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Unemployed offered support to become entrepreneurs

January 10, 2011 – 9:35 am | Comments Off on Unemployed offered support to become entrepreneurs
Unemployed offered support to become entrepreneurs

A Government scheme to help unemployed people set up their own businesses will be expanded to assist up to 40,000 new businesses in the next two years.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the scale of the New Enterprise Allowance scheme – …

The WikiLeaks scandal and what it can teach businesses

December 13, 2010 – 1:24 pm | Comments Off on The WikiLeaks scandal and what it can teach businesses
The WikiLeaks scandal and what it can teach businesses

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the last week, the WikiLeaks scandal has been difficult to avoid. Since its launch in 2006, WikiLeaks has been responsible for the release of previously confidential …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 MPs vote in favour of tuition fee increase

October 19, 2010 – 9:57 am | Comments Off on Midlands MPs vote in favour of tuition fee increase
Midlands MPs vote in favour of tuition fee increase

Midlands MPs have gone against the recent angry backlash of students and academics and voted in favour of the proposed increase in university tuition fees.
Liberal Democrat MPs John Hemming (Birmingham Yardley) and Lorely Burt (Solihull) …

October’s Office Gadgets

October 15, 2010 – 4:21 pm | Comments Off on October’s Office Gadgets
October’s Office Gadgets

-No matter where you work, who you work with or what you do, one thing we can all agree on is that gadgets are the perfect accompaniment to any office. Some are useful, some are …

Medical diversification leads to successful year for Clamason

October 15, 2010 – 12:14 pm | Comments Off on Medical diversification leads to successful year for Clamason
Medical diversification leads to successful year for Clamason

– The boss of a leading pressings specialist in the Black Country has praised the impact of the Manufacturing Advisory Service – West Midlands (MAS-WM) after seeing his business diversify into the medical sector …

BAWE launches new network for business women

October 15, 2010 – 11:12 am | Comments Off on BAWE launches new network for business women
BAWE launches new network for business women

– Encouraging more women to build high-growth businesses, increasing their access to finance and ensuring they embrace the power of social media are three of the key priorities for the new National President of …

Women Still Suffer Pay Inequality, Report Reveals

October 11, 2010 – 2:32 pm | Comments Off on Women Still Suffer Pay Inequality, Report Reveals
Women Still Suffer Pay Inequality, Report Reveals

-The ‘gender pay gap’ still causes women to earn significantly less than their male counterparts, a new report has revealed today.
A landmark report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, entitled ‘How Fair Is Britain?’ …

Council Launches Recycling Scheme For Birmingham Businesses

October 11, 2010 – 12:18 pm | Comments Off on Council Launches Recycling Scheme For Birmingham Businesses
Council Launches Recycling Scheme For Birmingham Businesses

-Birmingham City Council has today launched an innovative new service that encourages city centre businesses to recycle even more of their unwanted goods.
Businesses can now purchase special ‘city council’ tape to wrap their cardboard and …

Research Highlights How Employers Can ‘Inspire’ Next Generation

October 8, 2010 – 3:00 pm | Comments Off on Research Highlights How Employers Can ‘Inspire’ Next Generation
Research Highlights How Employers Can ‘Inspire’ Next Generation

-Local business advisory firm, Deloitte has today launched a report detailing the importance of the employers’ role in inspiring and informing the next generation.
Commissioned by charity The Education and Employers Taskforce, the report reveals that …

Channel 4’s 4iP Fund To Be Scrapped

October 8, 2010 – 10:13 am | Comments Off on Channel 4’s 4iP Fund To Be Scrapped
Channel 4’s 4iP Fund To Be Scrapped

-A fund that has provided key investment to a number of digital projects within the region is set to be scrapped, it has been revealed.
Channel 4’s 4iP fund, which jointly invests alongside regional screen agency …

AWM Cuts £35m Worth Of Local Regeneration Projects

October 7, 2010 – 4:55 pm | Comments Off on AWM Cuts £35m Worth Of Local Regeneration Projects
AWM Cuts £35m Worth Of Local Regeneration Projects

-More than 120 regeneration projects have been scrapped across the West Midlands, following regional development agency Advantage West Midlands’ (AWM) need to cut around £35 million from its budget.
The AWM was ordered to slice around …

iPad Killers? The Top Tablet PCs

October 6, 2010 – 4:18 pm | Comments Off on iPad Killers? The Top Tablet PCs
iPad Killers? The Top Tablet PCs

– Following another innovation from world-conquers Apple, in just six months since its release the iPad has transformed the world of touch-screen tablet computing into a necessity that leaves netbooks in the dust. Just as …

The Wiki-leaks scandal and what it means for business

October 6, 2010 – 12:10 pm | Comments Off on The Wiki-leaks scandal and what it means for business
The Wiki-leaks scandal and what it means for business

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the last week, the WikiLeaks scandal has been difficult to avoid. Since its launch in 2006, WikiLeaks has been responsible for the release of previously confidential …

West Midlands Businesses Win London 2012 Contracts

October 5, 2010 – 11:26 am | Comments Off on West Midlands Businesses Win London 2012 Contracts
West Midlands Businesses Win London 2012 Contracts

-More than 200 companies across the West Midlands have won business contracts for the London 2012 Games.
£461 million worth of business has been bagged by firms in nearly all of the region’s 59 parliamentary constituencies.
Jim …

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