The Black Country LEP has received positive feedback from Government on our Strategic Economic Plan submission for £56m in 2015-16, from the Local Growth Fund and an additional £5.7m of transport project funding.
The Black Country LEP and Walsall were presented with awards as high-potential investment areas by The Financial Times FDI Magazine at the 2014 MIPIM property investment event. Wayne Langford, Head of Invest Black Country is pictured receiving the awards.
Black Country Gross Value Added - the value of goods and services produced, has increased by 10% (£1.5bn) since 2009.
Manufacture Your Future is a Black Country Skills Factory campaign to improve the perception of careers in the manufacturing sector by targeting schools, colleges, teachers, parents and pupils with careers information, advice and guidance.
Since 2012 the LEP has supported over 100 Black Country firms to access £37m in grants to create jobs and growth.
The Black Country is preparing an application to become a UNESCO Global Geopark based on it’s exceptionally important geological and related industrial and cultural heritage.
Simon Eastwood is responsible for overseeing the Growing Places/Regional Growth Fund LEP Sub-Board and for promoting a Business Friendly Planning culture across the four local authorities ensuring that as far as possible projects are supported and barriers to growth overcome.
The Big Potential investment fund launches on 18 June at The Crossing at St Paul’s in Walsall.
The Black Country Consortium is seeking to recruit an individual with specialist marketing and communications skills to join its new Black Country BeActive Partnership Board.
The Black Country Skills Factory joined projects funded by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), to attend a skills investment showcase, called Foundations for Growth, in London last week.
Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Business and Energy, today confirmed that the Black Country has retained extensive coverage of Assisted Area status for the period 2014-2020, which permits the granting of additional financial support to organisations.
Businesses of all sizes and sectors are invited to attend the Black Country Business Support Event.
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The Black Country Skills Factory delivered an interactive manufacturing challenge called ‘Spaghetti Towers’ to students at the Black Country ‘Your Future, Your Choice’ Careers and Employability event earlier this month.
The Black Country Skills Factory has joined forces with the University of Wolverhampton to sponsor SciFest 2014 and showcase High Value Manufacturing (HVM) to budding young engineers and their parents.
Places are still available on the following subsidised training courses for high value manufacturing companies in the Black Country for May 2014: