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Black Country law firm reach national legal awards final 

1 Sep

A BLACK Country law firm has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award after judges were impressed by several of its new training initiatives.


Snowdon trek helps law firm staff raise £13k for children’s hospital 

24 Aug

STAFF at a Black Country law firm proved no challenge is too big when they conquered Wales’ largest peak – smashing their charity target in the process.


Historic Halesowen firm undergoes ‘globalisation’ rebrand 

9 Aug

ONE of the country’s oldest firms is staying true to its Black Country heritage as it undergoes a rebrand.


New supermarket to bring 30 jobs to Oldbury 

26 Jul

A NEW food store is set to bring up to 30 new jobs to Oldbury when it opens later this year.


Salts Healthcare, now at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston. 

17 Jul

Last year Salts Healthcare , which manufactures medical devices, moved into the Apollo building in Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston.


Sandwell Business Ambassadors give backing to borough awards 

11 Jul

SANDWELL Business Ambassadors has announced its sponsorship of one of the categories at this week’s Sandwell Business Awards.


Dudley Building Society breaks records in 160th year 

2 Jul

DUDLEY Building Society has announced record year end results as it celebrates its 160th anniversary.


A Perry staff to take on Snowdon charity climb 

7 Jun

CHARITABLE staff at a Cradley Heath manufacturing firm are lacing up their walking boots as they attempt a climb up Snowdon this weekend.


TotalKare targets 20 per cent growth after Management buy-out 

29 May

A BLACK Country heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions company is targeting significant growth after being bought as part of a Management Buy-out.


Black Country firm AWI breaks £10m sales barrier after trio of new contracts 

24 May

MAJOR new orders to supply into the aerospace, petrochemical and nuclear sectors have helped a Black Country manufacturer smash the £10m barrier for the first time in its 72-year history.


Black Country Business Festival under way around the region 

25 Apr

BLACK Country business is the focus of a major event which aims to showcase the best of enterprise and industry at the heart of the midlands.


£1m birthday present for furniture retailer’s Black Country showroom 

24 Apr

AN independent furniture retailer is celebrating the first birthday of its Black Country showroom in style, after posting its best ever year.


Training success as recruitment firm looks to managers of tomorrow 

17 Apr

A DUDLEY recruitment firm has extended its management training scheme to help future leaders rise through the ranks.


More good news from West Midlands manufacturers: ADI Electrical, W H Tildesley and Brooks Forging 

30 Mar

o Gasification Plant Converting Waste to Fuel – a ’world first’ This post updates the 2016 coverage of Adi Electrical, whose head office is in Kings Norton, Birmingham.


Black Country robotics company launch first-of-its-kind hire scheme 

10 Mar

EMOTIONALLY-intelligent robots could soon by a common place in local businesses thanks to an innovative Halesowen company.


Search is on for Black Country roofing heroes 

8 Mar

A MAJOR search is on for the ‘unsung’ local heroes of the Black Country roofing profession after a new award was revealed for this year’s UK Roofing Awards 2018.


Business leaders invited to free GDPR breakfast seminar 

27 Feb

BUSINESS leaders from across Dudley borough are being invited to a free breakfast seminar being held at The Village Hotel.


‘Star’ Employer recognition for Talbots Law 

9 Feb

A SOLICITOR’S firm which has offices in Kidderminster and the Black Country is celebrating after being named one of the best places to work in the UK.


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Blogs

NEW RULES: This what you need to know if you make video, social and web content 

26 Sep

Some new regulations have quietly come into force that will have a big impact if you work in public sector comms.


Lady violently assaulted outside Brownhills Tesco store – did you witness anything? 

26 Sep

Tesco Brownhills where a lady was attacked last Friday A worrying incident is being reported locally on social media that’s causing me great concern: It appears that on Friday evening, 21st September 2018 outside the Tesco store in Brownhills a ...


Come Clean Please Brendon Batson! 

26 Sep

When I shivered on the Brummie Road End many moons ago, little did I think that three of my blue and white-striped heroes - yes, "The Three Degrees" - would, one day, be the subject of a ghastly, cartoonish, statue plonked in West Brom's shopping ...


The Magic Money Tree 

25 Sep

the latest video by Musicians Union delegate to Wolverhampton TUC, Tim Martin...


30 days of human comms #53 Davis Community face down a hurricane on Facebook 

25 Sep

Always when you know human comms when you see it and it can be in unexpected places.


Two sugars please: join the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this Saturday in Brownhills! 

25 Sep

MacMillan are a hugely important charity to me.


LOCAL DIGITAL: Don’t let bright digital ideas be killed by poor comms 

24 Sep

It was good to see localgovcamp in its spiritual home Birmingham and with it a surprise.


Some mothers did have them – parties, that is… 

23 Sep

Brownhills Mothers Union members at their Christmas party in the 1950s.


Woodmen fight Coventry United for a well-earned win 

23 Sep

Images and captions kindly supplied by David Evans Walsall Wood FC were at home to Coventry United yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 22nd September 2018, and much to the delight of the faithful, they Woodmen pulled off a hard-fought win.


Top Tipton 

23 Sep

William Perry, legendary pugilist and son of Tipton rages at the rain clouds – but the hardy were undaunted Despite the bad weather yesterday (Saturday, 22nd September 2018) I took the afternoon out to support a great event in the industrial heart ...


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Blogs

Nasty and Niece 

26 Sep

AWFUL AUNTIE Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Wednesday 26 th September, 2018   Birmingham Stage Company is back, following up the success of Gangsta Granny with a second alliterative title from comic actor-turned-children’s-author, David Walliams.


Skip Hop Doubleplay Reversible Playmat Zoo // Review 

26 Sep

When you have a baby, every month sees a different development milestone.


Could YOU Inspire Young People…as a ‘Pitch Adviser’ for NCS? 

26 Sep

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a 3 week programme open to all 15-17 year olds that helps young people to build skills, take on challenges, make friends and work with charities and organisations in their local community.


Keith’s Cavers in The Search for the Missing Potholer – Part Two 

26 Sep

In part one I wrote about how the idea for Keith's Cavers was born and how it was key to get the opening credits sequence perfect, but at that stage I didn't have an idea for the video.


SAPA’s sale of play/office equipment and resources 

26 Sep

Sandwell Adventure Play Association (SAPA) will be holding two sales at their headquarters at Riddins Mound Play Centre, Training Enterprise Centre, Applewood Grove (off Southbank Road), Cradley Heath/Rowley Regis B64 6EW.


Four pigs turn six 

26 Sep

Brothers Hamm, Wilba, Chuck and Little Ernie pigged out on birthday boxes full of treats as they are about to turn six.


Crossroads Care Upcoming Training Courses 

25 Sep

Crossroads Care will be delivering the following training courses up to the end of October 2018.


New Ways to Volunteer 

25 Sep

Some things never change.


The Road To Ruins – A Trip To Kos Town 

25 Sep

Kos Town is the capital of Kos and, with a population of 14,750, the only sizable town on the island.


Humboldt headcount 

25 Sep

Bird keepers are p-p-pleased to reveal we’ve got 74 Humboldt penguins – including seven babies – after their September stock-take.


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Sport

Walsall Announce Partnership With LNP Sound 

26 Sep

LNP Sound have been commercial partners of the club for five years and have now enhanced their relationship to improve the quality of events the club offer at Banks's Stadium, which is commercially known as 'Walsall FC The Venue'.


The Last Time We Met: Accrington Stanley 

26 Sep

Ahead of Saturday's clash were taking a look back at the most recent meeting between the two sides, which was a Carling Cup - First Round match, which took place at the Crown Ground on Tuesday, 11th August 2009, and saw Stanley advance to the...


Fiery Ferrier Keen to Repay the Faith 

26 Sep

London-born Ferrier, who enjoyed youth spells with Arsenal.


Wolves 0 Leicester 0 (Leicester Win 3-1 On Penalties) 

26 Sep

To quote John Lennon – the dream is over, what can I say? Although it saddens me to be writing about another cup exit, games like this always require perspective.


Walsall’s 2018/19 PFA Player Ambassadors Have Been Confirmed 

25 Sep

Seven Saddlers players have been named player ambassadors for the 2018/19 season, coordinated by Walsall FC Community Programme and the PFA, the players visit a range of community activities at schools and local projects.


Charlton Athletic (H): Fixture Rearranged 

25 Sep

The clash between the Saddlers and Addicks will now take place on the evening of Tuesday, 6th November, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm.


Morgan Ferrier: Hard Working Saddlers Motivated By Underdog Status 

25 Sep

23-year-old Ferrier, who has bagged four goals in ten first-team appearances, is among a growing group of players who have started the season in superb form and believes that the squad is confident in it abilities and goes into games keen to...


Wolves Vs Leicester City Preview 

25 Sep

Seeing as Wolves have proven they can get a result against pretty much anyone, a cup success feels more realistic than ever.


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Business

Staff from Burntwood building firm ready to tough it out for charity 

19 Sep

A team of staff from a Burntwood building company will be wading through mud, crawling through fire pits and swimming through open water this weekend – all in aid of charity.


Far Eastern delights for AWI as it prepares to make Wire China debut 

18 Sep

BRIERLEY Hill-based Alloy Wire International (AWI) is stepping up its expansion in the Far East by exhibiting at Wire China for the first time.


Managers at Burntwood building business to serve up coffee for charity fundraiser 

14 Sep

Managers at a Burntwood building company are serving up a treat as part of a charity fundraiser.


Halesowen firm raise the roof after recent success 

21 Aug

A HALESOWEN roofing company has marked 25 years in the trade by being listed in the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 companies to Inspire Britain’.


Protective coatings made by Indestructible – a family-owned company in Sparkhill 

9 Aug

‘ Indestructible Paint , a manufacturer of high performance paints and coatings, started in 1978 in a small workshop in Acocks Green.


Historic Halesowen firm undergoes ‘globalisation’ rebrand 

9 Aug

ONE of the country’s oldest firms is staying true to its Black Country heritage as it undergoes a rebrand.


Alloy Wire International targets Japan as part of Far Eastern sales drive 

3 Aug

A BRIERLEY Hill based-manufacturer is targeting a major sales drive in Japan as it looks to boost its presence in the Far East.


Property agency appoints new partner at Halesowen base 

31 Jul

A HALESOWEN property agency has appointed a new partner as it looks to expand its commercial sector across the region.


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