Category: Business

Greater Birmingham & Solihull – European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) Introduction

Posted by lepadmin - January 16, 2017 - Business, Newsroom

BACKGROUND EU funding (ERDF, ESF and EAFRD) runs in 7 year periods. The contract for each funding stream lies with the EU Commission and HM Government. Each period has a national Operational Programme which identifies priorities and for what the outcomes will be at the end of the 7 year cycle. Operational Programmes show how […]

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GBSLEP APPOINTS PROGRAMME DELIVERY DIRECTOR

Posted by lepadmin - November 28, 2014 - Business, City Deal, Economic performance, Enterprise Zone, Inward Investment, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning, Regional Growth Fund, Skills, Social Enterprise, Strategy For Growth

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP)has signalled its intention to deliver the region’s economic plans by making a high profile appointment. Michael Carr will join the LEP in February as Programme Delivery Director, responsible for ensuring it makes good on the region’s growing opportunities and potential. Mr Carr will take up his […]

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November Job statistics

Posted by lepadmin - November 27, 2014 - Business, City Deal, Economic performance, Enterprise Zone, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning, Regional Growth Fund, Skills, Strategy For Growth

Novembers JSA figures continue to fall across the GBSLEP area.  View our JSA Labour Market info-graphic here Figures at the end of November record Improving economic situation and a month-on-month decrease in unemployment, across the GBS LEP area. In January 2014 unemployment stood at 54,297 Latest figures for November 40,595 A drop of 13,702 unemployed […]

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Have a Go at the Skills Show

Posted by lepadmin - November 13, 2014 - Business, Event, Newsroom, People, Place, Skills, Social Enterprise, Uncategorized

National Skills Show encourages people to ‘Have a Go’ with hands on experiences to inspire the next generation One of the Midlands’ key business leaders has been trying his hand at a new skill ahead of the UK’s largest skills and careers event.  Alan Volkaerts, who is board director for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull […]

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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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Greater Birmingham to Define Its Story As Global Competition Heats Up

Posted by lepadmin - October 29, 2014 - Business, City Deal, Creative City Partnership, Enterprise Zone, Growing Places, Inward Investment, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning, Strategy For Growth, Uncategorized

Greater Birmingham to define its story as global competition heats up GBSLEP and partners set out to strengthen area’s ‘sell’ in bid for investment and tourism   The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has commissioned Marketing Birmingham to develop a regional strategy that will strengthen the area’s reputation across global markets, in […]

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The Skills Show November 13-15th 2014

Posted by lepadmin - October 27, 2014 - Business, Event, Newsroom, People, Skills, Social Enterprise, Strategy For Growth, Uncategorized

The Skills Show 2014 13 – 15 November at the NEC Birmingham The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event, is helping to shape the future of a new generation. Attracting over 75,000 visitors, the show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore further education, skills and Apprenticeships. The Skills Show is […]

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Sign up for Superfast Broadband

Posted by lepadmin - September 24, 2014 - Business, City Deal, Creative City Partnership, Economic performance, Enterprise Zone

The Government’s rollout of superfast broadband has now reached more than 1 million homes and businesses across the UK. Andrew Cleaves, board director for GBSLEP responsible for connectivity, said:  “In the GBSLEP region we have seen real progress in the improvement of world-class digital infrastructure that is so important to helping business and stimulating growth. […]

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GBSLEP Announces Round Three of Growing Places Fund

Posted by lepadmin - August 31, 2014 - Business, City Deal, Growing Places, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has announced the launch of round three of its Growing Places Fund initiative. With up to £3m available for this round of the fund, applications are invited from 1 September to 17 October 2014. Support is being offered in the form of secured business loans as […]

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Greater Birmingham Leads UK FDI Surge

Posted by lepadmin - July 31, 2014 - Business, Economic performance, Inward Investment, Newsroom, People, Place, Uncategorized

GBSLEP’s manufacturing sector is proving to be a magnate for record Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) cementing the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (GBSLEP) area as the number 1 UK location for FDI with more projects being funded by foreign investors than in any other part of the UK. The UKTI report states: “Greater Birmingham and […]

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