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Oxbridge Launches £35,000 Bursary Fund In Response To Covid-19 Pandemic…

March 27, 2020 – 7:00 am |

In light of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, the world of work has never seemed so uncertain. Despite emergency government support being pledged to ease the threat of unemployment, many are still finding themselves without jobs …

Community donations will now help groups working with the over-70s…

March 23, 2020 – 7:00 am |

A housebuilder which has given monthly donations to community groups for the past five years has announced that the scheme is to solely help the over-70s for the foreseeable future.
Persimmon Homes Central launched Community Champions …

CyberGuard Technologies doubles turnover by protecting businesses against hackers…

March 23, 2020 – 6:00 am |

Kidderminster, 18 March 2020. CyberGuard Technologies, an independent cyber security company within the OGL Computer Services Group, has announced a successful year doubling its first-year turnover to over £1 million and the opening of a …

Social media in a time of social isolation: How to keep your business trading

March 20, 2020 – 6:30 am |

The world is waking up to find itself in an unprecedented situation: with governments urging offices to adopt working from home where possible, advising against unnecessary travel, and suggesting that people avoid mass gatherings, it …

International executive search agency partners with recruitment IT specialist…

March 16, 2020 – 8:00 am |

International executive search and talent consulting firm, Sheffield Haworth, has gone live with a new IT solution from local recruitment IT specialist, Nasstar. 
Midlands-based Nasstar will provide global support for Sheffield Haworth’s eleven international offices and …

Wilson Vale arrives at One Central Boulevard…

March 16, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Ashby-based caterer, Wilson Vale, has gained a catering contract at IM Properties’ One Central Boulevard building at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull.

Blum-Novotest invests £150,000 in launch of new LC-Vision software…

March 16, 2020 – 6:30 am |

High value manufacturers will be given a machining boost after Blum-Novotest announced the launch of LC-Vision.
The company, which is one of the global leaders in production metrology, has invested over £150,000 into bringing groundbreaking new …

Heart Of England responds to local needs with new Birmingham fund…

March 9, 2020 – 7:30 am |

The Heart of England Community Foundation has announced its plan to support over 50s in an all-new Edgbaston and Northfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS) Fund. The charity’s latest fund has a pot of £400,000, which …

Birmingham automotive firm powers ahead with 100 new engineering roles…

March 2, 2020 – 6:30 am |

A recruitment partnership has seen dozens of engineers beginning new roles at a Birmingham automotive firm which is driving innovations in low carbon and electric vehicle technology.

Building society strengthens foundations of Community funding after successful eight years…

February 24, 2020 – 8:00 am |

Coventry Building Society, with the support of the Heart of England Community Foundation, is launching a new fund providing grants of up to £10,000 to community projects in Coventry and Warwickshire. The Society has funded …

Charity celebrates being at the heart of the community for 25 years…

February 24, 2020 – 6:00 am |

This month sees the Heart of England Community Foundation celebrate its quarter century milestone, marking a whopping £20 million awarded to almost 6,000 projects across the region. Since its inception on Valentine’s Day in 1994, …

Leading aerospace maintenance firm relocates following multi-million pound investment…

February 10, 2020 – 6:00 am |

To make way for the eagerly anticipated Coventry and Warwickshire Gateway Development scheme, CFS Aero has moved its facility and 40-strong workforce to a larger 30,000 sq ft unit with an additional 10,000 sq ft …

Three is the magic number as Talbots record £14m fees…

February 7, 2020 – 6:00 am |

A trio of promotions are set to help one of the West Midlands leading independent law firms capitalise on a £2m increase in fees.

‘Green’ contract win for Brandauer helps it celebrate Queen’s Award success…

January 31, 2020 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on ‘Green’ contract win for Brandauer helps it celebrate Queen’s Award success…

A Birmingham metal pressings specialist has capitalised on its Queen’s Award success by securing a new contract in the renewables field.

£40 million unlocked for Midlands’ businesses as MEIF reveals new loan fund…

January 28, 2020 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on £40 million unlocked for Midlands’ businesses as MEIF reveals new loan fund…

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) has appointed a new fund manager and made £40 million available to invest in the region’s small businesses.

Sandland Packaging under new ownership following £5.5million FDC and IGF investment…

January 22, 2020 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Sandland Packaging under new ownership following £5.5million FDC and IGF investment…

A Black Country cardboard packaging supplier is under new ownership following a £5.5 million investment from Frontier Development Capital (FDC) and Independent Growth Finance (IGF).

New Chairman marks £75m sales milestone for MAN…

January 22, 2020 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on New Chairman marks £75m sales milestone for MAN…

An industrial collective is celebrating a major milestone in its history by appointing a new Chairman to lead it over the next twelve months.

West Midlands’ conferencing offer lauded by national industry survey

January 17, 2020 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on West Midlands’ conferencing offer lauded by national industry survey

The West Midlands has won praise as a leading business tourism destination from UK-based event organisers in the annual British Meetings & Events Industry Survey (BMEIS).
 

West Midlands tourism champions urged to apply for new board role…

January 10, 2020 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on West Midlands tourism champions urged to apply for new board role…

Local experts from the West Midlands are being encouraged to apply for a position on the new Regional Board for Tourism.

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