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Jan 2018 029 LCY VLM Airlines Antwerp launch 30th Oct EHKVLM Airlines will commence flights from Birmingham to Antwerp from 12th February. VLM Airlines will operate a daily service with a Fokker 50 on weekdays. One-way fares are starting from EUR 59 (all taxes included). Seats can be booked via

The University of Wolverhampton has built on its partnership with two leading construction bodies.

The University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Local Authority Building Control (LABC).

TUI 7879 XK2R6118 ATT 283248 PR 0515TUI (formerly Thomson) the UK’s largest holiday brand, has today announced it has added an additional weekly flight to the popular Egyptian destination of Hurghada for summer 2018 operating out of Birmingham Airport.

Holidaymakers from the Midlands will now have even more choice when it comes to booking a holiday to Hurghada with TUI adding a Friday flight to the summer flying programme. Flights start in May 2018 and will now operate twice a week on a Monday and Friday.

A Wolverhampton-based not-for-profit organisation is celebrating after being the only health Cash Plan provider to be shortlisted for not only one, but two national industry awards.

Paycare has been selected as a finalist in both the Intermediary and SME Business Policy of the year categories at the lauded Commercial Insurance Awards 2018.

The awards, which have been held annually since 2013, are unique in rewarding the particular issues around the insurance of commercial enterprises. In 2018 shortlisted businesses will be recognised for their achievements across 16 separate categories.

In being shortlisted, Paycare is being acknowledged for its efforts firstly in relation to customer service and in particular the innovative use of technology or resources. And secondly, in relation to the SME Business Policy category, recognition is attributed to Paycare on the basis of truly meeting the demands, and protecting the interests, of SMEs in the UK.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 09:37

Honour for Volunteering Research Project

171215 marta rios and mark priceA University of Wolverhampton graduate who helped transform the way a local charity engages with volunteers has been honoured for her work.

Marta Rios received the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Rosebowl Award 2017 for the best Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) dissertation of the year.

Marta, from Wolverhampton, carried out research to enable The Haven Wolverhampton to develop a new volunteer programme.

The scheme focuses on meaningful experiences for volunteers, improving their skills and employability through on-the-job learning and ongoing support and recognition. Earlier this year the Haven won the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Managed IT services specialist Quiss Technology has added Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors (DO) to its growing legal sector client base, following a successful competitive pitch.

The award winning Hertfordshire-based 120-strong, multi-service law firm with offices in St Albans and Radlett, is recognised for delivering an outstanding service to its clients.

Working closely with IT consultants Baskerville Drummond (BD) who defined the IT strategy and ran a robust selection process , Quiss first undertook a detailed review of the existing IT systems and infrastructure, to better understand the motivations for change.

171215 ECMS Apprentice Elkington BrothersThe Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has helped a local engineering company create the right pattern for plugging its skills gap by taking on a new apprentice.

The ECMS is a new employer-led training facility for the Black Country, designed to enhance productivity in the region’s high value manufacturing sector by providing specialist training and helping to close skills gaps identified by employers.

Following a visit to The Skills Show in November, Christopher Ravenall, 20 from Castle Bromwich, was introduced to Elkington Brothers Ltd, a pattern and toolmaking firm based in Great Barr, Sandwell.

171222 Clifford HuntEntrepreneurial students from the University of Wolverhampton have raised more than £17,000 for local charities as part of a business module.

More than 30 groups of students from the Faculty of Social Sciences joined forces to organise events and activities for six local charities.

The students planned, marketed and organised events over a six-week period including a live music night, bag packs, cake and sweet sales, motorcycle ride-outs and a movie night.

170913 Rider Levett Bucknall Graduates Line Up smallGlobal construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has grown its team with the appointment of seven Black Country graduates from the University of Wolverhampton.

RLB is a leading independent consultancy specialising in cost management and quantity surveying, project and programme management, building surveying and health and safety, and advisory services.  It has employed seven University School of Architecture and Built Environment students over the past year.  The graduates are all based in the company’s Birmingham office.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 09:12

Knighthood for University Professor

171229 Alan Tuckett Dec 17A University of Wolverhampton professor who has been a pioneer in the field of adult learning for 40 years has received a knighthood in the New Year Honours list.

Professor Sir Alan Tuckett has forged a reputation as the ‘voice of adult education’ during an illustrious career which has been dedicated to developing lifelong learning on a global scale.

He receives a knighthood for services to education, particularly in support of adult learning.

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