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Business Sponsorship

Early Stage Business Sponsorship At The BBIC


A number of Barnsley’s most high profile and successful companies have agreed, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes, to support early stage businesses that choose to trade within the borough.


The BBIC “Barnsley Means Business” sponsorship package enables a business that has been trading for less than two years to take office space at the BBIC free of rental charge for a twelve month period in its own office of up to 500 sq. ft. in size. In addition the business will be mentored by a senior manager from its sponsor, as well as the management of the BBIC.


Sponsors will not only be offering advice; but by careful matching of the early stage business with its sponsor, we will be looking to exploit the experience and networks of each sponsor to provide enhanced commercial opportunities. In addition, all sponsors are prepared to consider investment into their supported businesses, subject of course to the agreement of both parties.


We are searching for ambitious new business owners that wish to accelerate the growth of their businesses by taking advantage of the experienced support and advice on offer. The BBIC has been supporting early stage businesses for 28 years now, and over 400 businesses have benefited from our support. Our contacts within both the public, private and higher education sectors mean that we have access to the widest possible support to assist our tenants with their growth plans.


In order to be eligible for this sponsorship your business must have the potential to trade over a wide geographical area, even on the international stage.


Our sponsors are looking for businesses that might contribute to their supply chains; they might become customers of the future; they may be working on a new technology that might benefit the sponsor’s business, or it may just be a business idea that intrigues them, and they are attracted by the energy of the business owners to succeed.

If you are interested in being considered for business sponsorship at the BBIC, then please download an application form by clicking on the link below

Sponsorship Application (DOCX, 172 KB)

Application form for Barnsley Means Business - sponsorship opportunity for an early stage business at the BBIC

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