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Emma Thomson Jonathan AstleyA leading Midlands architects practice will once again sponsor the University of Wolverhampton’s prestigious accolade for architectural excellence.

The Tweedale Prize for Architectural Design is presented annually to the most outstanding student on the BSc Hons Interior Architecture and Property Development course for demonstrating high quality architectural design work.

Talbots IT Investment L2A leading West Midlands legal services provider is investing over £1m in state-of-the-art IT infrastructure as part of expansion plans to hit £12m fees in 2018.

Talbots Law, which employs over 200 people at six offices across the region, has worked with EBC Group to complete the installation of a new private cloud accessed Virtual Desk Interface (VDI) that will deliver a number of customer service improvements.

Birmingham St Marys Support at HomeBirmingham St Mary’s is encouraging sensitive and caring individuals to sign up as ‘Support at Home’ volunteers – and offer a listening ear to local people living with life-limiting illness.

The independent hospice is hosting a ‘Volunteer Recruitment Day’ on Friday 20 July, to recruit helpers who can give up their spare time to support others across Sandwell and Birmingham.

The open day is a chance to find out more about the Support at Home service, as well as what a volunteer role involves. It will also be an opportunity to meet some of the people who are receiving vital support from the service, to understand how it is already making a real difference to them.

Picture4Staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) were given the starring role in a new programme as part of a BBC series celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday.

New Cross Hospital welcomed Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis through its doors for the filming of an episode for the five part series ‘Matron, Medicine and Me’.

‘Matron, Medicine and Me’ explores how the NHS has changed over the years, with each episode featuring a different celebrity who has a personal link with the NHS.

Following an already busy year of exports across the globe, MacLellan Rubber’s reputation for quality and service has been rewarded with a major new order for commercial and high grade Rubber Sheeting from one of our long standing clients, supporting oilfield maintenance in Eastern Europe.

At nearly 24 Metric Tonnes with a mix of product grades from Neoprene and Nitrile up to Chemours Viton, and thicknesses from 1.5mm to 12mm, the logistics of packing one of the largest single shipments the company has undertaken for several years, and ensuring that it arrives in pristine condition, was critical.

Truckman XL Dmax Mk5 6 1Truckman has agreed a new partnership with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), to bring exclusive discounts to its members.

Launched to enable NFU members to get the best value on their expenditure for their pick-up trucks, the new partnership provides discounts on a range of Truckman products and services.

The West Midlands-based vehicle accessory manufacturer is providing eligible NFU members with a discount on a range of products, including Truckman’s market leading hardtops, tonneau covers and vehicle accessories. 

Sandwell Business Awards Paul Hull 91KMB Shipping Director Paul Hull was crowned Sandwell Business Person of the Year at the Sandwell Business Awards. The awards ceremony, held on 12th July in West Bromwich and hosted by ITV Central presenter Sameena Ali-Khan, saw finalists in six different categories come together to celebrate the inspiring success of local businesses in the Sandwell area, with Paul beating hundreds of applicants to receive the accolade.

The winning entry described Paul’s determination to grow the KMB Shipping brand, rising to the challenge as Marketing Director to realign the company’s business objectives and explore new business development channels. The results have seen KMB Shipping achieve its highest level of success in over 30 years of business.

NXWM 4601 Walsall Corporation Livery frontKeen-eyed locals in the Black Country will have noticed a distinctly different bus livery that might take them back in time to the 1960s.

In a nod to Walsall’s transport history, National Express West Midlands fleet number 4601 has been repainted and is now touring the streets with a stunning blue and yellow Walsall Corporation livery.

The new fixture in the local bus operator’s fleet is a timely introduction, with the region’s heritage and culture currently being celebrated during this month’s bostin’ Black Country Festival.

3The Black Country is to become one of 20 Careers Hubs around England to help transform careers education for young people. The national launch took place at a special event at Holly Hall Academy today, Thursday 12 July.

The Black Country Careers Hubs will be made up of 36 schools and colleges, including 2 special educational needs providers, working together with Enterprise Advisor Networks, universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education.

Alloy Wire Action 2018 L2Alloy Wire International (AWI) is heading to Farnborough International Airshow next week, with its largest ever range of high temperature nickel alloys.

The company, which enjoyed a 20% surge in sales in 2017, is looking to showcase its Nimonic, Inconel, Waspaloy, Rene 41, Phynox (UNS R30003) and titanium material to manufacturers looking for high quality and reliable delivery for use across the aerospace sector where the need for corrosion resistant wire and bar is high.

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