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Job creation almost double its target for business scheme

By on 17/02/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A grant scheme that helps businesses across the West Midlands invest in innovative new products is expected to create and safeguard over 600 jobs – significantly over its target of 350. The Business Innovation Programme (BIP) is an £8.7m programme of business support, part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund. Successfully managed by Birmingham City […]

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£600 million Snow Hill masterplan launched

By on 04/02/2015 in Cllr Ali, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham launches £600 million masterplan to become global professional services hub •         City launches 20-year vision for Snow Hill and Colmore districts •         Transformation of the area expected to create 10,000 new jobs Birmingham has today (Wednesday 4th February) unveiled a £600 million masterplan to transform its business district and win further investment from global […]

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Over 4,500 jobs to be safeguarded by 'green' grant scheme

By on 04/12/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A scheme providing grants to small and medium size ‘supply chain’ businesses is expected to create and safeguard over 4,500 jobs and attract £114m in private sector match funding. The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme was first launched in June 2013 and has just closed after committing all of its grant funding after receiving record […]

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Businesses urged to get up to speed with superfast broadband

By on 28/10/2014 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Small and medium-sized businesses across Birmingham are being urged to sign up for grants enabling them to benefit from superfast broadband. Digital Birmingham is offering connection vouchers worth between £100 and £3,000 to help businesses get connected. The grants can be used for all or part of the capital and equipment costs of getting a […]

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Sir Albert welcomes extraenergy to Birmingham

By on 28/08/2014 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

extraenergy supplies Birmingham with investment boost   An energy supplier that aims to offer a cheaper alternative to the Big Six has become the latest investor to make Birmingham its home. extraenergy, a low cost energy supplier that aims to challenge the dominance of the Big Six energy firms, has confirmed plans to locate its […]

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Call for young entrepreneurs to get inspired

By on 15/07/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham's next generation of young entrepreneurs will be given a series of master classes in how to become a business success. The city council's Enterprise Catalyst business support initiative is holding a free one-day event at the Library of Birmingham on 17 July. EnterpriseGen 2014 is designed as a platform for young people aged 16-30 […]

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Cabinet to consider One Station scheme

By on 25/06/2014 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Plans to develop a world class public area linking the city's New Street and Moor Street stations are to go before the city council’s cabinet. The £5.5million One Station scheme, which would utilise the tunnel on St Martins Queensway, would also link both stations to the proposed HS2 Curzon Street station. Cabinet members will meet […]

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Media Watch – May 30

By on 30/05/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Go-ahead for tennis centre (Birmingham Mail) A factory which has remained empty because its yard is too small for lorries is to get a new lease of life as an indoor tennis centre.  Quotes Cllr Barry Henley. Nursery to fight new council business charter (Birmingham Mail) A nursery has launched […]

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French Ambassador's Birmingham debut

By on 21/03/2014 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of the Council, welcomed the French Ambassador, His Excellency Bernard Emié, on his first visit to Birmingham today (21 March).  Mr Emié, who was appointed in April 2011, met with Sir Albert at the Council House where they discussed French business interests in Birmingham and the West Midlands.  France is the […]

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Current position of children's services in Birmingham

By on 19/03/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Summary position statement for the education and vulnerable children overview and scrutiny committee - 19 March 2014 Summary We are making progress but fully acknowledge that the service is still fragile and a lot of work is required.  The fragility is particularly centred on continued uncertainty about the future alongside the need to develop a confidence about the way that the […]

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