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Iron: Man kicks off next phase of Midland Metro tram expansion
The next phase in the expansion of the Midland Metro tram network officially got underway today (Tuesday September 5) when one of Birmingham’s most iconic statues – Iron: Man – was lifted out of Victoria Square.
Action plan proposed to unlock land for housing and jobs
An action plan to unlock hundreds of hectares of land for housing and commercial use is to be considered by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Trading with Europe Live
Europe is the most important regional market for UK exports and the Midlands. Trading with Europe currently represent some 45% Midlands exports and has been this level for some time; it is literally a second home market for most UK companies.
British Business Bank launches first £120million tranche of Midlands Engine Investment Fund
The British Business Bank has announced the first wave of its £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund
Julia Goldsworthy appointed director of strategy for West Midlands Combined Authority
Devolution expert Julia Goldsworthy is to join the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) as director of strategy.
Black Country SMEs encouraged to apply for free skills training
Businesses in the Black Country are being urged to take advantage of free training that is being offered to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to help upskill staff, raise productivity and boost business growth.
Stars of screen and sport back the Birmingham 2022 Bid
Hollywood stars Julie Walters and David Harewood are joining with over 60 top sports stars to back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Supporting Your Business To Reach New Heights
Aston Programme For Small Business Growth is looking for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their early stage business to the next level.
Transport-Led Development in the Midlands
Ensuring regional growth and connectivity through the delivery of transport and infrastructure schemes
Black Country Call for built environment experts. Join the Black Country Garden City Panel
The Black Country Garden City is an ambitious initiative to increase the quantity and raise the quality of new housing in the Black Country.
Leamington Spa bowled over to be part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid
Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park, home of Bowls England and the English National Bowls Championships, has today been revealed as the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls venue for Birmingham’s 2022 Bid.
Oldbury Viaduct – M5 junctions 1-2 progress update
The next stage of Highways England’s main repair works on the M5 between junctions 1 and 2 (Oldbury Viaduct) went live at the end of July.
The Future of British Manufacturing
The Black Country Growth Hub in collaboration with Lloyds Banking Group has developed a breakfast event called “The Future of Manufacturing”
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme addresses the support gap for growth-orientated small businesses, helping them to unlock their economic and job creation potential.
Building for a brighter future
New homes, new factories and new colleges are just part of a £211 million plan that is changing the face of the Black Country.

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Apr 19

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