The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Black Country Skills Factory are joining forces with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to highlight to employers the benefits of the new apprenticeship trailblazer frameworks and apprenticeship levy. The breakfast event, which starts at...
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership in conjunction with the West Midlands Economic Forum (WMEF) has been requested by Margot James MP to undertake a survey of Black Country businesses' attitude to the European Union and the potential reform of the UK's relationship with the EU.
In his first official event since taking the role of Acting Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, David Evennett MP joined Margot James MP and the Black Country BeActive Partnership in Stourbridge to meet young people engaged in sports and coaching at Greenfield Primary School as well as...
A record number of private and public sector partners from across Greater Birmingham have joined forces to take part in global property and real estate show, MIPIM (Cannes, 15-18 March), with 11 new partners joining the delegation this year.
The Black Country Broadband Project delivered some seasonal cheer with news that more than 6,000 businesses and households are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the ambitious programme, lead partners Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and BT announced today.
Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership recognise understanding the demand for skills by employers and developing a fit for purpose Black Country workforce is fundamental to supporting business growth and the important contribution both our transformational and enabling sectors play in developing...
Claudia Harris, Chief Executive of the Careers Enterprise Company joined the Black Country LEP at the RSA Academy in Tipton on 8 December to herald the start of the Enterprise Adviser programme in the Black Country.
The latest and final edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter of the year is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
The Black Country LEP has approved £7.6m funding for the flagship Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) which will open for business in August 2017. The funding has been allocated through the LEP’s Growth Deal which is transforming the Black Country.
The first homes have been handed over to whg customers in Walsall as a major regeneration scheme reaches a significant milestone.
To celebrate the diversity and strength of business in the Black Country, and the success stories we are proud of, we are launching a social media campaign in the run up to Christmas to highlight the achievements of Black Country businesses, people and initiatives.
Due to unprecedented demand, the Black Country Skills Factory has confirmed an additional date for the accredited leadership and management course, Material Planning & Production Control, taking place at Castings PLC on Wednesday 20 January 2016.
Senior politicians and business leaders across the West Midlands are hailing the country’s biggest devolution deal to date. The proposed agreement with government will see it make an annual contribution worth £40 million for 30 years to support an overall investment package worth £8 billion, which...
With the recent news around the administration of The Caparo Group, the Black Country Growth Hub can assist businesses that supply to or buy from its companies, with accessing finance and those looking to invest in assets that become available through the administration process.
Following the launch of the national Careers & Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Programme earlier this month, the Black Country LEP is calling for senior level business volunteers to help roll out the initiative across secondary schools across the Black Country.
The Black Country Skills Factory has spaces remaining on the accredited leadership and management course, Basic Employment Law, taking place next week: Friday 23 October – book now to avoid disappointment.