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News & Case Studies

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

Supporting small businesses to develop and grow with easy access to digital expertise and skills

Tuesday 28th June

Tom Haworth, Founder of B13 Technology, has a clear goal to grow and scale his business whilst supporting other SMEs to grow theirs too, through access to the right digital skills at a cost they can afford. Similarly, the GBSLEP Growth Hub supports SMEs to grow, including B13 Technology, by providing funded business services. With both organisations helping the small business owner, we wanted to find out more from Tom as to "why?" he set up a business to do this. Here's what he had to say.



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International Women in Engineering Day - engaging with the next generation

Thursday 23rd June

The skills shortage is impacting businesses throughout the GBSLEP region. While the children that GBSIoT went to visit aren’t quite old enough to join the workforce yet, making sure we engage with them at an early age to help them understand the range of roles out there is incredibly important.

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Learning at Work Week roundup

Monday 20th June

If you missed our posts about the different ways you should be integrating skills into your business, this article brings them all into one handy place. 

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How can SMEs help employees carry on working during the rail strike?

Thursday 16th June

Next week the biggest rail strike in 30 years will take place. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has announced its intention to stage strike action across several train companies, including West Midlands Railway. The action will cause severe disruption to commuters and businesses alike. So what can be done to help employees who rely on the rail network to get to work?

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Why do people start up a social enterprise or a community interest company (CIC)

Wednesday 8th June

Everyone’s story and motivation behind “why” they started up a social enterprise or CIC is unique. Often personal experience is a leading cause for an individual or group of people to start up a new enterprise.  Here is Daniel's "why".

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Learning at Work Week - what volunteering brings to business and why you should be doing it

Wednesday 18th May

Volunteering – doing something, especially to help other people

Eva Alos, ESF Project Manager, volunteers her time to support Reengage. We spoke to Eva to find out why she volunteers, what she gets out of it, and what it brings to her role in the Skills Hub.

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