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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.


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...


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Bespoke Sized Shipping Boxes Now Available To Order From PH Flexible Packaging 

19 Jan

PH Flexible Packaging has recently introduced a cardboard box on demand machine which creates the perfect sized shipping boxes for you.


Hayley Fluid Power plans to raise the bar at Fluid Power & Systems 2018 Exhibition 

19 Jan

Hayley Fluid Power the dedicated fluid power sales and technical support team of Hayley Group, one of the UK’s leading industrial supply specialists is set to exhibit at Fluid Power Systems, NEC Birmingham, 10th – 12th April 2018, Stand AF1010...


3 tips to help you reduce packaging waste 

19 Jan

3 tips to help you reduce packaging wasteDoes your business use a lot of packaging? If the answer is yes, it’s likely that you’re completing your packaging waste reports for the year.


The Passing Of Our Founder. 

19 Jan

It is with deep sadness that Peter would like to announce the death of his father Mr Douglas Whitehouse aged 97.


Working for the future 

19 Jan

Currently working with the engineers at Heinrich Georg assembling electrical control panels for their aerospace equipment!So proud of our long lasting relationships with clients who know that we never let down and always do the job to the ...


Filtermist International sales up fifteen percent 

19 Jan

Telford based oil mist filters manufacturer Filtermist International has reported record growth following a year of further acquisitions and increased sales across all departments.


West Midlands towns named in LSH Vitality Index for growth 

18 Jan

Solihull has been named one of the country’s top areas for growing affluence, according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s (LSH) UK Vitality Index.


How manufacturing execution systems help manage quality and processes 

18 Jan

Batch process manufacturers can face numerous problems when handling batch production.


Kloeckner invests into new LT14 “Jumbo” laser 

18 Jan

Kloeckner Metals UK, one of the leading tube laser processing providers in the UK, is set to grow its capacity with the addition of new Adige LT14 “Jumbo” laser to its already extensive laser cutting portfolio.


Southern Manufacturing Stand Upgrade 

18 Jan

Following investment to expand our capabilities within all the divisions of The Encompass Group we have decided to upgrade our stand at next months Southern Manufacturing Exhibition in Farnborough which will run over the 6th-8th February.


On this day in 1968… 

18 Jan

On this day in 1968, Derek Cooper started his career as an operator at Arlington Automotive, Birmingham.


adi Group To Create 500 Jobs Over The Next Four Years 

18 Jan

West Midlands engineering firm adi Group is looking to take on up to 500 new engineers across 30 specialist disciplines to fulfil its growth ambitions over the next four years.


2018 Installation 

17 Jan

This is an Installation of our 80mm Combi chuck on a Mori NLX where the customer is utilising the Jaw module and Mando adapt.


Kilby Packaging introduces ‘Print Me’ Service – ‘take a standard stock product and make it yours!’ 

17 Jan

When considering bespoke packaging, you may have been discouraged by large minimum order quantities, set up costs or printing plate charges.


Aerospace Contract Awarded to Bauromat UK 

17 Jan

Bauromat UK Limited, a robotic and automation systems integrator, is pleased to officially announce that it has been awarded a prestigious contract to design, manufacture and commission a complete turnkey welding system, to assist in the production...


Launch of our e-newsletter! 

17 Jan

January is the month we are launching our first e-newsletter!Our new newsletter will contain news from Bradley's, updates on our services and exclusive discounts for our services and training courses.


Getting It Right With A Prototype 

17 Jan

Profitability is top of the agenda for most businesses, and in today’s marketplace it is important to focus on continual improvement.


World Class Pharmaceutical Fabrications 

17 Jan

When making World ClassPharmaceutical Fabrications; machinery, products, components and contact parts used in the pharmaceutical and medical industries have to meet rigorous guidelines and standards in relation to hygiene, quality and safety...


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