Archive: June, 2016

Annual Conference Round Up

Posted by lepadmin - June 30, 2016 - Newsroom

At our Annual Conference on 17 June at the Town Hall Birmingham almost 300 people heard about our progress over the past 12 months and our future plans. You can watch a quick round up video here The theme of this year’s conference was how GBSLEP is ‘Making its Mark’ on the region through partnership […]

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Deputy Chair For Deliver appointed

Posted by lepadmin - June 30, 2016 - Newsroom

Chris Loughran has been appointed as Deputy Chair for Delivery for the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP. The Vice Chairman of Deloitte, a former leader of his firm’s Midlands practice, Chris will play a major role in the allocation of the GBSLEP’s Local Growth Fund. Chris Loughran said: “These are exciting times for our region […]

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GBSLEP response to the outcome of the EU Referendum

Posted by lepadmin - June 30, 2016 - Newsroom

Responding to the outcome of the EU referendum, Andy Street Chair of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Although this is clearly a period of intense political uncertainty for the country it is essential that we continue to drive forward the economy of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull region. “We currently have real […]

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Meet the Board Directors – Andrew Cleaves

Posted by lepadmin - June 30, 2016 - Blog, Uncategorized

Andrew Cleaves has recently changed his role on the LEP Board from ‘Improving Connectivity’ to ‘Improving Skills’. Andrew spoke to us the challenges ahead and the achievements he is most proud of. What is your role in the LEP? I have recently changed my role on the LEP from Transport and Digital Connectivity to leading […]

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Meet the Executive Team – Maria Lopez

Posted by lepadmin - June 30, 2016 - Blog

Maria Lopez is GBSLEP Employment and Skills Manager with responsible for supporting the Employment and Skills agenda across the LEP geography and our Board Director for Improving Skills, Andrew Cleaves. What is your role? This is a strategic role that involves developing and managing an approach for employment and skills that will benefit employers and local […]

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June 2016 Board update

Posted by lepadmin - June 30, 2016 - Board Meeting Round-ups, Uncategorized

June’s Board meeting was kindly hosted by Mills and Reeve. Partner Steve Allen welcomed the Board and gave a introduction to the firm, its history and recent successes. The Board welcomed New Deputy Chair for Delivery Chris Loughran and Cllr Greg Chance, Deputy Leader portfolio holder for transport, planning and regeneration at Redditch BC Cllr […]

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£47 million investment makes its mark on Greater Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - June 17, 2016 - Uncategorized

More than £47 million of Local Growth Fund has been awarded to projects across the region, which will help to create 32,000 jobs, build 10,000 new homes and unlock 500,000 sqm of commercial floor space, the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) revealed at its Annual General Meeting today (Friday 17 June). The […]

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