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The boss of a major manufacturing group in the West Midlands has urged industry not to talk itself into a downturn amidst the current Brexit uncertainty.
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‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…

January 10, 2014 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on ‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…
‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…

Unemployed young British workers must be provided with high-quality training or apprenticeships opportunities to stop new waves of eastern European migration exacerbating an already dire employment situation in the UK warned a leading entrepreneur today.
“More …

£1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…

January 10, 2014 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on £1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…
£1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…

A £1.4m package of public transport improvements along the main route between Wolverhampton city centre and i54 South Staffordshire has been given the green light.
The joint project by Wolverhampton City Council and transport authority Centro …

Retailers need to get smarter about effects of online shopping…

January 10, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Retailers need to get smarter about effects of online shopping…
Prof Phil Blythe from the IET

Online shopping in the UK continued to grow this Christmas with 63 per cent of online shoppers ordering three or more gifts online, but engineers are warning this switch in shopping style needs to be …

Top tips for business start ups…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Top tips for business start ups…
business start ups

The decade so far has seen start up fever sweep the UK. In 2013, according to Start Up Britain, more than 500,000 new businesses were set up, with the previous year’s figure standing at 484,000. …

sales-i survey reveals traits of successful salesperson…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on sales-i survey reveals traits of successful salesperson…
Paul Black, CEO of sales-i

A survey of 254 sales professionals across the UK and USA has shown that their career paths may have been determined from an early age. Demonstrating the ambition and drive required to succeed in a …

Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief…
Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief…

Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief
An end to tax tourism by multinational corporations?
News that seven US technology companies, including Google, Amazon and eBay, paid only £54m of UK corporation tax in 2012 has elicited hard-felt but …

New Year’s Honours recognise health and safety champions…

January 10, 2014 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on New Year’s Honours recognise health and safety champions…
New Year’s Honours recognise health and safety champions…

The Chief Executive and Trustees of the British Safety Council congratulate all of the recipients of awards appearing in the New Year Honours list announced last week. In particular the British Safety Council welcomed the …

UK business owner calls for more emphasis on business hubs outside of London…

January 9, 2014 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on UK business owner calls for more emphasis on business hubs outside of London…
UK business owner calls for more emphasis on business hubs  outside of London…

As the economy climbs towards recovery, the driving force behind UK Plc –  Britain’s SMEs – are finally looking at growth plans for the first time in five years. Beatrice Bartlay, Founder and Managing Director …

CBI RESPONDS TO LATEST BoE CREDIT CONDITIONS DATA…

January 9, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on CBI RESPONDS TO LATEST BoE CREDIT CONDITIONS DATA…
CBI RESPONDS TO LATEST BoE CREDIT CONDITIONS DATA…

The CBI responded to the latest Credit Conditions Survey from the Bank of England for Q4 2013.
Matthew Fell, CBI Director for Competitive Markets, said:
“This data shows that the availability of finance for growing business is improving and …

UK MUSIC ARTISTS COULD DOUBLE US ALBUM SALES BY 2025 – CBI…

January 9, 2014 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on UK MUSIC ARTISTS COULD DOUBLE US ALBUM SALES BY 2025 – CBI…
UK MUSIC ARTISTS COULD DOUBLE US ALBUM SALES BY 2025 – CBI…

New growth strategy outlined for the UK’s world-beating creative industries
As the Brit Award nominations are unveiled today (Thursday), the CBI believes UK music artists could double their share of US album sales by 2025 with …

Growth in permanent staff placements hits joint-record high in December…

January 9, 2014 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Growth in permanent staff placements hits joint-record high in December…
Growth in permanent staff placements hits joint-record high in December...

Key points:
§  Permanent staff appointments grow at joint-sharpest pace in survey history
§  Midlands staff appointments increase at sharper pace than in other English regions
§  Permanent salaries rise for ninth month running

Summary:
The Report on Jobs: Midlands contains original data …

Funding secured to support local agency for ex-prisoners…

January 9, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Funding secured to support local agency for ex-prisoners…
Tony Seaton, Associate Director, Blue Sky Corporate

Birmingham based independent Business Finance & Accountancy Services provider, Blue Sky Corporate Finance, has assisted the management team of Chance (2013) Ltd with sourcing and securing funding to set up an employment agency for ex-prisoners.
Located …

Eric Liedtke to succeed Erich Stamminger as Executive Board Member Global Brands of adidas AG…

January 9, 2014 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Eric Liedtke to succeed Erich Stamminger as Executive Board Member Global Brands of adidas AG…
Eric Liedtke to succeed Erich Stamminger as Executive Board Member Global Brands of adidas AG

The Supervisory Board of adidas AG appointed Eric Liedtke (47) to the Executive Board of adidas AG effective March 6, 2014. Eric Liedtke, currently Senior Vice President adidas Sport Performance, will assume responsibility for Global Brands …

The growing importance of home based businesses…

January 9, 2014 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on The growing importance of home based businesses…
Samantha Acton - Domestic Angels

The dynamics of home based businesses have drastically altered since the turn of the century. Whilst the definition of a ‘cottage industry’ may remain stable (a small business run from home) the service or product …

Nottingham ping pong Dragon Master challenge…

January 9, 2014 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Nottingham ping pong Dragon Master challenge…
The Tsingtao Grand Master Ping Pong Table

 Ping pong fans from across Nottingham can test their dexterity and skills during a unique challenge at the city’s leading entertainment venue.
Taking place at Alea on Upper Parliament Street those who take on the challenge …

Business confidence hits 20-year high…

January 8, 2014 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Business confidence hits 20-year high…
Business confidence hits 20-year high

Business confidence has hit a 20-year high, fuelling hopes of continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to the latest Business in Britain from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
The twice yearly report, now in …

FORRESTERS CEMENTS NEW CHAPTER IN COMPANY’S HISTORY…

January 8, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on FORRESTERS CEMENTS NEW CHAPTER IN COMPANY’S HISTORY…
Forresters - Matt Shaw

Birmingham-based intellectual property specialists Forresters CEMENTS have completed a series of office moves which mark a new chapter in the firm’s history.
Forresters – founded in Birmingham 130 years ago this year – have moved their …

Canter test drive pays off for prize draw winner HTA Group…

January 8, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Canter test drive pays off for prize draw winner HTA Group…
HTA Group’s Mark Vale, right, - Jim Coton, of Midlands Truck & Van

Metal products manufacturer HTA Group has made a flying start to 2014 after winning a smart FUSO Canter truck.
The Coventry-based company scooped a year’s free use of the 7.5-tonner in a national prize draw staged …

Hexagon Metrology Co-operates with Olympic Skeleton Team…

January 8, 2014 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on Hexagon Metrology Co-operates with Olympic Skeleton Team…
kristan bromley skeleton

Multiple Skeleton champion Kristan Bromley’s technicians use Hexagon’s ROMER Absolute Arm to optimise sled design and set-up for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Hexagon Metrology has started a co-operation with the UK-based skeleton racing team Bromley Technologies. …

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