Archive: May, 2016

Meet the Executive Team – Katie Judge

Posted by lepadmin - May 24, 2016 - Blog

Katie Judge is our Executive Manager for Business. Katie works with our Sector Champions, partners and stakeholders to identify opportunities and design interventions. Tell me about your role? “The role of myself and other members of the LEP Executive is to provide professional, policy and administrative support to LEP partners, in particular the LEP Board. […]

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Meet the Board Anita Bhalla

Posted by lepadmin - May 24, 2016 - Blog

Anita Bhalla spent 26-year with the BBC, from being one of the first regionally based bi-media correspondents to being Head of the BBC’s Public Space Broadcasting. She has also presented Channel 4’s Eastern Eye and other national programmes. Anita is currently Chair of Performances Birmingham Ltd (Town Hall and Symphony Hall), Chair of the Creative […]

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Construction underway on new 100,000 sqft Cannock development

Posted by lepadmin - May 13, 2016 - Newsroom

Construction works on the latest extension to Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock have officially started on site. Midlands based developer Opus Land has been given the green light for site clearance to commence in preparation for a new 100,000 sq.ft industrial and commercial work space. The site at Kingswood Lakeside has already been pre-let to local […]

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BBC announcement of further investment in Birmingham welcomed

Posted by lepadmin - May 12, 2016 - Newsroom

Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Chair, Andy Street welcomed today’s announcement by the BBC to build on its existing £125m investment in Birmingham by creating a new dual base for BBC Three in the city. Andy said: ““The BBC’s decision to invest in Birmingham is great news for the region and something we’ve been working […]

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Construction starts on National College for High Speed Rail

Posted by lepadmin - May 10, 2016 - Newsroom

Ground breaking ceremonies at Birmingham and Doncaster sites mark the start of construction of the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR). Leader of Birmingham City Council John Clancy and College Chair Terry Morgan visited the Birmingham site. The college will provide the specialist training, skills and qualifications required to build HS2 and future rail […]

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New Engineering Centre of Excellence to open in Redditch

Posted by lepadmin - May 9, 2016 - Newsroom

A major investment in Redditch will see a new specialist engineering training facility open in the autumn to train up to 200 young apprentice engineers over the next 4 years. The new Engineering Centre of Excellence in Arrow Road, Redditch, will be run by specialist training provider, Midland Group Training Services (MGTS) and will provide […]

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