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News & Case Studies

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

Manufacturing Barometer survey for SME Manufacturers

Monday 26th October

SME manufacturing businesses account for over 98% of UK manufacturing and have a significant impact on our economy. Therefore, companies like yours can provide critical insight into the performance, confidence, and future needs of the sector. 

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Exhibitions supplier receives Coronavirus Business Grant with the Growth Hub’s assistance

Friday 23rd October

Icon Exhibitions & Display received funding and business support, with the help of the Growth Hub, to recover from the coronavirus crisis. Wayne Ball, Managing Director: “James’s advice helped us to get the Pivot and Prosper grant… I think James has been really proactive and I’m hoping he’ll offer more solutions. He’s been really great”.


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Council announces major skills funding provisions for SMEs

Friday 23rd October

Birmingham City Council has received a major boost funding from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for a new employee upskilling programme.      

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BIRMINGHAM ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY LAUNCHES £50K SCHEME TO UPSKILL YOUNG WORKFORCE

Thursday 22nd October

In partnership with Innovate UK, Birmingham Enterprise Community is providing free training and mentorship to youth professionals facing disruptions due to Covid-19

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Government launches Export Growth Plan to help businesses build back better

Friday 16th October

  • £38 million Internationalisation Fund available for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
  • DIT introduces 64 new International Trade Advisors and an Export Academy in the Northern Powerhouse, Midlands Engine and the South West region.
  • New policies will allow businesses to grow their overseas trade to help them recover from the economic impact of coronavirus.


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Reset. Restart has launched to support SMEs in Birmingham

Thursday 15th October

The Business and IP Centre at the Library of Birmingham in partnership with The British Library have launched the Reset. Restart programme: helping local SMEs future-proof their business and aid the nation’s economic renewal.


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Support for SMEs wanting to provide placements for young people under the Kickstart Scheme

Thursday 15th October

GBSLEP Growth Hub is now working with local Kickstart Intermediary Organisations to support employers who want to provide less than 30 placements for young people.  We have recruited a brand new team to help SMEs with skills and apprenticeships, and they will be able to help you navigate the Kickstart Scheme.    

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Prepare for the UK Transition

Tuesday 13th October

There will be guaranteed changes from 1 January for businesses as we start our new relationship with the EU, and there are many actions you can take today to prepare.

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Partnership to deliver free innovation support

Thursday 8th October

The Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Aston University’s Diversity Innovation Support Scheme (DINNOS) to help businesses boost innovation and harness the diversity within their teams.

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2020

Wednesday 7th October

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2020 is going virtual on 23 October to bring women in business a jam-packed day of learning and inspiration. It is suitable for any woman wanting to start or grow a business.

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