Tag: LEP

Media Watch – May 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham city region LEP publishes strategy for growth (localgov.co.uk) The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a new strategy, which aims to establish the city region as the major driver of the British economy. Sir Albert Bore quoted. LEPs need more ‘government clarity’ about future funding […]

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Media Watch – August 1

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Opera with real attitude (Daily Telegraph) Preview of the forthcoming Birmingham Opera Company performance of Mittwoch Aus Licht – a production supported by Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council. Safety label error costs firm £4,000 (Birmingham Mail) A company has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 by magistrates […]

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Partners sign up to support creative city

By on 26/07/2012 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

A number of partners from across Birmingham and the wider region have today (Thursday, July 26) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to drive forward Birmingham's vision as a Creative City. The MOU brings together 11 organisations, who will work together to develop partnership opportunities to support cultural and creative activities and projects. Birmingham City […]

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Culture Minister launches Birmingham Creative City initiative

By on 25/10/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Culture Minister Ed Vaizey will today urge West Midlands business leaders to invest in creative industries as part of ambitious plans to boost the economy of Greater Birmingham and Solihull. The Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries will launch 'Creative City' - a groundbreaking Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership […]

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Chancellor visits Birmingham to announce Enterprise Zone

By on 28/07/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, paid a welcome visit to Birmingham today to announce the Government's approval of the Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone bid. The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership's (LEP) establishment of an Enterprise Zone will be estimated to create 40,000 new jobs and generate £2.8 billion into the regional […]

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City Region makes way for LEP

By on 26/01/2011 in News with 0 Comments

The City Region partnership, which has worked to improve the area's economic prospects, is being wound up following the creation of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). The main reason the decision was today (January 26) taken by the City Region Growth and Prosperity Board is that the new LEPs will be carrying out similar roles in […]

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Media Watch – Dec 2

By on 02/12/2010 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Revived Mill hotel gets green light (Birmingham Post) Council gives planning approval to Edgbaston Mill Hotel, a 200-room hotel opposite Warwickshire CCC. Feature on new LEP (Birmingham Post) In depth interview with Bridget Blow - chair of the LEP - following first meeting of the board. AWM axe hits Longbridge […]

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LEP Development Board sets Priorities for Early Action

By on 01/12/2010 in News with 0 Comments

The new Local Enterprise Partnership, which encompasses Birmingham, Solihull, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth has held its first 'Development Board' meeting. Chaired by Bridget Blow, the Development Board is now tasked with preparing the essential groundwork for the establishment of a full board in the April 2011. First on the agenda was […]

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Local Enterprise Partnership gets the green light

By on 28/10/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Business and local authority leaders in Birmingham, Solihull, East Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth are celebrating after the Government informed them that it has approved their proposals for a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).   Mike Whitby, leader of Birmingham City Council, welcomed the announcement, saying: “The coalition Government has recognised the strength of our LEP, which […]

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LEP proposals outlined

By on 03/09/2010 in News with 0 Comments

*Picture caption below Business and political leaders from Birmingham, Solihull, Lichfield, Tamworth and East Staffordshire, will join forces this Friday to put the official seal on joint proposals for their preferred option for a new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The move comes ahead of the Government's deadline of September 6th for local authorities and business […]

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