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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
More than 2,000 businesses and homes across the Black Country are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband for the first time.
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.
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.
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 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 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...
Ambitious proposals that, if agreed, would see powers devolved from Westminster to the incoming West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have been submitted to government.
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.
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 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.