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High calibre speaker programme lined up for MIM Expo 

14 Jun

Made in the Midlands has once again assembled a high profile list to speakers to address seminars at this year’s Expo.

West Midlands Mayor to open Made in the Midlands Exhibition 

23 May

Hundreds of manufacturers will be demonstrating their resilience in the face of a slowing sector when they take part in this year’s Made in the Midlands exhibition.


27 Apr

Low Carbon SMEs at Aston Business School, provide expert advice and grant support to SMEs in the Greater Birmingham Solihull LEP area.


27 Apr

Low Carbon SMEs at Aston Business School, provide expert advice and grant support to SMEs in the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP area.

Apprentice Case Study: Kieren Kirwan Shares His Apprenticeship Journey 

9 Mar

Kieren Kirwan, 22 from Shard End in Birmingham, is in the final year of an Electrical installation apprenticeship with multi-disciplinary engineering firm, adi Group, which has a base in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.

Apprentice Case Study: Josh Patton Shares His Apprenticeship Journey 

7 Mar

Josh Patton, 21 from Halesowen, in the West Midlands, is in the final year of an Electrical Engineering apprenticeship with multi-disciplinary engineering firm, adi Group, which has a base in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.

This 17th century Solihull farmhouse is to be transformed into a pub and restaurant 

19 Feb

Company behind Birmingham bar The Physician is hoping to renovate listed farmyard complex...

New Indian gastro pub to open in Solihull 

8 Feb

The Tap Tandoor will open in Solihull in April 2018...

Design teams chosen for Birmingham’s HS2 stations 

2 Feb

Architects who worked on Eden Project and Millennium Bridge among those who will design new stations in Curzon Street and Solihull...

Quirky cafe bar Paramo Lounge is opening in Solihull 

8 Jan

Paramo Lounge is opening in High Street...

ECMS helps find apprentice for patternmaker 

3 Jan

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills has helped a local engineering company create the right pattern for plugging its skills gap by taking on a new apprentice.

Advance Employment crowned team of the year 

27 Nov

Solihull BID names service which helps disabled people get into work among the winners at its 2017 Excellence Awards...

Fifty new jobs to be created at builders’ merchant 

23 Nov

Selco will launch branch next month in Solihull as part of major UK expansion programme...

adi Group Employees Prepare To Sleep Out For St Basils 

21 Nov

adi Group employees are preparing to join hundreds of Midlands based businesses and individualsfrom the local community on Friday 24thNovember in support of St Basils Big St Basils Big Sleep Out.

Summit Engineering (Birmingham) Ltd Tidy Their Energy Contracts Up By Working With Control Energy Costs 

20 Nov

Precision machining subcontractor Summit Engineering (Birmingham) Ltd based in Solihull have recently benefited from becoming a client of Made In The Midlands Patron Control Energy Costs.

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.

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Lack of supply taking toll on Solihull office market 

1 Aug

Lack of supply is taking its toll on the M42 and Solihull office market, following a lacklustre quarter of deals, according to Solihull and Birmingham-based independent commercial property agency KWB.

MCS Group completes phase two warehouse at Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock 

18 Jul

A multi-million pound warehouse unit at Kingswood Lakeside Business Park in Cannock, Staffordshire, has been completed by construction contractor MCS Group on behalf of Opus Land.


18 Jun

We are delighted to have today passed another year of our ISO9001:2015 accreditation and Stainless Steel Services Limited take extreme pride in their achievements to have a high standard of quality for our customers...

Up to 460 mm Dia bar cut in-house 

18 Jun

Our new Kasto saw is cutting up to 460 mm Dia bar so if you have any cutting requirements why not give us a call or come and see Darren Moult our Operations Manager on Thursday atStand No.

Come Visit us at the MiM Expo 

18 Jun

Pilz UK are delighted to be exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Expo on Thursday.


18 Jun

Tooling requirements for cold forging of press work we can supply competitively stand 200 Ricoh Arena 21-6 don't miss the opportunity...


18 Jun

Quality managers at the Made in the Midlands Exhibition come along and discuss your QA requirements Stand 200 - we can sort your free issue material or design a bespoke machine for your product#madeinthemidlands#qualitysystems#qualitymanagers...


18 Jun

Nufast can supply any type of fastener from standards to the most complex parts with specialised finishes bring your drawings or samples to the Ricoh arena on the 21-6 Stand 200 and we will provide you with a quotation, see you there...

How Aston University can support your recruitment needs 

18 Jun

Aston University is committed to supporting local, national and international businesses through its impactful research and by delivering graduates with a global outlook who are equipped with the work ready skills to support the future growth...

Members flying the flag for Walsall at Made in the Midlands expo 

18 Jun

Made in the Midlands members will be flying the flag for Walsall when they participate in this year’s MIM Expo on Thurdsay (June 21).

Zaun helps secure landmark Nigeria tower with SR2 mesh PAS68 gates 

18 Jun

A landmark mixed-use development in Nigeria has been secured by the latest British perimeter technology.

Torus return to the Made in the Midlands exhibition 

18 Jun

For the second year in a row, Torus will be exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Exhibition held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

More great firms exhibiting at Made in the Midlands Expo 

18 Jun

The Made in the Midlands annual exhibition is now just days away and once again, the event promises to be a major showcase for the Midlands’ manufacturing talent.

Enter our Kindle competition at the Made in the Midlands Expo 

18 Jun

Interested in packaging and want to win a Kindle Fire 7? If you visit our stand at the Made in the Midlands Expo on 21st June and leave us with your business details, you’ll be entered in our prize draw!Visit stand 160 to winYou’ll find the...

Visit Termate at stand 147 at the MiM Expo on Thursday 

18 Jun

Dan and Fintan will be on stand 147 on Thursday for the Made In The Midlands Exhibition at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Torus Invest In Solar 

15 Jun

Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year and it’s easy to see why an increasing number of UK homeowners and businesses are turning to solar panels to power their homes and businesses.

Manufacturers waving the flag for Staffordshire at MIM Expo 

15 Jun

MIM members in Staffordshire will be out to impress visitors to this year’s exhibition at the Ricoh Arena.

Cutting edge manufacturers prepare for Made in the Midlands Expo 

15 Jun

Made in the Midlands members are making their final preparations ahead of this year’s annual exhibition.

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