Category: Growing Places

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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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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First GBSLEP Growing Places project opens at Barton Marina

Posted by lepadmin - November 26, 2013 - Growing Places, Newsroom

A two-screen independent cinema and café bar is now open for business after becoming the first project to be completed through the GBSLEP Growing Places Fund. The Red Carpet Cinema & Café Bar at Barton Marina near Barton-under-Needwood was the brainchild of Kate and Ian Silverwood who had a dream to open a small cinema […]

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Growing Places Fund helps roll out the Red Carpet for cinema project

Posted by lepadmin - June 26, 2013 - Growing Places, Newsroom

A new two-screen independent cinema is being built in East Staffordshire after securing support from the Growing Places Fund. The Red Carpet Cinema is an independent cinema and café focusing on intelligent mainstream and art house films at Barton Marina near Barton-under-Needwood. Set to open in August and create 32 jobs, the cinema is the […]

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Historical Birmingham coffin works to be transformed with support from GBSLEP

Posted by lepadmin - April 17, 2013 - Growing Places, Newsroom

A 19th century Grade II* listed building in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is set to be transformed into a base for thriving businesses after securing the funding necessary to start work. The £2 million project to revamp Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works in Fleet Street will receive over £200,000 after successfully applying to the Greater Birmingham […]

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GBSLEP agrees £4 million deal to unlock Solihull mixed-use development

Posted by lepadmin - February 20, 2013 - Business, Growing Places, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has agreed a £4 million deal to enable a community, office and retail scheme in North Solihull to go ahead. Support from the GBSLEP’s Growing Places Fund will enable Sigma Inpartnership via its wholly owned subsidiary, Solihull Inpartnership – one of the private sector partners in […]

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GBSLEP announces £12 million Growing Places funding for first projects

Posted by lepadmin - April 3, 2012 - Growing Places, Newsroom, Place

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) Board today approved £12.075 million for the first eight projects to be ‘unlocked’ through the Growing Places Fund. Featuring locations in Aston, Cannock Chase, Edgbaston, Erdington, Kidderminster, Solihull and Uttoxeter, the successful bids will help bring stalled infrastructure projects back to life, creating nearly 7,200 jobs […]

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GBSLEP secures £15 million of funding to unlock economic potential of development sites

Posted by lepadmin - February 1, 2012 - Business, Growing Places, Newsroom

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) is to receive more than £15 million to support infrastructure developments which create new homes, jobs and growth. Approval has been given for the GBSLEP to get just over £15.2 million from the Growing Places Fund, which is designed to boost economic growth by getting the […]

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