Launch of the Business Innovation Programme:- a new SME fund for Innovative Businesses across the West Midlands.

This week saw the launch of a new grant scheme to businesses to develop new innovative products that are near to production, ie “close to market”. BIP aims to stimulate innovation within Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to encourage and enable existing businesses to invest for
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Ministers speech at Skills Roadshow: Strengthening vocational education

Skills minister Matthew Hancock delivered the key note speech at this years Skills Roadshow. Speaking about how the government is strengthening vocational education he talks about the importance of responsive and rigorous and training to support current and future employees. To view t
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Planning Birmingham’s Future and Budget Consultation

Please see below information about a public consultation event looking at how Birmingham City Council can work together with communities to find alternative ways of providing services. An Open Forum/Workshop will be held on Monday 9 December from 10.00 – 14.00 at the New Library of Bi
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Key Note Speaker and Comedian Confirmed for the MEBC Dinner

MEBC are pleased to confirm that years key note speaker will be Chris Shearlock, Sustainable Development Manager for The Co-operative Group and entertainment will be provided by comedian Phil Walker. The MEBC Annual Dinner has now been running for over 20 years and is a highlight in t
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Enviro-Entrepreneur Bootcamp. 13-15th November

Do you have a CleanTech business idea? Want support to get it off the ground and turn it into a thriving business? The Enviro-Entrepreneur Bootcamp will support aspiring and new entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a business in the Low Carbon and the Environmental goods and servic
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Training voucher scheme launched to help industry install renewable heating systems

A £500,000 fund aimed at raising the skill set of domestic heating engineers so they can install and maintain renewable heating systems has been set up by Energy Secretary Edward Davey today. The voucher scheme will be backed up by an apprenticeship initiative that will encourage peop
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