Have you heard of the LEP? Probably not. Well they are missioned with creating an atmosphere where business will flourish. That sounds like hard work. They create the right conditions for business to grow in the Black Country.

Key Objectives


Businesses need to have the right environment to facilitate business growth and investment.


Businesses require accessibility and reliability improvements on the infrastructure network to quickly, efficiently and on a timely basis move their employees and visitors to and from the workplace, and their products to and from varied destinations, locally, nationally and globally.

Access to Capital / Investment

Businesses need better access to capital and investment funds. We need to develop new and innovative approaches to bring together public and private assets to generate “Joint Venture” funding solutions.

Business Advice & Support

The Black Country is characterised by low business density and low numbers of new start ups. Businesses need enhanced access to quality advice and support to assist them to become more competitive and increasingly knowledge-led.

Skills Development & Education

The Black Country is one of the weakest sub-regions in the UK in terms of its education and skill levels. Businesses have difficulties in recruiting skilled employees and there is a need to increase the match of demand (businesses) to Supply (colleges, private providers etc).

See if they can help your business flourish….

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Tosca Lahiri

Founder at Wicked Spider
Tosca Lahiri helps people become more successful by supporting them with the technical aspects of marketing their organisation online.

Tosca is the charismatic founder of Wicked Spider, a specialist web design consultancy, training and video marketing agency.

Tosca thrives in opening up the world of websites and technology so that those without a formal training in the field can enter and feel empowered.

Tosca has recently been nominated for an Excellence in Digital Enterprise Award. Tosca is passionate about helping businesses like yours to achieve their goals.
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