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New programme of bitesize courses launched by Skills Factory
The Black Country Skills Factory has launched a new programme of bite-size courses for Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 for high value manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country.
More West Midlands homes and businesses can now get superfast broadband
More homes and businesses in the West Midlands have been reached by the Government’s nationwide rollout of superfast broadband, figures published today (Wednesday 12 August) reveal.
Management and leadership programme meets demand of manufacturing supply chain
In April this year, the Black Country Skills Factory launched a programme of 12 innovative bite-sized and accredited leadership and management courses to address the lack of operational management and leadership skills in Black Country manufacturing supply chain SMEs.
Hadley Group MD and LEP Chair crowned Ambassador of the Year
The MD of Europe’s largest independent cold rollforming manufacturer has received recognition for his outstanding contribution to the business sector and West Midlands’ economy. Stewart Towe CBE, MD of Hadley Group, was awarded the coveted title of Ambassador of the Year at the West Midlands...
Black Country partners agree to deliver Working Together initiative
The Accord Group is delighted to announce eight delivery partners for the 'Working Together' housing and prosperity project.
LEP Chair Stewart Towe –  update on the West Midlands Combined Authority
The Chairs of the Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEPs welcomed the Statement of Intent to create a Combined Authority embracing our collective LEP areas.
Gain an insight into all things Black Country LEP with our July e-newsletter
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.
Local Businesses Encouraged to Support Black Country Day
The Black Country LEP is supporting a social media campaign aimed at local businesses
After one year, LEP Growth Deal projects are building a better Black Country
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership’s transformational £500 million Growth Deal is taking shape one year on since Prime Minister David Cameron announced the Black Country Growth Deal on 7 July 2014.
Upcoming bite-size courses from the Skills Factory
There is availability on a number of Black Country Skills Factory bite-size courses taking place over the next few months, including: Hydraulic and Pneumatic courses, management and leadership courses and technical bite-size engineering courses taking place from September 2015.
Skills Factory supports Scifest 2015
The Black Country Skills Factory has once again joined forces with the University of Wolverhampton to sponsor Scifest 2015 and showcase High Value Manufacturing (HVM) to budding young engineers and their parents.
Skills Funding Agency provides enhanced funding  for higher apprenticeships in the Black County
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Black Country Skills Factory are joining forces with the Skills Funding Agency to highlight the business benefits of higher apprenticeships and signpost employers to additional funding at a breakfast event on 20 May 2015 at the Village Hotel...
Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills for the Black Country. Invitation to comment on preferred option
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Black Country Skills Factory invite feedback on the preferred option for the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) endorsed by the BCLEP Board at its April 2015 meeting.
Skills Factory leadership and management programme  gets off to a flying start
12 delegates successfully completed their first Black Country Skills Factory leadership and management course, Basic Employment Law, and will receive accreditation from Open College Network West Midlands.
Enhanced funding opportunity for higher apprenticeships
Are you an employer funding employees through their professional development and funding qualifications such as AAT, HNC, CIM (etc)? Did you know you may be better off doing this as part of a higher apprenticeship? There is currently enhanced funding available for Black Country higher...
Black Country companies urged to apply for the Queens Award for Enterprise
The Black Country LEP, Department for Business Innovation and Skills and UKTI, invited leading Black Country companies, who have won regional and trade awards in recent years to a seminar to raise awareness of the Queens Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious business award.