Archive: November, 2013

First GBSLEP Growing Places project opens at Barton Marina

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

A two-screen independent cinema and café bar is now open for business after becoming the first project to be completed through the GBSLEP Growing Places Fund. The Red Carpet Cinema & Café Bar at Barton Marina near Barton-under-Needwood was the brainchild of Kate and Ian Silverwood who had a dream to open a small cinema […]

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GBSLEP Blog – Steve Hollis (November 2013)

Posted by lepadmin - November 26, 2013 - Blog

Many of you will recall that in June, the Chancellor announced the creation of a Local Growth Fund with the intention that Local Enterprise Partnerships could bid into it on a competitive basis. In value terms this fund is worth £2 billion for 2015-16 in addition to a minimum of £2billion a year for the […]

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GBSLEP endorses publication of HS2 Hybrid Bill

Posted by lepadmin - November 24, 2013 - Newsroom, Transport

The publication of the HS2 Phase One Hybrid Bill has been endorsed by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership who have urged Government to accelerate the project to ensure the benefits of the scheme are enjoyed earlier. The Bill being published today is a key milestone for the project, moving it from aspiration […]

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GBSLEP welcomes BBC commitment to digital future in Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - November 21, 2013 - Creative City Partnership, Newsroom

Birmingham City Council and the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership have today welcomed the unveiling by the BBC Director General Tony Hall of the first phase of a new vision for the organisation in the Midlands. The announcement marks the start of efforts to establish Birmingham as the flagship for their digital work, […]

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Government announces £4 million package to help tackle youth unemployment in Greater Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - November 14, 2013 - Newsroom, Skills

Greater Birmingham is to receive £4 million of Government funding to help young unemployed 18-24 year olds into work and apprenticeships. The funding will be used by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership to help young unemployed people to benefit from job growth in the area. A large focus of this will be […]

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GBSLEP Chair welcomes ‘encouraging’ unemployment figures

Posted by lepadmin - November 13, 2013 - Economic performance, Newsroom

The publication by the Office of National Statistics of unemployment figures today (Wednesday) show the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area has seen a further monthly decrease in unemployment from 58,238 (6.5%) in September to 55,550 (6.2%) in October. This compares to 66,089 (7.4%) in October 2012 and 69,103 (7.7%) in October 2011. […]

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