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Partnership needed to keep West Midlands at forefront of manufacturing

March 1, 2011 – 12:53 pm | Comments Off on Partnership needed to keep West Midlands at forefront of manufacturing
Partnership needed to keep West Midlands at forefront of manufacturing

Businesses and universities throughout the region need to work together better to keep the West Midlands manufacturing industry performing, a regional lobbying group has said.
Business Voice West Midlands told a Government consultation that: “There is …

Lloyds TSB West Midlands PMI report shows recovery in January

February 22, 2011 – 11:32 am | Comments Off on Lloyds TSB West Midlands PMI report shows recovery in January
Lloyds TSB West Midlands PMI report shows recovery in January

The West Midlands economy started to recover in January, according to the latest Lloyds TSB West Midlands PMI report.
Commenting on the PMI survey, Andy Youngman, area director for Lloyds TSB Commercial in Birmingham, said: “The …

Businesses and Entrepreneurs Urged to Bid for RGF Cash

January 19, 2011 – 12:14 pm | Comments Off on Businesses and Entrepreneurs Urged to Bid for RGF Cash
Businesses and Entrepreneurs Urged to Bid for RGF Cash

Businesses and entrepreneurs in the West Midlands are being urged to bid for a share of the £1.4bn Regional Growth Fund (RGF).
The deputy chairman of the RGF – Sir Ian Wigglesworth – visited the region …

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 – …

Business Finance Taskforce: How Will It Help Your SME?

October 18, 2010 – 9:38 am | Comments Off on Business Finance Taskforce: How Will It Help Your SME?
Business Finance Taskforce: How Will It Help Your SME?

-With the publication of the Business Finance Taskforce, the BBA has outlined a number of actions designed to help small businesses ‘thrive and grow’ by focusing on improving three main areas; customer relationships; access to …

Banks Plan Dragons’ Den Style Fund For Small Businesses

October 7, 2010 – 11:39 am | Comments Off on Banks Plan Dragons’ Den Style Fund For Small Businesses
Banks Plan Dragons’ Den Style Fund For Small Businesses

-Britain’s biggest banks are planning to set up a multimillion-pound ‘Dragons’ Den’ style fund to bolster the country’s smaller businesses.
A taskforce comprised of chief executives from six British banks is to propose setting up the …

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