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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

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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.

Sign up for Birmingham’s biggest quiz night 

17 May

Brain Game returns for 16th year to raise funds for Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull...

New £26m industrial development for Solihull 

11 May

IM Properties is planning to build five industrial units on business park...

Tech company finds new home in Solihull 

25 Apr

SOTI takes space at new St Alphege Place above the Carluccio's restaurant...

Buyout expands Vinci Energies’ foothold in nuclear sector 

24 Apr

Solihull engineering services provider has acquired Meldrum in undisclosed deal...

Vet practice Linnaeus in buyout deal 

11 Apr

Solihull group expands UK footprint with acquisition of Staffordshire practice...

Wavenet expands with North West acquisition 

6 Apr

Solihull communications technology firm starts spending 'acquisition war chest' following 35m MBO last year...

Legal & General expands Solihull base 

5 Apr

Mortgage arm of finance group is moving to a new home in the town as it plans to grow team...

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.

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Hadley Group Manufacturing! 

27 Jul

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ETG launches Norton Technical Academy as part of £6m plan to bridge the skills gap 

27 Jul

A leading independent machine tool supplier is tackling the skills gap head on after making a £6m commitment to developing a network of Technical Academies.

IMI Norgren Express Mobile App – helping engineers to find pneumatic parts fast 

26 Jul

IMI Precision Engineering is transforming the way customers access pneumatic components with the launch of a revolutionary new mobile app.

Critical products just a click away with IMI Precision Engineering’s new website 

26 Jul

To enhance its digital presence, IMI Precision Engineering has launched a new and improved website, providing engineers and maintenance managers with an even simpler way to access critical parts to keep their machines moving.

Introducing ISOLine – an advanced range of ISO standard pneumatic cylinders 

26 Jul

Built on reliable and robust IMI Norgren technology, our ISO standard cylinders are now even better.

Techman Engineering praise hugely successful breakfast event 

26 Jul

Made in the Midlands latest breakfast event was hosted at Techman Engineering’s 100,000 sq.

mda expansion with Ecolighting 

26 Jul

mda specialise in the design, procurement, storage and distribution of marketing materials for brands across Europe.

The importance of a strong online presence at Subcon Laser 

26 Jul

With close to 5,000 followers across the @SubconLaser and @TmonganTom Twitter accounts, General Manager of Subcon Laser, Tom Mongan is one of the digital leaders within our membership.

UK’s First Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme Welcomes Second Intake 

26 Jul

Birmingham-based engineering company, adi Group, has selected students for its 2017 pre-apprenticeship intake, taking the total number of students on the scheme to 24.

Introducing the Xrosscut by Kitamura 

25 Jul

At least three times faster than a more conventional machine tool in the mould making industry, Kitamura claims its new 4-axis XrossCut machining centre can be simply operated by a machinist with very little or no CNC machining experience...

Perfect timing for LCL and Paterson Photography 

25 Jul

As a leading contract electronics manufacturer, LCL Electronics is always keen to seek out opportunities to promote innovation and manufacturing throughout the Midlands and beyond.

Brand new Buckinghamshire school caters for RAF cadets 

25 Jul

A £12 million new-build school in Buckinghamshire that accommodates the needs of the academy’s cadet force has opened its doors for the first time.

Massive congratulations to our Manufacturing Engineer Ben Hall on his Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Technology studies! 

25 Jul

From everyone here at Sentinel, we would like to say a massive congratulations to our Manufacturing Engineer Ben Hallon being awarded his Foundation Degree of Science Distinction in Manufacturing Technology studies! This is a fantastic achievement...

EFAFLEX team up with Teesside logistics specialist to protect their investment 

25 Jul

Teesside based logistics experts, AV Dawson Limited, recently teamed up with high-speed door specialists EFAFLEX UK as part of their expansion to construct a state of the art, eco- friendly steel store shed.

TQC help Mitsubish Electric ensure there isn’t a screw loose! 

25 Jul

An article outlining equipment where TQC integrated Mitsubishi Robots into a production facility.

Hadley Group UltraGRID 

25 Jul

Lighter, stronger, more flexible ceiling grid systems: welcome to UltraGRID: http://buff.


21 Jul

Jeremy Lefroy, the newly re-elected Conservative MP for Stafford labelled SSC Laser as “A very important employer for the Stafford area”.

Diving In at The Deep End – Tim Hodgetts External Sales Representative 

21 Jul

A little over 4 months ago, I found myself suited and booted, having an interview at TBF International with the Managing Director, Angus Bruce, for a position as External Sales Executive.

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