Category: Creative City Partnership

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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Posted by lepadmin - October 27, 2014 - Creative City Partnership, Newsroom, People, Place, Social Enterprise

NEW MARKETS FOR CREATIVE & DIGITAL BUSINESSES 4th Nov2014 Colleagues from the  creative/digital businesses and business support organisations are invited to attend NEW MARKETS FOR CREATIVE & DIGITAL BUSINESSES workshop on the 4th November 2014 in Birmingham. This innovation lab will help creative and digital businesses sell their products and services into the growing Low Carbon and […]

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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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Anita Bhalla Blog

Posted by lepadmin - August 27, 2014 - Blog, Creative City Partnership, People, Place, Social Enterprise

Young Digital and Diverse Ideas and creativity turns base materials into world class products – the creative industries are vital in all sectors of the economy including exports, attracting £1.25 Billion to the local economy. Birmingham’s cultural and creative sector is now ready to step out of the long shadows cast by London, Manchester and […]

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Vince Cable Visits Fazely Studios & The Custard Factory

Posted by lepadmin - July 31, 2014 - Creative City Partnership, Newsroom, People, Place, Skills, Uncategorized

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills The Rt Hon Cable MP visited Digbeth on for a tour of Fazeley Studios and the Custard Factory on July 25th with the owner Lucan Gray, and GBSLEP Board Director Anita Bhalla, Chair of the Creative City Partnership. Dr Cable spoke to a number of entrepreneurs about […]

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GBSLEP welcomes BBC Academy announcement 

Posted by lepadmin - May 18, 2014 - Creative City Partnership, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has welcomed today’s announcement by the BBC that it is further strengthening its commitments to Birmingham. The announcement that the BBC will create 190 jobs in the city as a result of the creation of the national talent centre – the BBC Academy – at the […]

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GBSLEP welcomes BBC commitment to digital future in Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - November 21, 2013 - Creative City Partnership, Newsroom

Birmingham City Council and the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership have today welcomed the unveiling by the BBC Director General Tony Hall of the first phase of a new vision for the organisation in the Midlands. The announcement marks the start of efforts to establish Birmingham as the flagship for their digital work, […]

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Midlands Arts Centre Chair appointed as Creative City Champion

Posted by lepadmin - October 31, 2012 - Creative City Partnership, Newsroom, Place

The Board of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has appointed Anita Bhalla OBE, broadcaster and Chair of the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), to chair the Creative City partnership. The Birmingham Creative City initiative was launched in October 2011 and is aimed at securing investment for cultural and creative activities in the […]

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Partners sign up to support Creative City

Posted by lepadmin - July 26, 2012 - Creative City Partnership, Place

Partners from across Birmingham and the wider region have today (Thursday July 26 2012) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to drive forward Birmingham’s vision as a Creative City. The MOU brings together 11 organisations who will work together to develop partnership opportunities to support cultural and creative activities and projects. Birmingham City Council, The […]

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Culture Minister in Birmingham to launch Creative City Initiative

Posted by lepadmin - October 25, 2011 - Business, Creative City Partnership, Newsroom

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey will today urge West Midlands business leaders to invest in creative industries as part of ambitious plans to boost the economy of Greater Birmingham and Solihull. The Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries will launch ‘Creative City’ – a groundbreaking Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) project […]

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