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Thousands of recruiters and hiring firms preparing for IR35 reform extension

June 29, 2020 – 6:00 am |

Over 2,200 recruitment agencies and hiring organisations are set to be ready for the rollout of the off-payroll tax reforms in the private sector next year and will prioritise fair and well-informed IR35 assessments, statistics …

Urban Village Capital overcomes lockdown challenges to complete £14m luxury apartment development

June 24, 2020 – 6:00 am |

Birmingham-based Urban Village Capital has overcome the obstacles of lockdown to deliver full completion of its latest luxury £14m apartment development.

‘Careers Launchpad’ webinars to help get young people into work

June 17, 2020 – 6:00 am |

A series of webinars to help young people find new job opportunities is being launched by one of the UK’s leading training providers.

Talbots named best law firm to work for in the Black Country

June 10, 2020 – 6:00 am |

Talbots Law has been named as the best legal firm to work for in the Black Country after moving up 13 places in the Sunday Times and Best Companies national list.

SOLIHULL INTERIOR DESIGNER TAKES ON PERSIMMON SHOW HOMES

June 8, 2020 – 6:00 am |

Designing and dressing her first show home for one of the country’s leading housebuilders was an exciting challenge for Jo Nock, an interior designer from Solihull.

COMMON PURPOSE LAUNCHES FREE UK101 LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG LEADERS

June 5, 2020 – 7:00 am |

International leadership organization, Common Purpose, is launching UK101, a new initiative supporting young people in the UK, to develop their leadership skills. This free, interactive, online programme, is open to 18-25 year olds and offers …

FOUNDATION AWARDS OVER £1M TO LOCAL PROJECTS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

June 3, 2020 – 8:00 am |

As COVID-19 continues to affect businesses across the region, Heart of England Community Foundation is doing all it can to support charities within the West Midlands’ communities. Since the Foundation’s urgent appeal in March, it …

MAKE SURE YOUR LEGAL AFFAIRS ARE IN ORDER WITH FREE ONLINE HUB

May 29, 2020 – 7:00 am |

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has launched a suite of free online tools to help businesses and individuals prioritise and stay on top of their legal affairs.

The FSE Group announces new Head for £40million MEIF Debt Fund and CBILS accreditation

May 29, 2020 – 6:00 am |

New accreditation will now allow The FSE Group to issue loans from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Fund backed by a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme guarantee.

Birmingham tech firm maps out global growth for Direct Carrier Billing

May 27, 2020 – 7:00 am |

PM Connect today (27 May 2020) publishes a landmark report into the Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) industry.
The tech business, which has been based in Birmingham since it was founded in 2012, is able to reveal …

Blum-Novotest launches virtual showcase to give industry a window to its production metrology

May 27, 2020 – 6:00 am |

One of the UK’s leading providers of production metrology is going online to help it deliver product awareness and technical application sessions during Covid-19.

PROPERTY COMPANY MAKES MOVE TO OFFER NHS LONG-TERM HELP

May 22, 2020 – 6:00 am |

Residential property expert, Centrick, is today making a pioneering pledge to the country’s frontline medical workers, by promising to reduce its sales fees for any NHS staff member by 50% indefinitely. This reduction in charges …

Employers urged to take ‘Skills Pledge’ to protect pipeline of apprentices

May 20, 2020 – 8:00 am |

One of the UK’s leading training providers has launched a new campaign to ensure apprenticeships are protected as companies seek to find ways of coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund making an immediate impact and generating over £64m of investment in Midlands’ businesses

May 20, 2020 – 7:00 am |

Over £64.8 million has been invested into 257 businesses by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), with new data revealing its regional impact released today (Wednesday 20 May 2020).

SIFA FIRESIDE CELEBRATES FUNDRAISING MILESTONE TO HIT £50K TARGET

May 18, 2020 – 8:00 am |

Birmingham organisation SIFA Fireside is celebrating after surpassing its fundraising milestone of £50,000 following its flagship event, the Big Brummie Camp Out. SIFA Fireside, which supports vulnerable adults in the city launched its latest campaign, …

Aerospace deal will bring new jobs despite lockdown

May 18, 2020 – 7:30 am |

Midlands recruitment company Consilium Recruit has signed a two-year deal with pioneering technology specialist Electroflight to source specialists in the emerging battery powered aerospace industry.

POST-LOCKDOWN PROPERTY INDUSTRY: HOW DO WE UNLOCK THE NEW NORMAL?

May 18, 2020 – 7:30 am |

With the latest government guidance signalling that the property industry can start transitioning into the next phase of operating during Covid-19, residential property expert Centrick has started to build what the ‘new normal’ looks like. …

Housebuilder’s donation provides boost for Walsall man’s expedition dreams

May 13, 2020 – 8:00 am |

A Walsall teenager has received £1,000 from a regional housebuilder to help fund an expedition to Tanzania next year.

MPD creates 10 new jobs as it ramps up production of critical parts for the COVID-19 frontline effort

May 13, 2020 – 6:30 am |

A Black Country foundry is creating 10 new jobs to supply increased orders for critical components destined for the NHS, the MoD and Homeland Security in the United States

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