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.
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...
More than 2,000 businesses and homes across the Black Country are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband for the first time.
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.
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.
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...