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Businesses need useful data, not Big Data, in order to digitise…

June 27, 2016 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on Businesses need useful data, not Big Data, in order to digitise…
(L-R): Rami Jokela, Group Vice-president, Digital ABB project, ABB; Martin Rainer Vice president and General Manager Manufacturing Industry Segment, Hewlett Packard Enterprises; Hamid Mughal, Director of Manufacturing Rolls Royce; Pete Swabey, Senior Editor, Economist Intelligence Unit.

Over 90% of manufacturing data is never used because businesses are spending too much time trying to analyse big data instead of turning useful data into foresight.
That was the view from Hewlett Packard Enterprise at …

Wesleyan-backed appeal hits £600k mark for support centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital…

June 27, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Wesleyan-backed appeal hits £600k mark for support centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital…
Maggie McGee

The UK’s first support centre for children and their families at Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a step closer to reality after fundraising, driven by financial mutual Wesleyan, hit the £600,000 mark.
The initiative to build the …

Glide acquired by student broadband specialists CableCom…

June 24, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Glide acquired by student broadband specialists CableCom…
Glide acquired by student broadband specialists CableCom…

Fast-growth Birmingham utilities payments company Glide has been acquired by a group specialising in broadband, TV and telephony services for the student and landlord market.
Glide, which makes sharing bills simple for tenants and property businesses, delivering one …

Recruitment agency celebrates 20 years in business…

June 24, 2016 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on Recruitment agency celebrates 20 years in business…
Premier Placement Services MD Jonathan Harper and the team celebrate 20 Years in business

In the year that Dolly the sheep was cloned, Charles and Diana divorced and Take That split up, a 22-year-old Jonathan Harper set up Premier Placement Services in Stoke-on-Trent.
And unlike Ask Jeeves, the online search …

New premises for expanding IT firm…

June 24, 2016 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on New premises for expanding IT firm…
Mark Swann MD of UK Business IT

Staffordshire-based IT company, UK Business IT Limited, has re-located to larger premises in Stoke-on-Trent to accommodate its expanding team. 
UK Business IT provides clients with expert IT services, products and support. Chartered IT professional Mark Swann, …

Venues of Excellence announces four new members…

June 22, 2016 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on Venues of Excellence announces four new members…
left to right Venues of Excellence board members, Bronagh Bell, Stuart Websdale (Chairman) Claire Pearce and Barry Stonham.

As Venues of Excellence, formerly known as Conference of Excellence (CCE), launched at The Meetings Show at Olympia last week (14th June 2016) on Stand No H700, the consortium announces that it has gained four new …

North-West based partnership up for three National SME Awards…

June 22, 2016 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on North-West based partnership up for three National SME Awards…
Philip Brennan and Phil Foster

Two North West businesses, who joined forces to save SMEs money on their business energy bills, have been shortlisted in three separate categories at this year’s SME Awards.
Bolton based business electricity and gas comparison service, …

Pasta Di Piazza donation will support local families in need…

June 22, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Pasta Di Piazza donation will support local families in need…
Alice Charity Donation - Jigar Gheewala with Emily Petts, family support director at Alice charity

Diners have helped raise £1,000 for the Newcastle based Alice Charity which supports local vulnerable families.
The cash was donated during a launch event for more than 140 invited guests at popular Italian eatery Pasta Di …

Government minister Justine Greening MP visits leading tech SME…

June 20, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Government minister Justine Greening MP visits leading tech SME…
The Rt Hon Justine Greening, MP visits Probrand in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening has paid a visit to Birmingham technology business Probrand Group to see how a leading tech SME is helping bridge the skills and gender gap. The visit, …

‘Collaboration the key to investment Success’ – Andy Street…

June 15, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on ‘Collaboration the key to investment Success’ – Andy Street…
‘Collaboration the key to investment Success’ – Andy Street…

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) Chair Andy Street, will tell attendees on Friday 17 June, how the collaborative spirit between the public, private and education sectors, has helped the GBSLEP achieve its …

£47 million investment makes its mark on Greater Birmingham…

June 15, 2016 – 5:30 am | Comments Off on £47 million investment makes its mark on Greater Birmingham…
Chris Loughran

More than £47 million of Local Growth Fund has been awarded to projects across the region, which will help to create 32,000 jobs, build 10,000 new homes and unlock 500,000 sqm of commercial floor space, …

Keys handed over to Goodman’s first major Eastside Locks customer…

June 13, 2016 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on Keys handed over to Goodman’s first major Eastside Locks customer…
The complete Joseph Priestley Building, Eastside Locks

Global property group Goodman announces that it has officially handed over the first major office development, named The Joseph Priestley Building, as part of the Eastside Locks regeneration project.
Key points:
+      Birmingham City University to move into …

Columbus recognised as winner for 2016 Microsoft Global ERP Partner of the Year…

June 13, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Columbus recognised as winner for 2016 Microsoft Global ERP Partner of the Year…
Mary Hunter, Managing Director, Columbus UK and Global Sponsor for Customer Success

International consultancy Columbus has announced it has won the 2016 Microsoft Global ERP Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation …

Butterfly effect as software firm hires new MD to deliver growth strategy…

June 10, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Butterfly effect as software firm hires new MD to deliver growth strategy…
Nigel Potter, Managing Director of Chrysalis Solmotive Ltd

A rapidly growing Midlands-based firm that provides customer retention software to major car manufacturers, finance companies and dealerships in the automotive sector has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of managing director Nigel Potter.
Potter, …

Glamorous and Memorable Evening at Abbey College Birmingham’s Annual Prom…

June 10, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Glamorous and Memorable Evening at Abbey College Birmingham’s Annual Prom…
From left, Huy Duong, Nina Nguyen, Ann Nguyen, Oliva Hoang, Abby Li celebrate at the prom

Students at Abbey College Birmingham stepped onto the red carpet to celebrate the end of their academic year and all the hard work that went into it.
On Friday, the cohort arrived to dance and reminisce …

Plinkfizz gives Burslem something to shout about…

June 10, 2016 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Plinkfizz gives Burslem something to shout about…
Newly appointed Burslem Town Crier Tommy Dawkins

Staffordshire marketing communications consultancy Plinkfizz has supported the appointment of a Town Crier for Burslem to help spread good news about the Mother Town.
This historic role was once the only means of bringing news to …

Euro 2016: Bosses risk own goal if workers go AWOL…

June 3, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Euro 2016: Bosses risk own goal if workers go AWOL…
Darryll Thomas from mfg Solicitors

The month-long Euro 2016 tournament will be a minefield for local firms with some workers likely to be absent during the big matches.
That is the alert from Worcestershire employment lawyer Darryll Thomas who says county …

Exporting your way to success…

June 3, 2016 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on Exporting your way to success…
Mark Lesniak (left) and Nick Lewis (right)

Two Staffordshire businessmen have teamed up to create an innovative way to help businesses access new markets abroad.
Mark Lesniak, Founder of Stoke-on-Trent marketing agency Lesniak Swann, and Nick Lewis, creator of GroHanger have combined their …

Awards shortlisting hat-trick for Keycom…

June 3, 2016 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on Awards shortlisting hat-trick for Keycom…
Paula Benoit

Superfast broadband provider Keycom is celebrating success after being named as a finalist in three categories of the prestigious Internet Service Providers’ Association awards 2016.
Keycom’s work has caught the eyes of the ISPA judges in …

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