Archive: July, 2014

Greater Birmingham Leads UK FDI Surge

Posted by lepadmin - July 31, 2014 - Business, Economic performance, Inward Investment, Newsroom, People, Place, Uncategorized

GBSLEP’s manufacturing sector is proving to be a magnate for record Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) cementing the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (GBSLEP) area as the number 1 UK location for FDI with more projects being funded by foreign investors than in any other part of the UK. The UKTI report states: “Greater Birmingham and […]

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30 Organisations Pledge Support to Greater Birmingham Growth Hub

Posted by lepadmin - July 31, 2014 - Business, City Deal, Enterprise Zone, Event, Newsroom, People, Place, Strategy For Growth, Uncategorized

Greater Birmingham Growth Hub moves closer with 30 organisations pledging support A host of organisations involved in supporting businesses have pledged their commitment to the creation of the Greater Birmingham Growth Hub. A total of 30 organisations – including the Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturing Advisory Service, Finance Birmingham and local authorities – have signed the […]

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Vince Cable Visits Fazely Studios & The Custard Factory

Posted by lepadmin - July 31, 2014 - Creative City Partnership, Newsroom, People, Place, Skills, Uncategorized

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills The Rt Hon Cable MP visited Digbeth on for a tour of Fazeley Studios and the Custard Factory on July 25th with the owner Lucan Gray, and GBSLEP Board Director Anita Bhalla, Chair of the Creative City Partnership. Dr Cable spoke to a number of entrepreneurs about […]

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Funding Boost For Enterprise Zone

Posted by lepadmin - July 23, 2014 - Enterprise Zone, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning, Uncategorized

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a significantly larger funding package to support the delivery of the City Centre Enterprise Zone. The £275 million investment plan, which has also been agreed by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), will help to accelerate the delivery of new development and infrastructure over the […]

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HS2 Jobs and Growth Boost Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - July 21, 2014 - Newsroom, Regional Growth Fund, Strategy For Growth, Transport

  Birmingham chosen as location for the HS2 Construction HQ, creating 1,500 jobs Transport Secretary Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, has announced the launch of a pioneering regeneration body in Birmingham that will drive local economic growth around the landmark HS2 city centre terminus station, Curzon Street. The Birmingham Curzon Regeneration Company will lead the […]

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£3m carbon cutting funding package announced for Birmingham and Solihull

Posted by lepadmin - July 10, 2014 - Newsroom, Transport

A £3m package of Birmingham & Solihull transport schemes to boost economic growth and cut carbon was given the green light today (July 10). The money, from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, will pay for a range of cycling, walking and other public transport initiatives designed to connect people to work, education, training and leisure. […]

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Centre of Excellence for Advanced Technologies (Birmingham)

Posted by lepadmin - July 6, 2014 - Uncategorized

Total value: £51.2m Local Growth Fund: £11.2m Lead partner: Birmingham Metropolitan College Outputs: 390 jobs, 13,000 skills improved Birmingham Metropolitan College plans an ambitious expansion of its city centre campus to create an iconic centre of excellence that enables the GBSLEP’s vision for economic growth by creating an interdisciplinary centre of advanced technologies and skills […]

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Life Sciences Campus (Birmingham)

Posted by lepadmin - July 6, 2014 - Uncategorized

Overall value: £171m Local Growth Fund: £5m Lead partner: Birmingham City Council Outputs: 2,207 jobs This project will begin the delivery of a four hectare Life Science Campus on a site which is currently contaminated and derelict next to the University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This project would provide a science park specifically […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Hub (Birmingham)

Posted by lepadmin - July 6, 2014 - Uncategorized

Overall value: £10m Local Growth Fund: £2m Lead partner: Birmingham City Council Outputs: 1,500 jobs This project will see the delivery of an Advanced Manufacturing Hub on a 20 hectare regional investment site next to Junction 6 of the M6. The overall aim of the project is to deliver a 20ha RIS (now designated as […]

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JLR Expansion – Improving Skills Capacity in the Supply Chain: Motor Vehicle Centre for Advanced Automotive Training and Skills (Birmingham)

Posted by lepadmin - July 6, 2014 - Uncategorized

Overall value: £600,000 Local Growth Fund: £260,000 Lead partner: South & City College Outputs: 130 skills improved This project will see an existing college building up-graded for use as a centre for automotive skills. The college already has a motor vehicle training workshop, but the investment will see facilities upgraded to meet the high technology […]

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