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Lucy Wells (right) with Claire Gijselhart from St Richards Hospice - one of the many charities WCF supports

Donations top £2m as Worcestershire Community Foundation marks 15th year…

February 22, 2019 – 6:30 am |

A Worcestershire charitable foundation has marked its 15th anniversary by announcing a string of growth plans which will help support dozens more good causes across the county.
The Worcestershire Community Foundation, which has given out over …

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Hybrid wireless and fibre internet service provider Airband appoints two new board members and expands bespoke FTTP solution into current deployments…

February 22, 2019 – 8:00 am |

00710004Airband, a leading wireless and fibre internet service provider for rural and isolated areas in England and Wales, announces the appointment of two new directors to its board as well as more than 20 new hires across the business. The firm also announces plans to integrate its bespoke FTTP solution into its current network deployments.

The announcement follows Airband’s £16m investment from the Amber Infrastructure-managed National Digital Infrastructure Fund (“NDIF”) to help connect more rural homes and businesses with high-speed broadband. Read the full story »

Jet Environmental set to return to industry-leading show…

February 22, 2019 – 7:30 am |
Jason_Hibbs_managing_director_Jet_Environmental

Market-leading HVAC system provider Jet Environmental will, once again, be exhibiting at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution show (TCS&D 2019) in Peterborough this June. 
 
The firm, whose blue-chip clients include big players in the fast-moving consumer goods food and retail industry and …

Worcester wellbeing coach spreads the mental health awareness message…

February 22, 2019 – 7:00 am |
Jonathan Downes at Airband

Time to Talk day 2019, a national initiative aiming to raise awareness of mental health issues, took place yesterday (Feb 7) and was marked by a number of events across the UK.
Worcester-based wellbeing coach …

Donations top £2m as Worcestershire Community Foundation marks 15th year…

February 22, 2019 – 6:30 am |
Lucy Wells (right) with Claire Gijselhart from St Richards Hospice - one of the many charities WCF supports

A Worcestershire charitable foundation has marked its 15th anniversary by announcing a string of growth plans which will help support dozens more good causes across the county.
The Worcestershire Community Foundation, which has given out over …

AI in Business: 2019 Trends and Predictions…

February 22, 2019 – 6:00 am |
ai jobs

AI is already being implemented in businesses around the world, and while worries persist over whether robots will be taking over the workplace, some are predicting that it will actually improve and even create jobs …

Don’t cut corners when buying your home’s freehold, warns Midlands lawyer…

February 20, 2019 – 6:00 am |
Javed Ahmed

A Midlands property lawyer has issued an alert to homeowners who are looking to buy the freehold to their property.
Javed Ahmed, a solicitor at law firm mfg Solicitors, has warned that ‘boxes must be ticked’ …

Midlands UK unveils highlights of its MIPIM event programme…

February 18, 2019 – 8:00 am |

The Midlands UK delegation at MIPIM will be promoting over £11 billion of investment opportunities at more than 40 events during the world’s leading real estate show.
Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine, will …

Donation from housebuilder helps light up football team…

February 18, 2019 – 7:00 am |

A Bilston community football club has received a donation from a regional housebuilder to help it replace much-needed floodlights to help the club stay up and running.
Bilston Town Community Football Club received a £1,000 donation …

Duo appointment at Plinkfizz strengthens its digital offering…

February 18, 2019 – 6:00 am |

Integrated marketing agency Plinkfizz has once again increased its skill set with the appointment of two new employees.
Tina Patel and Brennah Lawton have joined the results-focused marketing company to help manage its growing client base. 

AME celebrates largest ever graduation as industry backs ‘factory floor’ approach…

February 15, 2019 – 8:00 am |
Graduation AME (L)

The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ celebrated its largest graduation recently, when 29 students received their BEng and MEng qualifications.
A joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing …

PEGASUS GROUP PRESENTS £20,000 TO ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY…

February 15, 2019 – 7:00 am |
Cheque Photo

Pegasus Group has presented £20,000 to Alzheimer’s Society, the culmination of a year of varied and enthusiastic fundraising.
The final figure far exceeded the original target of £15,000 – a figure chosen to celebrate the national …

AWI kicks off 2019 with ‘best ever’ £1m+ month…

February 15, 2019 – 6:00 am |
Alloy Wire (Janet 2019)

A leading UK manufacturing specialist is casting aside the uncertainty of Brexit by recording its best ever month in its 73-year history.
Alloy Wire International (AWI), which supplies more than 60 different ‘High Performance’ nickel alloys, …

M6TOLL LAUNCHES LOCAL COMMUTER TAG…

February 13, 2019 – 8:00 am |

More local commuters and business travellers in the West Midlands will be able to use the M6toll thanks to the introduction of a new Tag trial.
The Hopper£35 Tag offers commuters joining or leaving the motorway …

Corbetts the Galvanizers set out ambitious growth plans for 2019…

February 13, 2019 – 7:00 am |
Supervisor (L)

A Shropshire company is embarking on ambitious growth plans to boost its £11.4m annual sales by 15%, with the potential of creating 30 new jobs in 2019.
Corbetts the Galvanizers, one of the UK’s longest established …

Success as Stoke-on-Trent College students secure jobs after new Parogon placement…

February 13, 2019 – 6:00 am |

A brand new training programme run between Parogon Group and Stoke-on-Trent College has been a huge success with three students earning a job.
 Parogon and Stoke-on-Trent College have developed a partnership to offer a work experience …

Sandwell Leisure Trust’s Swimming Development Officer, Val McFarland, has been awarded the Swimming Teachers Association (STA)* prestigious ‘Cross of Merit’ award for lifelong dedication to teaching and instructing…

February 11, 2019 – 8:00 am |
SLT Val McFarland

Val from Tipton, who is a very youth full 72, has over 40 years experience as a swimming/aquatics teacher and lifesaving tutor and examiner – and has subsequently been recognised by STA with the  top service …

Filtermist International adds DCS Group to its portfolio with £6.6m acquisition…

February 11, 2019 – 7:00 am |
DCS (L ext)

A leading Industrial air filtration and extraction specialist has successfully completed its largest ever acquisition with the £6.6million purchase of Yorkshire-based DCS Group.
Filtermist International, which is part of the Absolent Group, believes the deal will …

HMG Paints announce TopDec as new Decorative Distributor…

February 11, 2019 – 6:00 am |
TopDec brushes and HMG Decorative tins - Press Release

HMG Paints are pleased to announce their newest Decorative distributor as TopDec Decorating Supplies. The Hemel Hempstead based TopDec will offer HMG Paints’ full decorative range via their website, www.topdecbrush.co.uk and via their new trade counter.
Established …

Mills & Reeve have great deals to celebrate…

February 8, 2019 – 8:00 am |
Julian Smith - PR

Mills & Reeve’s Birmingham corporate and commercial team celebrates a string of high profile deals plus big leap in Experian ranking
The corporate and commercial team at the firm’s Birmingham office have had a very successful …

Suite success for Hotel du Vin Stratford as it looks ahead to first anniversary…

February 8, 2019 – 7:00 am |
HdV Stratford exterior

Taking Stratford-upon-Avon by storm, Hotel du Vin is celebrating a successful start to its Warwickshire life as the hotel celebrates a suite of award-wins and top reviews.
The former registry office and social club was converted …

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