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Council plans £1.5m Women's Enterprise Centre for Sparkbrook

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Image caption The centre would open in part of the Southside Business Centre

A £1.5m centre designed to get more women involved in business is due to be approved by Birmingham councillors.

The Women's Enterprise Centre, at Southside Business Centre in Sparkbrook, will support women to set up their own businesses.

Councillor Tahir Ali said the scheme would help boost employment in the area.

The council said there were high unemployment rates among women in inner city wards such as Sparkbrook.

Under the scheme, the east wing of the building will be redeveloped into separate commercial units specifically for women tenants.

The funding has come from several sources, including the European Regional Development Fund.

Mr Ali added: "It will do much to improve business skills and confidence amongst women."

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