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JQ Fusion events following earlier success…

September 26, 2016 – 6:42 am |

Following on from the resounding success of the first two JQ Fusions events in August and September, the JQBID is pleased to announce its programme for the remainder of 2016.
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Major innovation award for AME…

September 28, 2016 – 6:56 am |

Carl Perrin, Director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME)The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ is celebrating today after it secured a prestigious award for its pioneering work.

Backed by Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing Group, the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) beat off a host of high profile organisations to secure the ‘Technology Innovation’ title at the Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation (EMI) Awards. Read the full story »

Public vote to crown inaugural ‘Growth Champion of the Year’…

September 28, 2016 – 6:53 am |

Eight outstanding UK high growth companies are now going head to head to determine which will be crowned 2016 Growth Champion of the Year, supported by Smith & Williamson. The winner will be announced at …

Compton Verney presents luminous rice show…

September 28, 2016 – 6:43 am |

Named by The Times as “one of tomorrow’s great artists”, Chinese-born British artist and social commentator Aowen Jin will be creating a unique installation called The Ritual at the historic Compton Verney Art Gallery and …

Drainage engineers support renewable energy…

September 28, 2016 – 6:35 am |

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group are proving they have the power to support renewable energy, one of the UK’s fastest growing industrial sectors. The company’s vacuumation and water jetting technology is proving to be suited …

Coventry Uni top for international mobility…

September 28, 2016 – 6:33 am |
Coventry Uni top for international mobility…

Coventry University has secured its commitment to international experience as new figures show it helped more students travel and study abroad than any other UK university.
Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show …

Potential £5 million Manufacturing Assembly Network with strategic outsourcing…

September 28, 2016 – 6:15 am |
Potential £5 million Manufacturing Assembly Network with strategic outsourcing…

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) is looking to target more than £5m of new contract opportunities after launching a new cluster to tap into the demand from larger companies for greater levels of strategic outsourcing.
Mec …

Grosvenor House hotel manager announced as chairman of Master Innholders…

September 26, 2016 – 7:07 am |

Stuart Bowery MI, general manager at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, has been announced as the new chairman of the Master Innholders at yesterday’s AGM (Thursday 15 September).
Bowery, who has been a Master Innholder …

New Deputy President for chartered accountants…

September 26, 2016 – 6:57 am |

This week, Leo Lee FCCA became the elected Deputy President for the global body for professional accountants, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
Based in Hong Kong, Leo has over 25 years’ experience in accounting, …

JQ Fusion events following earlier success…

September 26, 2016 – 6:42 am |

Following on from the resounding success of the first two JQ Fusions events in August and September, the JQBID is pleased to announce its programme for the remainder of 2016.
Bringing the best of what the …

JLR presents fastest selling car to new Academy…

September 26, 2016 – 6:34 am |
JLR presents fastest selling car to new Academy…

The new WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull opened its doors to its first pupils on Wednesday 7th of September. However, it had to open those doors a little bit wider when Jaguar Land …

Leading UK 4×4 supplier sponsors inaugural ‘Pick-Up of the Year’ awards…

September 26, 2016 – 6:29 am |

Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 hardtops and accessories, has been confirmed as the sponsor of the inaugural Pick-up truck category at the industry famous What Van? Awards 2017. Taking place on …

Carillion signs up to ‘Dying to Work’ charter…

September 26, 2016 – 6:17 am |
Carillion signs up to ‘Dying to Work’ charter…

Carillion, a FTSE 250 company, will sign up to a new charter today aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work. The signing, which will take place at the RMT offices at 10.00am …

September 23, 2016 – 6:59 am |

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s recent decision to ease the lending rules for banks so that they can increase lending to households and businesses by up to £150 billion highlights the importance of easy …

£1 million investment for HS2…

September 23, 2016 – 6:52 am |
£1 million investment for HS2…

Almost £1 billion of investment is being committed to redevelop a part of Birmingham that is set to be transformed by the arrival of HS2 in the city.
The Curzon Investment Plan is an ambitious 30 …

Wolverhampton seafood manufacturer hits £10 million sales…

September 23, 2016 – 6:47 am |

A string of new retail and wholesale contracts will help a Wolverhampton seafood company break the £10m barrier for the first time in its history.
Star Agro Marine Foods has sealed more than £4m of new …

Manufacturing success in Staffordshire…

September 23, 2016 – 6:39 am |
Manufacturing success in Staffordshire…

Staffordshire’s JCB, the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment, has become a patron of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, demonstrating the company’s commitment to playing a leading role in the county’s business community.
JCB’s story began …

Midlands duo make male grooming affordable…

September 23, 2016 – 6:32 am |

The multi-billion pound worldwide male grooming market is proof that men are taking care of themselves, and their appearance, more than ever. Gentlemen’s Order, a new subscription based shaving and beard care brand, launched in …

West Midlands family business support sets up in Scotland…

September 23, 2016 – 6:08 am |

A West Midlands headquartered national consultancy dedicated to supporting family businesses has set up a Scottish base in Edinburgh.
Families in Business (FiB) is the sector’s leading, independent support organisation, and provides family enterprises with consultancy, …

Businesses advised to review contracts ahead of Government changes…

September 21, 2016 – 7:02 am |

Staffordshire solicitors Bowcock & Pursaill are advising business owners to review their employment contracts ahead of Government changes which specify where and how employees can work when they leave a business.
The consultation has been sparked …

Public sector bid experts expand as turnover trebles…

September 21, 2016 – 6:57 am |
Public sector bid experts expand as turnover trebles…

Having trebled business turnover in the past three years, the public sector bid experts at Bidbetter are now expanding their services. Entering the private sector arena, they will be assisting suppliers in writing and developing …

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