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

BBC Flexi-Apprenticeship Programme Starting Soon

Wednesday 12th January

Calling Creative businesses working in screen-based production, including TV and games. Find out how you can be supported getting an apprentice into your company without all the risks. If you have roles to cover, including Junior Content Producer, Digital Marketeer or Software Developer then you should attend the BBC Apprenticeship Workshop on 20th January to hear about their new flexi-apprenticeship programming soon.

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Managing working from home during the coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday 4th January

Top tips for employers and managers For healthy and productive working when at home. it's important to have trust and confidence between employers and employees.

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Job Creation Grants for Lichfield Businesses

Tuesday 14th December

SMEs in Lichfield looking to create a new job placement can get £3.500 from Lichfield council, in addition to national incentives.

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Support for businesses on staying safe and compliant under Plan B

Monday 13th December

Make sure you're up to date on the latest guidelines for businesses, and find out how our Growth & Resilience team can support you to ensure your business can keep trading safely.

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What do local businesses think about the government's Peer Networks programme?

Wednesday 8th December

Last week, we were delighted to be joined at the Birmingham Grand by some of the business leaders who have completed Peer Networks - a national business growth programme delivered locally by GBSLEP Growth Hub. 350 businesses have completed or are currently participating in the programme, which our evaluation has shown to triple the level of confidence business leaders feel, equipping them to steer their business successfully towards growth.

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Government levels playing field for SMEs with better access to public contracts

Monday 6th December

In support of Small Business Saturday, the government has published a ‘Selling To Government Guide’ which will give small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) essential information on how to bid for and win government contracts.

The government plans to give smaller businesses better access to the £50 billion worth of public contracts, which can include anything from supplying hospital equipment to providing public sector pensions, which are tendered each year.

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Landmark year for GBSLEP as £1.2 million Clean Growth Programme launched at annual conference

Thursday 2nd December

Local businesses and leaders gathered to celebrate a decade of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and the launch of a new £1.2 million programme to help fulfil Net Zero ambitions.

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Osborn Communications receives support with funding, trademarks and more

Thursday 25th November


Osborn Communications is a PR and Communications Agency launched during COVID that supports businesses who want to reach larger audiences and get their message out.

GBSLEP Growth Hub was able to support this business with funding, mentoring, business planning, and trademark protection.

Hear from Director Chris Leggett on the invaluable support he received.

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Early Years Career Progression Pathways

Thursday 18th November

The Early Years Career Progression Pathways (EYCPP), part-funded by the European Social Fund, is a programme designed to provide an effective response to the skills gaps and recruitment and retention challenges faced within the Early Years and Childcare sectors.

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