Archive: February, 2016

Greater Birmingham’s ‘Today, Tomorrow and Beyond’ showcased to investors at MIPIM 2016

Posted by lepadmin - February 29, 2016 - Uncategorized

Greater Birmingham has today unveiled its largest-ever events programme, showcasing the region’s leading investment offer at global real estate show MIPIM (15 -18 March, Cannes). Comprising 20 events and 32 speakers, the three-day programme is designed to highlight the investment, development and occupier opportunities available across Greater Birmingham. Flagship schemes will feature alongside exclusive project …

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Chinese Minister of Commerce visit to Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - February 29, 2016 - Newsroom

Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Chair, Andy Street was among the delegation who welcomed the Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng to Birmingham on Friday 26 February 2016. Minister Gao attended a presentation by Mr Street on the strength of the local economy, the reasons for investing in the region and in particular the HS2 …

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£500,000 investment to grow Birmingham’s creative economy

Posted by lepadmin - February 29, 2016 - Newsroom

Arts Council England is investing £500,000 in plans to boost Birmingham and Solihull’s creative economy. The money comes from the Arts Council’s Creative Local Growth Fund. It has been awarded to Birmingham City University to support its STEAMHouse project. The university is one of nine organisations in England to be awarded funding. STEAMHouse will put …

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Funding boost for Kingswood Lakeside Business Park

Posted by lepadmin - February 29, 2016 - Newsroom

Commercial development at the Kingswood Lakeside Business Park in Cannock should be completed two years earlier than planned thanks to £1.5m of Local Growth Fund intervention from Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (GBSLEP). The funding will support the ground treatment works required to enhance this prime employment location adjacent to the M6 Toll. The funding …

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New Director takes the helm

Posted by lepadmin - February 29, 2016 - Newsroom

Katie Trout takes on the role of Director of GBSLEP this week. Having being involved with the LEP since 2010, Katie is looking forward to building on the strong partnership working which is helping deliver record jobs and economic growth in the area. “I’m really excited to take on the role of Director of GBSLEP. …

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£9million unlocking housing sites fund launches

Posted by lepadmin - February 15, 2016 - Newsroom

Housing developers in the Greater Birmingham, Solihull, South Staffordshire and North Worcestershire areas can from today (15 February) access a new £9million fund to unlock stalled housing sites. Launched by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), the Unlocking Housing Sites Programme will help to bring forward at least 500 new homes in …

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