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About Staffordshire Business Innovation Centre


The Staffordshire Business Innovation Centre ( Staffs BIC ) encourages and promotes innovation within Staffordshire by helping individuals and companies with their innovations.

The Staffs BIC offers one to one practical business advice; grant funding; self-development workshops, webinars and Networking Events. It is part of a European network that helps businesses to evaluate and develop inventions, innovations and new technologies.

It is not for profit and part-financed through the European Regional Development Fund.

Who can the Staffordshire BIC Help?


  • Inventors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small and medium-sized businesses
  • By providing advice on new product and new business ideas
  • By currently offering a grant of £5,000 for New Product Development
  • Through the provision of seminars and workshops to encourage innovation and New Product Development
  • By sourcing UK and European grants for funding and innovation

What does it cost?


Staffordshire BIC is supported by local sponsors, the European Regional Development Fund, and various other national and local funding organisations. This means work carried out is free of charge. However, for detailed work carried out on your behalf, charges would be agreed upon in advance, and calculated on a cost-recovery basis.

  • One Hour of BIC advisor time is equivalent to £100 (Please note there is no charge to clients).
  • Half-day workshop is equivalent to £175 (Please note there is no charge to clients).
  • Full-day workshop is equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no charge to clients).

Staffordshire BIC Team


CEO – Geoff Riley

Accounts – Jackie Millward

IP / Marketing – Sandra Butterworth

IT – Paul Longshaw

R&D – Sally Thompson

Marketing Administrator – Aneesa Kausar

Accounts Administrator – Rachel Alcock

Staffordshire BIC Board Members


Andrew Briggs – Stoke on Trent City Council

John Francis – County Councillor

Rebekah Harper – Midway Manufacturing

Eric Kalsall – Retired

Rachel Kelsall – Councillor

Paul Morris – Addmaster

Tony Pearce – Councillor

Kevin Taylor – ‎TELUS International

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Staffordshire BIC, Sutherland Institute, Lightwood Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 4HY | Telephone 01782 333798 | Email enquiries@thebic.co.uk

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