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Read more about the latest news and updates from the GBSLEP, our partners, and the local area.

The Manufacturing Barometer survey is open for SME manufacturers to have their say

Friday 15th January

This is your chance to highlight the specific needs of SME manufacturers, without the influence of larger companies who may present a different outlook, call for the support you need to accelerate recovery and enable future sector growth.

Closing 22 January

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New EU Transition website for the West Midlands

Thursday 14th January

A new website has been launched to provide impartial information to help businesses stay informed about the changes that affect them and take advantage of new opportunities arising from the new rules which came into force from January 1.

Growth Hubs from across the west midlands have joined forces to help businesses understand the key areas of change and the challenges arising from the UK’s new trading status.

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Get Free Support on Your Strategic Leadership and Business Marketing

Wednesday 13th January

Birmingham City University Business School are offering a free analysis, and personalised report highlighting your business growth opportunities and challenges. From there you can choose to attend a series of four virtual workshops (running from 2nd February through to 23rd February), or up to 12 hours of free advice and assistance to help you develop a comprehensive business strategy.

The Enterprise for Success programme is funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP and ERDF.

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EU Transition Business Support Diagnostic Survey

Wednesday 13th January

The West Midlands Growth Hubs have been tasked by government with connecting local businesses to business support and specialist support in order to help businesses comply with the new rules that came into force on the 1st January 2021, with the end of the transition period, and we need your help.

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Skills to Screen Midlands

Monday 11th January

For individuals affected by redundancy or at risk of losing their job, and looking for a career change in 2021. This free to attend Skills to Screen Midlands course will introduce participants to the range of in-demand roles in the screen sector and how transferable skills will add value to these creative teams.

Application deadline: 17th January 2021.


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The FSE Group Festival of Funding

Monday 11th January

Are you a passionate entrepreneur from a group that you feel is under-represented? Are you looking to grow and generate more exposure and income for your business? Sign up now to speak to real people who can help you achieve your goals.

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Letter from Andy Street

Friday 8th January

Letter from the Mayor of the West Midlands to all Business Leaders

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New grants announced for businesses affected by the latest lockdown

Tuesday 5th January

Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure will receive new grants to help them keep afloat until spring. In total, the package of measures is worth £4.6bn across the UK.

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Black Social Entrepreneurs Futures Programme - application deadline extended

Tuesday 5th January

The programme is aimed at black social entrepreneurs based in the West Midlands, who want to increase their impact and trading income. Applicaton deadline extended to 31 January 2021. This programme is fully funded.

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A deal with the EU has been reached and businesses should take action

Thursday 31st December

Message from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

As with any major change, there will be challenges as we adjust to new ways of doing business with the EU. Government will be there to support you to adapt and to capitalise on the opportunities created by this deal.

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