Archive: January, 2014

SPRG ‘Highly Commended’ at awards event

Posted by lepadmin - January 29, 2014 - Planning, Uncategorized

The GBSLEP emerging Spatial Plan for Recovery and Growth (SPRG) has been Highly Commended in the Strategic Planning category at the Planning Magazine Placemaking Awards. The SPRG – which looks at the level and distribution of growth across the nine local authorities in the LEP – received praise for the innovative and collaborative way in which it …

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Q&A with Jacqui Kennedy

Posted by lepadmin - January 23, 2014 - Better Regulation

We spoke to the new Chair of the Better Business for All Steering Group, Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement about why better regulation is important. Why is better regulation important? JK: “Good regulation is key to enabling growth and delivering employment to the region, protecting consumers and promoting good businesses. “Just as importantly …

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GBSLEP appoints Midlands Arts Centre Chair to Board

Posted by lepadmin - January 20, 2014 - Board appointments, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has appointed broadcaster and Chair of the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) Anita Bhalla to its Board, strengthening its commitment to the creative sector. Anita replaces Wade Lyn, who will continue to be an ambassador for the LEP and social enterprises in Greater Birmingham. Formerly Editor of …

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GBSLEP supports bid to bring HS2 College to Greater Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - January 14, 2014 - Newsroom, Transport

Following today’s announcement by Government that a specialist college to train the workers needed for the HS2 project is to be launched, the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has backed campaigns to bring the college to Greater Birmingham. Andrew Cleaves, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Board Director with responsibility for transport, said: “We …

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Housing & Economic Growth Best Practice Presentation

Posted by lepadmin - January 9, 2014 - Event

Event: Housing & Economic Growth Best Practice Presentation Date: Tuesday 14th January 2014 – 2.15 pm to 4.15 pm Venue: Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B2 2GL, Groundfloor (Room G01) Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) was set up in January 2009 to lead the development of the Council’s new build housing programme with the key principles of: Using …

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