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.
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.
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...
The Accord Group is delighted to announce eight delivery partners for the 'Working Together' housing and prosperity project.
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.
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.
The Black Country LEP is supporting a social media campaign aimed at local businesses
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.
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.
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.
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...