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JQ Fusion events following earlier success…

September 26, 2016 – 6:42 am |

Following on from the resounding success of the first two JQ Fusions events in August and September, the JQBID is pleased to announce its programme for the remainder of 2016.
Bringing the best of what the …

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Funding available for energy efficient Midlands SMEs…

September 30, 2016 – 7:00 am |

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of CommerceFunding is now available to help lower running costs for energy efficient businesses.

Worcestershire County Council along with its partners Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, Herefordshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council and the Worcestershire Districts have been awarded £1.45 million funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s European Regional Development Fund to help small and medium-sized businesses. Read the full story »

BIP reporter signing off…

September 30, 2016 – 6:43 am |
Rebecca J Lucas

After joining in June 2016, Rebecca Lucas has been editing for The BIP as well as offering her own contributions as both a writer and photographer. After just three months, Rebecca is moving on to pastures …

New recruit for Leamington business…

September 30, 2016 – 6:37 am |

EEF Venues has expanded its sales team with the appointment of a new sales executive to support its busy sales operation across its three AIM gold-accredited venues: Broadway House in Westminster, Engineers’ House, Bristol and …

Prestigious award for Birmingham manufacturer…

September 30, 2016 – 6:23 am |
Prestigious award for Birmingham manufacturer…

Birmingham coffee machine manufacturer Fracino has been presented with a high-profile national lifetime award after receiving a raft of nominations from companies and individuals across the café and coffee bar industry.
The Café Society Award, part …

Major innovation award for AME…

September 28, 2016 – 6:56 am |
Major innovation award for AME…

The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ is celebrating today after it secured a prestigious award for its pioneering work.
Backed by Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing Group, the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering …

Public vote to crown inaugural ‘Growth Champion of the Year’…

September 28, 2016 – 6:53 am |

Eight outstanding UK high growth companies are now going head to head to determine which will be crowned 2016 Growth Champion of the Year, supported by Smith & Williamson. The winner will be announced at …

Compton Verney presents luminous rice show…

September 28, 2016 – 6:43 am |

Named by The Times as “one of tomorrow’s great artists”, Chinese-born British artist and social commentator Aowen Jin will be creating a unique installation called The Ritual at the historic Compton Verney Art Gallery and …

Drainage engineers support renewable energy…

September 28, 2016 – 6:35 am |

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group are proving they have the power to support renewable energy, one of the UK’s fastest growing industrial sectors. The company’s vacuumation and water jetting technology is proving to be suited …

Coventry Uni top for international mobility…

September 28, 2016 – 6:33 am |
Coventry Uni top for international mobility…

Coventry University has secured its commitment to international experience as new figures show it helped more students travel and study abroad than any other UK university.
Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show …

Potential £5 million Manufacturing Assembly Network with strategic outsourcing…

September 28, 2016 – 6:15 am |
Potential £5 million Manufacturing Assembly Network with strategic outsourcing…

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) is looking to target more than £5m of new contract opportunities after launching a new cluster to tap into the demand from larger companies for greater levels of strategic outsourcing.
Mec …

Grosvenor House hotel manager announced as chairman of Master Innholders…

September 26, 2016 – 7:07 am |

Stuart Bowery MI, general manager at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, has been announced as the new chairman of the Master Innholders at yesterday’s AGM (Thursday 15 September).
Bowery, who has been a Master Innholder …

New Deputy President for chartered accountants…

September 26, 2016 – 6:57 am |

This week, Leo Lee FCCA became the elected Deputy President for the global body for professional accountants, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
Based in Hong Kong, Leo has over 25 years’ experience in accounting, …

JQ Fusion events following earlier success…

September 26, 2016 – 6:42 am |

Following on from the resounding success of the first two JQ Fusions events in August and September, the JQBID is pleased to announce its programme for the remainder of 2016.
Bringing the best of what the …

JLR presents fastest selling car to new Academy…

September 26, 2016 – 6:34 am |
JLR presents fastest selling car to new Academy…

The new WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull opened its doors to its first pupils on Wednesday 7th of September. However, it had to open those doors a little bit wider when Jaguar Land …

Leading UK 4×4 supplier sponsors inaugural ‘Pick-Up of the Year’ awards…

September 26, 2016 – 6:29 am |

Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 hardtops and accessories, has been confirmed as the sponsor of the inaugural Pick-up truck category at the industry famous What Van? Awards 2017. Taking place on …

Carillion signs up to ‘Dying to Work’ charter…

September 26, 2016 – 6:17 am |
Carillion signs up to ‘Dying to Work’ charter…

Carillion, a FTSE 250 company, will sign up to a new charter today aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work. The signing, which will take place at the RMT offices at 10.00am …

September 23, 2016 – 6:59 am |

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s recent decision to ease the lending rules for banks so that they can increase lending to households and businesses by up to £150 billion highlights the importance of easy …

£1 million investment for HS2…

September 23, 2016 – 6:52 am |
£1 million investment for HS2…

Almost £1 billion of investment is being committed to redevelop a part of Birmingham that is set to be transformed by the arrival of HS2 in the city.
The Curzon Investment Plan is an ambitious 30 …

Wolverhampton seafood manufacturer hits £10 million sales…

September 23, 2016 – 6:47 am |

A string of new retail and wholesale contracts will help a Wolverhampton seafood company break the £10m barrier for the first time in its history.
Star Agro Marine Foods has sealed more than £4m of new …

Manufacturing success in Staffordshire…

September 23, 2016 – 6:39 am |
Manufacturing success in Staffordshire…

Staffordshire’s JCB, the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment, has become a patron of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, demonstrating the company’s commitment to playing a leading role in the county’s business community.
JCB’s story began …

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