The University of Wolverhampton, in partnership with Sandwell Council and Sandwell College, has extended its support for local businesses across the region by opening a new base for its Business Solutions Centre (BSC) in Sandwell.
Based on the national award winning BSC Centres already established in Wolverhampton, Telford, Hereford and Wyre Forest, the Sandwell Business Solutions Centre was originally set up in 2015 in the CAP Centre in Smethwick.
Boss Design, the leading office furniture design company from the Black Country, showcased its designs at the joint Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum in Birmingham this week.
Director Phil Duggan delivered a range of the company’s furniture to the ICC and two chairs from the Kruze range, a grey leather Layla sofa, and high-backed Mister chair, were placed in a private room where dignitaries met.
An engineer from a Midlands based IT Support provider is celebrating 15 years with the award-winning company.
Neil Fletcher, Senior Technical Engineer at ACUTEC, has been a dedicated IT expert at ACUTEC since 2002; installing servers, networks and lots of different technologies over the years. On the day of this very special milestone Neil was presented by Chris Roche, Managing Director at ACUTEC, with a surprise presentation in which he was promoted to Technical Director for his years of hard work, loyalty and expertise.
A patient who has undergone spinal surgery is delighted to be back at work after the most frustrating time of her life.
Patsy Bustin says she feels like a new person again following the life changing procedure at West Midlands Hospital.
The 47-year-old had suffered with back pain for several years but put it down to sciatica – pain caused by irritation or compression to the sciatic nerve.
A Midlands law firm has donated almost £600 to three Worcestershire charities as part of its ongoing fundraising efforts.
Staff at mfg Solicitors held events throughout the past 12 months for the three county charities – St Richard’s Hospice, Primrose Hospice and St Basil’s Housing Association.
The events, which included sponsored walks, raffles and dress down days, were held between the law firm’s offices in Bromsgrove, Kidderminster and Worcester.
As Theresa May has now signed the letter that has given official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will then formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union, the Black Country Chamber of Commerce looks at what businesses need moving forward.
Corin Crane, Chief Executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, commented: “The Chamber will be keeping a keen eye on this process, to ensure that business needs are taken into consideration during the negotiations. Businesses are now looking to the Government for clear and decisive decisions moving forward as one of the biggest concerns to business confidence is uncertainty around leaving the European Union.
An expanding mid Wales bottling company has reclaimed more than £400,000 in tax following successful research and development tax claims.
Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company received a total of £412,000 thanks to specialist help from R&D Tax Claims Limited, with R&D tax refunds spanning a four year period.
Based at Knighton, Powys, Radnor Hills began as a small company packing cuplets for airlines but today has grown into a company bottling a diverse range of mineral water, flavoured spring water, sparkling premium pressés, fruit juices and school compliant drinks.
Security expert Abloy UK is advising companies to secure remote sites and minimise the risk of substantial fines using innovative new access control technology.
This advice comes in light of Thames Water’s recent record fine of over £20m for polluting the River Thames with 1.4 billion litres of raw sewage.
Thames Water was functioning with reduced operational resources, resulting in unmanned sites. When alarms were raised signaling issues, they were not attended to immediately – including one being ignored for 37 hours.
Less than twenty-four hours after celebrating its inaugural Birmingham-Vienna service, German low-cost carrier Eurowings, has announced it will launch another new route from Birmingham to Salzburg in December.
Already operating Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Vienna, the new Salzburg flight will operate twice weekly from the 9th December, catering for the ski community and city breakers.
All services are planned with an A320 aircraft configured to 174 seats.
High security perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun Limited is bolstering the ranks of approved installers for its unique super-intruder-resistant fencing.
ArmaWeave fencing – which is unique to Chamber Platinum member Zaun – is produced on the world’s largest steel loom at the company’s West Midlands manufacturing base.
Crime & Fire Defence Systems engineers were trained in the installation of the product and have installed kilometres of the high-security woven fencing at utilities sites across the country over the last two years.
Commenting on the triggering of Article 50 by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: "Now that Brexit negotiations are set to begin, businesses across the UK and their trading partners in Europe want answers to practical questions, not political posturing. A pragmatic and grown-up dialogue on the real-world issues, rather than verbal volleys between London and Brussels, would give firms greater confidence over the next two years.
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Currency traders showed little sign of heightened nerves on Tuesday ahead of Britain's formal launch of negotiations on leaving the European Union.
25 apprentices from the West Midlands travelled to London this week to quiz a number of politicians on the skills gap and the importance of vocational learning.
In-Comm Training, which operates training academies in Aldridge and Shrewsbury, arranged the visit to coincide with the culmination of the National Apprenticeship Week and to highlight the need for continued investment in generating the talent of the future.
The company arranged for the young people and 20 of their employers to debate the subject with Business Minister Margot James, the hosting MP Wendy Morton and fellow MPs Amanda Milling and Daniel Kawczynski.
SWEDA recognise that women make up 52% of the UK population yet only 20% run and lead their own businesses. Why is that? What are the barriers? Research has shown some of the barriers include lack of networks, lack of role models and a lack of self- confidence & self belief. The 2017 focus is "Be Bold For Change”.
Access to Business, SWEDA and NatWest Bank together with over 50 women business owners celebrated International Women’s Day at The Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton on 8th March 2017.
This gave an opportunity for the Women to gain further information on the essential advice and guidance and support available to both start and grow their businesses.