stage you need to consider. They can also advise you on products and services to support your ideas and ambitions.

Inward investment

Establish your business in a dynamic, profitable place with a world-class supply chain: Sandwell!

Get market intelligence and guidance from experts on setting up in our borough. Identify new opportunities, either as a start-up business or an established organisation that’s ready to grow.


Find out how to access relevant funding to support your project, purchase new equipment, develop a new product or service, expand your premises, recruit staff or train your workforce.

Business-winning workshops 

Give your business a greater chance of winning new work. At SBSC you can attend workshops on promoting your company and improving your bid-writing skills.

Find out how to become an accredited supplier to organisations such as Sandwell Council by signing up for e-sourcing and procurement services.

Skills development, recruitment and selection

Get advice on how to recruit graduates, sign up a young person for an apprenticeship or placement, and re-train your existing employees through management development support and mentoring.

BIM technology and skills development

Take part in training and development workshops to help you introduce BIM (building information modelling) across your whole organisation. Learn why BIM is vital if you’re in the construction or engineering trade.

Page last reviewed in September 2018.