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Sue Howell Access and Operations Manager Jack Wylie Front Of House and Remy Lloyd Front Of House ManagerAs part of Dementia Action Week 2018, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has today announced plans to begin the process of creating a Dementia Friendly performance for 2019.

Last year the theatre returned to producing with a critically acclaimed production of Brassed Off and follows this year with Amanda Whittington’s Ladies' Day. Although the 2019 production is yet to be announced preparations will be taken to make a performance of it Dementia Friendly. This week the Access Team will be making a visit to another theatre to watch a Dementia Friendly performance, to gain an insight into the process.

AAUK Spec Silverstone iiASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has assisted with the design and specification of doorsets and relevant hardware for the new Silverstone CE Primary School.

Working alongside Northamptonshire County Council, local firm pHp Architects and contractor Lakehouse Construction, the UK Specification team helped deliver the full-scale build of the two-form entry primary school.

Products specified included 92 ASSA ABLOY laminate faced timber doorsets, complete with redwood frames and dark grey PVC edges, making them easy to clean and to help conceal scuffs from daily use.

ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, will be showcasing the latest integrated security and access control technology from its leading brands at IFSEC 2018.

Taking place from 19 – 21 June at ExCeL London, visitors to stand F320 in Hall S7 will discover the latest innovations to help ‘access smarter thinking’. Solutions from leading brands, including ASSA ABLOY Access Control, Abloy and Traka, will cover access control, identification technology, entrance automation and integrated security solutions.

Alloy Wire Action 2018 L2Major new orders to supply into the aerospace, petrochemical and nuclear sectors have helped a Black Country manufacturer smash the £10m barrier for the first time in its 72-year history.

Alloy Wire International (AWI), which supplies more than 60 different ‘High Performance’ alloys, has seen sales increase by £3m since 2016 and puts the sustained expansion down to its ability to offer 3-week lead times and the growing demand for its Emergency Manufacturing Service.

Thursfields 10k charity run May 2018Five keen runners from Thursfields Solicitors raised more than £1,000 for a local breast cancer charity by taking part in The Great Birmingham 10k Run.

The challenging route in blisteringly hot weather on Sunday 6 May was tackled by Thursfields’ directors Michelle O'Hara, Julia Warrilow and Gareth Burge, along with solicitor Kirsty Underhill and trainee solicitor Joe Rollins.

The Thursfields’ team raised £1,085 towards the leading Midlands law firm’s ongoing support for Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands, which supports women impacted by breast cancer.

Jamal Brown Barbara Bridgwood award sponsor and Ashley Gray district governorPerformance Through People are pleased to announce that one of the apprentices they support has been recognised with an award from the Rotary Club of Darlaston. Jamal Brown, who was nominated by his training adviser Dave Wood, was presented with the Doug Bridgwood Darlaston Apprentice of the Year Award at a celebration evening Darlaston Sports and Social Club on 24th April.

Jamal, 20, from Great Barr started his journey in 2013 on a traineeship, completing a level 1 engineering qualification. He has now completed level 2 and 3 engineering apprenticeships, all while working at forging company George Dyke. Jamal became interested in engineering at school whilst completing his BTEC qualification and was keen to try it at a higher level. He started his intermediate apprenticeship in performing engineering operations with Midlands based training provider Performance Through People three years ago and has also recently completed his advanced toolmaking apprenticeship.

Walkers and runners across Worcestershire took part in Walk4Life on Sunday 6th May to raise an amazing £9,376.04 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

The annual event, which takes place in Rock near Bewdley, is a fun-filled day with something for all the family. Routes from a small treasure trail, to a 26-mile hike, means that no matter what a participants ability, everyone can get involved and raise some money for the lifesaving charity.

CEC Shield L3A leading tier one supplier of castings and machined components has tapped into specialist support to manage its energy costs after seeing sales rocket by £15m.

Shield Group, which operates from six different manufacturing divisions across Coventry, Leicestershire, Northampton and Oldham, has just hit £80m for the first time in its 69-year history after securing new work to supply lightweight parts for the off-highway, automotive and power generation markets.

Truckman Navara Load Bed Storage PackTruckman has teamed up with Nissan to launch a new accessory package for the Navara pick-up truck.

Having recently given Truckman’s innovative storage system DECKED official approved accessory status, Nissan is combining the truck bed drawer solution with the bestselling Truckman Grand hardtop to create its ‘Load Bed Storage Pack’.

FBCMB Alzheimers SocietyA free advice session to encourage more people to support those living with dementia will be held in Wolverhampton during this month’s Dementia Action Week.

The Dementia Friends session at the Grand Theatre on May 22 will be run by Michelle Monnes Thomas from law firm FBC Manby Bowdler, who is one of the Alzheimer’s Society’s volunteer Dementia Champions along with Lee Allen from the Alzheimer’s Society.

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