Archive: October, 2017

BMet leads the charge in food and drink manufacturing skills excellence

Posted by lepadmin - October 20, 2017 - Uncategorized

A new food and drink manufacturing training academy has been established by BMet, with industry backing. With help from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and Tulip Limited, the college has developed new facilities to support the sector’s growth. Paula Cresswell, Business Development Director at BMet said: “Over 17,000 new jobs in […]

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National College for High Speed Rail opens its doors in Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - October 17, 2017 - Uncategorized

Students of a new high speed rail college will benefit from the latest cutting-edge rail technology as they study to become the workforce of the future. The National College for High Speed Rail was unveiled by Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rail, Accessibility and HS2 for the first time today, Monday […]

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Tim Pile announced as the new Chair of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

Posted by lepadmin - October 12, 2017 - Uncategorized

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has appointed regional business leader Tim Pile as its new Chair today (Thursday 12th October). Tim is well-known across Greater Birmingham and Solihull as the former Chair and Chief Executive of Meriden-based creative communications agency Cogent Elliott. He is also a Non-Executive Director at building firm […]

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Interview with Tim Pile – New chair of GBSLEP

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Steve Hollis – Interview with outgoing GBSLEP chair

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Chris Loughran – Deputy Chair for Delivery, GBSLEP

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Financial support available for West Midlands engineering students

Posted by lepadmin - October 5, 2017 - Uncategorized

 National College for High Speed Rail looks to tackle lack of diversity in the industry Underrepresented and disadvantaged students in the West Midlands offered support to help cover study costs Funding currently available equates to fifteen, full fee bursaries Students from less advantaged and currently underrepresented groups in rail and engineering are being encouraged to […]

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Smart Cities – Working together to create advanced urban services

Posted by lepadmin - October 4, 2017 - Uncategorized

Digital Birmingham, Future Cities Catapult, and GBSLEP welcome you to Innovation Birmingham’s iCentrum on 31st October 2017. This event will give you the opportunity to: Hear an overview of West Midlands Smart City activities Receive an introduction to the recently published Smart City standards Find out about Smart City funding opportunities Have your say about […]

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Birmingham universities offer free talent, training and support services to local SMEs

Posted by lepadmin - October 4, 2017 - Uncategorized

A new £3.3 million business skills and growth project led by Birmingham City University launches next week, providing local companies with access to graduate recruits, interns and project staff with the skills businesses need to grow. The Higher Level Skills Match (HLSM) Project is designed with and for businesses, supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) […]

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23,257 new private sector jobs created across Greater Birmingham and Solihull

Posted by lepadmin - October 2, 2017 - Uncategorized

A 3.2% increase in jobs outpaces the English average of 2.3% Region’s success follows a year of strong investment GBSLEP is over halfway to meeting its 2030 job creation targets More than 23,000 new private sector jobs were created across the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) area during 2016. The region recorded […]

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