Annual Report & Annual Conference 2016

Our Annual Report for 2015 – 2016 is now available to download.Annual Report 2015-16 Published in June 2016, the report summarises the work of the LEP and outlines future plans along with a host of case studies and examples of the GBSLEP’s work

Download GBSLEP Annual Report 2015 – 2016

Annual Conference 2016

Our Annual Conference was held on 17 June 2016 at the Town hall, Birmingham.

You can download the presentations by our former Chair Andy Street and Board Directors, Saqib Bhatti, Andrew Cleaves and Simon Marks here

At the event we asked businesses to pledge their support to the 100 Work Coaches programme we are running in partnership with The Department for Work and Pensions (see Sandra Lambert video below). You can pledge your support and download the form here. Please send your completed forms to

Conference videos

Deputy Chair, Steve Hollis discusses the performance & progress of the GBSLEP against KPIs over the past 12 months.

Board Director, Pat Hanlon, Responsible for Access to Finance, discusses key projects and funding successes for the LEP over the past 12 months.

Board Director, Anita Bhalla, Responsible for Creative City Partnerships, discusses the the impact of the creative industries within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area.

Solihull College & University Centre new Aerospace Engineering facilities at their Woodlands Campus, a project part-funded by the GBSLEP.


Sandra Lambert, Central England Group Work Services Director, discusses the progress & successes of the work coaches programme over the last 12 months.


Students from Birmingham Metropolitan College, Burton & South Derbyshire College and Solihull College & University Centre, show how they are making their mark in the region.