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Chris celebrates 40 years loyal service – and just one sick day – at Halesowen firm 

19 Jun 18

A POPULAR customer services manager who has only taken one sick day in her entire career is celebrating 40 years’ service at Halesowen opticians Scrivens.

Halesowen apprentice lands major Training Award 

14 Jun 18

AN APPRENTICE from Halesowen has claimed one of the main prizes at the In-Comm Training Awards held recently.

A Perry staff to take on Snowdon charity climb 

7 Jun 18

CHARITABLE staff at a Cradley Heath manufacturing firm are lacing up their walking boots as they attempt a climb up Snowdon this weekend.

TotalKare targets 20 per cent growth after Management buy-out 

29 May 18

A BLACK Country heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions company is targeting significant growth after being bought as part of a Management Buy-out.

Midlands first for Towcraft with industry accreditation 

25 May 18

A BLACKHEATH firm have become the first company in the Midlands – and only the third in the country – to receive accreditation as a Witter/Westfalia Approved Service Centre.

Kids play as TotalKare helps keep Glasgow Playbus on the road 

24 May 18

A HALESOWEN-based provider of heavy duty lifting solutions is helping to keep an essential service for children in Scotland on the road.

Black Country firm AWI breaks £10m sales barrier after trio of new contracts 

24 May 18

MAJOR 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.

Black Country Business Festival under way around the region 

25 Apr 18

BLACK Country business is the focus of a major event which aims to showcase the best of enterprise and industry at the heart of the midlands.

£1m birthday present for furniture retailer’s Black Country showroom 

24 Apr 18

AN independent furniture retailer is celebrating the first birthday of its Black Country showroom in style, after posting its best ever year.

Kind Stourbridge lawyers launch fundraising initiative for Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

20 Apr 18

STAFF from a Stourbridge-based law firm have pledged their support to help Birmingham Children’s Hospital carry out its life-saving care.

Training success as recruitment firm looks to managers of tomorrow 

17 Apr 18

A DUDLEY recruitment firm has extended its management training scheme to help future leaders rise through the ranks.

Bromsgrove firm acquires video production company 

28 Mar 18

IT’S lights, camera, action at Bromsgrove firm Superdream, following the purchase of Birmingham-based film production company HIPSTER.

Black Country robotics company launch first-of-its-kind hire scheme 

10 Mar 18

EMOTIONALLY-intelligent robots could soon by a common place in local businesses thanks to an innovative Halesowen company.

Search is on for Black Country roofing heroes 

8 Mar 18

A MAJOR search is on for the ‘unsung’ local heroes of the Black Country roofing profession after a new award was revealed for this year’s UK Roofing Awards 2018.

Business leaders invited to free GDPR breakfast seminar 

27 Feb 18

BUSINESS leaders from across Dudley borough are being invited to a free breakfast seminar being held at The Village Hotel.

Bromsgrove finance expert joins charity team as trustee 

16 Feb 18

A SPECIALIST grant-giving organisation in Coventry which awards funding to community projects across the region has welcomed two new trustees including finance guru from Bromsgrove.

Bromsgrove marketing agency celebrates another success 

15 Feb 18

A MARKETING agency from Bromsgrove is celebrating another success after winning the contract to manage the popular tourist attraction Drayton Manor Park.

Halesowen housebuilder contributes £115.1m to UK’s economy – report 

13 Feb 18

A HALESOWEN housebuilding firm has contributed more than £115.1 million to the UK’s economic output in the past year, according to a new report.

‘Star’ Employer recognition for Talbots Law 

9 Feb 18

A SOLICITOR’S firm which has offices in Kidderminster and the Black Country is celebrating after being named one of the best places to work in the UK.

Top employer recognition for Talbots Law 

8 Feb 18

A BLACK Country law firm has been given a major boost after it was named as one of the best places to work in the UK.

Top award for Dudley care company 

30 Jan 18

HOME Instead Senior Care, a company specialising in at-home care for older people in Dudley and surrounding areas, has been honoured with a Best Employer in Care Award.

Engineering firms join forces in huge six-figure deal 

22 Jan 18

A ROWLEY Regis engineering firm has signed a six-figure deal to join forces with a fellow Midlands business.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

21 Nov 17

AN Oldbury business centre has rebranded itself after changing management.

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.

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.

‘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.

New Lush store opens at intu Merry Hill 

15 Nov 17

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

April King Legal opens Dudley office 

6 Oct 17

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.