More than 30,000 businesses and households are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the ambitious Black Country Broadband Project, lead partners Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and BT announced today.
Smaller companies and social enterprises in the Dudley borough will have the chance to win £1,000 of business advice during the council’s Small Business Week which runs from Monday November 28 – Friday 2 December.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today (15 November 2016) confirmed the majority of the preferred HS2 route from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds in a major boost for the UK’s future economic prosperity and a further clear signal the country is open for business.
The University of Wolverhampton has been successful in applying for funding to boost its Degree Level Apprenticeship programme as it develops its new Apprenticeship Hub in the Black Country.
University of Wolverhampton has joined forces with The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and many other key stakeholders to establish the Black Country Smart City Network.
Sentinel is a West Midlands Police initiative which aims to raise awareness of hidden crimes in order to better gather intelligence, support victims and tackle perpetrators.
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.
An official ‘Topping Out’ ceremony was held recently at the University of Wolverhampton’s £10.1 million Science, Technology and Prototyping Centre which is being built on land at the University’s Science Park.
The Black Country’s thriving automotive industry remains open for business post-Brexit, as part of a cluster of global automotive research, engineering and manufacturing excellence.
The Black Country LEP (BCLEP) will attend the Advanced Engineering 2016 show when it returns to the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 November.
Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines are inviting visitors to join them on Saturday 5th November to celebrate with a free 30 minute boat trip at their first ever Festival of Light, supported by the Celebrate programme of the Big Lottery Fund.
The latest plans by the University of Wolverhampton to transform a derelict brewery into a £100m education hub for construction and the built environment have been given the green light.
City Deal ‘Working Together’ is a pilot project which aims to increase the employability and employment of 2,800 long-term unemployed and economically inactive Black Country social housing tenants, and move 900 of them into work over a three year delivery period.
City of Wolverhampton Council Strategic Director of Place, Tim Johnson, will today (Wednesday 19 October) officially announce at MIPIM UK an exciting design competition for the city’s prestigious i9 site within the Interchange development.
On Friday 30 September 2016, the Black Country LEP was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2016 Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Regional Local Enterprise Partnerships Small Business Friendly Awards. The Highly Commended Award under the Local Enterprise Partnership Recognition Award...
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