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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.