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What is a driverless vehicle?…

May 26, 2017 – 11:25 am |

The concept of a driverless vehicle has existed in the minds of sci-fi film and cartoon viewers for years. The Autobots in the Transformers, or KITT in Knight Rider are examples of how producers envisage …

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What is a driverless vehicle?…

May 26, 2017 – 11:25 am |
Conigital Pod

Conigital Pod

The concept of a driverless vehicle has existed in the minds of sci-fi film and cartoon viewers for years. The Autobots in the Transformers, or KITT in Knight Rider are examples of how producers envisage future transport to be. But how close are we to making those fantasies a reality? Read the full story »

Almost a quarter of UK adults more likely to buy life insurance with a more ‘family friendly’ name…

May 26, 2017 – 8:00 am |

24 percent of UK adults more likely to buy life insurance entitled ‘Family Protection Insurance’
Consumers in Northern Ireland and West Midlands prefer family friendly name
Only five percent of UK adults willing to purchase ‘Death Insurance’

UK must improve language skills to prepare for Brexit…

May 26, 2017 – 7:30 am |

UK businesses and institutions urgently need to prioritise language skills to avoid competitive disadvantage from Brexit says the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI).

Andy Murray backs Morpher Flat Folding Helmet through Seedrs Crowdfunding Campaign…

May 26, 2017 – 7:00 am |

Morpher, the flat folding bike helmet’s crowdfunding campaign has so far raised nearly £700,000 on Seedrs. The campaign smashed its initial target just two weeks after launch with more than 400 investors pledging money on …

XLCork’s champagne moment as furniture designs capture global attention…

May 26, 2017 – 6:30 am |

XLCORK, the designers of stylish giant bottle-cork furniture, has seen business growth in excess of 20% over the last 12 months thanks to its expanding international distribution network.

A&M EDM on course for record sales in 15th birthday year…

May 26, 2017 – 6:00 am |

A Black Country precision engineering specialist is reaping the benefits of a major investment programme after landing new contracts in automotive, aerospace, F1 and for parts for automation equipment.

Wilson Vale results reflect strong operational focus…

May 24, 2017 – 8:00 am |

Wilson Vale’s audited accounts for year ending 31st December 2016 show that turnover has increased by 14.7% to break the £25 million mark for the first time, with profit before tax rising to over £2 …

New £1m co-working space Alpha Works opens its doors…

May 24, 2017 – 7:30 am |

Unique space set in the heights of the landmark Alpha Birmingham opens its doors to the city’s burgeoning business community

75% of the space already occupied

Over 100 Alpha Works memberships agreed before its launch

Financial technology start-up SamePage launches with a powerful new loan application platform…

May 24, 2017 – 7:15 am |
Financial technology start-up SamePage launches with a powerful new loan application platform…

Fintech start-up founded by financial services development experts with over 50 years’ experience in the sector

Whistle blowing warning from employment lawyer…

May 24, 2017 – 6:30 am |

Midlands businesses are being warned to make sure they clearly communicate their whistle blowing policies to staff following revelations that financial regulators are investigating the chief executive of a leading bank.

Change is inevitable. Successful change isn’t…

May 24, 2017 – 6:00 am |

NEW BOOK: The Change Catalyst: Secrets to Successful and Sustainable Business Change 
Change has never been more prevalent or relevant. Voters across the globe are voting for change, any change: seemingly at any cost. Entire industries …

Midland law firm’s employment team comes out on top in awards…

May 22, 2017 – 7:45 am |

The employment team from a Midlands law firm has been voted the best in Worcestershire.

Local athlete turned entrepreneur makes moves to tackle male mental health…

May 22, 2017 – 7:30 am |

With the 8 – 14 May marking Mental Health Awareness week, a Birmingham-born entrepreneur is standing up to speak about his own struggles in a bid to banish the stigma that surrounds male mental health …

Comtec Translations supports aggressive export drive at Tru Tension…

May 22, 2017 – 7:00 am |

 
A Bristol based manufacturer of tools and care products for the motorcycle industry is reaping the reward of its aggressive export drive, with international sales now representing 50% of its business.

Steve Hollis Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP comments on West Midlands Mayoral race…

May 22, 2017 – 6:15 am |
Steve Hollis Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP comments on West Midlands Mayoral race…

“Today’s mayoral election result marks an exciting new phase for the region with a significant transfer of powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands.

Charity do wants couples to say ‘I do’…

May 22, 2017 – 6:00 am |

An upcoming charity event is giving couples the chance of a lifetime – to win their wedding for free! ‘The Biggest Wedding Party 2017’ charity ball, in aid of The Lily Mae Foundation, has secured …

Local agency secures notable national clients in first year of business…

May 19, 2017 – 7:45 am |

A local agency, based in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter, is celebrating the completion of a series of high profile national client projects as it celebrates its first anniversary.

Community Support for Neonatal Video Tech Needed to Deliver Nationwide Roll-out…

May 19, 2017 – 7:15 am |

The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow has become the first neonatal unit in the UK to use video technology to help parents stay connected with their baby’s progress; the cloud-based video platform, allows nurses …

Seven HR Guidelines for Bring Your Dog To Work Day…

May 19, 2017 – 7:00 am |

Ahead of this year’s Bring Your Dog To Work Day – the event’s founders have published guidance for HR departments of the companies who want to take part.
Natural pet product company HOWND has devised ‘7 …

Local business catering for the rise in serviced apartments for business travellers…

May 19, 2017 – 6:30 am |
Local business catering for the rise in serviced apartments for business travellers…

Demand for serviced apartments has risen as an increasingly mobile workforce drives business travel and relocation services. Norwich based Luxury City Apartments (LCA) is poised to provide travellers to Norwich with the perfect solution for …

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