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Birmingham hotels enjoy most successful year in history as city’s tourism sector booms…

February 2, 2017 – 6:17 am | Comments Off on Birmingham hotels enjoy most successful year in history as city’s tourism sector booms…
Edgbaston stadium

Birmingham’s hotel sector has seen its most successful year in history, with occupancy rates for 2016 peaking at 99% capacity and averaging at 75% – both, the highest on record.

Birmingham’s hotel sector achieves record high …

Free lunch clubs for Midlands HR professionals…

February 2, 2017 – 6:11 am | Comments Off on Free lunch clubs for Midlands HR professionals…
Tracy Worthington, Head of Employment Law and Partner at FBC Manby Bowdler

Modern slavery, young workers and whistleblowing policies will all be issues on the menu of a free HR Lunch Club hosted by a Midlands law firm this month.
The free sessions held by FBC Manby Bowdler …

Briggs Equipment raises £93,000 to help young people with cancer….

February 2, 2017 – 5:56 am | Comments Off on Briggs Equipment raises £93,000 to help young people with cancer….
Cannock-based Briggs Equipment raised £92,773 for Teenage Cancer Trust

A Cannock firm has reinforced its commitment to charity fundraising after its workforce pulled out all the stops to raise almost £93,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Throughout 2016 employees at Briggs Equipment raised money by staging cycle rides, …

ACE targets £1.8m opportunity after a ‘powerful’ start to 2017…

February 2, 2017 – 5:31 am | Comments Off on ACE targets £1.8m opportunity after a ‘powerful’ start to 2017…
ACE Team:Stuart Weston - Chris Ball and Ian Whateley

A leading Shropshire manufacturer has enjoyed a strong start to 2017 after a host of new customers decided to tap into its expertise in precision engineering and prototyping.
Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) has seen demand for …

Wilson Vale invests in talent to strengthen strategic growth…

January 30, 2017 – 5:32 am | Comments Off on Wilson Vale invests in talent to strengthen strategic growth…
Wilson Vale HQ

Independent catering company, Wilson Vale, has made a major investment in its client services and support team to maintain its unique position and reputation in the market place throughout its future growth.
 
Four out of the …

Pentalver makes a £5million investment with Briggs Equipment…

January 28, 2017 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Pentalver makes a £5million investment with Briggs Equipment…
Pentalver

Pentalver has announced a further investment in its materials handling resources after concluding a new £5 million deal with asset management and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment.
One of the UK’s foremost providers of container-related services, Pentalver is adding …

Will the Trump effect boost British manufacturing..?

January 23, 2017 – 5:40 am | Comments Off on Will the Trump effect boost British manufacturing..?
Howells Patent Glazing

In the wake of Donald Trump’s US presidential win, Cradley Heath based manufacturing firm Howells Patent Glazing are considering what impact the new presidency will have on the economy and their 40 year old family …

Steve Hollis on Government’s approval of a third runway at Heathrow…

October 26, 2016 – 8:23 am | Comments Off on Steve Hollis on Government’s approval of a third runway at Heathrow…
Steve Hollis - Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP,

Steve Hollis, Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, commenting on the Government’s approval of a third runway at Heathrow, said:
“We welcome the Government’s decision to invest in aviation capacity at Heathrow, but with …

ACCOUNTANTS ACHIEVE RECORD EXAM RESULTS…

October 26, 2016 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on ACCOUNTANTS ACHIEVE RECORD EXAM RESULTS…
Caroline Smale, Bishop Fleming's partner in charge of technical quality and staff training

A record 26 trainees achieved a total of 36 passes across all of Bishop Fleming’s offices covering the South West and West Midlands, with 7 completing their professional level.
The firm has also taken on 35 …

Marches Growth Hub celebrates first anniversary…

October 26, 2016 – 6:28 am | Comments Off on Marches Growth Hub celebrates first anniversary…
Paul Hinkins, Chairman of the Marches Growth Hub

More than 15,600 people have turned to the Marches Growth Hub to help start or grow their business since it launched one year ago, it was revealed today.
Developed by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, the …

Daredevils wanted for charity Fright or Flight Challenge…

October 19, 2016 – 7:52 am | Comments Off on Daredevils wanted for charity Fright or Flight Challenge…
Park Regis St Marys Dr Becky and Robin Ford pic 1

Park Regis and Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice host Fright or Flight challenge
Park Regis Birmingham and Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice are joining forces for a gravity-defying fundraising event.

Law firm launches apprenticeship scheme…

October 19, 2016 – 7:41 am | Comments Off on Law firm launches apprenticeship scheme…
new apprentices at law firm

A Midlands law firm has launched its first apprenticeship schemes in a strategic move to invest in the next generation of legal talent.
FBC Manby Bowdler has appointed two legal and two non-legal apprentices to develop …

Coventry automotive supplier Brose UK taps into domestic growth with record £195m sales haul…

October 19, 2016 – 5:48 am | Comments Off on Coventry automotive supplier Brose UK taps into domestic growth with record £195m sales haul…
Juergen Zahl (MD) on factory floor

Achieving world class quality and delivery performance is helping a UK automotive supplier experience record growth.
Brose UK, which produces window regulators and seat structures for a number of global carmakers, has enjoyed a major surge …

Mike Ashton to Step Down as Chamber CEO…

October 14, 2016 – 5:49 am | Comments Off on Mike Ashton to Step Down as Chamber CEO…
Mike Ashton

Mike Ashton, Chief Executive of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, has announced his planned retirement and will step down as Chief Executive on Friday 31 March 2017. Mike became CEO in May 2007 and …

Boiler maker’s order book up post-Brexit vote…

October 14, 2016 – 5:41 am | Comments Off on Boiler maker’s order book up post-Brexit vote…
Minstral Boilers Shipping bolier

 
Midlands manufacturer Mistral Boilers is reporting a hike in export business as part of a strategy to build business sales outside of the EU following the Brexit vote.
The oil-fired boiler maker, which has been manufacturing …

GREATER BIRMINGHAM TO PRESENT AT MIPIM UK …

October 14, 2016 – 5:29 am | Comments Off on GREATER BIRMINGHAM TO PRESENT AT MIPIM UK …
HS2 station entery aerial

GREATER BIRMINGHAM TO PRESENT AT MIPIM UK FOR FIRST TIME, AHEAD OF MIDLANDS ENGINE MIPIM DEBUT

First ever Midlands Engine presence at MIPIM will see region take global stage to highlight investment opportunities worth £14 billion
Greater …

Technology firms face new tax charge…

October 14, 2016 – 5:11 am | Comments Off on Technology firms face new tax charge…
Nigel Warren Bishop Flemming

The region’s technology companies will be hit with a new Migrant Skills Levy from April 2017 of up to £1,000 per worker per year, warns Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming.
Technology firms recruiting skilled migrant labour …

Director promotion as Hayward Wright focusses on growth…

October 14, 2016 – 5:00 am | Comments Off on Director promotion as Hayward Wright focusses on growth…
left to right Alistair Hayward-Wright and Gareth Wood

Midlands-based Hayward Wright Accountancy Group has appointed a new director to its senior management team as it sets its sights on further expansion in the West Midlands.
Gareth Wood has been promoted from his role as …

CYCLING DUO FOCUS ON CHARITY RIDE FOR ALZHEIMER’S…

October 10, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on CYCLING DUO FOCUS ON CHARITY RIDE FOR ALZHEIMER’S…
Martin Elwell and Gemma Bradnack of Scrivens

Two Birmingham-based colleagues have their sights set on raising money for Alzheimer’s Society, their company’s charity of the year, by taking on a 100 mile cycle challenge.
Marketing managers Martin Elwell, aged 48, and Gemma Bradnack, …

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