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£150,000 investment delivers new showroom for Avanti….

May 10, 2018 – 12:31 pm |

A leading independent manufacturer of kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms has invested over £150,000 into the launch of a new ‘flagship’ showroom.

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Truckman launches new lcv, van & pick-u racking systems business unit…

May 23, 2018 – 8:00 am |
Carl Bowcock

Carl Bowcock

Truckman, the Dudley-based manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 hardtops and accessories, launched a new service offering racking systems and complex fit-out service for business users of light commercial vehicles, vans and pick-up trucks. To head up this new venture, Carl Bowcock has been appointed of a new Business Unit Manager.

Carl has a wealth of experience in business management, which was gained during positions as Fleet Manager for Homeserve and Director of Fleet for DHL. Carl’s passion for the transport industry has seen him manage large teams and fleets across multiple locations, while also reviewing and improving vehicle workshop operations.  Read the full story »

West Mids companies show they are keen to export to South East Asia…

May 23, 2018 – 7:30 am |
trade advisers SE Asia

More than 20 West Midlands companies have made their first steps towards trading with countries in South East Asia after meeting export experts who flew in from the region.
The Fast-Track Your Growth in South East …

Employment expert warns over World Cup AWOL risk…

May 23, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Darryll Thomas from mfg Solicitors.

With the FIFA World Cup tournament only a matter of weeks away, a Midlands employment lawyer has warned businesses that they must prepare for staff going AWOL during the month-long football showpiece.
The alert has come …

Recruitment firm’s Director secures position as IoD Awards finalist…

May 23, 2018 – 6:30 am |

They say behind every great business is a great woman – or at least, if that’s not what they say, they soon will, as Rebecca Simkiss has been announced as a finalist in the Institute …

Francis George Solicitor-Advocate are delighted to expand conveyancing team…

May 23, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Emily Patterson Conveyancer 2

Francis George Solicitor-Advocate, is delighted to announce that it is expanding its conveyancing team with the addition of a new Conveyancer. The team have welcomed Emily Peterson, who will provide a welcome and experienced addition …

Law firm takes action to tackle dementia…

May 21, 2018 – 8:00 am |

A free advice session to encourage more people to support those living with dementia will be held in Wolverhampton during this month’s Dementia Action Week.

Alison Delaney shares top tips on discovering and building your personal brand…

May 21, 2018 – 7:30 am |

Research has suggested that over 90% of consumers are more likely to purchase from an authentic brand, rather than a dishonest brand, but how can you build your brand to become something that is recognised …

Pershore Mayor supports local charities before handing over the reins…

May 21, 2018 – 7:00 am |
mayor Of Pershore

It was a pleasant evening for local charities across Worcestershire who were asked to attend the final council meeting chaired by outgoing Mayor of Pershore Councillor Bob Gillmor.
Various charities across Worcestershire received a generous …

Unipart chief receives honorary doctorate from Coventry University…

May 21, 2018 – 6:30 am |
John Neill Graduation

A life-long businessman who helped create one of Britain’s best known and most trusted brands has been presented with an honorary degree.
John Neill, chairman and group chief executive of Unipart, was presented with an honorary …

Online export surgeries with overseas Embassy staff launched….

May 21, 2018 – 6:00 am |
West Midlands DIT, Andy Smith

Local companies wanting to know if their goods or services could sell overseas can discuss the opportunities via a series of new online surgeries.

Organised by West Midlands Chambers of Commerce’s ERDF SME International Growth project, …

Catering Design Group grows its own starters….

May 18, 2018 – 8:00 am |

Faced with on-going skilled labour shortages within the architectural design sector, restaurant and commercial kitchen design company, Catering Design Group (CDG) has taken two young students and grown them from within to become valued members …

Royals’ favourite water gets Royal wedding make-over….

May 18, 2018 – 7:30 am |
Royals' Favourite Water Gets Royal Wedding Make-over

Markle Sparkle & Still Harry Malvern Water Ensure Wedding Celebrations Are Whine-free
Malvern is renowned for being the purest mineral water there is and that’s why, for five centuries, Royals have made it their drink of …

West Midlands Mayor speaks at Higgs Diversity event…

May 18, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Pictured at the Higgs & Sons event are, from left: Paul Hunt, Managing Partner at Higgs & Sons; Andy Street, WMCA Mayor; Julia Lowe, Partner at Higgs; Reece Pope of Stonewall and Paul Barker, Partner at Higgs

The Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) was the guest speaker at a diversity and inclusivity event hosted by Higgs & Sons law firm this week.

100th software testing graduate passes through Edge Academy….

May 18, 2018 – 6:30 am |

One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge Testing Solutions, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, has seen the 100thgraduate successfully pass through its software testing education programme, Edge Academy.

Legal professionals reminded of human side of law at No5 inquest seminar…

May 18, 2018 – 6:30 am |
George Jones, son of Cliff Jones who died in the Birmingham Pub Bombings; Julie Hambleton, sister of Maxine Hambleton who died in the bombings; Nageena Khalique QC of No5 Barristers’ Chambers; Christopher Stanley of KRW Law and part of the team representing 10 of the families of victims

Justice4the21 campaigner Julie Hambleton gave an impassioned insight into the human cost of coronial law to legal professionals, at the Annual Inquest Seminar held by No5 Barristers’ Chambers.
The younger sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim …

Extreme cleaning specialist steps in to tackle £0.5billion slips and trips bill…

May 18, 2018 – 6:00 am |
Steven Phillips Bonasystems MD

A campaign is being launched to remind businesses across key sectors – including wet leisure, hospitality, retail, public transport, and healthcare – of the urgent need to safeguard staff and customers by applying an anti-slip …

Worcestershire cyclists take on 100 mile route…

May 16, 2018 – 8:00 am |
Lorraine Westcott

Two cyclists from Worcestershire have joined forces to raise funds for Deaf Direct. Lorraine Westcott and Julie Gerrard will be taking on the gruelling Ride London- Surrey cycle race.
The 100 mile journey begins in London …

Wilson Vale gains College Court catering contract…

May 16, 2018 – 7:30 am |
College Court Conference Centre

Wilson Vale has gained the catering contract for College Court Conference Centre at The University of Leicester. Under a five-year deal worth £750k in annual turnover, the independent caterers are now providing catering services for …

Mills & Reeve announce major refurbishment of their Birmingham office…

May 16, 2018 – 7:00 am |
Steve Allen, partner and head of the Birmingham office, Wendy Thomas, project manager, Chris Adlam, construction manager for Area

Leading national law firm Mills & Reeve undertakes a refurbishment of its Colmore Row office that reinforces its commitment to growth in the city
The office, in the heart of the city’s business district, is undergoing …

Housebuilder names new Stone development in memory of employee…

May 16, 2018 – 6:30 am |
hanbury village house

A regional housebuilder has launched a new development in Stone which has been named in memory of a former employee.
Persimmon Homes West Midlands will build 500 homes at Udall Grange, with 130 two, three, four …

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