The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership today agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government which will see an extra £24 million invested in the Black Country between 2016 and 2021.
The Black Country Skills Factory is supporting its 100th Apprentice through its innovative programme of investment in skills across the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector since July 2013. Nick Fletcher, aged 18 years, is currently undertaking his apprenticeship as an Apprentice Turner at J...
2015 breakfast meetings aimed at helping businesses take full advantage of apprenticeships and gain impartial information and advice in the Black Country.
The Black Country Skills Factory has launched a fourth programme of bite-size courses to be delivered from January to late April 2015.
The Black Country Skills Factory has secured funding of £105k from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) through their UK Futures Programme - Management and Leadership in Supply Chains and networked organisations. With match funding from employers the total project value is £166k. The...
The government announced it will allocate a further £1billion from the local growth fund for a second wave of growth deals as a national competition.
On 7 November 2014, Council leaders from the four Black Country councils and Birmingham announced an agreement in principle to work as a Combined Authority.
The Black Country Skills Factory unexpectedly has places remaining on select courses taking place during December 2014.
The Black Country LEP welcomed today’s announcement of the Government’s Road Investment Strategy which confirmed funding for the following projects:
The site, home to Jaguar Land Rover's new engine manufacturing centre among others, has been developed in partnership between Staffordshire County Council, Wolverhampton City Council and South Staffordshire Council, with the councils investing over £40 million in the junction and site...
The Black Country Skills Factory features in the ITN Productions programme 'Working to Engineer a Better World' as an example of a local and targeted project aimed at improving the skills needed for the high value manufacturing sector in the Black Country.
The Black Country Enterprise Zone is playing a vital role in driving forward the economy, creating thousands of jobs and building a centre for excellence for the automotive sector, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced.
Update on FREE broadband and digital support for Black Country businesses.
Stewart Towe, CEO of Hadley Group and Chair of the Black Country LEP has unveiled a life size facia of No 10 Downing Street at Hadley’s Downing Street in Smethwick. This will stay in place until the end of the election period in 2015.
Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, today hailed the official launch of The Black Country Broadband Project, which intends to extend the availability of high-speed fibre broadband to 98 per cent of homes and businesses across the Black Country
The Black Country Skills Factory is continuing to support the next generation of engineers through Apprentice Wage subsidy’s offered to High Value Manufacturing (HVM) SMEs with employers encouraged to develop their apprentice’s to the next level through the Progression Subsidy.