Member of the Week
As a Chamber, we are committed to the growth and success of our members, ensuring that your business receives the recognition that it deserves. Therefore, we are proud to announce that we have recently launched our ‘Member of the Week’ initiative and will be actively promoting the great work carried out by a featured Chamber member to the Black Country business community.
So, if your company has achieved a major award, identified marked growth, undertaken CSR work, hired an apprentice, or achieved something significant, you could be featured as our ‘Member of the Week’!
For more information, or if you would like to be considered for our ‘Member of the Week’ feature, please contact your Relationship Manager or call us on 0330 024 0820.
Recent Member of the Week feature:Walsall College
A new qualification to help school leavers pursue a career in construction has been launched by Walsall College and the design & build joint venture, Balfour Beatty VINCI. The T Level in Construction, Design, Surveying and Planning is equivalent to three A Levels and available to study from September 2020. Find out more here.
Previous Member of the Week feature:
More than 500 people of all nationalities and faiths joined in Diwali celebrations at the Ramada Resort Park Hall in Wolverhampton, raising an incredible £10,000 for a local Wolverhampton charity. Find out more here.
To find out the previous businesses who were nominated as Member of the Week, please click to expand the tabs below.
Following a recent visit by monitors from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, voestalpine Metsec has been awarded a rating of ‘excellent’ across all areas of assessment. Find out more here.
College Students who have completed personal training qualifications at City of Wolverhampton College are being helped to set up their own businesses by the organisation. Find out more here.
To celebrate the collaboration of Merlin Powder Characterisation, Phoenix Materials Testing and Rotech Laboratories, within the Rubery Owen Materials Testing Division, Mr Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, officially opened The Rubery Owen Testing and Research Centre on 12 November 2019. Rubery Owen is proud to have developed a state-of-the art testing facility in Brierley Hill, in the heart of the Black Country. Find out more here.
Following an assessment by an independent organisation CSCM have been successful in achieving ISO27001 2013 Certification. This internationally adopted certification is recognised as the global benchmark for information security management systems. Find out more here.
Libben Health & Safety are offering all Thomas Cook former employees FREE* Health & Safety Classroom Training Courses at any of our national training venues. Find out more here.
Top 15 accountancy firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson were the big winners of the 2019 British Accountancy Awards, securing three prizes including the prestigious National Firm of the Year award. Find out more here.
The University of Wolverhampton has officially launched a new £1.8 million project designed to help companies carry out research and innovation in advanced engineering materials. Find out more here.
Isabella Homes is now proudly registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. Find out more here.
The £300,000 investment on the expansion and the CNC machines comes on the back of a sustained period of growth, with new contracts from the metalworking, automotive and white goods sectors helping it push towards £3m turnover – the best 12 months in its near 30-year history for Midland Power Press Services (MPSS). Find out more here.
Out of 12,772 products sent in from over 100 different countries, Woolery Forbes Wolverhampton has been awarded a 2-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it above and beyond delicious for its Mamma’s Jamaican Simnel cake. Find out more here.
The intrepid team at Talbots Law have taken on another challenge this time, to help raise over £15,000 for Birmingham Children's Charity. This is the latest in a series of fundraising efforts by Black Country firm and comes just a few weeks after it was named as Corporate Sponsor of the Year by Birmingham Children's Hospital for raising over £50,000 in 2018. Find out more here.
Local firm Entec International, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and pays tribute to 300 years of combined service from 20 of the longest serving members of staff. Find out more here.
Jobsworth Recruitment Solutions has opened its second office following a successful 15 plus years in Halesowen. The company has decided to expand and launch the second office on the Pensnett Trading Estate in Kingswinford. Find out more here.
Bromsgrove law firm mfg Solicitors has been recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating more than £281,000 worth of gifts over the past 22 years from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will. Find out more here.
GTG Training has been recognised as ‘Training Provider of the Year’ at the Talent in Logistics Awards 2019! The team were recognised for their outstanding achievements in the delivery of vocational education and training. Find out more here.
Wolverhampton-based children’s charity Let Us Play has received a £6,200 boost from a quiz night hosted by a Black Country accountancy firm. Thirty-six teams put their grey cells to the test in the sell out event hosted by Blackthorns Chartered Accountants at Wombourne Civic Centre. Find out more here.
PLT Training have gained both ISO 45001, and ISO 9001 supported with nationally recognised accreditation bodies. With their newly internationally recognised ISO 45001 standard organisations will be dealing with a company that has an elite status in health and safety showing the professionalism, and care they have for the Training Industry. Find out more here.
Paycare has launched 'My Giving', an initiative which provides each and every member of staff with a direct donation of £250 towards a charity of their choice, making Paycare's not-for-profit status even more personal, providing a greater emphasis to help others. Find out more here.
A charity football game, sponsored by solicitors Clarke Willmott LLP has raised over £4,420 for the Donna Louise Trust - a hospice that cares for children and young people across Staffordshire and Cheshire. Find out more here.
MSV Consultancy's work with Capital City College Group (CCCG) scooped the award for Project of the Year (up to £250,000 budget) in the Real IT Awards, which were presented in London on May 9. Find out more here.
Nant Ltd planned to host a week-long charity bike ride to raise money for 3 great charities that are close to the heart - Edward's Trust, Cure Leukemia and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Find out more here.
Casino 36 has announced their £12million new casino project & entertainment venue at Castlegate Retail Park in Dudley. A groundbreaking ceremony took place to celebrate the start of the building works. Find out more here.
Alucast, which is one of the UK’s largest independent aluminium foundries, has secured more than £3m of new contracts from car makers keen to explore ways of reducing weight on future models. Find out more here.
National Express West Midlands has revealed that its fundraising throughout 2018 raised £4,275 for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people after a driver’s son used the services of the charity whilst fighting leukaemia. Find out more here.
BCRS Business Loans lent a massive £7.2 million in the last financial year as part of its aim ‘to leave no viable business unsupported.'
Confirmed as its best-ever year of lending, the not-for-profit lender was able to support the growth of 153 businesses that wouldn’t otherwise have been able access finance from traditional sources. Find out more here.
Blakemore Retail raised thousands of pounds for the NSPCC at its third Charity Ball. The event was held at the Hilton St George's Park on 5th April to celebrate the partnership between Blakemore Retail and the NSPCC and recognise the fantastic fundraising that takes place across the business each year. Find out more here.
Security expert Abloy UK is celebrating a decade of high quality education from its training Academy, imparting knowledge on emergency and panic escape compliance and standards, to ensure maximum security and help save lives. Find out more here.
MET Recruitment are excited to share that they have chosen Sycamore Adventure CIO based in Dudley, as their charity of the year for 2019. Nella and Becky from the MET team had the pleasure of visiting the centre recently and meeting Keith Rogers who is the Play Service Manager there. Find out more here.
In its monumental 160th year, Dudley Building Society has triumphed yet again, picking up the award for ‘Customer Service Champion’ at the British Bank Awards 2019. The event held at Café de Paris in London on 7th March 2019 celebrated the best products, hottest innovation and most trusted financial brands. Find out more here.
Partner, Dr. Brian Hogan and Client & Pet Care Advisor, Kendall Clee, are both celebrating after receiving news of important accolades. Ms. Clee scooped the top prize to become the first ever Veterinary Receptionist of the Year at the British Veterinary Receptionist Congress, whilst Dr. Brian Hogan has made it to the finals of the Pet Plan Vet of the Year award. Find out more here.
Walsall College has struck gold after receiving a Walsall Works Award from Walsall Council. The Gold Partner Award recognises their significant social impact on local jobseekers, along with their support for businesses recruiting and training staff. Find out more here.
HMB Training Services Ltd is now accredited to provide courses in Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Mental Health First Aid. Find out more here.
Nant Ltd, a local water safety company operating for 25 years, has won an award for service provider of the year (£1M+) at the Midlands Business 2019 Awards. Find out more here.
Manufacturing Technology Centre’s events and conferencing division, is celebrating after turning over more than £2.6 million in just two years. MTC Events has seen significant growth over the last 18 months and has hosted events for major manufacturers and business organisations covering the manufacturing, aerospace and construction sectors and related supply chains. Find out more here.
In 2018, A&M invested £750,000 on new equipment which included a 5 Axis Hurco CNC machine, two spark eroders, handheld analyser for alloy identification and laser calibration for preventative maintenance of 22 CNC machining centres. This investment helped propel A&M to record sales in 2018 of £6.1M, a 32 per cent increase from 2017. Find out more here.
Leading Midland’s landlord, and Chamber Platinum Service member whg, have launched free courses to help families start 2019 by getting their finances in order. The Cash Smart Credit Savvy course, run in partnership with Just Finance Black Country, aims to help people take control of their money. Please click here to find out more.
Leading Managed Service Provider EBC Group is preparing for a busy year, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary with a year of fundraising activities and events. As part of this momentous milestone EBC Group is aiming to raise £30,000 for their chosen charities as part of their ’30 for 30’ campaign, which will see EBC Group employees partake in a range fundraising activities throughout the year. Please click here to find out more.
intu Merry Hill has been recognised for its commitment to investing in lifesaving equipment and staff training at the annual Heart Safe Awards.The shopping destination was up against six shortlisted retailers across the UK for the prestigious Retailer Award, and was one of 93 finalists in the room competing for 12 awards. Please click here to find out more.
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP have been successfully recognised in the latest guide to outstanding lawyers and law firms in the UK. Five Partners are named as Leading Individuals in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500, with a further four lawyers making the list of up and coming Next Generation solicitors. The guide recommends an additional 26 members of the firm for their work in a variety of areas. Find out more here.
Recently PIA Wealth Management were awarded The Cyber Essentials Certificate. The certificate demonstrates the organisations commitment to cyber security – it is only awarded in instances where security measures are evaluated and deemed appropriate by the Certification Body allocated. Please click here to find out more.
DJR Marketing are supporting Wolverhampton Homes, who work with the homeless people in the city. The telemarketing agency is supporting the Charity in sourcing home furniture for empty accommodations. Please click here to find out more.
Director of OMG! Online Marketing Growth, is celebrating winning a prestigious contract to manage the social media for an international business summit. Click here to find out more about OMG!
Chamber Platinum Group member, Robinson Brothers Ltd have featured on TV in the ITN current affairs style programme, ‘Solutions for the Future’. They are also celebrating 150 years in business in 2019! Click here to find out more.
Chamber member, CLM Construction Supplies Ltd in Bilston, have given £1000 donation towards the floodlight appeal for Bilston Town Community Football Club, click here to find out more.
Stone's Throw Media in partnership with Compton Care, the 'Christmas isn't Cancelled' video was the focal point of a fundraising campaign of the same name launched by the Charity, for the Christmas 2018 period. Find out more here.
Unidoc have been supplying Acorns with their digital print for over 12 months now and offered a solution which provided a large number of their devices on a pro bono basis. Find out more here.
212 Recruitment based in Willenhall have put a smile on 50 little faces this year after collecting and distributing Christmas boxes filled with goodies for children a little less fortunate than their own. Find out more here.
The Mount, the only Independently assessed 4* hotel in the region; is popular amongst visiting Premier League football clubs for away games in the city against Wolverhampton Wanderers, the hotel is just 2.3 miles from the Molineux Stadium. Find out more here.
University of Wolverhampton are raising the bar for the future training and qualifications of anyone wishing to enter the legal profession after the law school designed a new LLB degree course in 2018, following changes to legal training by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA). To find out more, please click here.
The company’s Breast Cancer truck, along with the Sassy Coffee Company, Birchs Bakehouse, selling their scrumptious artisan cakes, a JJX car wash team and ex Wolves footballer Jody Craddock, will roll up their sleeves and take penalties to raise as much money as they can for their chosen charities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018. Click here to find out more.
Based in Walsall, Rayburn do not just deal with plastic-based products, but also have a portfolio of products and services that include metal and composite materials. Over the years, they have evolved to become a specialist in complex, safety-critical components and assemblies, which has enabled them to utilise their diverse skills across a wide range of industries. Find out more here.
Fortress Interlocks, experts in automation safety and interlock systems, to celebrate its third Queen's Award for International Trade. The award has been given for outstanding growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Fortress, who's head office is based in Wolverhampton, welcomed The Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands, John Crabtree, OBE, to celebrate their hat trick achievement. Find out more here.
It was cause for celebration in 2017 at Autobase Citroen, as local football legend Steve Bull and comic Dominic Woodward, as well as Bek Hassan, Managing Director at Citroen & DS, helped them to celebrate their 5th anniversary in business.Over the course of the last 5 years, the business has won many awards, including the Citroen Excellence Award for new dealer, New Business of the Year at the BCABA Awards, and Business of the Year at the Birmingham Signature Awards.
CJ Tool & Mouldings Ltd, a Stourbridge based company have seen an increase in members of staff and financial turnover, with the business aiming for growth in the forthcoming year.
Warley Carriers, West Bromwich based transport and logistics company have opened a new multi-million pound state-of-the-art development in order to help facilitate their rapid growth.