Archive: November, 2015

£6million boost for The Grand Hotel

Posted by adminbackup - November 26, 2015 - Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and Birmingham City Council have agreed to provide £6million of grant support towards the cost of interior works at The Grand Hotel, 1 Church Street, Birmingham. The work to the hotel will complete the restoration of the Grade II* Grand block, following on from £14million of works …

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GBSLEP response to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement

Posted by adminbackup - November 26, 2015 - Newsroom

Andy Street, Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) said: “The spending review paints an encouraging picture indeed. The Chancellor has clearly recognised the ambition of GBSLEP and its partners to drive economic growth and the good progress being made to achieve our aims, and has backed us to deliver. “Through …

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Birmingham welcomes the greatest increase in start-ups in the UK

Posted by adminbackup - November 24, 2015 - Newsroom

Number of new companies in the city rises by 95% during last financial year Birmingham also has more start-ups than any other regional city   Birmingham has delivered the biggest growth in start-ups of all UK core cities, attracting a 95% increase in new companies during the last financial year. The city is also still …

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Statement from Andy Street, Chairman of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership regarding the West Midlands Devolution Deal

Posted by adminbackup - November 17, 2015 - Newsroom

Andy Street, chairman of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, said:  “The announcement today of a West Midlands Devolution Deal is hugely welcome. Building on the collaboration demonstrated by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Black Country and Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnerships it reflects genuine teamwork between Government, the local authorities and …

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Historic devolution agreement reached for the West Midlands

Posted by adminbackup - November 17, 2015 - Newsroom

Senior politicians and business leaders across the West Midlands are hailing the country’s biggest devolution deal to date. The proposed agreement with government will see it make an annual contribution worth £40 million for 30 years to support an overall investment package worth £8 billion, which alongside the creation of up to half a million …

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Minister visits Birmingham for Life Sciences update

Posted by adminbackup - November 12, 2015 - Newsroom

George Freeman MP and Minister for Life Sciences, visited Birmingham today and attended a lunch at the ITM (Institute of Translational Medicine), which is due to officially open in spring 2016.  The lunch was attended by Graham Silk from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and key ITM representatives including those from …

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New WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull receives £1.1m to tool up young engineers

Posted by adminbackup - November 9, 2015 - Newsroom

Just as building work on a second WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull enters an exciting new phase; a £1.1m grant has been confirmed from Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) towards state of the art, industry standard engineering and IT equipment. The Academy building work, which began in September …

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Major milestone for new national college in Birmingham

Posted by adminbackup - November 5, 2015 - Newsroom, Uncategorized

Design for National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham unveiled Public being consulted before planning application is submitted   Members of the public are being invited to share their thoughts on the vision for the new National College for High Speed Rail headquarters which is to be built in Birmingham.  The latest designs for …

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