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New training centre: Gareth Jones (left), Colin Mills (right)

£235,000 investment delivers world class training academy for In-Comm…

April 16, 2014 – 7:32 am |

A leading training provider is reinforcing its commitment to delivering the best possible apprentice and vocational skills in the West Midlands by making a major investment in its Aldridge-based academy.
In-Comm Training and Business Services has …

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Five Unusual Interview Questions And How To Answer Them…

April 14, 2014 – 2:04 am | One Comment | 

Job interviewWhether it’s their first interview or their fiftieth, no matter what job they’re applying for, people always seem to be worried about that question. The one that was impossible to prepare for and they never could have anticipated.

Don’t worry, BIP is here to help. We’ve identified five of the most common tricky questions and how you should respond to them.

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CBI responds to Alex Salmond speech at SNP Spring Conference…

April 16, 2014 – 8:30 am |

Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy DirectorThe CBI today responded to a speech by Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, at the Scottish National Party’s Spring Conference in Aberdeen.

Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:

“Scotland’s economy is stronger as part of the UK, benefiting from setting its own course on key issues through devolution, at the same time as having support of the union. Read the full story »

Esteemed professor designs a dynamic new blueprint to help organisations succeed and thrive in comprehensive business guide…

April 16, 2014 – 7:50 am |
Esteemed professor designs a dynamic new blueprint to help organisations succeed and thrive in comprehensive business guide…

In a world where human organisations fail each day, Building Anti-Fragile Organisations: Risk, Opportunity and Governance in a Turbulent World by Professor Tony Bendell explores a powerful alternative framework for risk in the design and …

Animated future for Concert Sign & Display following 100% growth…

April 16, 2014 – 7:40 am |
Sean Morrough, Managing Director at Concept Sign & Display

The company behind some of Birmingham’s most prominent signs and LED digital billboards has fully repaid a five year loan in just 18 months, after doubling its turnover.
Concept Sign & Display, based at 22 Gas …

£235,000 investment delivers world class training academy for In-Comm…

April 16, 2014 – 7:32 am |
New training centre: Gareth Jones (left), Colin Mills (right)

A leading training provider is reinforcing its commitment to delivering the best possible apprentice and vocational skills in the West Midlands by making a major investment in its Aldridge-based academy.
In-Comm Training and Business Services has …

Glass Express Midlands invests for five-year growth…

April 16, 2014 – 7:20 am |
Salinder Singh, Owner, Glass Express Midlands (left), Sukh Nat, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial (right)

14 April, 2014 – Oldbury-based Glass Express Midlands, a leading producer of bespoke glass products, is to purchase its own premises and invest in new machinery following £535,000 in new funding from Santander Corporate & …

New research reveals disconnect between infrastructure needs and public concern – CBI…

April 16, 2014 – 7:10 am |
New research reveals disconnect between infrastructure needs and public concern – CBI…

The public need to be convinced that tough choices on upgrading national infrastructure are necessary, according to a new poll of more than 1000 members of the public by Ipsos MORI for the CBI. The …

Dr Richie Nanda, Executive Chairman of The Shield Group named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Business Awards 2014…

April 16, 2014 – 7:00 am |
Asian Business Awards 2014 (L to R Vijay Patel, Mr Solanki, Dr Nanda, Michael Gove MP, Bhikhu Patel)

Dr Richie Nanda, Executive Chairman of The Shield Group, the UK’s ninth largest security solutions provider and TOPSGRUP, India’s most preferred security solutions brand and the first Indian MNC to acquire a security company in …

Cyber criminal to appear at Liverpool conference…

April 16, 2014 – 6:50 am |
Cyber criminal to appear at Liverpool conference…

A former Cyber criminal will be using his experience to warn companies of the threats they could be facing without proper security systems in place.
Matthew Beddoes, who served a prison sentence for hacking the United …

Wolverhampton based Precise Mortgages says consumer sentiment lags behind buoyant market…

April 16, 2014 – 6:40 am |
Alan Cleary, Managing Director of Precise Mortgages

·         almost half (46%) of research respondents believe that the mortgage market is repairing slowly;
·         three in ten (29%) think access to mortgages has improved but not enough, and
·         there is a clear mandate for …

Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief – 15 April 2014…

April 16, 2014 – 6:32 am |
Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief – 15 April 2014…

In this edition of Baker Tilly’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we look at recent developments in the balance of rights and powers governing the relationship between HMRC and taxpayers. Both sides …

Ferno unveils iN/X – the new integrated patient transport and loading system…

April 16, 2014 – 6:30 am |
Ferno unveils iN/X - the new integrated patient transport and loading system

Ferno, a world leading supplier and manufacturer of medical equipment to the emergency services and funeral sector, has launched its new Ferno iN/X  integrated patient transport and loading system in the USA.
The iN/X , which …

Clive Lewis – Short Bio…

April 16, 2014 – 6:20 am |
Managing Director and co-founder of Illumine Training

Clive is one of the world’s leading experts in Mind Mapping, speed reading, accelerated learning and related aspects of managing information overload and creative thinking.  He is also the Managing Director and co-founder of Illumine …

London’s Court of Appeal upholds £72 million worldwide freezing order on former directors of Kazakhstan Kagazy…

April 16, 2014 – 6:10 am |
Senior Partner at Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors

THE UK Court of Appeal this morning unanimously rejected an appeal seeking to drop a £72 million worldwide freezing injunction against two former directors of London-listed, Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc (KK). The injunction had been initially …

Social Enterprise Development Awards 2014 open for entries across the Midlands…

April 14, 2014 – 7:42 am |
Miss-Macaroon’s Rosie-Ginday

Santander has launched the 2014 Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) – a £2 million national community investment programme that helps support social enterprises1 working for the direct benefit of their local community.
From today, the awards …

Cybercrime experts converge on Coventry for university conference…

April 14, 2014 – 7:35 am |
Cybercrime experts converge on Coventry for university conference…

Some of the UK’s leading figures in cybercrime prevention are set to come together next month for an information security event hosted by Coventry University in conjunction with the Warwickshire and West Mercia police forces.
The …

Stafford automation firm addresses UK international trade deficit…

April 14, 2014 – 7:10 am |
Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy has lent his support to local industrial automation component supplier European Automation in the form of a letter endorsing the company's efforts to increase international trade in the region.

Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy has lent his support to local industrial automation component supplier European Automation in the form of a letter endorsing the company’s efforts to increase international trade in the region. The letter congratulates the company …

Stellar year for Clearwater Corporate Finance as deals value doubles…

April 14, 2014 – 7:00 am |
Phil Burns, Managing Partner at Clearwater Corporate Finance

Clearwater Corporate Finance, the Birmingham-based mid-market advisory firm, has ended its financial year on a high following the completion of deals worth £900m, an increase of 100% on the prior year.
The firm achieved a number …

Students enjoy vegetable week menu…

April 14, 2014 – 6:00 am |
Holy Trinity chef Simon Quill with six-year olds Charlotte Cummings and Sam Austin.

With the recent announcement that it’s not five, but seven portions of vegetables or fruit a day we need for a healthy well-balanced diet, Holy Trinity School chef, Simon Quill of MiQuill Catering, decided to …

CABINET OFFICE MINISTER VISITS LEADING TECH SME BUCKING THE TREND…

April 11, 2014 – 7:10 am |
Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude MP & Peter Robbins, Managing Director Mercato Solutions

Minister of the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude MP, is visiting an innovative software business in the Midlands today to learn about their latest digital innovations and to talk to staff about how the Government is …

Brumtunnels on shortlist for CIPR Excellence Awards 2014…

April 11, 2014 – 6:34 am |
Eddie Fellows - network manager at Amey

The campaign which encouraged over 200,000 additional journeys to be made on public transport last summer while work was carried out on the A38 tunnels through Birmingham has been shortlisted for a 2014 Chartered Institute …

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