BIP Features »

March 16, 2020 – 6:00 am |

One of the UK’s leading providers of strategic manufacturing outsourcing services has invested over £100,000 into creating a new Electrostatic Discharge manufacturing facility.
Go to the main page

Read the full story »
BIP business guides & tools

Please register/login to access content

BIP Access to Finance

Access to Finance,Grants & Business Support

BIP Features

West Midlands business highlights, opportunites and networking

Bips and Pieces

All the best from the web handpicked out by our team, including the World of tech

Business News

Latest West Midlands news affecting your business

Home » Business News

Business brief continues after re-appointment…

Submitted by on April 18, 2014 – 6:46 am |

Mark Whitehouse, deputy managing director at Clarke AssociatesBirmingham communications consultancy Clarke Associates has been re-appointed to continue a PR and marketing campaign promoting business support to SMEs across the region.

Clarke Associates first won the campaign for the Business Development Programme (BDP) at the start of 2013 and following a competitive tender, has now been commissioned to deliver until the programme finishes in June 2015.

BDP, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), provides a comprehensive business support pack to SMEs across the Greater Birmingham Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBS LEP) area through financial assistance and an innovative coaching and mentoring scheme.

The programme has already assisted more than 95 businesses to implement expansion plans, creating 393 new jobs across the Greater Birmingham Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area.  The awareness generated for the programme has assisted Birmingham City Council in delivering £3.4 million in grants and matched funding to local businesses, making a significant impact on the West Midlands economy.

Mark Whitehouse, deputy managing director at Clarke Associates, who leads on the account, said: “Winning new business is always a positive, but there is no greater testament to a consultancy’s work than being reappointed.  We are in a position where we have a depth of knowledge combined with a determined focus to help the programme fulfil its objectives over the remaining 15 months.”

The programme is administered by Birmingham City Council on behalf of the GBS LEP and is available to businesses in the GBS LEP area which includes Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, East Staffs, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull, Tamworth and Wyre Forest.

Clarke Associates has been working with each of the local authority communications teams across the region to ensure the programme is promoted locally and regionally.

Go to the main page

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We use Cookies - By using this site or closing this you agree to our Cookies policy.
Accept Cookies