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Three is the magic number as Talbots aim for £1m boost…

January 24, 2018 – 6:00 am |

A leading Black Country legal specialist has announced a trio of promotions that will help it boost its annual fees by £1m in 2018.
Talbots Law, which employs over 200 people across its seven offices in …

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Best New Business Awards launches for start-ups…

January 24, 2018 – 7:00 am |

Business AwardsA new national awards ceremony aimed at recognising the achievements of start-up businesses has launched today.

The National Best New Business Awards is organised by Events and PR, the company behind the regional SME Business Awards across the UK and the National SME Business Awards, and will be open to entries from businesses who formed between January 2015 and December 2017.  Read the full story »

Skills shortages biggest barrier to workforce productivity, say small businesses…

January 24, 2018 – 6:30 am |
Skills shortages biggest barrier to workforce productivity, say small businesses…

Nearly a fifth of small businesses see skill shortages as the biggest barrier to productivity in their workforce.  Resilience, adaptability and interpersonal skills are most lacking in new recruits, say 37% of small businesses.  Significantly …

Three is the magic number as Talbots aim for £1m boost…

January 24, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Melinda Rice, Callum Haynes and Lisa Burton

A leading Black Country legal specialist has announced a trio of promotions that will help it boost its annual fees by £1m in 2018.
Talbots Law, which employs over 200 people across its seven offices in …

Birmingham Wine Weekend set to be a corker as first venues are announced…

January 22, 2018 – 8:00 am |
wine weekend

Birmingham Wine Weekend is set to be a corker when it debuts this spring, and with the first 18 venues confirmed, the festival looks to be an oenophile’s dream. Aimed at novices, connoisseurs and everyone …

IR35 rethink key for Government to win trust of contractors in 2018….

January 22, 2018 – 7:30 am |
IR35 rethink key for Government to win trust of contractors in 2018….

The Government must rethink its approach to IR35 and the impact it currently has on the UK’s 2 million independent workers if it has any hopes of winning back the waning support of contractors in …

Builder’s cash donation to help major plans for Riding for the Disabled…

January 22, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Builder’s cash donation to help major plans for Riding for the Disabled…

A regional housebuilder, based in Birmingham, has given a cash boost to Riding for the Disabled (RDA) to help them open a National Training Centre.
The charity applied to Persimmon Homes Central to become one of …

Worcestershire firm supports training local guide dog puppies…

January 22, 2018 – 6:30 am |
l-r Alex Willetts and Melanie Baker from Melton Support Services with the puppies

A litter of seven puppies from Worcestershire will have little time to “paws”, as they’re about to be trained as guide dogs.
The puppies are being sent on their way with a £500 donation from Malvern …

Malmaison is just the tonic for Edinburgh gin dinner…

January 19, 2018 – 8:00 am |
gin dinner image

Edinburgh Gin and Malmaison Birmingham have teamed up to host the ultimate juniper journey, with a specially created five course feast inspired by and paired with the distillery’s award-winning gins, taking place on Thursday 15 …

Double school extensions for Wilson Vale…

January 19, 2018 – 7:30 am |
Prestfelde School in Shropshire has extended its catering contract with Wilson Vale for a further five years

Wilson Vale has been awarded two five-year contract extensions with two leading independent schools.
Prestfelde School, an independent preparatory boarding school in Shrewsbury, has retained Wilson Vale since 2009 where the independent caterers provide 290 lunches …

Critical Journeys Appeal off to a flying start…

January 19, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

A fundraising appeal designed to enhance equipment in critical care ambulances for children is on the road to reaching its target thanks to savers from a regional building society.
The Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity is aiming …

Loneliness is not just for Christmas: LoveBrum continues to tackle social isolation in 2018…

January 19, 2018 – 6:00 am |
lovebrum loneliness

In the lead up to Christmas, the headlines were dominated by age-related charities tackling loneliness amongst older people. However, the festive season has been and gone, and the loneliness epidemic remains across the UK. Not …

Appointment expands Workforce Staffing’s senior management team…

January 17, 2018 – 8:00 am |
Paul Alekna and James Ritchie

A recruitment company with branches across the Midlands has appointed a respected director into its senior management team.
Workforce Staffing has welcomed experienced recruitment specialist James Ritchie to the company’s board, bringing more than 25 years’ …

MediSieve wins CMS Healthcare Startup of the Year Award 2017 in the Beanstalks Competition…

January 17, 2018 – 7:30 am |

MediSieve have recently been announced winners of the CMS Healthcare Startup of the Year Award 2017 in the Beanstalks competition.
This news was announced at the GIANT Health Event, held at the Old Truman Brewery in …

New Managing Partner to head up Bishop Fleming…

January 17, 2018 – 7:30 am |

Top 30 advisory firm Bishop Fleming has announced Andrew Sandiford as its new Managing Partner as part of planned enhancements to the management structure of the business.
The changes, which include a newly constituted Management Board, …

Deltic reports strong trading performance over Christmas period…

January 17, 2018 – 6:30 am |
Deltic Group image pryzm

PRYZM Birmingham club operator The Deltic Group has reported that like for like sales across its estate grew 8.2% in the four weeks to December 31st 2017, continuing its track record of materially outperforming the market.
The company …

Bark Inn leads the way with new milestone for rehoming dogs…

January 15, 2018 – 7:30 am |

A leading Black Country dog charity is celebrating a record year after it announced it has rehomed 125 greyhounds during 2017.
Aldridge-based Bark Inn Kennels has seen a major surge in the number of people looking …

Trailblazing event set to look at how Birmingham brings together generations…

January 15, 2018 – 7:00 am |
birmingham

A unique event looking at how Birmingham, the youngest city in Europe, can use this as an opportunity to drive innovation, against the reality of an ageing workforce, is being organised by leadership development organisation, …

Introducing South West Construction Summit & South West Built Environment Awards 2018…

January 15, 2018 – 6:30 am |

Returning for 2018, the South West Construction Summit will bring together the regional construction industry and its supply chain to explore opportunities, major projects, client commitments and procurement best practice.
The event will guide and help …

Builder’s cash donation to help young patients at Sutton Coldfield hospital…

January 15, 2018 – 6:00 am |
persimmon

A regional builder has given a £1,000 donation to help Good Hope Hospital Charity to buy toys and games to make it a less scary experience for children receiving treatment.
The hospital, in Sutton Coldfield, applied …

West Midlands broadband firm Airband scores high in broadband charts…

January 12, 2018 – 8:00 am |
FGFB-WIN-airband (1)

Rural broadband specialist Airband has emerged as the best fixed wireless provider in the Think Broadband UK broadband test results for December 2017.
The monthly survey by Think Broadband, which is the UK’s leading broadband analysis …

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