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Local Enterprise Partnership keen to address digital skills gap…

July 25, 2016 – 5:09 am |

The most recent director to be appointed to the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) has pledged to put digital skills back on the agenda for the local business community.
In a …

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Survey shows static economic growth…

July 25, 2016 – 7:30 am |

Jane Gratton, Deputy Chief Executive of Staffordshire Chambers of CommerceEconomic growth was uninspiring in the run-up to the EU Referendum, according to the latest local economic survey by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.

The findings are based on 148 responses to Staffordshire Chambers’ Quarter 2 economic survey. Read the full story »

Honorary degree for John Lewis boss…

July 25, 2016 – 7:09 am |
Honorary degree for John Lewis boss…

Managing Director of John Lewis, Andy Street, is to be awarded an honorary degree at a Birmingham City University graduation ceremony next week.
Andy joined the John Lewis Partnership after graduating from Oxford University in 1985 …

One week left for Energy Award nominations…

July 25, 2016 – 6:45 am |
One week left for Energy Award nominations…

Business energy comparison specialists, Love Energy Savings, have launched their annual Awards for the second time; this year securing sponsorship from four major energy suppliers.
Following the huge success of the inaugural Love Energy Savings Awards …

West Mids manufacturer to offer Suncool™ solar product…

July 25, 2016 – 6:34 am |

West Midlands manufacturing firm, Howells Patent Glazing, have announced their collaboration with Pilkington United Kingdom Limited to offer their new solar control product, Pilkington Suncool™ One 60/40 to their customers.
As the latest addition to the …

£400,000 revamp for Telford restaurant…

July 25, 2016 – 6:32 am |
Sham Uddin, Laura Uddin, Amin Uddin

One of Telford’s Southwater restaurants will undergo a huge revamp as part of a £400,000 takeover deal, its new owners revealed today.
Mimosa on Southwater has been bought by Sham Uddin and his wife Laura and …

National Award for family business…

July 25, 2016 – 6:20 am |
National Award for family business…

Against strong competition, family business Oakland International secured Highly Commended at the National Red Ribbon Awards held at Wembley Stadium in London on Friday 15th July 2016 in The Innovation Award category for their specialist …

Bosses should offer E-Cigs breaks and vaping rooms…

July 25, 2016 – 6:14 am |
Bosses should offer E-Cigs breaks and vaping rooms…

Public Health England has concluded that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. Kevin Fenton, National Director of PHE, states “The evidence is clear that vaping is much less harmful than smoking and that …

60% of younger generation prefer better atmosphere to higher pay…

July 25, 2016 – 6:11 am |
Smartphone-app-provides-real-time-information-boost

This year, Leicester City FC made history by winning the Premier League with odds of 5000 to 1. This came as a shock to many, but some will remember a similar situation back in 1995 …

Robotics inventor gets First Class degree…

July 25, 2016 – 5:30 am |
mortar board robot

Whitley University of Warwick student Stephen Pithouse has just heard this week that he is to receive a first class degree in engineering from the University when he graduates on 19th July. However he is …

Local Enterprise Partnership keen to address digital skills gap…

July 25, 2016 – 5:09 am |

The most recent director to be appointed to the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) has pledged to put digital skills back on the agenda for the local business community.
In a …

Millennium Point appoints new finance director…

July 22, 2016 – 7:30 am |
Judith Armstrong, Ian Leslie

Eastside’s Millennium Point has appointed Ian Leslie as its new finance director.
Ian joined Millennium Point in 2015 as senior finance manager and after less than a year, has been promoted to finance director.

Wolverhampton to host ‘Funding for Manufacturing’ event…

July 22, 2016 – 6:08 am |
Navinder Ram

The West Midlands Manufacturing Club in association with regional expert funding professionals will help you to understand what funding is out there and how you can access it. Come along to this free event and make the right …

Birmingham Conservatoire to host music education conference…

July 22, 2016 – 6:06 am |
Birmingham Conservatoire to host music education conference…

Music education experts from across the globe are to gather at Birmingham Conservatoire this week to explore issues surrounding the development of music and cultural education policies.
Running from 20 – 23 July, the three-day ‘International …

Community nurse is guest of honour at Marriot Hotel Spa opening…

July 22, 2016 – 6:05 am |
Maria Ford

Deputy Ward Sister Maria, of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice welcomed as guest of honour at the opening of Marriott Hotel’s newest Spa room.
On Friday 15th July Marriott Hotel unveiled their newest Spa room with …

Transport sector suppliers joint venture to cut costs and emissions…

July 22, 2016 – 6:02 am |
John Lawrence, Richard Harris

Two specialist suppliers to the transport sector have joined forces to help bus and coach operators cut emissions and reduce costs.
From its humble beginnings as a car radiator repair business established in 1978, Grayson Thermal …

Businesses must voice their needs in EU trading…

July 22, 2016 – 6:01 am |
Businesses must voice their needs in EU trading…

As the dust settles following the referendum vote, Lesley Batchelor OBE – director general of the Institute of Export (IOE), who has shaped policy and decision making at the highest levels – can offer expert …

Birmingham entrepreneurs awarded £30,000…

July 22, 2016 – 5:59 am |
Lee Nazari, Lee Currier

Entrepreneurial Spark awarded an incredible £30,000 to startups at its Birmingham business accelerator ‘Hatchery’ at the prestigious Entrepreneuring Awards yesterday, Wednesday 20thJuly.
Entrepreneurial Spark is the world’s largest free business accelerator for early stage and growing …

How will Brexit affect the music industry?…

July 20, 2016 – 6:53 am |
saxophone

On the 23rd of June around 175,000 music lovers from all corners made a colossal pilgrimage to Worthy Farm; home of the iconic Glastonbury Festival. Despite being deemed by festival founder Michael Eavis “the muddiest …

Urge for businesses to claim tax Research and Development tax relief…

July 20, 2016 – 6:43 am |
Andrew Browne

An accountant which provides services in Worcester is calling for more companies in the region to claim Research & Development tax relief (R&D) and for Theresa May’s new government to make the relief even more …

MarketInvoice raises over £7 million for small business investment…

July 20, 2016 – 6:42 am |
MarketInvoice raises over £7 million for small business investment…

MarketInvoice has today announced a £7.2 million investment led by MCI.TechVentures Fund of MCI Capital, a listed Polish private equity group.
This marks the first major fundraise from a peer-to-peer platform since the Brexit vote, with …

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