Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Business StartUp bus touring Britain arrives in Birmingham

General view of the Selfridges building at the Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Following a high-profile Downing Street launch, national enterprise campaign, StartUp Britain, has hit the road and arrives in Birmingham today.

It will be helping to increase the amount of businesses launched in 2015 by offering advise to aspiring entrepreneurs.

The launch for StartUp this week saw David Cameron announce that the target set for the government-backed up StartUp Loans company has been reached, by awarding 30,000 loans to entrepreneurs.

A total of £3.84 million in loans have been rewarded to people in Birmingham, with £12.69 million worth of loans being given to people in the West Midlands in this period.

This is the fourth year that the campaign is touring Britain with a bus full of start-up experts and champions. They will be there to provide inspiration and to support tens of thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs.

As one of 25 stops, the bus will be parked in Centenary Square outside the library from 10am to 4pm today.