Interviews & Features

GBSLEP welcomes Government HS2 extension announcement

lepadmin - January 27, 2013 - Newsroom, Place, Transport

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has today supported the Government’s planned extension of the High Speed Rail network northwards as announced by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Andy Street, Chair of the GBSLEP, said: “From the outset, the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has been unwavering in its support of […]

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Greater Birmingham & Solihull – European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) Introduction

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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September 2016 Board Meeting round-up

lepadmin - October 13, 2016 - Board Meeting Round-ups

Amazon in Rugeley kindly hosted the meeting and General Manager Mark Hemming provided an introduction.  The meeting was followed by a tour of the fulfilment centre. Chair – The Board recorded its thanks to Andy Street for his significant personal contribution to the development and delivery of the GBSLEP’s agenda whilst Chair. It agreed that […]

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A Greater Birmingham for a Greater Britain

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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July 2016 Board update

lepadmin - July 28, 2016 - Board Meeting Round-ups

Solihull College kindly hosted July’s board meeting. Principal and Chief Executive John Callaghan welcomed the Board and gave short introduction on the college and their ambitions for the future. Brexit and changes in Government – The Board considered the implications of the EU Referendum result on the local economy, specific sectors and partners. It agreed […]

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Meet our Board Directors – Saqib Bhatti

lepadmin - July 28, 2016 - Blog

Saqib Bhatti is LEP Board Director with responsibility for Growing Businesses. Here are his thoughts on the opportunities ahead for businesses in the GBSLEP area. “For me there are two key opportunities we must make the most of.  The first is as part of the devolution deal and the West Midlands’ Combined Authority. The LEP […]

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Meet the Executive Team – Ian McLaughlan

lepadmin - July 27, 2016 - Blog

Ian McLaughlan talks to us about his role as Growth Hub manager, helping deliver the right support for businesses to grow and invest in the GBSLEP area. What is your role? The LEP’s aim is to drive economic growth across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area, we can’t do that without helping businesses to grow […]

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Disruption is a time of opportunity

lepadmin - July 26, 2016 - Blog

The regions leaders must act now to make the most of the opportunities following the EU Referendum according to Chair Andy Street in a recent comment piece to the Birmingham Post – first published in The Birmingham Post 7 July 2016 “In your excellent round up of post Brexit reaction last week, there was one […]

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Business Growth Programme Launched

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

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

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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