BDS provide specialist support and advice for Lichfield, Tamworth and Staffordshire companies.

BDS helps businesses to start-up and gives support to them through their early growth.  BDS also provides established businesses with the consultancy and training they need to sustain that growth.

Business Development Service Ltd (BDS) was formed in 1989 by a small group of professional business advisers who were committed to the cause of providing small businesses with the best advice and guidance to enable them to grow and prosper.

Since then, a wide range of expertise has been added to the BDS Team through the recruitment and training of experienced consultants who have real, hands-on experience of their specialism in real business situations.

BDS helps around 100 businesses to start up every year and supports them through their early period of growth.  We offer help and advice to start-up businesses throughout this vulnerable time.  Additionally over 5000 established businesses have been helped by our consultancy and training services.

BDS is an OCR accredited centre, offering a range of NVQs, many of which are fully funded.  BDS runs major contracts for a range of business funding providers including the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund and has extensive links with other business support sources in the Midlands.  This means we can offer businesses in the Midlands a full support network.

Our commitment to service and quality is underpinned with our accreditation to ISO 9001 as well as our Investors in People award.

We have offices in Lichfield, Staffordshire and our services are available to businesses in Tamworth, Lichfield, Staffordshire, Birmingham and across the Midlands.

For more information about how BDS can help your organisation with business advice or business support call today on 01543 416222 or email enquiries@bds-uk.co.uk