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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.

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...

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MIM Inclusivity campaign aims to make manufacturers more productive 

19 Apr

Maximising the potential of your workforce is the Holy Grail for most HR teams but how to achieve it often eludes even the best of managers.

Muller celebrates new quality standard success 

19 Apr

Shropshire-based machining specialist Muller Holdings has become one of the first manufacturers in the UK to secure a prestigious new automotive quality accreditation.

Lantek helps DaRo to be flexible in its choice of machines and eliminate operations. 

19 Apr

DaRo Products’ success story started with a management buyout in 2000.

MACH 2018 

19 Apr

What a week last week was at MACH 2018 - the UK's premier manufacturing and technologies event.

Thank you for visiting us at Smart Industry Expo 

19 Apr

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers and business partners for visiting our stand at this year’s Smart Industry Expo at the NEC.

Spotlight on Talent: Brett Groves 

18 Apr

“Brett is an enthusiastic new addition to our team.

Tungaloy UK supporting University of Wolverhampton Race Team 

18 Apr

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!!!Last night (17th April 2018) Tungaloy UK were proudly unveiled as a new sponsor of the University of Wolverhampton Race Team! The UWR Team allows the students to gain real life industry experience working as a professional...


18 Apr

“You are not special.

Weld Trials Through Bauromat 

18 Apr

MACH is over for another two-years and with it, our diaries and enquiry forms are slowly beginning to fill up.

Electrical assemblies at Arlington Automotive 

18 Apr

Working with our customers, we engineer, develop and assemble Original Equipment to ensure a first-time fit for initial production runs and aftermarket requirements.


18 Apr

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is offering a rare opportunity to learn more about high performance metrology solutions at a special event at Coventry's Manufacturing Technology Catapult Centre on May 23.

Exact Systems Launches new E-Learning Platform! 

17 Apr

Exact Systems brings out new learning tool!‘Exact Systems Launches a brand-new distance learning tool all prepared for the future employee’s that will be joining the Exact Systems team all done with the implementation of tests verifying ...

In Manufacturing, Customers Don’t Always Know What They Want 

17 Apr

In Manufacturing, Customers Don’t Always Know What They Want We recently worked with a new customer looking to source large decals for Off Highway equipment.

Safeplay helps Zaun break new Norwegian turf 

17 Apr

Norwegian artificial turf experts have turned to a British steel fencing manufacturer to support their move into installing MUGAs (multi-use games areas).

The Newest Addition to the ActionPlas Warehouse 

17 Apr

It’s been a busy few months here atActionPlas! We’ve had a new floor, welcomed new members of staff to the team and had more machines delivered as part of our ongoing investment.

Wakemans supports Travelodge’s Midlands expansion 

17 Apr

National property and construction consultancy Wakemans is helping the UK’s first budget hotel chain, Travelodge, to build its presence across the West Midlands and is on-site building a new hotel in Solihull.

All British Precision Invests in new DMG Mori machines at Mach 

16 Apr

British manufacturing is alive and well...

Great day at MACH with MIM members 

16 Apr

Did you place any orders for new machines last week at MACH?Will you need a new electrical power and data connection for your new machine?CWE can help you with this installation to get your new toy up and running .

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