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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:
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Sound of music to mark Hoar Cross’ Summer Fayre…

June 23, 2014 – 6:05 am | Comments Off on Sound of music to mark Hoar Cross’ Summer Fayre…
The vintage car collection will return at this year's Summer Fayre

A musical treat is being lined up by one of East Staffordshire’s leading nursing homes when it holds its annual Summer Fayre next week (June 28th).
Hoar Cross, which is situated just off Abbots Bromley Road, …

Running on Rubbish: Supermarket Comes Off National Grid to Be Powered by Food Waste Alone…

June 23, 2014 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Running on Rubbish: Supermarket Comes Off National Grid to Be Powered by Food Waste Alone…
Sainsbury

Industry partners Biffa and Sainsbury’s are today celebrating an innovative facility that will allow Sainsbury’s Cannock store to run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste.
Using Biffa’s advanced anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities …

The Biggest Silver Lining in a Silver Workforce: Learn from Your Older Colleagues…

June 20, 2014 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on The Biggest Silver Lining in a Silver Workforce: Learn from Your Older Colleagues…
Alistair Cox, CEO of Hays

There’s no escaping the fact that more and more of us will be working past what would once have been traditional retirement age. According to recruiting experts Hays, the swelling ranks of mature workers can …

Electrical Sector Set to Boom as Brits Gripped by Football Fever – IMRG Capgemini E-Retail Sales Index…

June 20, 2014 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Electrical Sector Set to Boom as Brits Gripped by Football Fever – IMRG Capgemini E-Retail Sales Index…
Tina Spooner, Chief Information Officer, IMRG

e-Retail sales see 17% year-on-year (YoY) growth in May; 20% excluding travel
Estimated £8.2 billion spent online in May
Electrical sector up 19% YoY; predicted to jump up as high as 30% during June
Clothing and Garden benefit …

Tech-Know: The Three Unsung Heroes Of Technology Business Finance…

June 20, 2014 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on Tech-Know: The Three Unsung Heroes Of Technology Business Finance…
Tech-Know: The Three Unsung Heroes Of Technology Business Finance…

There is a lot of finance information readily available for technology businesses, covering topics like start-up investment, funding platforms and financial planning. However, there are other finance points that technology businesses should be aware of. …

Cybercrime Tops List of Fraud Concerns for UK Businesses…

June 20, 2014 – 7:12 am | Comments Off on Cybercrime Tops List of Fraud Concerns for UK Businesses…
John Smart, Head of EY's UK Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS)

UK businesses see cybercrime as a bigger threat than their international counterparts with 74% of respondents stating this area poses a high risk to their organisation – compared to 49% globally
Businesses are also more concerned …

WAA in double award win…

June 20, 2014 – 6:45 am | Comments Off on WAA in double award win…
(L-R) Natalie Mudd, Jeremy Merckel, Emily Bate, Peggy-Sue Elliott, Jacqui Lennon, Alex Mansell, Dan Clifford

Midlands marketing agency WAA has cause for celebration after scooping two awards at the prestigious PRCA Midlands DARE Awards last week.
The ceremony, which took place at The REP in Birmingham, saw the agency’s PR team …

Duo made directors at Begbies Traynor’s Birmingham office…

June 20, 2014 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Duo made directors at Begbies Traynor’s Birmingham office…
left to right Gareth Prince and Mark Malone

Business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor has promoted two of its Birmingham office staff to appointment-taking director level.
Mark Malone and Gareth Prince’s promotions will bring to five the number of partners and directors in the Birmingham …

Midland college’s apprentices most likely to succeed…

June 20, 2014 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on Midland college’s apprentices most likely to succeed…
Medal winners Alex Elton and Conor Steptoe are great examples of the success that can be achieved as an apprentice at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College

Apprentices who study at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College are more likely to succeed than at any other college in the Midlands, according to figures released by the Skills Funding Agency.
Data from the government’s FE …

AMEC Celebrates UK National Women in Engineering Day…

June 20, 2014 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on AMEC Celebrates UK National Women in Engineering Day…
Will Serle, AMEC Group HR Director

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, is marking National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June  with a host of special events at its offices throughout the UK.
National Women in Engineering Day has …

Strengthened Foreign Exchange Regulation Is Vital for Our Economy, Says KPMG…

June 18, 2014 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Strengthened Foreign Exchange Regulation Is Vital for Our Economy, Says KPMG…
Bill Michael, EMA head of financial services at KPMG

Commenting on the Chancellor’s expected announcement to strengthen the regulation of the foreign currency market, Bill Michael, EMA head of financial services at KPMG, commented:
“I am encouraged that the Chancellor is coming out with these tough …

EU Energy Ministers Set to Reach key Decision on Biofuels , Debate Energy and Climate Security…

June 18, 2014 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on EU Energy Ministers Set to Reach key Decision on Biofuels , Debate Energy and Climate Security…
Dr Nina Skorupska, REA Chief Executive

Ministers have opportunity to restore biofuel market certainty and strengthen EU climate and energy security goals
The EU Energy Council is expected to reach political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect land use change (ILUC) into …

Businesses Invited to Meet the Project Team…

June 18, 2014 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Businesses Invited to Meet the Project Team…
(L-R), Dave Pountain of BFM Staffs, Neil Rowley of Planned Office Interiors, Jonathan Cornes of Jonathan Cornes Associates, Darren Cooper of Interspace Building Services, Jonathan Pepper of Delphos Project Services and Carl Croft of Croft Architecture

A GROUP of Staffordshire construction professionals have joined forces to provide free advice and guidance to companies considering a new development project.
Meet the Project Team, which will take place on Wednesday, July 2 at Newcastle-under-Lyme …

Quiss Technology first IT services provider in UK to gain ISO 27001:2013…

June 18, 2014 – 6:45 am | Comments Off on Quiss Technology first IT services provider in UK to gain ISO 27001:2013…
Ian Harrison, Customer Services Director at Quiss Technology

Following months of hard work and an intensive audit, leading IT services provider Quiss Technology has achieved ISO 27001:2013 accreditation, the internationally acclaimed standard for information security management accredited by UKAS.
This latest standard, which supersedes …

Baker Tilly appoints new Chief Operating Officer…

June 18, 2014 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Baker Tilly appoints new Chief Operating Officer…
David Gwilliam, Chief Operating Officer at Baker Tilly

David Gwilliam has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Baker Tilly in the UK.
As Chief Operating Officer, David will continue to be a member of both the National Management Group and the Executive Board of …

Free driver training on offer at open event…

June 18, 2014 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on Free driver training on offer at open event…
Employ Recruitment UK

Employ Recruitment UK are offering a free driver training course to all drivers recruited at their Open Day being held at DHL Stoke.
The Open Day for HGV1 drivers is taking place on Saturday June 21st …

Melice, an authentic French Patisserie, is coming to intu Potteries…

June 18, 2014 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Melice, an authentic French Patisserie, is coming to intu Potteries…
Mamady Sidibé, ex Stoke City FC player

Mamady Sidibé, ex Stoke City FC player, and his wife Bineta are opening a French Patisserie at intu Potteries in the Lower Mall. Both are food lovers and always wanted to share their French cuisine …

Brands are GREAT: British Brands Grow by Over £37 billion…

June 16, 2014 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on Brands are GREAT: British Brands Grow by Over £37 billion…
Conrad Bird, Director of the GREAT Britain

The latest iteration of Brand Finance’s Brands of British Origin league table shows that Britain continues to be a centre for marketing creativity and innovation, with the value of the top 50 brands originating from these shores …

Accessible growth loans are now available for West Midlands businesses…

June 16, 2014 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Accessible growth loans are now available for West Midlands businesses…
Steve Williams, Impetus fund manager

Businesses in the West Midlands seeking a development loan but unsure how to get one, have a new port of call for 2014/15.
Based near Pershore in Worcestershire, Impetus is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
One …

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