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Warrior Doors in Tyseley 

26 Mar

Warrior Doors Ltd is an SME manufacturing company making stainless steel, aluminium and fully glazed high  security doors  for commercial properties, industrial premises, banks, bullion dealers, jewellers, local authority housing and housing...


Builders’ merchant set for fresh expansion in Birmingham 

16 Mar

Shirley-based builders\' merchant, EH Smith is set for fresh expansion in its West Midlands heartland.


New UK Central ‘Hub’ to create 77,500 jobs 

15 Mar

New 20-year masterplan outlines grand vision for area surrounding new HS2 station in Solihull including homes and commercial space...


Growth chiefs outline 20-year strategy to maximise UK Central 

14 Mar

The 20-year plan to capitalise on one of the Midlands most strategically important development sites has been officially unveiled.


Manufacturers react to Hammond’s pledge of £392m to Midlands Engine 

14 Mar

Midland manufacturers have continued to react to Philip Hammond’s recent pledge of £392m to the Midlands Engine Strategy from the Local Growth Fund.


Pension fund puts prime offices up for sale at £20m 

10 Mar

A Solihull office building has been put up for sale by its pension fund owner at an asking price of more than £20m.


Birmingham’s medical research, low energy technology and house building industries benefit from £54 million funding boost 

10 Mar

Communities Secretary Sajid Javed unveiled details of the latest Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Deal following the budget...


MIPIM 2017: How Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country plan to impress at the international property show 

9 Mar

MIPIM 2017 could see millions of pounds of investment flood into Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country...


University offer businesses a head of STEAM with new workshop 

8 Mar

Support worth over £2,000 is being made available to small businesses by Birmingham City University to help enterprises develop new ideas.


Profits up £15m as manufacturer delivers record results 

8 Mar

Engineering group Hill & Smith increased its pre-tax profits by £15m as it delivered a record set of results.


Tools supplier launches £1m distribution hub 

7 Mar

A Solihull tools supplier has officially launched its new £1m distribution facility, marking the company\'s drive to secure fresh growth.


Sports nutrition company in good shape after £72m acquisition 

7 Mar

A Solihull sports nutrition firm, highlighted as one of the UKs fastest growing companies, has been acquired in a private equity deal valued at £72m.


Range Rover officially unveils new Velar 

1 Mar

Luxury car manufacturer shows off brand new car which will be built at Solihull plant...


Business growth in Birmingham and Solihull outperforms rivals 

1 Mar

New data from Office for National Statistics show upward curve for Greater Birmingham and Solihull areas...


CWA feasts on completion of restaurant scheme 

1 Mar

Birmingham civil engineering consultancy CWA has completed the civil and structural engineering work on the new Carluccio\'s Italian restaurant in Solihull.


Range Rover confirms new Velar will be made in Solihull 

1 Mar

Fourth member of the Range Rover family is officially unveiled today as manufacturer says West Midlands plant will exclusively build the new luxury SUV...


City region’s economic growth outperforms UK rivals 

1 Mar

The latest raft of data from the Government has shown how Greater Birmingham and Solihull is being lifted by a rising economic tide in the region.


Massive new Carluccio’s restaurant in Solihull town centre announces opening date 

22 Feb

The Italian restaurant will front a new four-storey building at the Mell Square shopping centre...


Security firm looks to expand after adding £1m to turnover 

20 Feb

Increased demand for manned guarding, CCTV, fire and intruder alarms has helped a Solihull security firm add £1m to its turnover.


Designer fashion store Flannels opens in Solihull today 

17 Feb

It will stock women's, men's and children's luxury clothing, footwear and accessories...


Another strike planned for Topshop depot in Solihull 

15 Feb

Trade union GMB announces even more industrial action following walkouts last year at the logistics operation of Arcadia in dispute over wages...


Bar chain Revolution to open new Solihull venue 

15 Feb

Group which was founded 20 years is looking to add to its portfolio of sites across the Midlands...


Stolen JLR engines worth £3m recovered in dawn raids 

14 Feb

Engines worth £3m stolen from Jaguar Land Rovers Solihull plant have been recovered in dawn raids by police.


IT partnership is just the job for recruitment firm 

13 Feb

Specialist recruitment consultancy Plum Personnel has formed a new strategic partnership to strengthen its service offering across the whole of the West Midlands.


Beer drinkers cheer pubco Enterprise Inns 

9 Feb

More people drinking its beer has cheered Solihull pubco, Enterprise Inns.


Luxury designer fashion store Flannels is opening in Solihull 

8 Feb

It will stock women's, men's and children's luxury clothing, footwear and accessories...


Energy project to support businesses across Midlands 

6 Feb

Aims to stimulate business growth from new energy products and sources of incomeCompanies to get expert advice to develop high-value products from wasteHelp for businesses to exploit energy markets and advanced control systemsBusinesses across...


Criminals steal £3 MILLION of engines from Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant in film-style heist 

3 Feb

Reward offered to catch gang who were in and out with stolen lorry in just SIX MINUTES...


New home for PKF Cooper Parry 

1 Feb

Accountancy firm to relocate from Edgbaston to Solihull...


Solihull pest control group cleans up with new acquisition 

31 Jan

Solihull-based facilities management group, Servest, has expanded operations with the acquisition of a Scottish pest control business.


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University pens agreement with High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute 

30 Mar

A new partnership will see academics link up with industry experts to provide new research projects, boost employability for students and create jobs in the region.


Minster marks 15-year partnership with BITO 

29 Mar

One of the region’s leading IT and business software providers has renewed its long-term contract with a global storage equipment firm.


Centre for Brexit Studies reacts to triggering of Article 50 

29 Mar

Experts from the Centre for Brexit Studies have commented on what the triggering of Article 50 will mean for the UK's business, law and economy.


SSC Laser create white paper highlighting importance of Tube Lasers 

29 Mar

UK specialist in laser cutting for manufacturing and production, SSC Laser have written an important white paper discussing the importance of tube lasers and how they are transforming the industry.


Stainless Steel Services Limited are pleased to be part of the 2017 MIM Exhibition in their 30th Anniversary year 

29 Mar

Stainless Steel Services Limited are pleased to announce that they will be part of the Made in the Midlands Exhibition on the 25th May at the Ricoh Arena.


Hexagon left impressed following fantastic breakfast event 

29 Mar

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence welcomed over 80 Midland manufacturers to their technologically advanced premises in Telford, Shropshire for the latest Made in the Midlands breakfast event.


Brandauer presses forward with utility cost savings 

29 Mar

The boss of one of the UK’s leading presswork specialists is urging his fellow manufacturers to take a closer look at their utility costs after his firm saved £10,000 in just two months.


Zaun accredits installers to roll out unique ArmaWeave 

28 Mar

High security perimeter systems manufacturerZaun Limitedis bolstering the ranks of approved installers for its unique super-intruder-resistant fencing.


Don’t worry, it’s not too late 

28 Mar

There’s still funding out there… With many competition deadlines fast approaching in April, read on to find out which funding competitions you still have time for.


UK manufacturers drive their own destiny 

28 Mar

Language service provider,Comtec Translations, has recorded an encouraging 52% year-on-year increase in the work undertaken for a number of their key UK manufacturing clients.


A Cut Above: AV Birch acquire rights for EMS Trusscut Saw 

28 Mar

In truss manufacturing, cutting the timber components accurately and consistently is essential to create the best performing products, and the EMS Trusscut Saw is regarded as the best in the business.


HEXAGON HOSTS MIDLANDS BUSINESS BREAKFAST EVENT 

28 Mar

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence hosted a special event to demonstrate its latest measurement solutions to businesses in the Midlands.


210 Tonnes for Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. 

28 Mar

Today we are sending the third of nine 24 ton loads of our marine ballast to a shipyard in Gdansk, Poland.


Energy-efficient vacuum supply enables more economical production processes. 

28 Mar

Energy efficiency will be Busch's main topic at ComVac 2017, taking place in Hanover during 24-28 April, 2017.


West Midlands apprentices head to Westminster to quiz MPs on skills support 

28 Mar

25 apprentices from the West Midlands travelled to London this week to quiz a number of politicians on the skills gap and the importance of vocational learning.


Hadley Dubai 

28 Mar

Channels being manufactured at Hadley Dubai for the TSK group, who are completing the 200Mw Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park II in the UAE.


Watkins Hire helps keep construction project within deadlines 

28 Mar

Watkins Hire were recently contacted to provide a temporary heating package for a prestigious site in the city of Chester for the new Iconic Cultural Centre.


UltraSTEEL® 

27 Mar

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