Archive: February, 2014

£7.5m boost extends Green Bridge programme

Posted by lepadmin - February 24, 2014 - Business, Newsroom

A business support programme covering the Greater Birmingham area which has already created and safeguarded more than 2,000 jobs is set to be extended after receiving £7.5m from the European Regional Development Fund. Over the next two years, it is expected the Green Bridge Supply Chain programme will help 160 new and existing local businesses …

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£15m Enterprise Zone development fund launches

Posted by lepadmin - February 11, 2014 - Enterprise Zone, Newsroom, Uncategorized

A £15m fund to help developers within the Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone to kickstart building projects has now launched. The Enterprise Zone consists of 26 sites around the city which have the potential over the next 25 years to deliver 1.3m square metres of development and create 40,000 jobs within key industries, such as …

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West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships join forces for £125m access to finance programme

Posted by lepadmin - February 7, 2014 - Business, Newsroom

Six Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands have agreed to join together to create a major investment fund worth at least £125m, expected to create or safeguard 9,000 jobs and help 400 new businesses to start up. The Regional Investment Fund will provide a range of programmes to support growing businesses in the …

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Better Business For All Case Study: Food Standards Agency

Posted by lepadmin - February 5, 2014 - Better Regulation

Case study from Paul Dunn, Exports Branch – Consumer Protection and Commercial Support Division at the Food Standards Agency. Email: Paul.Dunn@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk Background The FSA formed a new Exports Branch in August 2012 to provide a focal point for all of the FSA’s business in relation to third country exports. The branch acts as the primary liaison …

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‘Talk to Reg’ goes from strength to strength

Posted by lepadmin - February 5, 2014 - Better Regulation

One of the key tools available to regulators in Greater Birmingham is the Talk to Reg website – www.talktoreg.co.uk – a one-stop shop for advice on government services where expert help is available in business advice, trading standards, environmental health and more. Developed by the ‘Better Business for All (BBfA)’ initiative, the site provides an online …

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