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Fresh Perspectives – The Power of Collaboration: to bridge the skills gap 

9 Nov

Join Aston Business School for an interactive “breakfast brainstorm” event to discuss the skills that SMEs are currently lacking in their workforce and/or struggling to recruit for.

Low Carbon SMEs Launch Event 

6 Nov

Aston University’s Low Carbon SME programme provides free support to SME’s, located in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area, to reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint and enhance resource efficiency.

IT firm Acora in acquisition deal 

2 Nov

Solihull-based business swoops in South East rival to expand reach and client base...

Former Sainsbury’s Bank chief takes over LEP 

13 Oct

Tim Pile succeeds Steve Hollis as chairman of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership...

New Solihull HQ for sportswear brand Gymshark 

28 Sep

Company founded five years ago is leaving its Worcestershire home to open new base in Shirley...

Chamber’s new business awards shortlist unveiled 

20 Sep

The best Solihull companies and individuals will be recognised at a ceremony next month...

Free Energy Efficiency Seminar – Jaguar 

8 Sep

Gardner Denver are holding a FREE Energy Efficiency Seminar at Jaguar Visitor Centre, Castle Bromwich on the 10th October 2017.

Next step in forming new business improvement district 

23 Aug

Shadow board leading move to create Shirley BID will now work on draft business plan before vote next year...

UK Central chiefs move to revamp HS2 station plans 

9 Aug

Next step in plans to create major mixed-use development have been taken as growth company submits proposals to change planned infrastructure around Solihull HS2 station site...

Heraeus Infra-Red Heating System Helps in The Manufacture of Auto Glass 

2 Aug

A fast response medium wave (FRMW) infra-red heating system from Heraeus Noblelight is helping Dura Automotive Systems of Castle Bromwich to ensure the reliable and precise adhesion of molded thermoplastic sealing’s to custom-designed, automotive...

Aston Medical School gets go-ahead to recruit its first medical undergraduates 

1 Aug

School successfully completed latest stage in GMC quality assurance processFirst cohort to include local students on widening participation programmeUndergraduates to embark on five years of study for medical degree from September 2018Aston...

Merito chief launches new financial advisory firm 

27 Jul

Eastcote Wealth Management will have around 30 staff and 500 million of funds under managament...

Five Birmingham shops under threat as fashion chain collapses 

12 Jul

The Shirley-based group has been battling losses for several years and has now closed all of its shops...

Fashion chain collapses into liquidation costing 900 jobs 

11 Jul

Shirley-based group has been battling losses for several years and has now closed all of its shops...

Aston University celebrate success of exceptional event 

5 Jul

The latest Made in the Midlands breakfast event was hosted by Friend member, Aston University on Thursday 28th June alongside The Advanced Services Group.

New head office for sports nutrition group Grenade 

5 Jul

Company founded in 2010 in Solihull returns to town with new headquarters...

West Midlands law firms in buyout deal 

5 Jul

Blackhams expands with acquisition of Solihull practice...

Greater Birmingham LEP launches hunt to find new chairman 

3 Jul

Steve Hollis will step down from the role in September to make way for new figurehead to drive economic growth in Greater Birmingham and Solihull...

Strong growth among region’s start ups 

3 Jul

Annual report from Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP says city region is now fastest-growing in the country after positive 12 months...

The most inspirational female engineers and scientists #INWED2017 

30 Jun

Last week marked the fourth International Women in Engineering Day, a day of events and online activities planned by schools, colleges, universities, industry bodies, businesses, and individual engineers.

Quirky coffee shop Loungers to open in Solihull town centre 

29 Jun

The chain will transform the former Stead Simpson shoe shop in High Street...

Big Data Corridor drop-in surgery for business 

28 Jun

SME in the greater Birmingham or Solihull area? Benefit from free support to grow and develop your businessBOOK NOWFind out about this unique opportunity and register onto the programme - meet the experts and discuss how your business can ...

Baroness Burt and industry leaders emphasise importance of attracting female talent 

23 Jun

Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson, Baroness Burt of Solihull has emphasised the importance of utilising the incredible talent pool of women across the UK to mark International Women in Engineering Day.

Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home 

12 Jun

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre...


12 Jun

STEAMlab#2 @Hello Culture Sound and VisionJune 22 10:00-16:001 day series of labs and workshops to catalyse innovative collaborations, share working practices and explore how cross sector collaborations can create new ideas in STEAM working...

Wavenet continues acquisition spree 

9 Jun

Solihull technology firm makes second deal of 2017 following 35m management buyout last year...

Healthcare company finds new Solihull home 

8 Jun

Abbott takes space at Blythe Valley Park...

New Marco Pierre White restaurant to open near Solihull 

5 Jun

The Michelin starred chef turned restaurateur is to open new eatery this summer...

Rigby Group buys exec airline operation at Birmingham Airport 

31 May

The owner of Coventry Airport has expanded its footprint in the West Midlands with undisclosed deal to buyout Marshall's Solihull base...

Made in the Midlands exhibition highlights the strength of Midlands industry 

31 May

The recent Made in the Midlands exhibition proved to be a celebration of the success and strength of Midlands industry.

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Food manufacturers are optimistic despite Brexit challenges 

17 Nov

Jonathan Lee RecruitmentFMCG divisionexhibited at the Food and Drink Engineering and Processing Summit last week and are pleased to report that the food and drink sector is upbeat despite market uncertainty.

Adey Steel New Delivery 

17 Nov

Adey Steel Group have just received the first delivery of Castellated Beams from Kloeckner Metals UK | Westok.

Honda Green Excellence 2017 

17 Nov

On the 14thNovember - Hondaheld a Green Excellence Award Convention.

Tri-Tech 3D are now Desktop Metal Platinum Partners 

17 Nov

Tri-Tech 3D are delighted to announce we are now Desktop Metal resellers! Desktop Metal was founded across the pond in 2015 and are rapidly leading the way in 3D printing with metals.

OHSAS18001 Certification for DURA 

17 Nov

Dura Automotive has recently undergone a process to gain Occupational Health And Safety Management System 18001 Certification.

Successful breakfast morning at SMB Pressings Ltd 

17 Nov

Last Thursday's Made in the Midlands Breakfast Networking event was hosted by SMB Pressings and attended by over 50 delegates from fellow member firms.

4 packaging ideas for metal fabricators 

17 Nov

Do you work for a metal fabrication business?In the Midlands alone, there are hundreds of companies trading in this industry.

Hampshire special secondary school gets basketball court 

16 Nov

A basketball court at a Hampshire special school is up and running after a £4.4m project of remodelling and refurbishment.

Mazak Open day 2 

16 Nov

Here is our Andy...

Mazak Open House Day 2 

16 Nov

Our Andy at Mazak ...

ICONSYS install ABB DCT880 AC Power Controllers – a first for the UK 

16 Nov

The DCT880 is a new product and this is the first application of this type to be installed in the UK.

New Bondseal Brochure 

16 Nov

Our brand new Bondseal brochure has just landed from the printers! It includes a variety of quality technical adhesives with structural bonding properties - Read more here: http://bit.

Photogenic Ltd to exhibit at Filtech 2018 

16 Nov

Photogenic Ltd will exhibit at Filtech 2018 between 13th and 15th March 2018 in Cologne, Germany.

Rolling Program November/December 2017 November Full 

16 Nov

Please see our Rolling Program for November-December Roll!!November is full, and December is filling quickly due to a 2 week Production Month, so if you have any requirements please contact us immediately.0121 525 3110kieran@bisteel.

Case Study: Paragon Toolmaking Move to Mitsubishi EDM 

16 Nov

Learn why Mitsubishi EDM were first choice for a leading press tool manufacturer – Paragon Toolmaking…For more information on the Mitsubishi EDM machines we offer please click here.

Network Packaging receives updated ISO 9001:2015 accreditation 

16 Nov

We’re pleased to announce that we have a new ISO9001:2015 accreditation.

Promote your business with branded workwear 

15 Nov

Unless your brand is well recognised regionally, nationally or internationally how can you stand out from your competitors?  We have found that one of the most costs effective methods of making your mark is by wearing personalised workwear...

Food Wholesaler fined £60,000 for Health and Safety Breaches 

15 Nov

A food wholesaler in Swindon has been fined £60,000 for not having a suitable Health and Safety plan in place.

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