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£3m Technical Academy opens to future-proof West Midlands manufacturing
23/03/2018
The West Midlands has received a major productivity boost today, with the launch of a new £3m Technical Academy that will help bridge the skills gap and get the region ready for the next industrial revolution.
Interchange partners celebrate as station works gear up
22/03/2018
Wolverhampton Interchange partners are celebrating contractors Galliford Try gearing up for full demolition of the city’s railway station.
Black Country LEP Conference celebrates continued economic growth
21/03/2018
Delegates from public, private and voluntary sector organisations and businesses in the Black Country joined the Black Country LEP for the Annual Conference at West Bromwich Albion Football Club this morning (21 March 2018).
Supply Chain support scoops nomination at West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards 2018
21/03/2018
The Midland Metro Alliance, in partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority and the Black Country Growth Hub, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Innovation category next month’s West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards.
Midlands UK presents its success story to thousands at MIPIM 2018
19/03/2018
The Midlands UK Pavilion welcomed more than 4,700 visitors at global real estate show MIPIM 2018 (Cannes, France, 13-16 March), a 57% increase on 2017’s event, which attracted 3,000.
£4.9 million broadband boost for City of Wolverhampton
16/03/2018
City of Wolverhampton Council has won £4.9 million of government money to help roll out full-fibre broadband infrastructure in the city.
Sky high vision for city centre business
15/03/2018
Spectacular new images have been revealed at MIPIM in Cannes showcasing City of Wolverhampton's Interchange Commercial District vision.
Social impact conference tackling employment challenges faced by Black Country young people
14/03/2018
No One Left Behind is back! The free to attend, social impact conference tackling the challenges young people in the Black Country are facing in the employment market, will take place on Friday 27th of April 2018 at Copthorne Merry Hill from 9:30am.
West Midlands lands £350 million deal to help meet future housing demand
13/03/2018
The West Midlands this afternoon (Tuesday) landed a £350 million deal to help speed up the building of thousands of new homes and meet the region’s future housing needs.
The Black Country recognised once again as cost effective location for business
13/03/2018
The Black Country LEP has been recognised once again as one of the top 10 cost-effective LEPs by the fDi Magazines European Cities and Regions of the Future ranking 2018/19.
£250million of finance now available to Black Country businesses
13/03/2018
The British Business Bank (BBB) has launched its £250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), with a mix of debt and equity finance now available to the Black Country business community, as well as the wider West, East and South-East Midlands region.
Black Country LEP to highlight new investment opportunities at MIPIM 2018
12/03/2018
The Black Country LEP will join more than 70 public and private sector partners, 10 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to form the largest delegation Midlands UK has ever taken to MIPIM
Apprentices on track to success
09/03/2018
Two apprentices helping to deliver the Midland Metro tram extensions for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) joined the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and the authority’s transport lead Cllr Roger Lawrence and productivity and skills lead Cllr George Duggins to announce the move.
£20m WMCA pledge for Commonwealth Games Village
09/03/2018
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) today (Friday 9 March) pledged £20 million towards building the planned Commonwealth Games Village in Perry Barr.
Plans for Birmingham 2022 handover underway -  Organisers seek 2,022 young people to take part in the live televised handover
07/03/2018
Plans are well under way for the official Birmingham 2022 handover ceremony on Sunday, 15 April 2018, which will see young people and artists from the city perform as part of the Closing Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Wealth of opportunity for region’s entrepreneurs as Midven secure £35 million of Midlands Engine Investment Fund
27/02/2018
Leading venture capital firm Midven has been appointed to manage the £35 million equity finance portion of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Midven will invest all of the funds into high-growth businesses across the West Midlands over the next five years.