Category: Better Regulation

Joint Working Protocol with Worcestershire, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEPs

Posted by lepadmin - October 30, 2014 - Better Regulation, Business, Economic performance, Enterprise Zone, Inward Investment, LEP Formation, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning, Skills, Strategy For Growth, Uncategorized

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has entered agreements with two other West Midlands local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) confirming a commitment to work together for increased economic growth for the region. GBS LEP took part in a signing on Wednesday 29 October 2014 in Birmingham,  with chairs from the Stoke & Staffordshire LEP […]

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GBSLEP Blog – Raza Samar (June 2014)

Posted by lepadmin - June 26, 2014 - Better Regulation, Blog

Many of you will be aware of the work being done here in Greater Birmingham as one of the two regulatory pathfinder LEPs. In essence, this means the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership was asked by Government to get together with the many different regulators that companies have to work with, to find […]

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Better Business For All Case Study: Food Standards Agency

Posted by lepadmin - February 5, 2014 - Better Regulation

Case study from Paul Dunn, Exports Branch – Consumer Protection and Commercial Support Division at the Food Standards Agency. Email: Background The FSA formed a new Exports Branch in August 2012 to provide a focal point for all of the FSA’s business in relation to third country exports. The branch acts as the primary liaison […]

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‘Talk to Reg’ goes from strength to strength

Posted by lepadmin - February 5, 2014 - Better Regulation

One of the key tools available to regulators in Greater Birmingham is the Talk to Reg website – – a one-stop shop for advice on government services where expert help is available in business advice, trading standards, environmental health and more. Developed by the ‘Better Business for All (BBfA)’ initiative, the site provides an online […]

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Q&A with Jacqui Kennedy

Posted by lepadmin - January 23, 2014 - Better Regulation

We spoke to the new Chair of the Better Business for All Steering Group, Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement about why better regulation is important. Why is better regulation important? JK: “Good regulation is key to enabling growth and delivering employment to the region, protecting consumers and promoting good businesses. “Just as importantly […]

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Health and Safety Forum to deliver Birmingham business boost

Posted by lepadmin - October 10, 2013 - Better Regulation

Firms keen to hear the latest updates on health and safety in the workplace are being encouraged to attend a dedicated event being held later this month. Birmingham City Council’s Regulation and Enforcement Division will be hosting a free of charge Business Forum at the Thinktank on Monday October 14, which will give companies an […]

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Better Business for All Champions move scheme forward

Posted by lepadmin - June 2, 2013 - Better Regulation

The 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships chosen to champion the ‘Better Business for All’ scheme, and the two pathfinder LEPS  have met for the first time in to discuss their successes and share best practice. Business organisations and regulators got around the table in Birmingham to discuss initiatives and explore promising avenues for the future. The […]

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GBSLEP Blog – Wade Lyn (May 2013)

Posted by lepadmin - May 24, 2013 - Better Regulation, Blog

GBSLEP Board Director with responsibility for Better Regulation and Managing Director of Island Delight, Wade Lyn, reflects on efforts to improve the way regulators work with business. As the owner of a small business myself, I know only too well about the barriers regulation can present to companies and their growth aspirations. It can cloud […]

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‘Talk to Reg’ to make regulation in GBSLEP simple

Posted by lepadmin - April 29, 2013 - Better Regulation, Newsroom

Companies in Greater Birmingham and Solihull have received a boost this week with the launch of a new website that provides a single point of reference for regulatory guidance. ‘Talk to Reg’ (, developed by the ‘Better Business for All (BBfA)’ initiative, will provide an online resource for firms to get expert advice and guidance on […]

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New charter to deliver better regulation for businesses in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP

Posted by lepadmin - August 21, 2012 - Better Regulation, Business, Newsroom

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) is pioneering a new relationship between business and local regulators to help encourage economic growth. Following consultation, companies identified three areas on which regulators should focus: the transparency of inspections, accessibility to advice and support and stronger partnerships with businesses. In response, GBSLEP has launched a regulatory […]

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