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Conigital, a global Autonomous AI company are pleased to announce the appointment of Warwick hill to the board of Conigital Limited as a non-executive director (NED), effective from 17 May 2019.
Warwick further strengthens the Conigital …

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West Midlands business leaders welcome interest rate freeze

December 13, 2010 – 9:23 am | Comments Off on West Midlands business leaders welcome interest rate freeze
West Midlands business leaders welcome interest rate freeze

The Bank of England’s recent decision to keep interest rates at a historic low has been welcomed by business leaders in the West Midlands.
Interest rates have now remained the same (0.5%) for the last 20 …

MPs warned new LEPs will be doomed to failure without start-up funding

December 9, 2010 – 4:13 pm | Comments Off on MPs warned new LEPs will be doomed to failure without start-up funding
MPs warned new LEPs will be doomed to failure without start-up funding

A commons inquiry has warned that new Local Enterprise Partnerships that are to replace Regional Development Agencies are doomed to failure unless they are launched with cash from the treasury as start-up funding.
The Business, Innovation …

National Express welcomes former First Group boss

December 9, 2010 – 2:19 pm | Comments Off on National Express welcomes former First Group boss
National Express welcomes former First Group boss

Dave Kaye, former Chief Operating Officer for First Group has just been named as the new Managing Director of National Express.
He joins the company with over 30 years of working in the transport industry, having …

The how-to of hospitality: An interview with Matt Scriven

December 9, 2010 – 12:56 pm | Comments Off on The how-to of hospitality: An interview with Matt Scriven
The how-to of hospitality: An interview with Matt Scriven

With the failure rate of bars and restaurants an all-too familiar statistic, how is it that an ex-geography student and accountant has triumphed in Birmingham? With three successful bars under his belt and a new …

Study shows people in West Midlands feel more negative about job prospects that those in other regions

December 9, 2010 – 12:37 pm | Comments Off on Study shows people in West Midlands feel more negative about job prospects that those in other regions
Study shows people in West Midlands feel more negative about job prospects that those in other regions

Employment group Manpower has conducted a survey showing that firms in the South West, North West and Wales are more positive about job prospects than companies in the north East, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the …

Lessons from the Front Line: Gulf War hero John Peters joins Aston Business School

December 9, 2010 – 10:59 am | Comments Off on Lessons from the Front Line: Gulf War hero John Peters joins Aston Business School
Lessons from the Front Line: Gulf War hero John Peters joins Aston Business School

An internationally-acclaimed speaker well known for his extraordinary work on introducing and managing culture change across organisations, through personal experiences will deliver a new postgraduate qualification.
The qualification, believed to be the first of its kind …

Cold weather costing West Midlands businesses £73 million a day

December 8, 2010 – 3:02 pm | Comments Off on Cold weather costing West Midlands businesses £73 million a day
Cold weather costing West Midlands businesses £73 million a day

Snow and freezing temperatures are costing West Midlands businesses £73 million a day it has been estimated.
Going into the third week of sub-zero temperatures and with the resulting transport cancellations, airport and road closures employers …

Midlands-based businesses make it onto Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list

December 8, 2010 – 1:32 pm | Comments Off on Midlands-based businesses make it onto Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list
Midlands-based businesses make it onto Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list

Seven Midlands-based companies have earned their place on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list- a list which tracks companies’ growth over the last three years and ranks them in a list of those with …

New ‘urban village’ development will be “huge boost” for locals

December 8, 2010 – 11:55 am | Comments Off on New ‘urban village’ development will be “huge boost” for locals
New ‘urban village’ development will be “huge boost” for locals

A £27 million development in the Shard End area of Birmingham has begun and is expected to reflect a “huge boost” for locals according to Paul Spooner, director for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) …

Birmingham Airport extension could inject £631 million into regional economy

December 8, 2010 – 11:42 am | Comments Off on Birmingham Airport extension could inject £631 million into regional economy
Birmingham Airport extension could inject £631 million into regional economy

The proposed extension of the Birmingham Airport runway and the re-direction of the A45 will create around 3,400 jobs and inject £631 into the local economy according to Arup, the consultants brought in by Birmingham …

Start-ups, set backs and Sir Alan: An interview with Apprentice winner Tim Campbell

December 2, 2010 – 4:12 pm | Comments Off on Start-ups, set backs and Sir Alan: An interview with Apprentice winner Tim Campbell
Start-ups, set backs and Sir Alan: An interview with Apprentice winner Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell shot to fame as the first ever winner of BBC’s The Apprentice back in 2005. Since then he’s nestled under Sir Alan’s wing as Amstrad PLC’s first ever Project Director for Health and …

Screen WM secures support by joining Creative England

November 30, 2010 – 3:50 pm | Comments Off on Screen WM secures support by joining Creative England
Screen WM secures support by joining Creative England

Screen WM, the West Midlands’ agency responsible for providing funding for projects filmed in the county is to join Creative England, the umbrella organisation for all English screen agencies. This will allow the organisation to …

£50 million of region’s funding could go back to treasury

November 30, 2010 – 3:11 pm | Comments Off on £50 million of region’s funding could go back to treasury
£50 million of region’s funding could go back to treasury

Nearly £50 million that was set aside to help West Midlands businesses could end up going back to the treasury because the agency that was tasked with distributing the funds, Advantage West Midlands is to …

Worcestershire renews bid to create stand-alone LEP

November 29, 2010 – 3:47 pm | Comments Off on Worcestershire renews bid to create stand-alone LEP
Worcestershire renews bid to create stand-alone LEP

Worcestershire still has a chance to create its own Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) after its original bid was rejected by the Government.
The county is keen to create its own LEP to ensure that it still …

Centro reveals plans for £1.1 billion Metro system

November 29, 2010 – 11:18 am | Comments Off on Centro reveals plans for £1.1 billion Metro system
Centro reveals plans for £1.1 billion Metro system

Plans for a £1.1 billion Metro system have been revealed by Centro, the West Midlands’ transport body as part of the region’s 15-year transport blueprint.
The proposal is formed broadly of three separate plans. Firstly, …

Low Carbon Cities Conference encourages West Midlands businesses to go green

November 26, 2010 – 2:34 pm | Comments Off on Low Carbon Cities Conference encourages West Midlands businesses to go green
Low Carbon Cities Conference encourages West Midlands businesses to go green

Businesses in the West Midlands are being urged to go green as part of the Low Carbon Cities Conference hosted in partnership with Coventry City Council and Advantage West Midlands.
The aim of the conference is …

Midlands firm Connexica secures £250,000 of new fund

November 25, 2010 – 3:20 pm | Comments Off on Midlands firm Connexica secures £250,000 of new fund
Midlands firm Connexica secures £250,000 of new fund

Connexica, a Stafford-based information retrieval and management reporting firm has been awarded £250,000 from Midven’s Exceed Midlands Advantage Fund for its latest software release.
The new piece of software, Netsearch allows users to analyse large volumes …

West Midlands businessman will join House of Lords

November 25, 2010 – 1:39 pm | Comments Off on West Midlands businessman will join House of Lords
West Midlands businessman will join House of Lords

West Midlands businessman Bob Edmiston, chair and former managing director of the IM Group (Information Management Group) will be joining the House of Lords following a nomination from David Cameron.
His arrival in the House of …

Calling all graduates. Get ready to pitch for B-Hive 2011!

November 25, 2010 – 12:03 pm | Comments Off on Calling all graduates. Get ready to pitch for B-Hive 2011!
Calling all graduates. Get ready to pitch for B-Hive 2011!

Pitch Consultants, the Birmingham-based creative sector recruitment company has launched its B-Hive graduate recruitment scheme for 2011.

In partnership with Business Birmingham the scheme will see graduates compete against each other pitching themselves to industry professionals …

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