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Commenting on the government’s announcement of an independent review of HS2 by Douglas Oakervee, Corin Crane at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce said:
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COLLEGE’S 24HR ROWATHON RAISES OVER £1,000 ….

January 29, 2014 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on COLLEGE’S 24HR ROWATHON RAISES OVER £1,000 ….
SW Heart Fundraiser Sue Lumley, Uniformed Public Services student Pam Ghatoray, Uniformed Public Services Lecturer Steven Wadley and SW Heart Fundraising Manager and Daily Mail columnist Sally Bee supporting students on their mammoth 24 hour Rowing Machine Challenge.

Students and Staff at Stratford-upon-Avon College have raised over £1,000 for local charity, SW Heart after completing a gruelling 24 hour rowing challenge.
 The event was organised by the College’s BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma …

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 …

Drop-kick of West Brom was right move by Zoopla, says crisis comms expert…

January 23, 2014 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Drop-kick of West Brom was right move by Zoopla, says crisis comms expert…
richard merrin spreckley

Home-finder aggregator Zoopla’s decision not to renew its sponsorship deal with club West Bromwich Albion at the end of the current football season, is a unique example of a brand taking a tough stance when …

‘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 …

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. …

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 …

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