1310 articles found

Road investment boosts economy
The Black Country LEP welcomed today’s announcement of the Government’s Road Investment Strategy which confirmed funding for the following projects:
Partnership the foundation for i54 success
The site, home to Jaguar Land Rover's new engine manufacturing centre among others, has been developed in partnership between Staffordshire County Council, Wolverhampton City Council and South Staffordshire Council, with the councils investing over £40 million in the junction and site...
Skills Factory working to engineer a better world!
The Black Country Skills Factory features in the ITN Productions programme 'Working to Engineer a Better World' as an example of a local and targeted project aimed at improving the skills needed for the high value manufacturing sector in the Black Country.
Black Country Enterprise Zone driving forward growth
The Black Country Enterprise Zone is playing a vital role in driving forward the economy, creating thousands of jobs and building a centre for excellence for the automotive sector, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced.
Free digital support for businesses
Update on FREE broadband and digital support for Black Country businesses.
No 10 Downing Street in Smethwick
Stewart Towe, CEO of Hadley Group and Chair of the Black Country LEP has unveiled a life size facia of No 10 Downing Street at Hadley’s Downing Street in Smethwick. This will stay in place until the end of the election period in 2015.
£12.2m deal to bring high-speed fibre broadband to the Black Country
Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, today hailed the official launch of The Black Country Broadband Project, which intends to extend the availability of high-speed fibre broadband to 98 per cent of homes and businesses across the Black Country
The next generation of engineers supported by the Skills Factory
The Black Country Skills Factory is continuing to support the next generation of engineers through Apprentice Wage subsidy’s offered to High Value Manufacturing (HVM) SMEs with employers encouraged to develop their apprentice’s to the next level through the Progression Subsidy.
Visit the Skills Factory at the Annual Chamber exhibition
The Black Country Skills Factory are this year’s joint-headline sponsors of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Annual Exhibition at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Thursday 18 September.
Latest LEP eNews lands in inboxes
The latest edition of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership’s newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region
Meet the Board - Dr Chris Handy OBE
Chris was appointed to the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership Board in 2012 and leads on social enterprise. He has also coordinated the production of the Black Country Green Growth Plan
Engineering apprentice wage subsidies for companies
As the new academic term is approaching, the Black Country Skills Factory would like to remind employers of the two types of wage subsidy we have available for high value manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country taking on engineering apprentices.
Dates for new and existing bite-size courses launched
The Black Country Skills Factory have launched new dates for new and existing bite-size courses for high value manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country. The programme will run from early September until December 2014 and will give manufacturers the opportunity to benefit from subsidised...
Black Country businesses urged to go for GOLD
Businesses in the Black Country could be eligible for up to £16,000 in grant funding to support their growth – but they need to act swiftly.
Black Country tourism generates £825 million
Visitors to the Black Country helped generate over £825 million in revenue for the local economy in 2013, according to new figures released by Marketing Birmingham’s research arm the Regional Observatory and tourism research body, Global Tourism Solutions
Vince Cable meets Black Country LEP and successful businesses
Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable visited the Black Country on Thursday 24 July, meeting the LEP Board and touring leading companies Hadley Group and Moog