Archive: January, 2013

Business Minister and professional services events showcase LEP work

Posted by lepadmin - January 30, 2013 - Uncategorized

The GBSLEP has been involved in two important visits this month – including a visit by Business Minister Michael Fallon – to showcase the work to underpin economic development in Greater Birmingham. On Wednesday January 9 the LEP, along with the BIS Services Policy Unit and Information Economy team, engaged representatives of the business and […]

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New Director appointed to the Board of GBSLEP

Posted by lepadmin - January 30, 2013 - Board appointments, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracy Westall, Public Sector Director of SCC, to its Board. Tracy has been with Birmingham-based SCC – Europe’s largest technology solutions provider – for 24 years and has been Director responsible for overseeing public sector activity for the past […]

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GBSLEP Blog – Steve Hollis (Jan 2013)

Posted by lepadmin - January 28, 2013 - Blog, Strategy For Growth

Steve Hollis – Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Deputy Chair Back in the autumn, when we launched the Strategy for Growth White Paper for consultation, we took what we confidently believed was a document that went a long way towards addressing the key economic challenges we face here in the Greater Birmingham & […]

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GBSLEP welcomes Government HS2 extension announcement

Posted by lepadmin - January 27, 2013 - Newsroom, Place, Transport

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has today supported the Government’s planned extension of the High Speed Rail network northwards as announced by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Andy Street, Chair of the GBSLEP, said: “From the outset, the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has been unwavering in its support of […]

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Regional Growth Fund Round 4

Posted by lepadmin - January 24, 2013 - Regional Growth Fund

On July 10 2013, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills approved an allocation to create a mezzanine loan fund across the Greater Birmingham & Solihull and the Black Country LEP areas in addition to a national tooling fund through Round Four of the Regional Growth Fund. The the new fund, when it gets up and […]

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GBSLEP in call for ambitious businesses with growth plans to step forward

Posted by lepadmin - January 24, 2013 - Business, Newsroom, Regional Growth Fund

Businesses with growth plans that need finance are being urged to come forward and tap into support on offer through the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP). With a number of funds and schemes now online, companies in the LEP area which have expansion plans needing finance have the perfect opportunity to come […]

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GBSLEP Chair responds to latest unemployment figures

Posted by lepadmin - January 23, 2013 - Economic performance, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, today responded to ONS statistics which show unadjusted unemployment in the GBSLEP stands at 63,948 in December 2012, a rate of 7.2%. This compares to 64,825 (7.3%) in November 2012. Compared to December 2011, unemployment in the LEP was 4,845 lower in December 2012. Andy Street, GBSLEP Chair, said: […]

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SPRG Stage 3: Scenario Testing

Posted by lepadmin - January 14, 2013 - Place, Planning, Strategic Spatial Framework Plan, Transport

The third stage of work in developing the Spatial Plan for Recovery and Growth commenced in November and December 2012. Five themed groups will be working to carry out a scenario testing exercise address the following questions: Where are current trends and plans taking us? Where do we want to be? What do we need to […]

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SPRG Stage 2: Engagement Events

Posted by lepadmin - January 14, 2013 - Place, Planning, Strategic Spatial Framework Plan, Transport

As part of the second stage of developing the Strategic Plan for Recovery and Growth, a series of four themed events were held in September 2012 across the LEP area. The agendas, notes of discussions and copies of all the presentations can be found in the following links: North Worcestershire East Staffordshire Solihull Birmingham See also: […]

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SPRG Stage 1: Mapping existing development planning policy

Posted by lepadmin - January 14, 2013 - Place, Planning, Strategic Spatial Framework Plan, Transport

The first stage of developing the Spatial Plan for Recovery and Growth began in late 2011 and involved the initial mapping of ongoing development planning work in the GBSLEP. This also saw the identification of the issues to be addressed by the work and details of the Planning Charter which has been endorsed by all the […]

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