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Birmingham delegation visits Doha to discuss trade and investment…

January 20, 2017 – 6:35 am | Comments Off on Birmingham delegation visits Doha to discuss trade and investment…

A senior delegation from Birmingham City Council and inward investment agency Marketing Birmingham is to visit Doha on 15 – 17 January to explore ways to build on the city’s existing ties with Qatar in …

HSBC helps fund acquisition of BJ Plastics…

September 19, 2016 – 6:46 am | Comments Off on HSBC helps fund acquisition of BJ Plastics…
HSBC helps fund acquisition of BJ Plastics…

Wolverhampton-based BJ Plastics, specialists in coating and spraying of thermoplastic powders for canteen furniture, garden equipment, handrails and fencing, has been acquired by Derby chartered Engineer and businessman, Jay Benson, with acquisition finance from HSBC.
The …

£4 million for Birmingham transport supplier…

September 12, 2016 – 6:49 am | Comments Off on £4 million for Birmingham transport supplier…

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has provided a £4m asset based lending facility to Trueform, an international supplier of intelligent transport systems to Transport for London and Transport for Greater Manchester.
Established in 1977, Trueform offers …

£150,000 investment helps Telford manufacturer land £500,000 of orders…

September 2, 2016 – 6:31 am | Comments Off on £150,000 investment helps Telford manufacturer land £500,000 of orders…

£150,000 investment in a state-of the-art laboratory and new metrology department is already paying off for a Telford manufacturer after securing a string of new aerospace and medical contracts.
Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE), which produces precision …

Midlands print manufacturer grows with £465,000 investment…

September 2, 2016 – 6:19 am | Comments Off on Midlands print manufacturer grows with £465,000 investment…

2016 has seen extensive growth for Midlands based manufacturer, Customark Limited, with over £465,000 of investment in space, equipment and staff.
Over an 18-month period, Customark have employed an additional 20 new staff and invested in …

Work underway on University’s multimillion National Transport Design Centre…

August 24, 2016 – 6:56 am | Comments Off on Work underway on University’s multimillion National Transport Design Centre…
Stuart Pratt, Professor John Latham, Martin Yardley, Jonathan Browning

Work is underway on Coventry University’s multimillion pound National Transport Design Centre, which is being established to boost design innovation in the sector and bridge a shortfall in creative skills.
The centre will feature a six …

Real estate specialist acquires West Midlands investment properties…

August 17, 2016 – 6:14 am | Comments Off on Real estate specialist acquires West Midlands investment properties…

Blue Marble Asset Management (Blue Marble) has acquired two West Midlands mixed use investment properties.
Acting on behalf of a private in-house client, Blue Marble Investment Director Edward (Ed) Jones has acquired 11 Bird Street, Lichfield, …

Start-up funding company wins acclaimed award…

August 15, 2016 – 6:48 am | Comments Off on Start-up funding company wins acclaimed award…

An investment company that provides funding for start up businesses has won an industry-acclaimed award.
The Startup Funding Club won the accolade for Lead Syndicate of the Year at the Angel Investment Awards, run by the …

£10 million investment for Birmingham manufacturer…

August 8, 2016 – 6:55 am | Comments Off on £10 million investment for Birmingham manufacturer…
Ian Fairclough, Julie Mole, Kath Jenkins, Stephen Murray, Richard Taffinder, Ken Feast

A Birmingham-based manufacturer of vehicle registration plates has received almost £10million of investment from Finance Birmingham, Birmingham City Council, NatWest Corporate and Commercial Finance and RBS Invoice Finance.

HSBC supports Dudley firm’s global expansion…

August 1, 2016 – 7:50 am | Comments Off on HSBC supports Dudley firm’s global expansion…
Paul Barraclough Senior Commercial Manager HSBC for Business Banking, Anne Lockett Export Finance Adviser (UKEF), Cath Hands Glasscoat International, Ian Cripps Managing Director Glasscoat International

Dudley-based Glasscoat International, which specialises in designing and building coating systems for the glass and plastics industry, has secured a £460,000 funding package from HSBC to enable the advance purchase of expensive materials, and support …

€1 million raised for disruptive cyber security company…

July 29, 2016 – 6:14 am | Comments Off on €1 million raised for disruptive cyber security company…
David Barroso (CEO), Fernando Braquehais (Software Architect), Dan Brett (CMO)

CounterCraft, a disruptive cybersecurity company, has raised 1 million euros from Adara Ventures, Orza Investments, Telefónica Open Future, through its startup accelerator Wayra and a development grant, to further develop the product and  accelerate growth.
CounterCraft …

Relocation for growing Wolverhampton craft firm

July 11, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Relocation for growing Wolverhampton craft firm
Mandy Hopkins and Ricky Watkins of Perfect Tables

Massive growth in DIY wedding decorations and baby christenings has helped a Wolverhampton firm double the size of its operation and head towards its best ever turnover.
Family run suppliers, Perfect Tables, which supplies everything you …

Growth surge for electrical firm following further investment…

March 14, 2016 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Growth surge for electrical firm following further investment…
Image l-r: Jonathan Billingham, managing director, ON-POWER; Tony Round, chief executive, ON-POWER and Ian Fairclough, investment director, Finance Birmingham

A fast-growing West Midlands-based electrical services contractor is on track to double in size within three years after securing £500,000 of investment from company shareholders and Finance Birmingham.
The deal will enable the business, which tripled …

Business Birmingham recognised at global inward investment awards…

May 20, 2015 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Business Birmingham recognised at global inward investment awards…
Wouter Schuitemaker, Investment Director, Business Birmingham

Business Birmingham has been recognised as one of the best inward investment bodies in Europe by international trade title, Site Selection.
As part of the magazine’s Best to Invest 2015 awards, Business Birmingham is named as …

Investment sparks growth on the letter for mail specialist…

May 8, 2015 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Investment sparks growth on the letter for mail specialist…
Jigsaw CCS Managing Director Rebecca Fahy, Operations Director Lorna Harling.

A Midlands based direct mailing and hand fulfilment specialist has doubled its warehouse capacity, and made a significant investment in machinery and staff, as it grows its presence in the creative industry sector.

Key schemes in Greater Birmingham capitalise on Downing Street investment event…

January 28, 2015 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Key schemes in Greater Birmingham capitalise on Downing Street investment event…
Key schemes in Greater Birmingham capitalise on Downing Street investment event…

More than 30 major UK and international institutional investors learned about Greater Birmingham’s vast potential at the government’s inaugural ‘Investment into Cities’ event, held at Downing Street today (Tuesday 27 January).

BOOST FOR BIRMINGHAM FIRMS AS BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMME EXPANDS….

January 23, 2014 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on BOOST FOR BIRMINGHAM FIRMS AS BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMME EXPANDS….
BOOST FOR BIRMINGHAM FIRMS AS BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMME EXPANDS….

BOOST FOR BIRMINGHAM FIRMS AS BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMME EXPANDS
Demand for a business support programme, which aims to help businesses in Birmingham to grow, has led to the initiative being rolled out to other sectors.
The …

‘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 …

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