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Acorns Children’s Hospice Wins Prestigious Birmingham Chamber Award 

20 Apr 18

Acorns Children’s Hospice has been recognised for its vital work in the region by the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce .


Business
City groups combine to present tech showcase 

22 Mar 18

Lunar Society partners with Chamber of Commerce to showcase tech innovations in health and wellbeing.


Blog comment
Housing shortfall down but challenge remains 

12 Mar 18

At the start of what could be an important week for housing in the West Midlands, Mike Best reflects on the long-awaited and much-anticipated Greater Birmingham HMA (Housing Market Area) Strategic Growth…


Business
Dance Hub extension to become major centre for performing arts 

9 Mar 18

Birmingham development receives £1.48 million funding to expand dance services in the region.


News
World-renowned Symphony Hall to host Future Faces awards dinner 

8 Mar 18

The young professionals’ arm of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) will celebrate record growth over the past year at their annual dinner at the world-renowned   Symphony Hall on 31st August.


News
Record number of companies chasing glory at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce awards. 

2 Mar 18

A record number of companies are chasing glory in the awards to be presented at the sell-out Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) dinner on Thursday 19th April.


Business
Greater Birmingham recognised for international investment strategy 

13 Feb 18

City region also named among leading cities in Europe for connectivity and business friendliness.


News
Start-up business masterclass coming to Tamworth Enterprise Centre this week  

5 Feb 18

ENTREPRENEURS and new small businesses in Tamworth are invited to attend a free two-day start-up masterclass on Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8 at Tamworth Enterprise Centre.


News
Birmingham chosen to host a major transatlantic business conference. 

5 Feb 18

Birmingham has been chosen to host a major transatlantic business conference in June.


Business
Match funding on offer to Greater Birmingham and Solihull organisations 

1 Feb 18

Projects linked to maximising the economic benefit of HS2 and promote the shift to a low carbon economy.


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…