Archive: June, 2013

Growing Places Fund helps roll out the Red Carpet for cinema project

Posted by lepadmin - June 26, 2013 - Growing Places, Newsroom

A new two-screen independent cinema is being built in East Staffordshire after securing support from the Growing Places Fund. The Red Carpet Cinema is an independent cinema and café focusing on intelligent mainstream and art house films at Barton Marina near Barton-under-Needwood. Set to open in August and create 32 jobs, the cinema is the […]

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GBSLEP Annual Report 2012-13

Posted by lepadmin - June 26, 2013 - Publications

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Report for 2012-2013 is now available for download. Published in June 2013, the report summarises the work of the LEP and outlines future plans. Download the GBSLEP Annual Report 2013

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GBSLEP response to Comprehensive Spending Review

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

Speaking following today’s Comprehensive Spending Review announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer – in which £10 billion was allocated to the Single Local Growth Fund over five years, alongside existing £5 billion of ERDF – Andy Street, Chair of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership said: “In the context of the sums […]

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New masterplan positions UK Central as key driver of 100,000 new jobs

Posted by lepadmin - June 19, 2013 - Newsroom

An ambitious masterplan which outlines how the area around the NEC and Birmingham Airport could be developed to create 100,000 jobs and boost GDP by as much as £19.5 billion launched today. The masterplan for UK Central (UKC) explains the vision of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership […]

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New £20 million green technologies fund launches for West Midlands businesses

Posted by lepadmin - June 11, 2013 - Business, Newsroom, Regional Growth Fund

A £20 million funding programme to help supply chain companies develop, grow and diversify within the green sector in the West Midlands has launched. The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme is available to businesses in the local enterprise partnership areas of Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, The Marches, Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent […]

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Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone receives a boost with three projects shortlisted for support

Posted by lepadmin - June 10, 2013 - Enterprise Zone, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed news that three sites in the Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone have been selected for investment. As part of the Local Infrastructure Fund, the Department of Communities and Local Government has given outline approval to lend applicants the funds for three key sites. The Birmingham […]

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Better Business for All Champions move scheme forward

Posted by lepadmin - June 2, 2013 - Better Regulation

The 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships chosen to champion the ‘Better Business for All’ scheme, and the two pathfinder LEPS  have met for the first time in to discuss their successes and share best practice. Business organisations and regulators got around the table in Birmingham to discuss initiatives and explore promising avenues for the future. The […]

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