Accountants Join Business Link West Midlands Advice Team

Sutton Coldfield-based accountants and business advisers Weatherer Bailey Bragg LLP has joined an elite group of experts offering professional advice to entrepreneurs and established businesses across the West Midlands.

The firm is one of the latest to join Business Link West Midlands’ approved Supplier Register, a list of high quality consultants offering business support to help the region become more competitive and successful.

It is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of SMEs in the Business Link West Midlands region, which stretches from the Welsh borders to Rugby and from Stoke-on-Trent to Leamington Spa.

To achieve the approved status, Weatherer Bailey Bragg completed a strict accreditation procedure that included providing detailed evidence of the team’s professional skills and experience and references from satisfied clients.

They join around 400 other organisations on the register, including advertising, marketing and PR agencies, manufacturing consultants and experts in Kitemark certification. Business Link West Midlands advisers introduce appropriate experts from the register to SMEs after completing a business and skills review with the customer – worth over £1000 in the commercial marketplace.

Weatherer Bailey Bragg clients will also benefit from introductions to Business Link West Midlands. Richard Miner, a partner in the firm, said: “We are delighted to have joined the approved supplier register and to bring our specialist skills in business strategy and succession planning to the fore. Many of our own clients are SMEs, so we have extensive experience and understanding of current issues and are looking forward to introducing them to Business Link West Midlands.

“We have already introduced our clients, SPA Design and SPA Composites who manufacture and distribute parts for racing cars as we feel Business Link WM can undoubtedly help them with funding for bespoke business planning services as well as providing advice on expanding their export markets.”

Andrew Cooper, brokerage development manager with Business Link West Midlands, worked with Weatherer Bailey Bragg during their application for approved status, said: “Membership of the approved supplier register is a clear indication that Weatherer Bailey Bragg is a quality organisation and we look forward to building a highly successful partnership with then in the future.”

For more information, contact Weatherer Bailey Bragg on 0121 355 1901 or visit

Businesses or organisations interested in joining the approved supplier register or arranging a free business diagnostic can contact Andrew Cooper on 0121 452 4210. SMEs interested in using Business Link West Midlands services can contact 0845 113 1234 or visit