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Meet the GBSLEP to draft Strategic Economic Plan for SMEs
September 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has recently published a consultation version of its Strategic Economic Plan 2016-30 (SEP). The SEP which sets out an ambitious vision for Greater Birmingham to become a top global city region by 2030 and, in doing so, to raise the quality of life for all of those that live and work here.
We would like to invite you to a stakeholder engagement event focused on the founders and leaders of early stage technology businesses. The importance of SMEs in the local economy is well documented and the growth of the digital sector and the application of digital solutions across all sectors will be a key driver of the growth of the economy so we really like to secure your engagement in this work.
The roundtable discussion will address those elements of the SEP that relate to start-ups and SME’s and will hear from Ian McLaughlan, Growth Hub Manager about the business support services available through the Hub and then we will open a discussion to seek your views on the vision, objectives and priorities set out in the SEP, as well as discussing how the LEP and Growth Hub, and indeed Innovation Birmingham can work with you in the future to deliver activities that will help to achieve them.
The event will be hosted at Faraday Wharf, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4BB on 7th September from 08.30 to 09.30 with refreshments available from 08.00h.
We are limited to 20 places, so attendance is by RSVP only: please reply to Nick Glover at the GBSLEP Executive (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are unable to attend but would like participate, you can share your views by taking part in the online survey consultation: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XK9WZRZ
GBSLEP is also very keen that as many of the residents, businesses, partners and stakeholders across Greater Birmingham & Solihull have the chance to share their views – so any assistance you can provide promoting the consultation would be very welcome. The LEP is running a promotional campaign from its Twitter feed (@gbslep), and the link to the website is as follows: http://www.centreofenterprise.com/sep2016