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Major Boost for Black Country Households and Businesses as Fibre Broadband Project Passes 30,000 Premises Milestone
18/11/2016
More than 30,000 businesses and households are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the ambitious Black Country Broadband Project, lead partners Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and BT announced today.
4 - Business kick-starter prizes for new micro businesses
16/11/2016
Smaller companies and social enterprises in the Dudley borough will have the chance to win £1,000 of business advice during the council’s Small Business Week which runs from Monday November 28 – Friday 2 December.
Government sets out its preferred route for Phase Two of HS2 from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds
15/11/2016
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today (15 November 2016) confirmed the majority of the preferred HS2 route from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds in a major boost for the UK’s future economic prosperity and a further clear signal the country is open for business.
Funding is on target to increase Degree Level Apprenticeships
14/11/2016
The University of Wolverhampton has been successful in applying for funding to boost its Degree Level Apprenticeship programme as it develops its new Apprenticeship Hub in the Black Country.
Black Country Smart City Network
11/11/2016
University of Wolverhampton has joined forces with The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and many other key stakeholders to establish the Black Country Smart City Network.
Working Without Fear Sentinel event
07/11/2016
Sentinel is a West Midlands Police initiative which aims to raise awareness of hidden crimes in order to better gather intelligence, support victims and tackle perpetrators.
Black Country Investment Opportunities showcased at MIPIM UK and more in October newsletter
03/11/2016
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
Top marks for new science centre as building hits the heights
02/11/2016
An official ‘Topping Out’ ceremony was held recently at the University of Wolverhampton’s £10.1 million Science, Technology and Prototyping Centre which is being built on land at the University’s Science Park.
Drive Midlands Promotes Black Country Automotive post Brexit strength at Global Showcase
27/10/2016
The Black Country’s thriving automotive industry remains open for business post-Brexit, as part of a cluster of global automotive research, engineering and manufacturing excellence.
Black Country LEP to attend Advanced Engineering 2016
26/10/2016
The Black Country LEP (BCLEP) will attend the Advanced Engineering 2016 show when it returns to the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 November.
Dudley canal trust festival of light
26/10/2016
Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines are inviting visitors to join them on Saturday 5th November to celebrate with a free 30 minute boat trip at their first ever Festival of Light, supported by the Celebrate programme of the Big Lottery Fund.
Go-ahead given for next phase of Springfield Campus
25/10/2016
The latest plans by the University of Wolverhampton to transform a derelict brewery into a £100m education hub for construction and the built environment have been given the green light.
City Deal Working Together mid-point project successes
24/10/2016
City Deal ‘Working Together’ is a pilot project which aims to increase the employability and employment of 2,800 long-term unemployed and economically inactive Black Country social housing tenants, and move 900 of them into work over a three year delivery period.
Wolverhampton i9 design competition launched at MIPIM
19/10/2016
City of Wolverhampton Council Strategic Director of Place, Tim Johnson, will today (Wednesday 19 October) officially announce at MIPIM UK an exciting design competition for the city’s prestigious i9 site within the Interchange development.
Black Country LEP receives Highly Commended award at the FSB Regional LEPs Small Business Friendly Awards 2016
14/10/2016
On Friday 30 September 2016, the Black Country LEP was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2016 Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Regional Local Enterprise Partnerships Small Business Friendly Awards. The Highly Commended Award under the Local Enterprise Partnership Recognition Award...
Active Black Country project wins gold at national Sportivate awards
13/10/2016
Rise Up Yoga recognised for encouraging more people to get active