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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 …

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West Midlands partners reflect on successful Meetings Show…

July 19, 2019 – 7:30 am |
West Midlands stand - The Meetings Show 2019

A West Midlands delegation of business tourism partners secured more than 200 appointments, worth a potential £2 million for the region, at this year’s Meetings Show.
The 16-strong regional delegation – comprising attractions, purpose-built conference spaces, …

COLLEAGUE ‘TIPPING’ SCHEME COULD BACKFIRE, WARNS EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST…

July 19, 2019 – 7:00 am |
Marc Long

With more than 250 UK-based firms using peer-to-peer recognition technology employers are being urged to think twice regarding the legal implications of allowing staff to ‘tip’ fellow colleagues with a ‘micro bonus’ for doing a …

Brandauer taps into Japanese technology with £600,000 high-speed press investment…

July 19, 2019 – 6:30 am |
Yamada (P PR)

Investment in a new high-speed press is set to help a Birmingham metal stamping specialist capitalise on 20% growth over the last twelve months. 
Brandauer, which recently secured a Queen’s Award for International Trade, has spent …

National fund manager FDC relocates HQ to Birmingham’s business district…

July 19, 2019 – 6:00 am |
Members from the Frontier Development Capital team

Frontier Development Capital (FDC), an established fund manager operating debt funds in England, has relocated its Birmingham headquarters.
 The firm has moved its operations and 25 staff from Baskerville House to a 5,246 sq ft office …

MARIBEL PREMIERS NEW PRE-THEATRE MENU TO NEW AUDIENCES…

July 17, 2019 – 8:00 am |
Maribel New Menu 1

Brindleyplace-based Maribel has unveiled a trio of new menus with the aim of making fine dining more accessible to all. Having welcomed new head chef, Harvey Perttola, earlier this year the restaurant is championing ‘fine …

Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) CEO, Ash Rai, has been recognised for his commitment to increasing diversity, equality and Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across UK sports governance….

July 17, 2019 – 7:30 am |
Ash Rai SLT CEO

Ash, age 53 and born and bred in Smethwick, is one of just 15 BAME professionals nationwide to have graduated onto the 2019 ‘LeaderBoard Academy’, which specifically sets out to provide  the skills needed to influence …

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

July 17, 2019 – 7:00 am |
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 …

LAW FIRM STRENGTHENS PROPERTY SERVICES…

July 17, 2019 – 6:30 am |
Construction team

Leading West Midlands law firm Higgs & Sons is celebrating the continued growth of its specialist construction team one year on.
Headed up by Partner Rachael Hobbis, the team – which provides specialist advice in respect …

National focus spurs record employment at Anthony Collins Solicitors …

July 17, 2019 – 6:00 am |
Peter Hubbard, Senior Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors

Anthony Collins Solicitors has recorded a strong year of social purpose, while recruiting an additional 31 staff including three partners and investing in a new regional office.
 The national law firm, which now has 318 staff …

Paralympian and former Gulf War prisoner to speak at Worcestershire business event…

July 15, 2019 – 8:00 am |
Kevin Powell, Chair of Worcestershire Ambassadors with Ruth Haywood, acting CEO of Worcester Community Trust

A Paralympic athlete will speak at a Worcestershire business event this September which will focus on raising funds for two county charities.
Wheelchair middle-distance racer Mel Nicholls, who was a finalist at the London 2012 games …

Business and tradespeople wanted as Black Country Wellbeing Centre looks to expand…

July 15, 2019 – 7:30 am |
Black Country Wellbeing Centre (Action)

Local companies and tradespeople are being urged to get behind a new Upper Gornal fitness centre and community hub that is helping tackle anti-social behaviour, mental wellbeing and isolation. 
Black County Wellbeing Centre has recently become …

allpay.cards Instrumental in Launch of New Amaiz Business Banking Service for Solopreneurs…

July 15, 2019 – 7:00 am |
card

Leading UK card manufacturer and bureau, allpay.cards has announced it is the card provider for the new Amaiz mobile business banking service for solopreneurs.  Amaiz aims to help people free-up time by supplying an app …

Kind-hearted donation law firm donates to Worcestershire Breast Cancer Charity…

July 15, 2019 – 6:30 am |
Elaine Scrafton from Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven with some of the staff from mfg Solicitors (1)

A Wyre Forest law firm has donated over £3,500 to a Worcestershire breast cancer charity as part of its ongoing fundraising efforts. 
Staff at Kidderminster’s mfg Solicitors have held events throughout the past year for the …

CLIFTON NURSERY CELEBRATES GOOD OFSTED RATING…

July 15, 2019 – 6:00 am |
Oakfield Road celebrate Good Ofsted result

A Clifton nursery is celebrating its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating following its latest inspection by the governing body.
Mama Bear’s Day Nursery & Pre-School at Oakfield Road, Clifton was rated Good in all areas including management, teaching, …

Solmar Villas targets £600,000 of new bookings with finance options launch for customers…

July 12, 2019 – 8:00 am |
Villa Aucanada - Mallorca

One of the UK’s leading villa specialists has signed a new agreement that will help its growing number of clients make flexible holiday bookings.
Solmar Villas, which operates nearly 600 exclusive properties across ten popular destinations, …

Kind-hearted donation law firm donates to Worcestershire Breast Cancer Charity…

July 12, 2019 – 7:00 am |
Elaine Scrafton from Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven with some of the staff from mfg Solicitors

A Wyre Forest law firm has donated over £3,500 to a Worcestershire breast cancer charity as part of its ongoing fundraising efforts. 
Staff at Kidderminster’s mfg Solicitors have held events throughout the past year for the …

Order boost creates new jobs at Black Country foundry…

July 12, 2019 – 6:00 am |

Eleven new jobs are being created at one of the Black Country’s fastest growing foundries after it announced a number of new contract wins.
Midland Pressure Diecasting (MPD) is looking to recruit four casters, four manufacturing …

JCB FINANCE CELEBRATE INDUSTRY AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS AND JCB DEALERS…

July 10, 2019 – 8:00 am |
MD Paul Jennings

JCB Finance is celebrating after award success at a ceremony with finance industry leaders at the International Asset Finance Network (IAFN) Awards 2019, held in London.  Selected as the UK and Europe Captive Finance Lessor …

OGL Computer helps Switchtec boosts growth with online sales and business processes overhaul…

July 10, 2019 – 7:00 am |

Staffordshire-based supplier of electrical and electronics components, Switchtec, has launched a new e-commerce website and upgraded its software applications to support a growing customer and product base.
The company was founded in 1982 and run from a …

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