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January 8, 2020 – 6:00 am |

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. 

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Ia Architect Begins Building Birmingham’s Future…

January 31, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Intervention Architecture’s (IA) project architect Marina Strotz, who is behind some of the city’s most exciting design projects, has been announced as the new President of the Birmingham Architectural Association. Building on two years as …

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

January 31, 2020 – 6:30 am |

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

Birmingham’s office market strength continues across city and out-of-town in 2019…

January 31, 2020 – 6:00 am |

A resilient Birmingham office market in 2019, with city and out-of-town deals totalling 1.1m sq ft across the year, has paved the way for a strong 2020 – according to the latest research from real …

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

January 28, 2020 – 6:30 am |

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.

Partner Specialising In ‘modern Family Law’ Joins Clarke Willmott…

January 24, 2020 – 7:00 am |
Partner Specialising In ‘modern Family Law’ Joins Clarke Willmott…

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has added ‘modern family’ law to its offering with the appointment of specialist family lawyer Sarah Wood-Heath.

Manufacturers turn to ‘outsourcing’ to combat economic uncertainty…

January 24, 2020 – 6:30 am |

An increasing number of manufacturers are looking to mitigate their risk by choosing to use strategic outsourcing according to one industry boss.

Bristol embryologist takes top prize at national conference…

January 24, 2020 – 6:00 am |

A clinical embryologist at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) has won a top prize at the national Fertility 2020 conference for scientific research that will help more women have babies.

Higgs & Sons raises £22,250 for good causes…

January 22, 2020 – 7:35 am |

West Midlands law firm Higgs & Sons raised £22,250 for good causes in 2019.

£1,000 for Foundation tackling language and literacy barriers…

January 22, 2020 – 7:00 am |

A Birmingham based charity that aims to bring literacy support to disadvantaged people has received £1,000 from one of the UK’s largest housebuilders.

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

January 22, 2020 – 6:30 am |

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 |

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 |

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).

Employment lawyer issues IR35 alert to Worcestershire firms

January 17, 2020 – 7:30 am |

A leading Worcestershire employment lawyer has warned the county’s private sector
businesses to be fully prepared ahead of sweeping changes to rules on using

Young racing driver looks to business to help secure his future

January 17, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Britain has been the source
of many of history’s greatest
racing drivers including the
current multiple F1 champion,
Lewis Hamilton.

Unipart Manufacturing chief receives honorary degree for work with ‘AME’

January 17, 2020 – 6:30 am |

One of the West Midlands’ leading female industrialists has been awarded an honorary degree by Coventry University
Carol Burke CBE, Managing Director at Unipart Manufacturing Group, was granted the title of Doctor of Technology in recognition …

Dispelling the myths of common law protection

January 17, 2020 – 6:00 am |

No such thing as common law spouse when it comes to legal protection
While married couple families remain the most common in the UK, cohabiting couples are the fastest-growing family type with the number increasing by …

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

January 10, 2020 – 6:00 am |

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

Long-Awaited Show Home Unveiled…

January 8, 2020 – 8:30 am |

Little has changed in the village of Freshford, near Bath since it was depicted as the quintessential English village in a blockbusting movie in the 1950s, so the opening of a newly-built show home there …

Warning to business over new year trade term changes…

January 8, 2020 – 7:30 am |

Businesses across the region are being warned of changes to a vital set of international
trade rules which come into force at the start of the new year.

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