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Worcester’s Open GI raises over £25k for local children’s charity…

February 16, 2018 – 6:00 am |

Worcester-based technology company Open GI has completed a successful year of fundraising and sponsorship, raising £25,885 for children’s charity New Hope.

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PwC reports buoyant deals activity in 2017 with 2018 also looking strong…

February 19, 2018 – 7:30 am |
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Matt Waddell, PwC Midlands Corporate Finance partner

PwC in the Midlands has reported a buoyant period of deal activity over 2017, despite a headwind of political and economic uncertainty.

The firm’s Midlands Deals team has seen healthy activity, with c.40 deals completing to the value of c.£5 billion, supporting both private equity and corporate clients.  Although these deals have been across a range of industries in the region, the majority of transactions have been in the Industrial Products and Retail, Consumer and Leisure sectors, reflecting the in-depth cross sector experience of the team. Read the full story »

Work must start after IR35 forum suggests reform will hit private sector…

February 19, 2018 – 7:00 am |
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Newly published IR35 forum minutes offer further indication that speculated reform could reach the private sector, which highlights the need for end engagers to start preparations now, urges tax specialist, Qdos Contractor of The Qdos Group.
The minutes are yet another …

‘Star’ Employer recognition for Talbots Law…

February 19, 2018 – 6:30 am |
Best Companies

Talbots Law’s commitment to becoming an employer of choice in the West Midlands has received a major boost this week after it was named as one of the best places to work in the UK.
The …

Golden Houses Developments Shortlisted for NFB Awards as the only company solely run by a Woman…

February 19, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Monika Slowikowska - founder of Golden Houses Developments

Further recognition for Golden Houses Developments’ unique and successful approach
In only its sixth year, Golden Houses Developments has been recognised once again for its high-quality work in successfully fulfilling an unsatisfied need – prestigious, high-end …

Bartercard announce membership to four Chamber of Commerce…

February 16, 2018 – 7:30 am |
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Bartercard has announced it has become the latest member to join Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Bournemouth Chambers of Commerce. This membership will strengthen Bartercard’s commitment to members who trade in these areas.

Truckman expands manufacturing team with new operations manager…

February 16, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Phil Howard, Operations Manager at Truckman

Truckman, the leading manufacturer and supplier of 4×4 hardtops and accessories in the UK, is expanding its manufacturing team with the appointment of new Operations Manager, Phil Howard.

‘Common Mistakes on Implementing Change’…

February 16, 2018 – 6:30 am |
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“You’ll never catch me, you’ll never catch me, if you don’t run any faster, you’ll never catch me!”
This is an old gag and the comedy stems from the person being chased wanting to be caught. …

Worcester’s Open GI raises over £25k for local children’s charity…

February 16, 2018 – 6:00 am |
New Hope (L)

Worcester-based technology company Open GI has completed a successful year of fundraising and sponsorship, raising £25,885 for children’s charity New Hope.

Frank Dudley co-founder awarded MBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours…

February 16, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Frank Dudley Staff

Jill Dudley-Toole, chairwoman of Frank Dudley Limited, has received the honour of Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

New £160k spin studio a win win for Oldbury’s Portway…

February 14, 2018 – 8:00 am |
NEW SPIN CLASS AT PORTWAY LIFESTYLE CENTRE

Sandwell fitness enthusiasts can get on their bikes (literally!) for the latest immersive cycling experience with the opening (Monday 5th February) of a £160,000 state-of-the-art spin studio at Portway Lifestyle Centre in Oldbury.

Blum measures up to a record year in the UK…

February 14, 2018 – 7:30 am |
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Industry’s search for greater accuracy and real-time data has helped an East Staffordshire measurement specialist secure a record-breaking year.
Blum-Novotest, which works across the automotive, aerospace, medical and machine tool sectors, has seen sales pass the …

It’s all happening in Doncaster, Yorks, UK …… and why is ARMANI involved?!

February 14, 2018 – 7:00 am |
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Rothgen Capital UK are proud to announce the launch of the latest funding round for The Tyram Lakes Hotel, Spa and Resort in Hatfield, near Doncaster in Yorkshire UK. As a truly groundbreaking project, Tyram …

Workers Bill could hold key to ensuring Carillion subcontractors are paid…

February 14, 2018 – 6:30 am |
Workers Bill could hold key to ensuring Carillion subcontractors are paid…

Leading contractor tax specialist, Qdos Contractor of The Qdos Group voiced its support of The SNP’s Chris Stephen’s argument that the Workers Bill should be consulted to ensure Carillion’s subcontractors are paid any outstanding amounts …

Scrivens has Alzheimer’s society in its sight…

February 14, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Scrivens chairman Nicholas Georgevic (left) presents donation to Ray Nash, Alzheimer's Society

Birmingham based Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care has raised £35,000 for its charity of the year Alzheimer’s Society and pledged to continue its support in 2018.
It brings the total for the cause to almost £65,000 …

£11.6 million match funding on offer to Greater Birmingham and Solihull organisations…

February 12, 2018 – 8:00 am |
Pat Laughlin, GBSLEP Sector Champion for Low Carbon and Environmental Technologies

 
Match funding worth £11.6 million on offer to support the shift to a low carbon economy, protect the environment and promote resource efficiency in Greater Birmingham and Solihull
Projects linked to maximising the economic benefit of …

Law firm signs up to groundbreaking estate planning tool…

February 12, 2018 – 7:30 am |
FBCManby Bowdler Sales Director Neil Lloyd

Midlands based FBC Manby Bowdler has become one of the first law firms in the UK to sign up to an innovative tool that allows people to store and share important information about their assets …

APT launches pioneering service…

February 12, 2018 – 7:00 am |
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The Midlands’ first public sector commercial planning, development and environmental consultancy is to be launched in Telford this month.
apT is blazing a trail for local authorities across the UK aiming to save housing developers, commercial …

Brandauer passes 1.5bn components as it looks to put Southern Manufacturing & Electronics under the ‘Micron’…

February 12, 2018 – 6:30 am |
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A leading independent stamping and presswork specialist is proving that the ‘best things in manufacturing come in small packages’.
Brandauer, which employs over 60 people at its state-of-the-art factory in Birmingham, produced more than 1.5 billion …

Free advice clinics for business affected by Carillion liquidation…

February 12, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Carillion

The liquidation of Midlands based Carillion sent shock waves throughout the UK and, just over a week on, the full extent of its failure on the region’s business community is still not clear.
“We have been …

Big fish, small pond: Global brand Gymshark supports hometown charity, LoveBrum…

February 9, 2018 – 8:00 am |
GymShark-Ben Francis

Gymshark, the UK’s fastest growing fitness apparel brand, has announced it will become a Patron of local charity, LoveBrum. This year, Gymshark will relocate its global headquarters to a new 42,000sq ft office in Solihull. …

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