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West Midlands lands £350 million deal to help meet future housing demand
The West Midlands this afternoon (Tuesday) landed a £350 million deal to help speed up the building of thousands of new homes and meet the region’s future housing needs.
The Black Country recognised once again as cost effective location for business
The Black Country LEP has been recognised once again as one of the top 10 cost-effective LEPs by the fDi Magazines European Cities and Regions of the Future ranking 2018/19.
£250million of finance now available to Black Country businesses
The British Business Bank (BBB) has launched its £250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), with a mix of debt and equity finance now available to the Black Country business community, as well as the wider West, East and South-East Midlands region.
Black Country LEP to highlight new investment opportunities at MIPIM 2018
The Black Country LEP will join more than 70 public and private sector partners, 10 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to form the largest delegation Midlands UK has ever taken to MIPIM
Apprentices on track to success
Two apprentices helping to deliver the Midland Metro tram extensions for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) joined the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and the authority’s transport lead Cllr Roger Lawrence and productivity and skills lead Cllr George Duggins to announce the move.
£20m WMCA pledge for Commonwealth Games Village
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) today (Friday 9 March) pledged £20 million towards building the planned Commonwealth Games Village in Perry Barr.
Plans for Birmingham 2022 handover underway -  Organisers seek 2,022 young people to take part in the live televised handover
Plans are well under way for the official Birmingham 2022 handover ceremony on Sunday, 15 April 2018, which will see young people and artists from the city perform as part of the Closing Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Wealth of opportunity for region’s entrepreneurs as Midven secure £35 million of Midlands Engine Investment Fund
Leading venture capital firm Midven has been appointed to manage the £35 million equity finance portion of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Midven will invest all of the funds into high-growth businesses across the West Midlands over the next five years.
Black Country Business Festival – free tickets now available
Around 75 events - run by Black Country businesses - will make up a packed Festival programme filled with seminars, lectures, workshops and conferences. There will be something for everyone from micro-business owners to employees in large corporate organisations.
Black Country Construction firm is first to win a lucrative contract through the HVM business procurement tool
An Oldbury based construction firm is celebrating after winning a prestigious conservation contract as part of the preparatory work for the UK’s High Speed Two Railway.
Billions of pounds of Midlands investment opportunities to be unveiled at MIPIM 2018
The Midlands area will come together to showcase investment opportunities worth almost £10 billion at this year’s global property and real estate show MIPIM (13th-16th March, Cannes, France).
3,000 employees in the Black Country benefit from free skills training
Over 3,000 employees in the Black Country have benefited from free skills training in the last year through a programme to support SMEs raise their productivity and boost business growth.
New plans for Springfield Campus
New plans have been submitted by the University of Wolverhampton for its School of Architecture and the Built Environment at its £100m Springfield Campus development.
Mental Health Superstar shines at awards
A Wolverhampton community worker tonight carried off the top award at the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Thrive Mental Health Commission Awards.
Support package for those hit by Carillion supply chain job losses
Local training providers – working as part of the city’s Carillion taskforce – have developed a package of support for staff at risk of redundancy in supply chain businesses affected by the Wolverhampton-based company’s liquidation.
Henry Boot Developments identified as preferred developer for ‘Phoenix 10’
Walsall Council and Homes England have announced that Henry Boot Developments Ltd (HBD) have been identified as the preferred development partner for ‘Phoenix 10’, a major 44 acre industrial site located between junctions 9 and 10 of the M6, Walsall.