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Sector Skills Action Plan survey
16/12/2015
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...
Careers Enterprise Company Chief Exec visit heralds the start of the Enterprise Adviser programme in the Black Country
11/12/2015
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.
See how we are ending 2015 on a high with the latest news from the Black Country LEP in our December enewsletter
10/12/2015
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.
£7.6m funding approved for Black Country LEP flagship project  Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills
03/12/2015
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.
whg hands over keys to new homes
27/11/2015
The first homes have been handed over to whg customers in Walsall as a major regeneration scheme reaches a significant milestone.
Black Country businesses encouraged to support Christmas social media campaign
25/11/2015
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.
Additional Material Planning and Production Control course 20 January
18/11/2015
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.
Historic devolution agreement reached for the West Midlands
17/11/2015
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...
Growth Hub supports Black Country businesses
11/11/2015
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.
Black Country LEP seeks Enterprise Advisers to connect young people and the world of work
23/10/2015
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.
Skills Factory last minute course availability
16/10/2015
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.
Black Country LEP receives inaugural special recognition award  at the 4th Annual FSB Local Authority and LEP Awards
16/10/2015
On Friday 9 October 2015, the Black Country LEP was awarded the first Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Recognition Award at the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) 4th Annual Local Authority Small Business Friendly Awards. The LEP Recognition Award was incorporated for the first time to...
Major Broadband Boost for 2000 Black Country Businesses and Homes
12/10/2015
More than 2,000 businesses and homes across the Black Country are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband for the first time.
Learn about the latest news from the Black Country LEP with our October e-newsletter
06/10/2015
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.
Additional Basic Employment Law course 23 October
02/10/2015
Due to unprecedented demand, the Black Country Skills Factory has confirmed an additional date for the accredited leadership and management course, Basic Employment Law, taking place at the National Metal Forming Centre on Friday 23 October.
Black Country LEP to connect young people and the world of work. National network of Enterprise Advisors to be rolled out across the Black Country
02/10/2015
The Black Country LEP is working with The Careers & Enterprise Company to roll out a new national initiative, a network of Enterprise Advisors across the Black Country. The Careers & Enterprise Company has invested £100k, with equivalent match funding offered through the LEP and affiliated...