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Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills for the Black Country. Invitation to comment on preferred option
30/04/2015
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Black Country Skills Factory invite feedback on the preferred option for the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) endorsed by the BCLEP Board at its April 2015 meeting.
Skills Factory leadership and management programme  gets off to a flying start
24/04/2015
12 delegates successfully completed their first Black Country Skills Factory leadership and management course, Basic Employment Law, and will receive accreditation from Open College Network West Midlands.
Enhanced funding opportunity for higher apprenticeships
22/04/2015
Are you an employer funding employees through their professional development and funding qualifications such as AAT, HNC, CIM (etc)? Did you know you may be better off doing this as part of a higher apprenticeship? There is currently enhanced funding available for Black Country higher...
Black Country companies urged to apply for the Queens Award for Enterprise
21/04/2015
The Black Country LEP, Department for Business Innovation and Skills and UKTI, invited leading Black Country companies, who have won regional and trade awards in recent years to a seminar to raise awareness of the Queens Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious business award.
New Skills Factory training for manufacturing management  kicks off with Employment Law
30/03/2015
The Black Country Skills Factory will begin their programme of 12 bite-sized and accredited leadership and management courses, with Basic Employment Law on Wednesday 15 April. The one-day course will be delivered at leading UK manufacturer, Thomas Dudley Ltd and provide an opportunity for delegates...
March LEP eNews is available now
26/03/2015
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.
Black Country Skills Factory launches Leadership and Management Programme
13/03/2015
The Black Country Skills Factory is launching a programme of 12 bespoke bite-sized and accredited leadership and management courses which aim to up-skill the operational leaders of manufacturing supply chain companies (i.e. supervisors and managers).
Collaboration takes centre stage as Greater Birmingham reveals MIPIM events programme
26/02/2015
Greater Birmingham will unite to showcase the sheer scale of the region’s investment offer at next month’s global real estate show MIPIM (10-13 March in Cannes, France) as part of its comprehensive events programme, launched today.
Black Country Skills Factory hosts first Apprenticeship Event  in partnership with the Skills Funding Agency
25/02/2015
The Black Country Skills Factory, part of the Black Country LEP, is leading the way in supporting employers to understand and support apprenticeships through delivering targeted advice sessions, the first to be delivered in central England in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service’s...
March and April 2015 training courses
25/02/2015
Black Country high value manufacturing (HVM) companies can benefit from subsidised training support through the Black Country Skills Factory and bite-size courses taking place in March and April 2015 (subject to availability).
Tipton company shows how to win Government contracts
25/02/2015
SMEs can now bid for Government contracts like never before.
The Black Country achieves second highest national growth rate
23/02/2015
New official figures confirm that the Black Country heads the table for growth in the Midlands and is the second highest performer amongst national Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas for economic growth in 2013.
Black Country LEP Annual Review Published
12/02/2015
The Black Country LEP Annual Review has now been published for 2014, outlining the LEP's plans for the future.
Latest LEP eNews is available now
12/02/2015
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.
Black Country Growth Deal centre stage at Wolverhampton Civic Hall
05/02/2015
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal was signed today by Greg Clark, Universities, Science and Cities Minister and Stewart Towe, Black Country LEP Chair.
£24m Expansion of Black Country Growth Deal
29/01/2015
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government which will see an extra £24m invested in the Black Country between 2016 and 2021.