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Midlands Engine Investment Fund making an immediate impact and generating over £64m of investment in Midlands’ businesses

May 20, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Over £64.8 million has been invested into 257 businesses by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), with new data revealing its regional impact released today (Wednesday 20 May 2020).

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Birmingham tech firm maps out global growth for Direct Carrier Billing

May 27, 2020 – 7:00 am |

The Future of DCB press release imagePM Connect today (27 May 2020) publishes a landmark report into the Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) industry.

The tech business, which has been based in Birmingham since it was founded in 2012, is able to reveal that the sector will be worth $28bn globally by 2023, an increase of 59 percent from today. Read the full story »

Blum-Novotest launches virtual showcase to give industry a window to its production metrology

May 27, 2020 – 6:00 am |

One of the UK’s leading providers of production metrology is going online to help it deliver product awareness and technical application sessions during Covid-19.

PROTOLABS GROWS 3D PRINTING CAPABILITY WITH £10.5M EUROPEAN INVESTMENT

May 22, 2020 – 8:00 am |

One of the UK’s fastest growing digital manufacturers has begun work on a £10.5m investment that will increase its 3D printing capability by 50% to meet the growing demand for this technology.

HEART OF ENGLAND EXTENDS A HAND TO MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES ACROSS THE REGION

May 22, 2020 – 7:30 am |

Heart of England Community Foundation has been extending kindness across the region with its Coronavirus Resilience Fund, supporting charities that are having to adapt, modify or pivot to survive COVID-19. In line with Mental Health Awareness …

After a year in Beta, Mole Valley Asset Management (MVAM) is delighted to announce the launch of its new Yorkshire T20 portfolio.

May 22, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Believed to be the first of its kind – it is made up of 20 handpicked, listed companies from across Yorkshire, including a scientific innovator on the brink of announcing a ground-breaking, instant test for …

Building Trust when you can’t shake hands – Communications and Marketing agency Digital Glue launch two free webinars to help Professional Services

May 22, 2020 – 6:30 am |

Birmingham-based communications and marketing agency Digital Glue has announced two free webinars to help professional services across the Midlands with advice and tips to help them through the current pandemic and beyond.

PROPERTY COMPANY MAKES MOVE TO OFFER NHS LONG-TERM HELP

May 22, 2020 – 6:00 am |

Residential property expert, Centrick, is today making a pioneering pledge to the country’s frontline medical workers, by promising to reduce its sales fees for any NHS staff member by 50% indefinitely. This reduction in charges …

Employers urged to take ‘Skills Pledge’ to protect pipeline of apprentices

May 20, 2020 – 8:00 am |

One of the UK’s leading training providers has launched a new campaign to ensure apprenticeships are protected as companies seek to find ways of coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund making an immediate impact and generating over £64m of investment in Midlands’ businesses

May 20, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Over £64.8 million has been invested into 257 businesses by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), with new data revealing its regional impact released today (Wednesday 20 May 2020).

SIFA FIRESIDE CELEBRATES FUNDRAISING MILESTONE TO HIT £50K TARGET

May 18, 2020 – 8:00 am |

Birmingham organisation SIFA Fireside is celebrating after surpassing its fundraising milestone of £50,000 following its flagship event, the Big Brummie Camp Out. SIFA Fireside, which supports vulnerable adults in the city launched its latest campaign, …

Aerospace deal will bring new jobs despite lockdown

May 18, 2020 – 7:30 am |

Midlands recruitment company Consilium Recruit has signed a two-year deal with pioneering technology specialist Electroflight to source specialists in the emerging battery powered aerospace industry.

POST-LOCKDOWN PROPERTY INDUSTRY: HOW DO WE UNLOCK THE NEW NORMAL?

May 18, 2020 – 7:30 am |

With the latest government guidance signalling that the property industry can start transitioning into the next phase of operating during Covid-19, residential property expert Centrick has started to build what the ‘new normal’ looks like. …

LIVING WELL UK LAUNCHES MENTAL HEALTH LIVE CHAT

May 15, 2020 – 8:00 am |

With social distancing and self-isolating now forming our new norm, so too are meetings over Zoom, hangouts on HouseParty, and FaceTime chats with family. However, whilst this provides us with ways to stay connected, it’s …

From retailers to the frontline as Addmaster delivers its ‘bag for life’ to care and NHS staff

May 15, 2020 – 8:00 am |

Antibacterial ‘bags for life’ are being sent to the frontline to help healthcare workers and NHS staff stay safe.
Stafford-based Addmaster is working in partnership with The Steve Bull Foundation to deliver more than 300 of …

Housebuilder’s donation provides boost for Walsall man’s expedition dreams

May 13, 2020 – 8:00 am |

A Walsall teenager has received £1,000 from a regional housebuilder to help fund an expedition to Tanzania next year.

Thousands of manufacturing jobs could be saved if furlough scheme is extended predicts CBM

May 13, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Extending the furlough scheme and giving companies more flexibility could save thousands of manufacturing jobs it was revealed today. The Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM) made the plea to Government after a survey of its …

MPD creates 10 new jobs as it ramps up production of critical parts for the COVID-19 frontline effort

May 13, 2020 – 6:30 am |

A Black Country foundry is creating 10 new jobs to supply increased orders for critical components destined for the NHS, the MoD and Homeland Security in the United States

Worcestershire Community Foundation’s Covid-19 appeal leads to £110,000 in donations

May 11, 2020 – 8:00 am |

A recently launched Covid-19 appeal by the Worcestershire Community Foundation has enabled grants of over £100,000 which are already helping 40 different organisations across Worcestershire.

THE BUTCHERS SOCIAL (DISTANCING): HOW THIS PUB HAS ADAPTED TO THRIVE IN LOCKDOWN

May 11, 2020 – 7:00 am |

As the country heads into its fourth week of lockdown with no definitive end in sight, individuals and businesses alike are having to change their offering to suit the new normal. The Butchers Social, an …

United Through Food supports two charities

May 11, 2020 – 6:00 am |

Tom Jackson, a Wilson Vale area manager, has launched ‘United Through Food’, an initiative to raise funds for Hospitality Action and NHS Charities Together.

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