Category: Newsroom

Greater Birmingham & Solihull organisations urged to access £27 million funding to develop skills base

Posted by lepadmin - September 4, 2017 - Newsroom, Skills

Funds worth £26.8 million on offer to support skills and learning development across Greater Birmingham & Solihull Applications close on 5th October Roadshow to take place in Birmingham to inform attendees about the opportunities to access the European Social Fund (ESF) programme     Organisations and providers across Greater Birmingham & Solihull are being advised […]

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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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A Greater Birmingham for a Greater Britain

Posted by lepadmin - July 29, 2016 - Newsroom

Views on the bold and ambitious plans to build Greater Birmingham into a global city region by 2030 are being sought. A public consultation on the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s (GBSLEP) Strategic Economic Plan 2016-2030 has opened today (Friday 29 July). A Greater Birmingham for a Greater Britain aims to lay the […]

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Business Growth Programme Launched

Posted by lepadmin - July 6, 2016 - Newsroom

The new £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) has launched and the first funding round is open to applications.The programme aims to help hundreds of existing businesses in the region expand and grow. The package of support is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow existing Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across […]

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West Midlands businesses in box-seat for HS2 opportunities

Posted by lepadmin - July 6, 2016 - Newsroom

Businesses across Greater Birmingham and Solihull are being given a head-start as the race begins to bid for billions of pounds worth of contracts to build Phase One of HS2. Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Hub is launching a programme of support aimed at local businesses in the running to take advantage of thousands of […]

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Annual Conference Round Up

Posted by lepadmin - June 30, 2016 - Newsroom

At our Annual Conference on 17 June at the Town Hall Birmingham almost 300 people heard about our progress over the past 12 months and our future plans. You can watch a quick round up video here The theme of this year’s conference was how GBSLEP is ‘Making its Mark’ on the region through partnership […]

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Deputy Chair For Deliver appointed

Posted by lepadmin - June 30, 2016 - Newsroom

Chris Loughran has been appointed as Deputy Chair for Delivery for the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP. The Vice Chairman of Deloitte, a former leader of his firm’s Midlands practice, Chris will play a major role in the allocation of the GBSLEP’s Local Growth Fund. Chris Loughran said: “These are exciting times for our region […]

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GBSLEP response to the outcome of the EU Referendum

Posted by lepadmin - June 30, 2016 - Newsroom

Responding to the outcome of the EU referendum, Andy Street Chair of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Although this is clearly a period of intense political uncertainty for the country it is essential that we continue to drive forward the economy of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull region. “We currently have real […]

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Construction underway on new 100,000 sqft Cannock development

Posted by lepadmin - May 13, 2016 - Newsroom

Construction works on the latest extension to Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock have officially started on site. Midlands based developer Opus Land has been given the green light for site clearance to commence in preparation for a new 100,000 sq.ft industrial and commercial work space. The site at Kingswood Lakeside has already been pre-let to local […]

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BBC announcement of further investment in Birmingham welcomed

Posted by lepadmin - May 12, 2016 - Newsroom

Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Chair, Andy Street welcomed today’s announcement by the BBC to build on its existing £125m investment in Birmingham by creating a new dual base for BBC Three in the city. Andy said: ““The BBC’s decision to invest in Birmingham is great news for the region and something we’ve been working […]

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