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Jan 2013

GBSLEP responds to HS2 extension announcement

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The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has strongly backed the Government’s formal announcement that the HS2 network is to be extended northward to Leeds and Manchester.

Andy Street, GBSLEP Chair, described the opportunities as ‘transformational’ and urged Government to accelerate the process

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GBSLEP January 2013 Blog – Steve Hollis

In the latest blog from the GBSLEP, Deputy Chair Steve Hollis provides an update on the development of the Strategy for Growth. The White Paper for the Strategy was launched in the autumn and received more than 400 responses from partners, stakeholders and businesses

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News in Brief

Regional Growth Fund Round Four launched as JLR announce jobs windfall

A further £350 million is to be made available in round four of the Regional Growth Fund Read more » just days after the news that Jaguar Land Rover, supported by an earlier bid for RGF investment, is creating 800 new jobs in Solihull

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GBSLEP in call for ambitious businesses with growth plans to step forward

Businesses that are looking for finance to help support plans to create jobs are being urged to step forward and tap into support on offer through the LEP.

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Greater Birmingham Project launched

The GBSLEP has started work with Lord Heseltine on a review, titled the Greater Birmingham Project, which will look at ways to implement the recommendations of his report ‘No Stone Unturned'.

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Tracy Westall joins Board of GBSLEP

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracy Westall, Public Sector Director of SCC, to its Board.
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Business Minister and professional services events showcase
LEP work

The GBSLEP has been involved in two important visits this month, including a visit by Business Minister Michael Fallon, showcasing the work to underpin economic development .
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