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Aurrigo’s autonomous breakthroughs land Autocar ‘Innovation’ Award

July 10, 2020 – 8:00 am |

A Coventry-based driverless vehicle specialist has beaten off some of the world’s largest car brands and manufacturers to secure Autocar’s Innovation Award.

£6.5m boost for SME manufacturers looking to recover from Covid-19 impact

July 1, 2020 – 6:00 am |

Small to Medium-sized (SME) manufacturers across England have been given a £6.5m funding boost to help them recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and address key barriers to growth.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund making an immediate impact and generating over £64m of investment in Midlands’ businesses

May 20, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Over £64.8 million has been invested into 257 businesses by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), with new data revealing its regional impact released today (Wednesday 20 May 2020).

Investment in new ESD facility opens up £2m of new opportunities for PP Control & Automation…

March 16, 2020 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Investment in new ESD facility opens up £2m of new opportunities for PP Control & Automation…

One of the UK’s leading providers of strategic manufacturing outsourcing services has invested over £100,000 into creating a new Electrostatic Discharge manufacturing facility.

Building Better Opportunities secures £7m extension as it celebrates getting 370 Coventry & Warwickshire people back into employment

January 8, 2020 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Building Better Opportunities secures £7m extension as it celebrates getting 370 Coventry & Warwickshire people back into employment

370 people in Coventry and Warwickshire are now back in work after being long-term unemployed thanks to the pioneering work of three local initiatives. 

Leading learning provider closes 2019 with prestigious gold class industry award…

December 13, 2019 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Leading learning provider closes 2019 with prestigious gold class industry award…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Completing a lucrative year of wins for the distance learning provider, Oxbridge is closing 2019
with a Gold standard award for ‘Best Use of Blended Learning – Commercial Sector’ from the
prestigious Learning Technologies Awards. Recognising the …

CNC investment puts Cube in good shape to deliver £2m new contract haul…

September 11, 2019 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on CNC investment puts Cube in good shape to deliver £2m new contract haul…

A leading Black Country manufacturing specialist is investing in a state-of-the-art multi-axis CNC milling centre to help it deliver £2m of new orders.
Cube Precision Engineering, which can handle single op prototype tooling to complex multi-stage …

Manufacturer powers cabling solution on major London infrastructure project…

September 6, 2019 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Manufacturer powers cabling solution on major London infrastructure project…

A Midlands manufacturer has won contracts worth nearly £350,000 in the second phase of a major infrastructure project to upgrade London’s power supply.
Fabweld Steel Products, which is based in Telford, has secured orders totalling more …

Chamber Chief Executive comments on announcement of HS2 review…

August 23, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Chamber Chief Executive comments on announcement of HS2 review…

Commenting on the government’s announcement of an independent review of HS2 by Douglas Oakervee, Corin Crane at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce said:
“We obviously need to make sure that the project is value for money and have a clear idea for …

Freight forwarder is driving force behind trike business success…

August 16, 2019 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Freight forwarder is driving force behind trike business success…

A Midlands shipping firm is the driving force behind a pioneering UK company which specialises in luxury trike conversions.
Global Freight Services has added Telford based AA Trikes to its growing portfolio of clients and is …

PP’s outsourcing manufacturing offer helps Inventor-e create ten jobs as part of its 60% growth…

August 9, 2019 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on PP’s outsourcing manufacturing offer helps Inventor-e create ten jobs as part of its 60% growth…

A specialist provider of point-of-use solutions to industrial manufacturers and the facilities management markets is tapping into support from a strategic manufacturing partner after seeing sales increase by 60% in the last year.
Solihull-based Inventor-e, which …

OGL shortlisted as Responsible Business Champion in Parliamentary Awards Scheme…

July 29, 2019 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on OGL shortlisted as Responsible Business Champion in Parliamentary Awards Scheme…
Mark Garnier with Neil Morris

Neil Morris, Commercial Director at OGL Computer, attended an awards presentation at Portcullis House in London last week, which recognised outstanding businesses who have made a positive impact in their local community.
OGL Computer, one of …

Filtermist International completes Kerstar Ltd purchase…

July 24, 2019 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Filtermist International completes Kerstar Ltd purchase…

17th July 2019: Telford-based air extraction and filtration specialist Filtermist International Ltd has completed a deal to acquire industrial vacuum cleaner manufacturer Kerstar Ltd.
Established in 1960, Kerstar produces a range of cleaners, including ATEX-accredited machines …

M3 and SDI target £2.5m of new sales with collaborative boost for the retail sector…

July 24, 2019 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on M3 and SDI target £2.5m of new sales with collaborative boost for the retail sector…
Stuart Tilley (SDI), Glen Pawson, Nick Lovett (both M3), Ian Wright, Matt Evans and Ashley Parr (all SDI)

M3 has joined forces with one of the UK’s leading point-of-sale and visual merchandising display specialists to provide an industry first.
The full-service advertising agency, which has offices in Birmingham, London and Wolverhampton, has signed a …

Midlands hotel unveils £1million luxury spa plans…

July 19, 2019 – 5:50 am | Comments Off on Midlands hotel unveils £1million luxury spa plans…
Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix Stratton House Hotel photography in Cirencester.

A historic Midlands hotel has announced it will build a luxury spa as part of a £1million investment plan.
The owners of the 17th century Stratton House Hotel in Cirencester have unveiled their plans after permission …

Trio of appointments give A.C.E. the platform to hit £10m sales…

July 17, 2019 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Trio of appointments give A.C.E. the platform to hit £10m sales…
Ace Trip Appointments (P)

A trio of strategic appointments is helping a Telford precision manufacturing specialist deliver a 40% boost in sales.
Advanced Chemical Etching (A.C.E) has strengthened its management team by recruiting Carwyn Howells and Peter Kirwan as Production …

‘Taking the weight out of the equation’ delivers £3m contract boost…

June 24, 2019 – 5:50 am | Comments Off on ‘Taking the weight out of the equation’ delivers £3m contract boost…
Alucast Action 2019 (Design)

Delivering complex components for new automotive ‘light-weighting’ projects is reaping dividends for a Black Country supplier.
Alucast, which is one of the UK’s largest independent aluminium foundries, has secured over £3m of new contracts from car …

Derbyshire machining specialist invests £600,000 to keep up with reshoring demand

June 17, 2019 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Derbyshire machining specialist invests £600,000 to keep up with reshoring demand
HPC (L2)

British engineering firms are in increasing demand from major multinational companies looking to bring more work back to the UK from Europe and China, according to the boss of a busy Derbyshire CNC machining business.
Paul …

£27million investment kick-starts construction at 140-apartment Birmingham development…

May 27, 2019 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on £27million investment kick-starts construction at 140-apartment Birmingham development…

A 140-home regeneration scheme in Birmingham is set to get off the ground after Cedar Invest received a £21million investment to complete the development.
Named The Forge Digbeth, the five-storey development comprises a mix of one …

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