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News
New awards introduced at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce annual dinner 

12 Jan 18

Three new categories are set to be introduced at the 2018 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce annual awards and dinner.


Business
New mission to target Commonwealth countries 

12 Dec 17

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce launches plan to help members find new business partners in Commonwealth countries…


Business
Low Carbon SMEs Launch Event 

6 Nov 17

Aston University’s Low Carbon SME programme provides free support to SME’s, located in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area, to reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint and enhance resource efficiency.


News
Organisations in Lichfield and Burntwood urged to apply for share of £6million funding pot 

1 Nov 17

Organisations across Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to apply for a share of more than £6million of funding.


Blog comment
Enterprise Partnership aims to boost local innovation 

26 Oct 17

Organisations encouraged to apply for more than £6 million of funding.


Blog comment
Boardrooms should focus on the social line as well as bottom line 

25 Oct 17

Earlier today, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce released its latest Economic Review which underlined the skills issues faced by the region, whilst official figures this morning show national economic growth…


News
Skills shortages the biggest obstacle to growth, says Chambers of Commerce report 

25 Oct 17

Skills shortages are the biggest obstacle to economic growth in Birmingham, a major new report published today (25/10) has revealed.


News
Funding boost brings Lichfield Southern Bypass a step nearer 

20 Oct 17

Work to create Lichfield’s Southern Bypass has moved a step closer after a £5million funding commitment was made by the Department for Transport.


News
Job figures signal a ‘growing economy’, says CEO of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. 

18 Oct 17

Unemployment is continuing to fall in the West Midlands, according to new statistics published today (18/10).


Rugby
Former Sainsbury’s Bank chief takes over LEP 

13 Oct 17

Tim Pile succeeds Steve Hollis as chairman of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership…


Business
Former Sainsbury’s Bank chief takes over LEP 

13 Oct 17

Tim Pile succeeds Steve Hollis as chairman of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership…


Business
New Chair for Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership announced 

13 Oct 17

Management structure changes at regional business organisation.


Business
Region’s job creation outperforms national average 

3 Oct 17

23,257 new private sector jobs created across Greater Birmingham and Solihull in 2016.


News
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce survey aims to tackle skills gap problems 

26 Sep 17

A new survey by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and recruitment firm Robert Walters aims to develop a better understanding of the skills gap facing the region.


Rugby
Tech entrepreneur crowned Future Face of Greater Birmingham 

19 Sep 17

Tom Charman founded an app which aims to make it easier to get to know cities…


Business
Tech entrepreneur crowned Future Face of Greater Birmingham 

19 Sep 17

Tom Charman founded an app which aims to make it easier to get to know cities…


Blog
Gavin meets with CEO of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce 

13 Sep 17

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, welcomed Paul Faulkner to Codsall to discuss his priorities in the constituency.


Blog comment
Organisations urged to access funding to develop skills base 

5 Sep 17

Funds worth £26.8 million on offer to support skills and learning development across Greater Birmingham & Solihull.


Local news
Funding gives green light for Midland Metro to extend out to Edgbaston 

1 Sep 17

The next stage of the Midland Metro line through Birmingham has been given the green light.


News
“Hello Greater Birmingham” Plan for new town on green belt between Coventry and Birmingham 

21 Aug 17

Campaigners fear green belt between two cities will be eroded…


Blog feature
Launch of the ERDF Business Growth Programme Round 15 

18 Aug 17

Round 15 of the ERDF £33m Business Growth Programme launched on Monday 14th August.


Blog feature
GBSLEP is looking to appoint a new voluntary Chair – learn more here 

3 Aug 17

The Greater Birmingham Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) was established in 2010 as a partnership of business, public sector, further and higher education leaders.


Business
Business technologies drive earns region praise 

14 Jul 17

National recognition for West Midlands initiative.


Business
Developer eyes Birmingham HQ with £2 million investment 

7 Jul 17

Funding from Finance Birmingham’s £56 million Regional Mezzanine Fund.


Business
Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP announces search for new chair 

4 Jul 17

Champion for the region sought as replacement.