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Latest LEP newsletter out now
Key economic statistics, sources of funding and ways to find public sector contracts are all featured in the latest e-newsletter from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership
Free training to boost your business
Now you can afford the training that you and your team need – thanks to Skill UP – a major initiative offering £5million worth of FREE training to Black Country businesses.
Latest Black Country economic trends
Thousands of jobs have been created, worklessness has decreased and educational attainment has improved in the Black Country, according to a new report from the Black Country Consortium
£4.99m funding for Black Country Superfast Broadband
Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, today announced £4.99m additional funding for superfast broadband in the Black Country
Connect with Black Country broadband in new consultation
Broadband operators are other interested parties are being encouraged to respond to a consultation about the Black Country Broadband Plan, which opens today
Black Country LEP and Walsall ranked in European top ten for investment
The Black Country LEP and Walsall have been included in the top ten of a European ranking of high-potential investment areas by fdi Magazine
Book now for 2014 Black Country Economic Review
The very latest economic information about the Black Country will be presented at a special event later this month, and local businesses can book free places to attend online now
West Midlands LEPs announce new finance programme
The Black Country is one of half a dozen areas to benefit from a new £125 million fund, thanks to cooperation between each of the areas’ local enterprise partnerships
Skills Factory subsidy supports BEng degree at University of Wolverhampton
The Black Country Skills Factory is working with the University of Wolverhampton providing subsidies of up to £2,000 off course fees for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country, for employees taking up a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering.
Black Country City Deal signed
The Minister for Cities, Greg Clark, formally signed the City Deal with Black Country local authorities and the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership today
Skills Factory launches career map at careers event
The Black Country Skills Factory launched a Career Map to young people at the University of Wolverhampton’s ‘Manufacture a Career in Engineering’ event last month.
Black Country businesses make the most of LEP Meet the Funders event
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership hosted a ‘Meet the Funder’ event at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Wednesday 29th January
Black Country Enterprise Zone additional £6.25m to improve infrastructure
The Black Country Enterprise Zone will receive up to £6.25m to improve infrastructure so heavy duty electricity can be supplied to the i54 South Staffordshire Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering site
Black Country identified as an entrepreneurial hotspot
The number of new start-ups in the Black Country has propelled the region into the top six highest-performing areas in the UK
Black Country Skills Factory transforming skills in the High Value Manufacturing Sector
Launched in July 2013, the Black Country Skills Factory is an employer-led project supported by government funding whose aim is to address the skills shortages in the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector in the Black Country, the only scheme of this kind across the UK to focus specifically on the HVM sector.
Limited places left on our Apprenticeship Breakfast Surgery
There’s still time for companies to book their place on our free Engineering Apprenticeship Breakfast Surgery on Tuesday 4th February.