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News
Three is the magic number as Talbots aim for £1m boost 

18 Jan 18

A BLACK Country legal specialist has announced a trio of promotions that will help it boost its annual fees by £1m in 2018.


Business
Award winning foundry divisions merge under new company 

17 Jan 18

THOMAS Dudley Ltd has merged both of its West Midlands foundries into one seamlessly integrated new business.


Business
Roy Richardson ‘drives sheep’ through Sandwell following freeman honour 

11 Dec 17

LEGENDARY Black Country developer and philanthropist Dr Roy Richardson has driven sheep through Sandwell after being made an honorary freeman.


Business
Halesowen DIY supplier to lift trade-only restrictions for charity 

8 Dec 17

CONSTRUCTION materials distributor Blackheath Products is aiming to boost the coffers at Birmingham Children’s Hospital with a festive fundraising day at its Halesowen HQ.


News
Black Country high-tech group EBC scoop national award 

30 Nov 17

HALESOWEN’S EBC Group are proud to announce that they have won ‘UK Managed Service Provider of the Year’ at the national SVC (Server, Cloud, Virtualisation) awards.


News
Overseas order boost for Black Country firm Alloy Wire International 

23 Nov 17

A SUSTAINED campaign focused on increasing export work is reaping dividends for a specialist Black Country manufacturer.


Business
Families can be first to play at new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham 

22 Nov 17

FAMILIES in Redditch can gain exclusive access to Birmingham’s new indoor LEGO playground before it opens to the public.


Business
Billingham Bags announces appointment of new finance guru to its board 

22 Nov 17

CRADLEY Heath bag designer and manufacturer Billingham has announced the appointment of Joe Hancox to its board of directors, with responsibility for financial management.


News
New look, new name and new approach for Oldbury business centre 

21 Nov 17

AN Oldbury business centre has rebranded itself after changing management.


News
Thursfields lifts ‘High Growth’ trophy at Black Country awards 

21 Nov 17

A SUCCESSFUL expansion has led to Midlands law firm Thursfields Solicitors picking up a top Black Country business award.


Business
Halesowen home developer Lovell invests in management trainees and apprentices 

17 Nov 17

HOMES developer Lovell has recruited six new management trainees and apprentices to help deliver its growing portfolio of projects across the region.


Business
‘No room for complacency’ – Black Country businesses warned over new GDPR regulations 

15 Nov 17

A SEMINAR dealing with the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) which will come into force in May 2018 has been held by a Cradley Heath law firm.


Business
New Lush store opens at intu Merry Hill 

15 Nov 17

LUSH has moved to a bigger store at intu Merry Hill.


Business
Hands-on college event aims to challenge student minds and morals 

9 Nov 17

VISITORS to Cadbury College’s open day are in for a surprise as traditional talks with teachers have been replaced with live interactive experiences.


Business
Quinton fitness and well-being provider nominated for Business of the Year award 

9 Nov 17

WELL-being provider ‘Fitnniss’ has been shortlisted for a prestigious Business of the Year award.


Business
Halesowen home worth £315,000 to be raffled off for £1 

8 Nov 17

A HALESOWEN house worth more than £300,000 is set to be raffled off as part of the UK’s first ever house competition platform.


News
Worcester Presses moves to Dudley 

1 Nov 17

MAJOR demand from customers in automotive and white goods has helped a Black Country manufacturing specialist relocate, putting it on course for another record year.


News
Mayor cuts ribbon to officially reopen Oldbury’s refurbished Dunelm store 

26 Oct 17

A LARGE queue of excited shoppers waited eagerly early on Tuesday morning to get a look at Dunelm’s new look store in Oldbury.


Business
Kingswinford company gives football team a lift in their bid to rise up the league 

19 Oct 17

A Kidderminster football team have been given a major lift by securing a sponsorship agreement with a West Midlands homelifts specialist.


News
Help for small business to navigate the marketing maze 

18 Oct 17

LEADING Black Country and north Worcestershire newspaper publisher Newsquest has lunched a new marketing solution for small businesses.


News
Black Country law firm reveals commercial property growth 

16 Oct 17

A BLACK Country legal specialist has announced significant growth in the number of new commercial property cases it is taking on.


Business
Hunters continues expansion with new office in Sedgley 

9 Oct 17

HUNTERS, one of the country’s leading estate agents, has opened a new branch in Sedgley, Dudley, adding to its fast expanding network.


Business
April King Legal opens Dudley office 

6 Oct 17

APRIL King Legal has opened an office in Dudley town centre.


Business
Sedgley business featured in Parliamentary Review 

21 Sep 17

A SEDGLEY building company has appeared in this year’s Parliamentary Review – a Government publication that highlights tops British businesses.


Business
College is ‘futureproofing’ student learning 

18 Sep 17

CADBURY College has introduced an innovative new approach to learning for its students to ensure they are prepared for a future in the digital age.


Business
Halesowen software developer boosts sales team 

14 Sep 17

HALESOWEN software developer Capewell Data Solutions has bolstered its team with the recruitment of two sales experts.


Business
Halesowen family on a mission to get children playing outdoors 

8 Sep 17

A HALESOWEN couple making their own ‘mud kitchens’ have been flooded with orders from across the UK, just weeks after launching a new venture aiming to get more children playing outdoors.


News
Dudley firm Acam marks first six months in business by netting new ‘Wolves’ deal 

7 Sep 17

AFLEDGLING Dudley-based production company has scored a major contract with one of the Midlands largest football clubs – just six months after it launched.


Business
From clerk to director: Boss celebrates 20 years at Halesowen housebuilding firm 

4 Sep 17

A HALESOWEN housebuilding firm’s director is celebrating 20 years of working his way up the career ladder after starting at his firm as a clerk.


Business
Vaping store is the latest addition to the Moor Centre 

23 Aug 17

BUSINESS is booming for a vaping store since it moved to a larger store in the heart of Brierley Hill.


Business
Nuttall quick to achieve ISO 9001:2015 for quality management 

3 Aug 17

DUDLEY’S interior fit out and display specialist, The Alan Nuttall Partnership, has become one of the primary leaders in the manufacturing industry in the UK to be accredited to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard.


Business
Mayor opens E.ON’s new Academy of Excellence in Kingswinford 

2 Aug 17

A NEW and bespoke national electrical skills training academy has been officially opened in Kingswinford by the Mayor of Dudley.


Business
Halesowen software developer takes aim at Silicon Valley with latest platform 

31 Jul 17

AN ambitious Halesowen digital start-up is attempting to take on the world’s tech giants with a new platform aimed at simplifying bookkeeping for small businesses.


Business
Truckman teams up with Dudley College for new specialist apprenticeship 

24 Jul 17

TRUCKMAN’S investment in the next generation of composite laminators is being supported by a new partnership with Dudley College.


Business
Thousands of pounds set to be invested into Halesowen after businesses back BID 

24 Jul 17

BUSINESSES have voted in favour of a scheme which is set to create thousands of pounds worth of investment for Halesowen town centre.


News
Talbots move into new £750,000 Stourbridge headquarters 

20 Jul 17

ONE of the Black Country’s largest law firms has strengthened its presence in the region by investing in a bigger Stourbridge headquarters.


Business
Protecting data leads to £2.7m order boom for Bryland Fire 

19 Jul 17

A DUDLEY based fire product specialist has seen turnover increase by 33 per cent after securing a string of new contracts with data centres across the UK and Europe.


Business
Dedicated Darren scoops national housebuilding award 

14 Jul 17

A HALESOWEN site manager has scooped a national award after being commended in a competition to find Britain’s best-run building sites.


News
Sweet taste of success means expansion for company in the Black Country 

14 Jul 17

A BLACK Country chain of food stores which offers customers a taste of indulgence is expanding into Worcestershire.


Business
New Hobbycraft store set to create 20 jobs at Merry Hill 

4 Jul 17

ARTS and crafts giants Hobbycraft is set to open its new store in Merry Hill next weekend, creating 20 jobs for local people.


News
Dudley firm launches new ‘Wire Finder’ app 

26 Jun 17

A DUDLEY-based supplier of wire in ‘high performance alloys’ has launched a new ‘app’ to help its global customer base find the right material for their applications.


Business
Enterprise turn to Truckman for major fleet project 

16 Jun 17

A DUDLEY firm has secured a significant project from national vehicle hire specialists Enterprise to supply almost 200 hardtops for its fleet of pick-up trucks.


Business
Double awards joy for Cradley Heath’s Amvar Handling Solutions 

6 Jun 17

A CRADLEY Heath firm has scooped two top awards.


Business
Brierley Hill tax expert picks up finance award 

22 May 17

A TAX expert at a Brierley Hill law firm was “surprised but honoured” to pick up the finance prize at the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards.


Business
First tenant signs up to multi-million Kingswinford business development 

15 May 17

THE first tenant has signed up to a multi-million pound speculative business development in Kingswinford.


Business
Brierley Hill operations manager wins prestigious law society award 

8 May 17

A PRESTIGIOUS legal awards ceremony has awarded its ‘Office Manager of the Year’ title to Brierley Hill woman Aimee Williams.


Business
New Operations Director forms ambitious £1m sales target for Black Country manufacturer 

27 Apr 17

A NEW Operations Director and a strategic investment drive is anticipated to help a Kingswinford manufacturing specialist hit £1m within two years.


Business
Multi-million pound Kingswinford business hub begins to take shape 

5 Apr 17

A MULTI-million pound speculative development in Kingswinford is beginning to take shape, with the construction of the steel frame well under way.


Business
The West Midlands should move heaven and earth to snare Channel 4 

30 Mar 17

Channel 4 should be relocated to Birmingham, following an announcement by the Culture Secretary yesterday that the entire broadcaster could move away from London, writes David Kuczora.


Business
Dudley firm doubles manufacturing space 

22 Mar 17

A DUDLEY manufacturer has expanded and bought new machinery to increase productivity thanks to a £250,000 financial package from Lloyds Bank.


Business
Truckman targets European market growth 

22 Mar 17

DUDLEY firm Truckman is aiming to boost its export activities, with a particular focus on the Northern European market.


Business
Agencies aim to attract business to multi-million pound Kingswinford development 

21 Mar 17

COMMERCIAL property investment company LCP has appointed two West Midland agencies to help attract businesses to its multi-million pound speculative development in Kingswinford.


News
Four new promotions make it a ‘family affair’ for Talbots Law 

16 Mar 17

A SOLICITOR’S firm which has a branches in Wyre Forest and the Black Country has strengthened its family law department with the promotion of four senior lawyers.


Business
Brierley Hill leads the way in testing mobility equipment 

15 Mar 17

NEW mobility products supplied by CareCo will now be tested and checked by a fully qualified occupational therapist.


News
Dunwood Travel to hold open day at new Dudley depot 

15 Mar 17

DUNWOOD Travel have relocated and now have a new coach depot and open plan office in Peartree Lane, Dudley.


Business
Pep&Co opens within Dudley’s Poundland store 

7 Mar 17

FASHION brand Pep&Co is now selling clothes within Dudley’s Poundland store.


News
Black Country recruitment agency celebrates growth and success 

3 Mar 17

MURRAY Myers Ltd is celebrating two years in business and its move to new offices in Netherton to support its growing team.


News
Avanti set to launch new ‘showroom’ experience in the Black Country 

28 Feb 17

A BLACK Country retailer is providing one of its longest-established outlets with a complete makeover to celebrate the showroom’s 20th birthday.


News
Multi-million manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential in the Black Country 

23 Feb 17

SME manufacturers in the Black Country have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support hundreds of companies in the region.


News
Black Country law firm aims to reach £12m in fees following new appointment 

19 Feb 17

A BLACK Country law firm has strengthened its senior management team as it aims to reach £12m in fees by the end of 2017.