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Investment in new ESD facility opens up £2m of new opportunities for PP Control & Automation…

March 16, 2020 – 6:00 am |

One of the UK’s leading providers of strategic manufacturing outsourcing services has invested over £100,000 into creating a new Electrostatic Discharge manufacturing facility.

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Experts team up to test record remote public inquiry…

April 8, 2020 – 8:00 am |

RemoteMockPlanning experts have taken part in a remote planning appeal exercise, exploring the practical and procedural implications of continuing to work ‘remotely’ during the Covid-19 crisis.

Barristers Jonathan Easton, Constanze Bell and Philip Robson from the Kings Chambers Planning Team ran the short mock inquiry over Microsoft Teams, joined by Matt Jones, Senior Director at Turley as witness for the local planning authority and Nigel Cussen, Senior Planning Director at Pegasus Group as witness for the appellant. Read the full story »

Mortgage ‘holiday’ will help but loans will take longer to pay off…

April 8, 2020 – 7:00 am |

A Worcestershire property lawyer has welcomed a government scheme which has seen homeowners and landlords able to apply for a three-month mortgage holiday to get them through the coronavirus crisis – but warned it will …


April 8, 2020 – 7:00 am |

With key workers across the country continuing to work around the clock to save lives of those affected by Covid-19, West Midlands charity Living Well UK has rolled-out a new initiative to ensure that their …

Shareholders urged to check their rights in company disputes

April 6, 2020 – 7:31 am |

Shareholders who do not own a controlling stake in businesses are being urged to check their rights in the event of disputes with directors and other stakeholders. Commercial litigation lawyer Sam Pedley believes too many …


April 3, 2020 – 8:14 am |

Following the launch of an urgent appeal last month, Heart of England Community Foundation has awarded over £15,000 from its Coronavirus Resilience Fund in the first week of operation. The Foundation has received almost £230,000 in donations …


April 3, 2020 – 8:02 am |

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has issued a warning against families creating DIY Wills amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Private Client specialists at the firm say enquiries about Wills have increased dramatically since the coronavirus …

NHS contractors to receive COVID-19 income support

April 3, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Contractor tax specialist, Qdos, has reacted to the news that contractors engaged by Government departments, their Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies (which includes the NHS) will receive financial support should they not be …

Coronavirus support “timely, targeted and temporary” say accountant

April 3, 2020 – 6:30 am |

Far-reaching measures to shore up the economy during the coronavirus lockdown give business the best chance of getting through the pandemic intact, a leading firm of Worcestershire accountants has said.
Hayward Wright Accountancy Group has been …

Airband releases data caps on all capped plans in response to coronavirus crisis

April 1, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Following a successful upgrade of its network in Kempley, Gloucestershire, last week, Airband has announced it will release data caps on all home broadband plans for three months in response to coronavirus.

Birmingham lawyer acts in first-of-its-kind trial over Skype

April 1, 2020 – 6:30 am |

A Birmingham healthcare lawyer has acted in a trial which took place entirely over Skype due to Covid-19 – the first ever Court of Protection case conducted remotely.

In-Comm Training turns to virtual learning to support apprentices as part of its Coronavirus response

April 1, 2020 – 6:00 am |

One of the UK’s leading training providers has developed a new way of making sure
apprentices are able to continue their learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

SME manufacturers urged to have their say on Covid-19 impact…

March 30, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Small to medium-sized manufacturers in England are being urged to take part in a major survey detailing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on industry.

Worcestershire Community Foundation launches Covid-19 response appeal…

March 30, 2020 – 6:30 am |

One of Worcestershire’s largest charitable hub has launched a county-wide appeal which will help community groups and charities overcome issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Separated couples urged not to take advantage of new covid visiting rules…

March 30, 2020 – 6:00 am |

The new Covid-19 lockdown advice concerning separated families should not be used to prevent a child from having contact with another parent, says family law specialist Chris Longbottom.
Chris, partner at national law firm Clarke Willmott …

Chance To Work In Bridgwater’s Newest Day Nursery…

March 27, 2020 – 8:00 am |

Nursery staff in Bridgwater are being invited to apply for a position at a new nursery catering for babies, toddlers and pre-school children opening in Spring 2020.
Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School will open its …

Covid-19 Immigration Rules Relaxed For Sponsors Of Non-eu Nationals…

March 27, 2020 – 7:30 am |

Immigration rules for employers who have a valid licence to sponsor non-EU nationals have been relaxed in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Employers who sponsor non-EU nationals who are Tier 2 or Tier 5 employees …

Oxbridge Launches £35,000 Bursary Fund In Response To Covid-19 Pandemic…

March 27, 2020 – 7:00 am |

In light of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, the world of work has never seemed so uncertain. Despite emergency government support being pledged to ease the threat of unemployment, many are still finding themselves without jobs …

New Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Opens To Smaller Businesses Across The UK…

March 27, 2020 – 6:30 am |

Announced by the Chancellor at Budget 2020, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) opens for applications today and can provide facilities of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing …

West Midlands toasts tourism trophy winners…

March 23, 2020 – 8:00 am |

The West Midlands has crowned 15 venues from across its visitor attraction, leisure and hospitality sectors with prizes at its inaugural Tourism Awards (26 February).
Held at the University of Birmingham’s Great Hall, the awards ceremony …

Sandyford Properties makes further acquisitions at Trentham Lakes…

March 23, 2020 – 7:30 am |

Sandyford Properties has completed on the acquisition of a number of freehold units as well as the freehold reversion of the entire Trentham Trade Park and Trentham Business Quarter, Trentham Lakes, Stoke-on-Trent from St Modwen.
The …

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