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Daniel Oman, Liam Conway, Phil Ager and Chris Ellis (all Control Energy Costs) outside its new Surrey HQ

New Surrey offices for Bromsgrove’s CEC as it targets £3m turnover…

June 8, 2018 – 5:45 am |

One of the UK’s leading specialists in utility management has moved into new offices in Surrey as part of ambitious plans to target £3m by 2020.
Control Energy Costs, which is based in the Basepoint Business …

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An Acorn Award for Tom Jackson…

June 15, 2018 – 8:00 am |
Carolyne Vale, co-founder of Wilson Vale with Tom Jackson, area manager and Acorn Award recipient

Carolyne Vale, co-founder of Wilson Vale with Tom Jackson, area manager and Acorn Award recipient

Tom Jackson, area manager with independent catering company, Wilson Vale, has been named an Acorn Award winner – one of thirty of the brightest prospects in the hospitality industry under the age of 30 to receive this prestigious accolade this year.

Previous recipients include the celebrity chefs, Jamie Oliver and Marco Pierre White plus many other leading figures within the UK hospitality sector.   The award ceremony took place on Monday 4th June at the Lygon Arms in Worcestershire. Read the full story »

Young accountant vies for Staffordshire business award…

June 15, 2018 – 7:30 am |
Jenna Hands

A local firm of accountants is celebrating after one of the youngest members of its growing team was named as a finalist in the 2018 Staffordshire Chambers’ Business Awards (SCBA).
Jenna Hands of Stafford-based Howards Chartered Certified …

Creative chiefs collaborate to convince Channel 4 to move to West Midlands…

June 15, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Creative chiefs collaborate to convince Channel 4 to move to West Midlands…

Leaders from the creative industry met on Friday 8th of June to hone the West Midlands’ approach to ensure Channel 4 (C4) selects the region for its new national HQ.
At the meeting the group which included representatives …

Stoneyhill crowned champions in Victor Ludorum Tournament Finals held at Dallas Burston Polo Club …

June 15, 2018 – 6:30 am |
Victor Ludorum Tournament Finals

Victor Ludorum, meaning ‘overall champion of sports’, is a prestigious polo tournament, played internationally. Dallas Burston Polo Club welcomed players from all over the world to Southam last month, when they hosted a two-week leg …

Pegasus Group Chairman hands over the reins as he announces retirement…

June 15, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Pegasus Group

The Chairman of national consultancy Pegasus Group has announced his retirement after more than 40 years working as a planning consultant.
Stephen Bawtree will hand over the chairmanship on August 31 to Jim Tarzey, one of …

Birmingham gets fired up for brand new noodle bar…

June 13, 2018 – 8:00 am |
WokToWalk

Noodle-lovers: get ready to ‘Wok to Walk’ this way as the brand-new noodle bar opens on New Street. Proving fast food doesn’t have to compromise on quality, nutrition, or speed, Wok to Walk prepares all …

A West Midlands recruitment company is spearheading a new kind of proactive consultancy…

June 13, 2018 – 7:30 am |
Haig & Co SeniorTeam 2

Birmingham-based Haig & Co has supplemented its established and more traditional Finance & Accounting recruitment with two dynamic divisions of Cyber Security and Enterprise Applications (Industry4.0) as businesses increasingly have to operate offensively and defensively to stay …

Italian wine café set to open latest venture in Kidderminster…

June 13, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Veeno founders

Italian Wine Café, Veeno, will be opening its latest venue in Worcestershire this month, as part of the company’s exciting expansion plans. Situated on Kidderminster’s scenic Riverside development, this is Veeno’s 19th site, with an …

Housebuilder helps residents at new development come together for the Big Lunch…

June 13, 2018 – 6:30 am |
Housebuilder helps residents at new development come together for the Big Lunch…

Around 80 neighbours on a new housing development in Selly Oak got together to celebrate the annual Big Lunch thanks to a little help from their housebuilder.
Claire Johnson moved to The Oaks, in Raddlebarn Road, …

Truckman increases customer relationships with appointment of new Business Development Manager…

June 13, 2018 – 6:00 am |

West Midlands-based Truckman, the leading manufacturer and supplier of 4×4 hardtops and accessories in the UK, has appointed a new Business Development Manager to enhance the company’s growing customer relationships.

Arrow Solutions heads to H&C with expanded commercial hygiene range…

June 11, 2018 – 7:30 am |
Housekeeping Range

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of cleaning products will be showcasing its newly rebranded commercial hygiene range at H&C Expo in July.
Arrow Solutions, which celebrates 50 years in business in 2018, will be teaming …

New partners appointed at Hibberts Solicitors…

June 11, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Hibberts Solicitors new partners Claire Dobson, Chris Boundy and Gemma Ambrose

Cheshire and Shropshire-based law firm Hibberts LLP has made 3 partner level appointments to its leadership team. 
The promotions now mean women partners make up over 50% of the partnership, reflecting the changing face of the …

Recruitment firm helping to stamp out modern slavery…

June 11, 2018 – 6:30 am |
Trudy Harding

The scourge of modern slavery is being tackled head on by a leading Midlands recruitment provider.
Workforce Staffing, which has eight branches spread across the Midlands, has become an official partner of national Government-backed initiative Stronger …

Cash boost for helps Birmingham charity support vulnerable young people…

June 11, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Cash boost for helps Birmingham charity support vulnerable young people…

A regional housebuilder has given a £1,000 donation to help a Birmingham-based charity continue its work to prevent young people from becoming victims of radicalisation and extremism.
The Birmingham City Clubs for Young People was chosen …

Design2e appointment for 8848 Communications…

June 8, 2018 – 7:30 am |
Sean Wozencroft, 8848, Wayne Holt, Design2e, James Garrison, 8848

Multi-disciplinary engineering and management consultancy Design2e has appointed Staffordshire-based 8848 Communications to handle its PR and marketing communications.
Design2e deliver a full range of engineering, environmental and management services to provide innovative and effective design solutions. …

Growth of freight traffic could make it difficult to meet global climate change targets…

June 8, 2018 – 7:30 am |
Alan McKinnon

NEW BOOK: Leading academic reveals extent of the climate change challenge for logistics and shows what companies and governments can do to meet it  
Why this book matters:

The Institute of Explosives Engineers confirmed as latest sponsors of Tour de Troops charity ride…

June 8, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Tour de Troops in training

The Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpe) is the latest organisation to announce its sponsorship of the Tour de Troops endurance cycling challenge, raising money for Felix Fund, the charity supporting the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) …

West Brom provides boost to women’s refuge…

June 8, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Daljit Kaur Bains from Roshni (back centre) with volunteers from the West Brom

One of the region’s leading building societies has offered valuable support to a women’s refuge in Birmingham.
The West Brom made a £2,000 donation to enable staff at Roshni to purchase equipment for a new children’s …

New Surrey offices for Bromsgrove’s CEC as it targets £3m turnover…

June 8, 2018 – 5:45 am |
Daniel Oman, Liam Conway, Phil Ager and Chris Ellis (all Control Energy Costs) outside its new Surrey HQ

One of the UK’s leading specialists in utility management has moved into new offices in Surrey as part of ambitious plans to target £3m by 2020.
Control Energy Costs, which is based in the Basepoint Business …

Hundreds interested in new homes being launched in Coventry…

June 6, 2018 – 8:00 am |
house

A new housing development is being launched in Coventry providing much-needed homes in the area whilst also supporting around 600 jobs.
Persimmon Homes Central has opened Bluebell Wood, in the city’s Willenhall suburb, and is delighted …

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