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Additional Material Planning and Production Control course 20 January
Due to unprecedented demand, the Black Country Skills Factory has confirmed an additional date for the accredited leadership and management course, Material Planning & Production Control, taking place at Castings PLC on Wednesday 20 January 2016.
Historic devolution agreement reached for the West Midlands
Senior politicians and business leaders across the West Midlands are hailing the country’s biggest devolution deal to date. The proposed agreement with government will see it make an annual contribution worth £40 million for 30 years to support an overall investment package worth £8 billion, which...
Growth Hub supports Black Country businesses
With the recent news around the administration of The Caparo Group, the Black Country Growth Hub can assist businesses that supply to or buy from its companies, with accessing finance and those looking to invest in assets that become available through the administration process.
Black Country LEP seeks Enterprise Advisers to connect young people and the world of work
Following the launch of the national Careers & Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Programme earlier this month, the Black Country LEP is calling for senior level business volunteers to help roll out the initiative across secondary schools across the Black Country.
Skills Factory last minute course availability
The Black Country Skills Factory has spaces remaining on the accredited leadership and management course, Basic Employment Law, taking place next week: Friday 23 October – book now to avoid disappointment.
Black Country LEP receives inaugural special recognition award  at the 4th Annual FSB Local Authority and LEP Awards
On Friday 9 October 2015, the Black Country LEP was awarded the first Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Recognition Award at the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) 4th Annual Local Authority Small Business Friendly Awards. The LEP Recognition Award was incorporated for the first time to...
Major Broadband Boost for 2000 Black Country Businesses and Homes
More than 2,000 businesses and homes across the Black Country are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband for the first time.
Learn about the latest news from the Black Country LEP with our October e-newsletter
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.
Additional Basic Employment Law course 23 October
Due to unprecedented demand, the Black Country Skills Factory has confirmed an additional date for the accredited leadership and management course, Basic Employment Law, taking place at the National Metal Forming Centre on Friday 23 October.
Black Country LEP to connect young people and the world of work. National network of Enterprise Advisors to be rolled out across the Black Country
The Black Country LEP is working with The Careers & Enterprise Company to roll out a new national initiative, a network of Enterprise Advisors across the Black Country. The Careers & Enterprise Company has invested £100k, with equivalent match funding offered through the LEP and affiliated...
The West Midlands Smarter Together Bid Opportunity
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is to invest up to £10 million in a single collaborative R&D project to demonstrate the capability of the Internet of Things in a city region. See here for full Innovate UK competition details.
£70 million property development funding available in the Black Country
£70 million is available through the Local Growth Fund to accelerate property development projects across the Black Country. A new website has been launched which details available funding streams for investment with a view to delivering projects within the next 12-18 months and subsequently until...
West Midlands Combined Authority Update
Ambitious proposals that, if agreed, would see powers devolved from Westminster to the incoming West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have been submitted to government.
Gas holder dismantling well underway at Black Country Enterprise Zone site
Work by National Grid to dismantle two landmark gas holders near the M6 in Walsall is well underway. Once complete, the work will pave the way for the site’s redevelopment as part of the Black Country Enterprise Zone.
New programme of bitesize courses launched by Skills Factory
The Black Country Skills Factory has launched a new programme of bite-size courses for Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 for high value manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country.
More West Midlands homes and businesses can now get superfast broadband
More homes and businesses in the West Midlands have been reached by the Government’s nationwide rollout of superfast broadband, figures published today (Wednesday 12 August) reveal.