Archive: April, 2013

GBSLEP Blog – Steve Hollis (May 2013)

Posted by lepadmin - April 30, 2013 - Blog, Strategy For Growth

Steve Hollis, Deputy Chair of the GBSLEP reflects on the launch of the Strategy for Growth. At a time when resource and funding for economic development are scarce and competition for investment is intense, the highest quality strategic planning is critical. Rebalancing the UK economy is one of the Government’s biggest challenges and the need […]

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Greater Birmingham seeks economic breakthrough with Strategy for Growth

Posted by lepadmin - April 30, 2013 - Newsroom, Strategy For Growth

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has today launched a strategy that aims to re-establish the city region as the major driver of the UK economy outside London. Produced following a White Paper consultation which saw more than 400 representations from businesses, local authorities, third sector organisations, universities and colleges, the Strategy […]

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‘Talk to Reg’ to make regulation in GBSLEP simple

Posted by lepadmin - April 29, 2013 - Better Regulation, Newsroom

Companies in Greater Birmingham and Solihull have received a boost this week with the launch of a new website that provides a single point of reference for regulatory guidance. ‘Talk to Reg’ (, developed by the ‘Better Business for All (BBfA)’ initiative, will provide an online resource for firms to get expert advice and guidance on […]

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GBSLEP Chair responds to BIS report

Posted by lepadmin - April 26, 2013 - Heseltine Review, Newsroom

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Chair, Andy Street, in response to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee report into Local Enterprise Partnerships, said: “The report recognises the importance of LEPs as drivers of economic growth and this shows the confidence that organisations like the GBSLEP have had to earn. “We […]

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GBSLEP Board Meeting Round-up (March 14 2013)

Posted by lepadmin - April 24, 2013 - Board Meeting Round-ups

The GBSLEP Board met on March 14 2013 at the Land Rover Experience, Lode Lane, Solihull. Key talking points and decisions: The Greater Birmingham Project report was approved, subject to final amendments. It was agreed it should be launched at a media event on 17 March 2013. An allocation of £61.3 million of Birmingham City […]

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GBSLEP Blog – Cllr Mike Wilcox (April 2013)

Posted by lepadmin - April 23, 2013 - Blog

Cllr Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council Next week, following a year of hard work by partners and stakeholders, the GBSLEP Strategy for Growth will be launched. This is the first time an economic strategy has been developed for the wider Greater Birmingham city region, of which Lichfield forms a key part. When the […]

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Historical Birmingham coffin works to be transformed with support from GBSLEP

Posted by lepadmin - April 17, 2013 - Growing Places, Newsroom

A 19th century Grade II* listed building in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is set to be transformed into a base for thriving businesses after securing the funding necessary to start work. The £2 million project to revamp Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works in Fleet Street will receive over £200,000 after successfully applying to the Greater Birmingham […]

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Aston University Vice Chancellor joins the GBSLEP Board

Posted by lepadmin - April 16, 2013 - Board appointments, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has appointed Professor Dame Julia King, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, as a Director. Julia replaces Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, who completes his two-year tenure as Director on May 1 2013. Julia brings a breadth of experience in both academia and business […]

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