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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.
Management and leadership programme meets demand of manufacturing supply chain
In April this year, the Black Country Skills Factory launched a programme of 12 innovative bite-sized and accredited leadership and management courses to address the lack of operational management and leadership skills in Black Country manufacturing supply chain SMEs.
Hadley Group MD and LEP Chair crowned Ambassador of the Year
The MD of Europe’s largest independent cold rollforming manufacturer has received recognition for his outstanding contribution to the business sector and West Midlands’ economy. Stewart Towe CBE, MD of Hadley Group, was awarded the coveted title of Ambassador of the Year at the West Midlands...
Black Country partners agree to deliver Working Together initiative
The Accord Group is delighted to announce eight delivery partners for the 'Working Together' housing and prosperity project.
LEP Chair Stewart Towe –  update on the West Midlands Combined Authority
The Chairs of the Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEPs welcomed the Statement of Intent to create a Combined Authority embracing our collective LEP areas.
Gain an insight into all things Black Country LEP with our July 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.
Local Businesses Encouraged to Support Black Country Day
The Black Country LEP is supporting a social media campaign aimed at local businesses
After one year, LEP Growth Deal projects are building a better Black Country
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership’s transformational £500 million Growth Deal is taking shape one year on since Prime Minister David Cameron announced the Black Country Growth Deal on 7 July 2014.
Upcoming bite-size courses from the Skills Factory
There is availability on a number of Black Country Skills Factory bite-size courses taking place over the next few months, including: Hydraulic and Pneumatic courses, management and leadership courses and technical bite-size engineering courses taking place from September 2015.
Skills Factory supports Scifest 2015
The Black Country Skills Factory has once again joined forces with the University of Wolverhampton to sponsor Scifest 2015 and showcase High Value Manufacturing (HVM) to budding young engineers and their parents.
Skills Funding Agency provides enhanced funding  for higher apprenticeships in the Black County
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Black Country Skills Factory are joining forces with the Skills Funding Agency to highlight the business benefits of higher apprenticeships and signpost employers to additional funding at a breakfast event on 20 May 2015 at the Village Hotel...