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Business charge for vans at city tips

A plan to make it as easy as possible for residents to dispose of waste at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will see businesses using vans charged to dispose of their waste from 10 July 2017. The proposal, devised in recognition of the fact it is the law for firms to have suitable waste […]

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‘Yes’ to second term for Acocks Green BID

The overwhelming majority of Acocks Green shopping centre businesses have voted ‘yes’ to a second term for their business improvement district (BID) with a 75 per cent majority and 82 per cent by rateable value, from a turnout of 48 per cent. The result of the vote was announced by Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of […]

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AMSCI successes highlighted in report

By on 08/12/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A report highlighting the successful performance of the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) and seeking approval for Birmingham City Council to extend its role as the accountable body by a further two years has today been approved by cabinet. Covering both regional and national programmes and funded through the government’s Regional Growth Fund, AMSCI […]

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Western Europe’s most competitive city for investment

By on 10/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham is the highest-performing city in Western Europe for its competitiveness in attracting inward investment.

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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 business, professional […]

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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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