Presentation on theme: "WORKSHOP 4.2 HE and innovation in regions and cities Jan Gilder, University of Wolverhampton, tel: 07967218293 Jas Bains, Accord Group, tel: 07866534730."— Presentation transcript:
WORKSHOP 4.2 HE and innovation in regions and cities Jan Gilder, University of Wolverhampton, tel: 07967218293 Jas Bains, Accord Group, tel: 07866534730 5 March 2015
One of the largest housing and health & social care providers in the Midlands Annual turnover 170m Euros plus over 48m Euros annual capital spend 1,048m Euros assets (at cost) Successful growth & new business, financially strong with capacity to grow A social business creating profit for core purposes Engaged and ready to do more business with Europe Award winning social business creating profit for social purpose Over 13,000 units in ownership & management Directly engaged 25,000 housing customers Over 70,000 hours of care delivered weekly Employs over 5,000 staff HCA Partner delivering 500 new homes every year Accord Overview
One of the largest UK Universities in the Midlands with nearly 23,000 students A major role in shaping a democratic and inclusive society Award winning for working with business and community engagement Enhancing individual life chances by encouraging and enabling individuals and business to develop their own capabilities Serving an adaptable economy, regionally, nationally and internationally A different kind of business investing in the entire student experience The University of Opportunity Annual turnover 230m Euros Employs over 2,400 staff Presence in 120 countries globally, including a Brussels office 94% graduate employability record last year Create 70 graduate businesses a year Help about 1000 SMEs a year University of Wolverhampton Overview
A Shared Opportunity 80% of UW students come from a 25 mile radius We are more than located in this area- we belong 100% of Accord tenants are located in this 25 mile radius Wolverhampton
About the Black Country FTE @ 240 days each 4 22% 5 39M locally 2 450K pp 6 19bn Euros s 9 105 th to 87th 10 2014 – 2020
Black Country Goals All 82 secondary schools (incl. 40 underperforming) perform above national average with a focus on key STEM subjects + English & Maths; All 304 primary schools (incl. 131 underperforming) perform above national average.
SCIENCE BUILDING and SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT Education standards improved (21pp) higher than national percentage point rise (13.4pp)
Skills Factory 85 HVM employers training engineering apprentices 2332 trained via bite-sized courses 12 Schools & 100 pupils worked with Manufacturing Institute on a Skills Challenge so 13/14 year olds choose Engineering + Manufacturing careers 25 school / teacher / master craftsmen / work experience placements Results 10.5M Government Investment included in Black Country Economic Plan 4.9M Investment awarded to a 10M University Opportunity site build.