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The search has begun for an inspirational Principal and Managing Director to lead the new WMG Academy for Young Engineers.
The WMG Academy, a business-led and business-like University Technical College for 14-19-year olds, is due to …

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Dr Neil Bentley, CBI Deputy Director-General

Businesses, trade unions and the Government must adapt to the challenges of changing workplaces
In a speech to business leaders today (Wednesday), Dr Neil Bentley, CBI Deputy Director-General, will set out the challenges that …

Made In Birmingham – Supreme Court Judgment may lead to more Equal Pay Claims…

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Equality act

The award winning 2010 movie Made in Dagenham chronicled the struggle of women to achieve equal pay with their male counterparts in car manufacturing.   Their action resulted in the passing of the Equal …

News from Centro – Partnership agreement to bring passenger benefits in Sandwell…

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Mat Hidson, left, Peter Coates, Alex Perry, Geoff Inskip, Stephen Haselden, Derek Rowley and John McNicholas

Centro signs partnership agreement that launches major new network in Sandwell

Bus users in and around Sandwell will see a host of improvements thanks to a major partnership agreement heralding the launch of …

Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief – 31 October 2012…

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George bull Senior Tax Partner, Baker Tilly

In this edition of Baker Tilly’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments…

Accolade for fashion graduate…

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Tamara Joseph Midlands Independent Fashion Designer 2012

A talented fashion designer who set up a business with support from the University of Wolverhampton has won a prestigious award.
Graduate Tamara Joseph was named Midlands Independent Fashion Designer Of The Year 2012 at the …

MTC exhibition…

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Leigh Carnes to encourage youngsters to consider engineering as a career option.

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre will be setting challenges for youngsters at the Imagineering Fair at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry later this …

Coventry University hosts aspiring young engineers…

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Coventry Engineers

Coventry University hosts aspiring young engineers
Coventry University recently hosted fifty aspiring young engineers from across the UK as part of an on-campus summer school. The students, aged 16 -17, were given a …

Government must create the right conditions for businesses to employ people….

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Paul Bennet - President of Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Government must create the right conditions for businesses to employ people.
Commenting on the latest labour market figures published today by the ONS, President of Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Paul Bennett said: “We are pleased …

New Business Zone launches to provide one-stop business solution…

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Gillian Nissim Workingmums – the UK’s number one job and community site – launched
its new Business Zone ( at
Workingmums Live London on March 27, to give parents all the tools they need
to start their own business and …

An inspiring entrepreneur who knows all the right moves: The BIP dances the long cold winter nights away with Liz England of Fit 2 Dance

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Liz England created her business, Fit 2 Dance, in July 1998, the year she left university. Beginning in a small way, building up an evening of classes at a time, now, she brings Fit 2 …

Birmingham Science Park Aston’s entrepreneur programme attracts further funding, The BIP learns

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Members of Birmingham Science Park Aston’s (BSPA) specialist technology business incubator will receive a further boost thanks to the Birmingham office of financial and business advisory firm Grant Thornton.

A New Social Enterprise Has Been Established Which Is Making Us, at the BIP, Paws For Thought! Part 2:

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Kathryn and Flossie, a friend in need...

In Part 1, The BIP introduced you to Kathryn Kimbley and her canine co-counsellor, Flossie, who together have formed their own social enterprise, to bring Animal Assisted Counselling Therapy to the people who need it …

A New Social Enterprise Has Been Established Which Is Making Us, at the BIP, Paws For Thought! Part 1:

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Kathryn and Flossie 'Hi Five'

Entrepreneur Kathryn Kimbley, from Wolverhampton, has set up a unique social enterprise, HumAnima CIC: Aided by her furry-friend, Flossie, a temperament assessed Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog, Kathryn aims to bring Animal Assisted Counselling Therapy …


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Lorely_Burt_MP_Truck_event, Barclays Business

With the country increasingly reliant on the private sector to create growth in the economy, the Barclays Business event in Solihull could not have come at a better time.
Over 100 businesses attended a ‘Driving your …


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Rob Ball naturally concerned

PROFIT-FOR-GOOD BIRMINGHAM COMPANY LAUNCHES ETHICAL TRAVEL AGENCY A Birmingham company which ploughs all of its profits into charities to conserve wildlife in Africa has launched a ground-breaking travel agency based on ethical tourism around …

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