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

February 15, 2019 – 6:00 am |

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, …

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

February 20, 2019 – 6:00 am |

Javed AhmedA 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’ when going through the process to avoid complications or delays.

Mr Ahmed has commented following a rise in the number of homeowners looking to purchase the freehold to their property after feeling trapped by increasing ground rents. Read the full story »

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 |
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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 |
Supervisor (L)

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 |
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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 |
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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 …

Wellington Orbit sets its sights on an official launch with new ‘SITR’ campaign…

February 8, 2019 – 6:00 am |
Wellington Orbit (Ext)

The organisation behind the transformation of the former HSBC building in Wellington into a new arthouse, cinema and café bar are looking to raise up to £100,000 to make the vision a reality.
Directors behind the …

Protolabs enhances its direct metal laser sintering offering by adding new materials to its range…

February 6, 2019 – 8:00 am |
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Protolabs has announced the inclusion of Inconel 718 and Maraging Steel 1.2709 to its growing list of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) materials.
These additions to the firm’s stock reinforces its reputation among product developers …

West Midlands firms benefit after MEIF reaches £25million milestone…

February 6, 2019 – 7:00 am |
Carl Harrison, Managing Director of GHO Pressings

The £250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) has reached its first milestone after supporting investment of £25million in the region’s businesses.
 Fully launched in late February last year, the Fund seeks to address regional imbalances in …

Family firms warned to plan succession or risk cash woes…

February 6, 2019 – 6:00 am |
Picture © Daniel Graves Photography. 2013.

Family businesses that trade as partnerships or sole traders are being urged to plan ahead in case a founding member dies, as it can trigger rules that freeze assets.
Midlands Tax and trusts expert Gary Priest …

Edge Testing Solutions opens up fast-track testing job opportunities with Academy as a Service launch…

February 4, 2019 – 8:00 am |
Academy as a Service

Fast-track job opportunities within digital sector for the region’s graduates, school leavers and career changers; low risk, cost-effective alternative to relying on contractors
One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, Edge Testing …

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