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Major boost for Black Country households and businesses as Fibre Broadband project passes 20,000 premises milestone
21/07/2016
More than 20,000 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.
First glimpse of what refurbished Civic Halls will look like
21/07/2016
City of Wolverhampton Council has revealed the first artist’s impressions of the new-look Civic Halls.
Black Country LEP works alongside Jobcentre Plus
21/07/2016
The Black Country LEP works alongside Jobcentre Plus as one of the key partners who can help businesses move towards ambitious growth aspirations, whilst also reinvesting in local communities.
New Transport Secretary hears how road and rail schemes will kick start Midlands Engine
21/07/2016
Tackling the bottlenecks at the heart of the UK’s road and rail networks will unlock faster economic growth and help the Midlands prosper in an increasingly competitive global market place, new Transport Secretary Chris Grayling heard today.
Aston Martin boss gives WMCA’s Productivity and Skills Commission a flying start
20/07/2016
Dr Andy Palmer CMG, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, has agreed to chair the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) Productivity and Skills Commission.
Physical activity is at the heart of new vision for the WMCA
20/07/2016
An exciting and ambitious new plan to increase physical activity across the West Midlands is being developed.
Going for manufacturing growth in the Black Country
20/07/2016
Manufacturing is set to grow as work begins on one of the hubs of a new flagship manufacturing skills centre in the heart of the Black Country.
Plans for flagship manufacturing skills centre submitted as part of £11.75m project
18/07/2016
Ambitious plans to create a new manufacturing skills centre at the University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus as part of a £11.75m project have been submitted.
New Midlands investment hub to be based at Baskerville House in Birmingham
15/07/2016
A new hub – tasked with delivering more high value foreign investment projects into the Midlands region – will be located at Baskerville House in Birmingham city centre.
Dudley Canal Trust Celebrates Award for Excellence
14/07/2016
Local attraction Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines are celebrating success, having been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016.
Self-sufficient local government - 100 per cent business rates retention open consultation
14/07/2016
Consultation on the government’s proposal to allow local government to retain 100% of the business rates they raise locally.
Black Country LEP kick starts Black Country Day celebrations with a special exhibition at the House of Commons
12/07/2016
Ahead of Black Country Day on Thursday 14 July, the Black Country LEP joined forces with Ian Austin MP for Dudley North, to host a showcase of goods manufactured in the Black Country to MPs on Tuesday 12 July at the House of Commons.
Protecting your profit through Cyber Security awareness session
07/07/2016
Wolverhampton Business Crime Reduction Group (WvBCRG), University of Wolverhampton and National Cyber Security Centre, invite you to a free Cyber awareness session aimed at Wolverhampton based businesses - 'Protecting your Profit through Cyber Security'.
Midlands Engine Summit discusses transport links to get the most from HS2
05/07/2016
Business and political leaders attending a summit to drive forward the Midlands Engine held in-depth talks on transport plans to maximise the economic benefits of HS2.
‘A mixed palette’ – exhibition by Jacqueline Bradley and Hazel Gillard
05/07/2016
‘A Mixed Palette’ is the second joint exhibition of artists Jacqueline Bradley and Hazel Gillard. The exhibition encapsulates the artists’ lives, their interests and passions and is on display at the Dudley Canal Trust’s Portal Building for the next two months.
Black Country Day early evening networking event
05/07/2016
The Black Country Growth Hub at the Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, in collaboration with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, invite you to join us for an early evening networking event to celebrate Black Country Day with businesses.