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Midlands comes together on an unprecedented scale to win £14 billion of investment
14/03/2016
The Midlands has today set out its stall to win £14 billion from global investors as part of its plan to turn itself into one of the world’s leading regional economies.
Black Country to build Britain’s biggest ever Garden City writes Chris Handy, Black Country LEP Board Member
14/03/2016
The American Consul to Birmingham once described the Black Country to be “black by day and red by night.” This was in 1868. The modern Black Country is very different but that mighty industrial legacy remains.
Black Country LEP seeks Enterprise Advisers to connect the world of education to the world of work
09/03/2016
After the successful launch of the Careers & Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Programme in 2015, the Black Country LEP is now seeking a second wave of senior level business volunteers (Enterprise Advisers) to continue the rollout of the initiative across secondary schools in the Black Country.
Find out all things Black Country LEP with our March newsletter
04/03/2016
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.
Understanding Apprenticeships
29/02/2016
Join the Black Country LEP and Black Country Growth Hub at a breakfast meeting aimed at helping employers looking to recruit new apprentices, take full advantage of apprenticeships in the Black Country and gain impartial information and advice from industry experts.
New bite-sized management and leadership courses launched for Spring and Summer 2016
23/02/2016
Due to continuing demand and following the success of the ‘bite sized’ management and leadership courses launched in 2015, the Black Country Skills Factory has launched a further programme of courses for Spring/Summer 2016.
Fibre Broadband Boost for more than 10,000 Black Country Businesses and Homes
10/02/2016
More than 10,000 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.
City of Wolverhampton ‘Vision 2030’ launched
02/02/2016
Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council, Roger Lawrence has unveiled the New Horizons: Our Vision for the City of Wolverhampton in 2030 to city partners. The document, details how the city can secure a sustainable, successful future for the next generation of Wulfrunians, and was drafted...
Consultation continues for West Midlands Combined Authority
29/01/2016
The emerging West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is consulting on its proposed role and functions. A survey on the WMCA website is live until 8 February 2016 and people are encouraged to take part and leave feedback.
Join the Black Country LEP for an up-date on  Apprenticeships and how they can benefit your business
28/01/2016
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Black Country Skills Factory are joining forces with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to highlight to employers the benefits of the new apprenticeship trailblazer frameworks and apprenticeship levy. The breakfast event, which starts at...
Black Country Business Attitudes towards the European Union
22/01/2016
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership in conjunction with the West Midlands Economic Forum (WMEF) has been requested by Margot James MP to undertake a survey of Black Country businesses' attitude to the European Union and the potential reform of the UK's relationship with the EU.
Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage visits Black Country  to get people taking part in sport and physical activity
22/01/2016
In his first official event since taking the role of Acting Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, David Evennett MP joined Margot James MP and the Black Country BeActive Partnership in Stourbridge to meet young people engaged in sports and coaching at Greenfield Primary School as well as...
MIPIM 2016 to be the biggest on record for Greater Birmingham
20/01/2016
A record number of private and public sector partners from across Greater Birmingham have joined forces to take part in global property and real estate show, MIPIM (Cannes, 15-18 March), with 11 new partners joining the delegation this year.
Festive Fibre Broadband Boost for more than 6000 Black Country Businesses and Homes
17/12/2015
The Black Country Broadband Project delivered some seasonal cheer with news that more than 6,000 businesses and households are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the ambitious programme, lead partners Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and BT announced today.
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.