Interviews and features
Links to some of the interviews and features featuring senior Board members that have appeared in the media can be found here:
Birmingham LEP targets 30% increase in GVA
AMBITIOUS plans to increase Greater Birmingham’s GVA by 30% (£8.25bn) by 2020 have been targeted as a number one priority by the area’s Local Enterprise Partnership.
Give regions more power, Birmingham LEP urges Vince Cable
The West Midlands needs a dramatic devolution of power from London to prevent yet another bold regeneration plan from failing, the deputy head of the Local Enterprise Partnership has warned Vince Cable.
Steve Hollis, Midland chairman of KPMG and deputy chairman of Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, the new regeneration body backed by the Government, said the region needed autonomy to succeed.
Speaking at a fringe meeting during the Liberal Democrat conference, where he shared a panel with Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, he warned that numerous regeneration plans had been drawn up for the region in years gone by, but they had all failed.
Birmingham Post Business Awards: LEP on the opportunities in the Big City Plan
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, sponsors of the Regeneration and Estate Management category at The Birmingham Post Business Awards Property, discuss the opportunities that lie ahead as their Big City Plan comes to fruition.
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Birmingham City Council are delighted to sponsor the Property, Regeneration and Estate Management category of the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2011.
LEPs join forces to bid for growth fund cash
THREE Local Enterprise Partnerships from the West Midlands have teamed up with the Liverpool and City Region group in a bid to secure cash from the Regional Growth Fund.
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire and Black Country LEPs are hoping the combined RGF bid will boost cross-border economic growth and generate employment opportunities.
Plans for Birmingham city centre enterprise zone approved
Business leaders are predicting an economic boost for the West Midlands as proposals for an enterprise zone in Birmingham city centre were finally rubber-stamped.
Chancellor George Osborne, visiting the city on Thursday, gave the green light to plans drawn up by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) designed to attract companies into the region.
LEPs ‘must manage expectations’ says Hollis
Talking Business: Stephen Hughes of Birmingham City Council
FOR a man who runs Europe’s largest local authority, has spent many years battling unions over a radical business transformation programme and has just been told by the Coalition Government to deliver up to 30% cuts, Stephen Hughes is a remarkably calm man.
Birmingham needs clear vision for future warns KPMG chief
John Lewis MD named as chairman of Birmingham & Solihull LEP
‘Like-minded people’ get started on Greater Birmingham LEP
The woman tasked with helping create a working plan for the new Greater Birmingham local enterprise partnership said she was encouraged that the newly formed development board was filled with “like-minded people”.