Category: Economic performance

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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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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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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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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GBSLEP Chair welcomes ‘encouraging’ unemployment figures

Posted by lepadmin - November 13, 2013 - Economic performance, Newsroom

The publication by the Office of National Statistics of unemployment figures today (Wednesday) show the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area has seen a further monthly decrease in unemployment from 58,238 (6.5%) in September to 55,550 (6.2%) in October. This compares to 66,089 (7.4%) in October 2012 and 69,103 (7.7%) in October 2011. […]

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Figures show 19,000 increase in private sector job growth in Greater Birmingham

Posted by lepadmin - October 23, 2013 - Economic performance, Newsroom, Strategy For Growth

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics have shown that the Greater Birmingham area experienced an increase in private sector employment of 19,000 between September 2011 and September 2012. The figures from the Business Register and Employment Survey are the latest detailed breakdown of employment patterns and provide the benchmark from which the Greater […]

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GBSLEP response to Official Labour Market Statistics

Posted by lepadmin - September 11, 2013 - Economic performance, Newsroom

Following the announcement of the Official Labour Market Statistics unemployment figures today (Wednesday), Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Chair Andy Street said: “While we recognise all sorts of factors need to be taken into account, the news that the unemployment level in the GBSLEP is continuing a downward trend is a positive sign. […]

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GBSLEP Chair responds to latest unemployment figures

Posted by lepadmin - January 23, 2013 - Economic performance, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, today responded to ONS statistics which show unadjusted unemployment in the GBSLEP stands at 63,948 in December 2012, a rate of 7.2%. This compares to 64,825 (7.3%) in November 2012. Compared to December 2011, unemployment in the LEP was 4,845 lower in December 2012. Andy Street, GBSLEP Chair, said: […]

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Figures show 16,300 increase in private sector job growth in GBSLEP area

Posted by lepadmin - October 24, 2012 - Economic performance, Newsroom

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics have shown that the Greater Birmingham area experienced an increase in private sector employment of 16,300 between September 2010 and September 2011. The Board of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership were presented at their meeting on Wednesday (October 24) with the figures compiled from […]

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