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Business
JLR pledges to continue with £4.5bn investment programme 

24 May 18

Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to continue with its massive investment programme despite a slowing in sales.


Business
Automation Doesn’t Have to Always Mean Robotics 

23 May 18

A common misconception is that automation relies on robotics.


Business
Erodex Group celebrate 20% growth and £1.75m investment with historic agreement 

23 May 18

Erodex, UK leaders in the provision of EDM supplies, graphites and graphite machining are celebrating 20% growth over the past 12 months, following a period of substantial investment.


Rugby
£6m investment in Birmingham green energy park 

23 May 18

New access road, refuelling centre and innovation hub are all to developed in east Birmingham…


Blog comment
Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 2 Bed Terraced House, Camomile Close, Walsall, WS5. 

21 May 18

A two bedroom terraced house, Camomile Close, Tamebridge, Walsall, WS5.


Council
LaunchPad: Unique 12 hour Startup Accelerator and Dragon’s Den Type Session 

19 May 18

Are you planning to launch a new service or product? Are you looking for your first customer? Do you need investment? We will help you launch during a unique program that lasts only 12 hours.


Business
Bond Wolfe sells high profile West Bromwich retail investment 

18 May 18

Commercial property agent Bond Wolfe has sold a landmark High Street retail parade in West Bromwich in the latest of a series of high profile freehold sales achieved by the company this year.


Business
Boost for Birmingham brownfield development 

17 May 18

£3.6 million backing from WMCA Collective Investment Fund.


Business
Tool Making Capcity 

15 May 18

Due to new investment in further capital manufacturing equipment and significantfacilities upgrade, AM Tooling have new capacity for sub-contract work and full turn-key tool making facilities to include;1) Design Simulation using Autoform…


Business
Pantheon Park gets motoring with Arnold Clark 

15 May 18

Arnold Clark has announced plans for a major investment in the Wednesfield area, near Wolverhampton, that will lead to the direct creation of 85 new jobs and kickstart the redevelopment of the Pantheon Park employment site.


Blog feature
Improve The Look of Your Home With The Restoration Group 

10 May 18

uPVC windows and doors are the number one choice of most home owners when it comes to security, appearance and resilience.


Local news
Developers announce £53.6m sale of Longbridge shopping park 

9 May 18

Developers of the former car factory site in Longbridge have today announced that the site’s shopping park has been sold to a global investment company.


Blog comment
Negative Tories 

3 May 18

Published by danielbarker on 29 April, 2018 It seems that after running out of ideas about how they can positively promote themselves, the Conservatives have dug out their rather stale attack on Labour and us for voting through the investment in the …


Business
West Bromwich industrial estate sold for over £1.5m 

2 May 18

A West Bromwich warehouse has been bought for more than £1.5 million as investors seek high-yield industrial investments across the UK.


Business
Shrewsbury manufacturer announces investment in new equipment and jobs Read more at https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/business/business-picks/2018/0 

1 May 18

A Shropshire pressings specialist has announced plans to invest about £300,000 in the business and create new jobs.


Blog feature
How not to run a Government 

27 Apr 18

Need we say more ? But lets face it, the Tories, and Mrs May in particular have made a real hash of this country.


News
COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Solihull Conservatives will boost ‘investment, jobs and opportunities’ 

26 Apr 18

SOLIHULL council’s controlling Conservatives will push for re-election by promising ‘investment, jobs and opportunities’.


Business
New co-working space comes to AshbyCapital’s The Colmore Building 

24 Apr 18

AshbyCapital, the property investment advisory company, has signed a deal with existing shared workspace operator Orega that will see new co-working space and additional serviced offices at The Colmore Building in Birmingham’s city centre…


Business
New Birmingham company celebrates investment gain 

23 Apr 18

Investors see the future in technology start-up.


Blog feature
Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (UK) 

23 Apr 18

Funding is available to restore historic buildings through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Enterprise grants programme.


News
Historic Solihull racquet club opens four new courts in £250k investment 

23 Apr 18

THE HISTORIC Knowle and Dorridge Racquet Club has opened four new all-weather courts in a £250,000 investment.


Blog comment
Housing 31 – Housing for the Many: Labour’s Green Paper. 

20 Apr 18

Jeremy Corbyn spoke at the launch of   Labour’s Housing Green Paper.


Rugby
Gold Coast chief will run 2022 Commonwealth Games for Birmingham City Council 

17 Apr 18

Neil Carney named as 120,000 a year project director, who will oversee major events and investment…


Business
The Newest Addition to the ActionPlas Warehouse 

17 Apr 18

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.


News
9 out of 10 children allocated their first choice for Primary School 

16 Apr 18

NINE out of 10 children in Staffordshire have been allocated their first choice primary school, thanks to millions of pounds of investment into schools in Staffordshire.


Local news
Fraud Alerts from WMP- Bitcoin,etc, Investment Frauds 

14 Apr 18

A new alert from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


Blog comment
Emma celebrates 10 years of the free pensioner bus pass and campaigns for better investment in bus services 

13 Apr 18

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, is supporting the TUC’s campaign to protect the free buss pass.


Local news
Planning sought for first units on West Works in hope of bringing more jobs to Longbridge 

11 Apr 18

A planning application has been submitted for four large business units on the site of the former West Works at Longbridge.


Business
Bruderer UK seals ‘Clamason’ deal at MACH 2018 

11 Apr 18

A Black Country manufacturer has signaled its intentions for future growth by placing amajor order at MACH 2018 today.


Business
Birmingham highlighted as key investment city during visit from Chancellor Philip Hammond 

6 Apr 18

Birmingham as a key city for investment was the message reinforced this week during a visit to the city by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond.


Blog feature
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya recognised by China 

4 Apr 18

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman and founder of WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been honoured by the presentation of a China Talent Visa (R), in recognition of his high-level expertise in manufacturing and inward investment and sustained…


Business
£3m training centre boosts skills levels for West Midlands manufacturers 

3 Apr 18

Efforts to improve the skills and competency levels of workers in the West Midlands has received a major boost following a £3m investment in new facilities by training provider In-Comm.


Blog comment
Today’s Buy To Let Deal Tamebridge Walsall WS5 Yields 6.00% 

1 Apr 18

A two bedroom terraced house, Sorell Drive, Tamebridge, Walsall, WS5.


Business
Increase Your Sales With Variable Data Printing! 

29 Mar 18

We KnowHow To Increase Your ROI By Up To 15 Times The Usual Rate!If you send marketing literature to your customers and prospects –AND YOU SHOULD BE!– did you know that there’s asimple waytoincrease theReturn On investment (ROI)by up tofifteen…


Blog feature
Big isn’t always best: what determines investment in new technology? 

28 Mar 18

In 16 th century Portugal, the crown’s preferences favoured enormous ships that carried merchandise but also projected royal glory and prestige rather than serving purely market oriented objectives.


Business
Funding opportunities on show at Midlands investment summit 

22 Mar 18

Summit is the UK Business Angels Association’s first major investment event in the Midlands.


Business
Midlands UK presents its success story at MIPIM 2018 

20 Mar 18

Refreshed Midlands Engine Investment Portfolio highlights £11 billion of investment opportunities.


Business
​Ground broken on multimillion pound speculative development in Black Country 

18 Mar 18

To celebrate A&H Construction’s appointment to deliver the multi-million redevelopment of Vaughan Park in Tipton, Councillor Paul Moore joined CEG at the ground breaking event.


Blog comment
Showcasing Staffordshire’s investment potential and the Chancellor’s Spring Statement 

16 Mar 18

This week representatives from the County Council and our Local Enterprise Partnership are at a global property exhibition called MIPIM in Cannes, France.


News
County Council backing for Chancellor’s growth plans 

14 Mar 18

MOVES to review public spending, revalue business rates and promote house building have been welcomed by Staffordshire’s leader.


Business
£250 million finance available to Black Country businesses 

14 Mar 18

Briefing to launch major investment boost to region.


Business
New machine helps RSD press forward with £750k contract haul 

13 Mar 18

Investment in a new state-of-the-art machine from Worcester Presses is helping a Cannock automotive supplier win more than £750,000 of new contracts.


Council
Regeneration plan revealed 

13 Mar 18

The vision for a £100 million development that could regenerate a key part of Coventry city centre has been launched at the world’s largest property development and investment show.


Rugby
MIPIM 2018: West Midlands to unveil £10 billion investment prospectus 

12 Mar 18

Key development and regeneration sites across Birmingham and the West Midlands will be showcased to the world in new prospectus…


Business
Sentinel is pleased to announce the arrival today of our fourth DMG MORI NHX 5000 Horizontal Machining Centre! 

12 Mar 18

In addition to the investment of 5 new CNC Machines last year, Sentinel is pleased to announce the arrival today of our fourth DMG MORI NHX 5000 Horizontal Machining Centre!http://www.


Council
£90.4 million investment in Coventry as WMCA approves funding towards new railway station and Friargate development 

9 Mar 18

Coventry is to get more than £90 million towards two landmark city centre schemes from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).


Business
Dance Hub extension to become major centre for performing arts 

9 Mar 18

Birmingham development receives £1.48 million funding to expand dance services in the region.


News
Solihull College gets grant from £124million business investment fund 

8 Mar 18

A SOLIHULL virtual reality innovation centre is one of the West Midlands organisations to benefit from a business investment fund worth £124million.


Business
SSS Investment in new Saw 

8 Mar 18

Stainless Steel Services are delighted to now have their new Kasto saw fully commissioned and working well to compliment the already comprehensivein-house processing that is available.


Business
Major Growth and Investment at Cubra Casting – MiM TV 

6 Mar 18

MiM TV sit down with Adrian Banks, MD of casting supplier Cubra Casting, discussing the major investments they have made in the past twelve months and their growth in the export market.


Business
Blue Marble sells Tamworth HQ office investment 

5 Mar 18

Blue Marble Asset Management (Blue Marble) has sold the freehold of a modern self-contained HQ office building in Tamworth for well in excess of the asking price, representing a net initial yield of 6.6%.


Rugby
Birmingham City boss Garry Monk hoping to unleash the Jota who ‘tore Leeds apart’ 

5 Mar 18

BCFC still waiting for significant return on investment in their record signing…


Blog comment
Drug Drivers Caught 25,000 Times within Three Years 

3 Mar 18

Almost 25,000 motorists in England and Wales tested positive for drug-driving within three years, figures have revealed.


Blog food
Awards recognition for Wolverhampton restaurant. 

1 Mar 18

Restaurant celebrates £100,000 investment with three major food listings.


Business
Investment in EDM machinery and HSC enables impressive growth 

26 Feb 18

Gotools is a British company located in Rotherham, a 90-minute drive from Birmingham.


Business
Midlands UK showcase investment opportunities at MIPIM 2018 

24 Feb 18

Region to present investment opportunities worth almost £10 billion to thousands of international investors.


Business
Climatic Testing 

22 Feb 18

Further investment has been made to improve kA Testing Facilities Environmental Testing capability.


Business
MiM TV – £19 million investment at FANUC UK 

22 Feb 18

FANUC UK,global factory automation solutions provider, has seen impressive growth through the construction of its brand-new facility and training academy at Ansty Park, Coventry.


Blog comment
Midlands Engine Investment Fund launches £100 million equity fund 

22 Feb 18

Launch is latest wave of £250 million Midlands Engine Investment Fund.


Rugby
£100m fund to support Midland SMEs launches – how companies can benefit 

22 Feb 18

Secretary of State Sajid Javid announces latest wave of Midlands Engine Investment fund in Birmingham…