Category: Enterprise Zone

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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EZ Creates 1200 jobs

Posted by lepadmin - November 26, 2014 - Enterprise Zone, Newsroom, Place

Birmingham Enterprise Zone driving forward growth Birmingham’s Enterprise Zone is playing a vital role in driving forward the economy, creating hundreds of jobs and helping transform the city centre into the country’s next financial centre, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced. Figures released today (Wednesday 12 November) show the Government’s 24 enterprise zones have created …

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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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NEW HIGH SPEED RAIL COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR BIRMINGHAM

Posted by lepadmin - September 30, 2014 - Enterprise Zone, Newsroom, Place, Skills, Transport

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has today confirmed it has been successful in its bid to establish the National College for High Speed Rail in the city.  This important win underlines Birmingham’s credentials as a centre of excellence for rail engineering and demonstrates how it is best placed and ready for the …

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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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Special Event – Delivering Growth Plans and Opportunities

Posted by lepadmin - September 23, 2014 - City Deal, Enterprise Zone, Event, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning

Delivering Growth Plans and Opportunities A keynote speech by Sir Albert Bore Leader of Birmingham City Council, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership & ‘Question Time’ style Q&A panel  Venue: AHR – Colmore Plaza – 20 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham B4 6AT. Date: 14 October 2014 Time:  Arrival from 7.30 for a 8.00 a.m. start –  Close 10.00am …

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30 Organisations Pledge Support to Greater Birmingham Growth Hub

Posted by lepadmin - July 31, 2014 - Business, City Deal, Enterprise Zone, Event, Newsroom, People, Place, Strategy For Growth, Uncategorized

Greater Birmingham Growth Hub moves closer with 30 organisations pledging support A host of organisations involved in supporting businesses have pledged their commitment to the creation of the Greater Birmingham Growth Hub. A total of 30 organisations – including the Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturing Advisory Service, Finance Birmingham and local authorities – have signed the …

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Funding Boost For Enterprise Zone

Posted by lepadmin - July 23, 2014 - Enterprise Zone, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning, Uncategorized

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a significantly larger funding package to support the delivery of the City Centre Enterprise Zone. The £275 million investment plan, which has also been agreed by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), will help to accelerate the delivery of new development and infrastructure over the …

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