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June 2013

More than 300 attendees gather for GBSLEP annual conference

annual conference

Stakeholders and businesses from across Greater Birmingham and beyond gathered at Villa Park yesterday to hear about the progress made by the GBSLEP over the last year and to look forward to further success.
Included among the presentations were four case study videos showcasing some of the projects being supported by the GBSLEP.

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Additionally, the GBSLEP published its annual report for 2012-13, showcasing some of the key achievements and future plans. Download the report here >

GBSLEP Chair responds to Government Spending Review

Andy Street, Chair of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, has responded to the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

The latest round made available £10 billion over five years for the Single Local Growth Fund, in addition to £5 billion of EU funding for LEPs, following work by Lord Heseltine and supported by the GBSLEP.

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New masterplan positions UK Central as key driver of 100,000 new jobs

arupAn ambitious masterplan which outlines how the area around the NEC and Birmingham Airport could be developed to create 100,000 jobs and boost GDP by as much as £19.5 billion has been published.

The masterplan for UK Central (UKC) explains the vision of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and the GBSLEP for development of this area up until 2040.

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£20 million Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme launched

green bridge A £20 million funding programme to help supply chain companies develop, grow and diversify within the green sector in the West Midlands has been launched.
The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme is available to businesses in the Local Enterprise Partnership areas of Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, The Marches, Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent and Worcestershire.

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Growing Places Fund helps roll out the Red Carpet for cinema project

red carpet cinemaA new two-screen independent cinema is being built in East Staffordshire after securing support from the Growing Places Fund.
The Red Carpet Cinema is an independent cinema and café focusing on intelligent mainstream and art house films at Barton Marina, near Barton-under-Needwood.

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