Archive: March, 2016

March Board Update

Posted by lepadmin - March 31, 2016 - Board Meeting Round-ups

Our March Board meeting was kindly hosted by Lichfield Cathedral and we were welcomed by the Dean, the Very Reverend Adrian Dorber. (pictured right with Cllr Mike Wilcox, Cllr Gordon Alcott and Andy Street) Matthew Rhodes was appointed as the new Non Executive Director with responsibility for leading on the Innovation Agenda replacing Tracy Westall. […]

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New Non Exec Director for Innovation

Posted by lepadmin - March 31, 2016 - Newsroom

Matthew Rhodes has joined the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Board as Non Executive Director with responsibility for leading on the Innovation Agenda. Matthew is the Managing Director of Encraft Ltd, a company which he established in 2003 to accelerate the take up of innovative low carbon energy technologies in the UK. In […]

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PwC in Midlands announces move to £500million Paradise scheme

Posted by lepadmin - March 16, 2016 - Newsroom

Professional services firm PwC has confirmed it is to be the first business to sign up to Birmingham City Centre’s £500 million, transformational Paradise development – part of the UK’s biggest Enterprise Zone. Supporting the Paradise vision of becoming the most important commercial development outside London, PwC has signed the pre-let agreement to relocate its […]

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Response to March 2016 Budget

Posted by lepadmin - March 16, 2016 - Newsroom

Andy Street, Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) said: “We welcome the announcements in today’s Budget and the support the Chancellor has shown for key priorities of the GBSLEP, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Midlands Engine. “The announcement of the £250million investment fund for the Midlands Engine reflects […]

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Birmingham Smithfield to create a new place at the heart of the city

Posted by lepadmin - March 16, 2016 - Newsroom

Birmingham has launched a £500 million plan to create a brand new place for the city. Totalling 14 ha, the site is one of the largest and most attractive city centre development opportunities in the country. Located in the heart of the city centre, Birmingham Smithfield will become a unique and vibrant place for people […]

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M&G Real Estate to fund Ballymore’s Three Snowhill

Posted by lepadmin - March 16, 2016 - Newsroom

M&G Real Estate, one of the UK’s largest property investors, is to fund the construction of Ballymore’s Three Snowhill, a 420,000 sq ft office development in Birmingham city centre. The circa £200 million scheme will be the largest ever speculative city centre office scheme built outside London. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, comments: “We […]

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Midlands Engine Pitchbook launch

Posted by lepadmin - March 15, 2016 - Newsroom

The Midlands has today set out its stall to win £14 billion from global investors as part of its plan to turn itself into one of the world’s leading regional economies. Never before has the Midlands come together on such a large scale in order to attract investment, with 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) uniting […]

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