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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.


Top employer recognition for Talbots Law 

8 Feb

A BLACK Country law firm has been given a major boost after it was named as one of the best places to work in the UK.


Top award for Dudley care company 

30 Jan

HOME Instead Senior Care, a company specialising in at-home care for older people in Dudley and surrounding areas, has been honoured with a Best Employer in Care Award.


Rich List 2018: No.6 – Jacques Gaston Murray and family 

25 Jan

At 98, Jacques Gaston Murray is the oldest person in our list by quite a few years, but he still takes an active interest in his Wolverhampton air conditioning and heating firm, despite now being resident in Switzerland...


Engineering firms join forces in huge six-figure deal 

22 Jan

A ROWLEY Regis engineering firm has signed a six-figure deal to join forces with a fellow Midlands business.


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Blogs

Business Questions 19 July 2018 

19 Jul

I raised with the Leader of the House that the Government’s position on the White Paper on Brexit is quite confusing.


Bizarre Letter From Crooked Cops! 

19 Jul

Where did it all go wrong? When did the corruption at Labour Sandwell Council spread to pollute West Midlands Police (WMP?) When did it become legal in this country to be able to "buy-off" a police investigation? The ludicrous "partnership" between ...


Emma supports the role of local pharmacies in improving patients’ health 

19 Jul

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, attended a pharmacy briefing in parliament to show her support for local pharmacies.


Springs Church, Gornal, collect 1 tonne of food! 

19 Jul

Churches support Black Country Foodbank quietly and consistently in the background.


Valerie responds to Urgent Question 

18 Jul

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to the following urgent question asked on 18 July 2018: ‘to ask the Leader of the House if she will make a statement on arrangements for Members on maternity, paternity or adoption leave and proxy voting...


Funding opportunity for community groups who support young people 

18 Jul

Councillor Ian Shires (Lib Dem, Willenhall North) is calling on organisations to use £100,000 funding opportunity for local young people Councillor Shires has today called on colleges, universities and community groups in the West Midlands to apply ...


Cllr Piper’s Hate Speech! 

18 Jul

Well last night in Oldbury was bizarre even by Sandwell ("aka Sadwell") standards! Before I spill the beans let's take a trip down memory lane...


An unbearable loss: The Plastic Hippo has left us 

18 Jul

It’s my sad duty to report to readers and the wider Walsall online community that one of it’s finest, most respected writers has passed away – The Plastic Hippo was taken from us on Friday 13th July 2018 at his home in Chuckery, Walsall, ...


A Sad Loss 

17 Jul

I was greatly saddened to hear from BrownhillsBob that we have to say goodbye to The Plastic Hippo , a man who made the local blog scene so much the richer.


PUNK ATTITUDE: Today’s comms person needs to learn three chords and form a band over and over to still have a job in 20 years time 

17 Jul

It’s funny how two things collide and you start thinking about things in new ways.


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Blogs

Making bath time easier with Flannel Fingers // Review & Giveaway 

20 Jul

One of the things I completely forgot about with having a baby is that they’re very slippery when wet in...


Our Cretan Breakfast Of Choice 

20 Jul

Darrell’s frequent trips to the local supermarket have brought us the most wonderful breakfasts of a Cretan type nature each morning ……..


Tongue-in-cheek 

19 Jul

DZG’s animals have been getting into the spirit of National Stick Out Your Tongue Day! Just look at the efforts from some of our exotic collection towards the annual July 19 event...


King Of The Lunchbox 

19 Jul

Bless him, when it comes to all things of a Cretan lunchbox type nature Darrell has not been found wanting.


Light House wins Community prize at WIRE Awards 

18 Jul

Wolverhampton’s City Centre Cinema, Light House, has been named ‘Community Contributor of the Year’ at the Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellence Awards, held on Tuesday 17th July.


‘I Believe’ to be shown at the Vagabond Film Festival later this month 

18 Jul

We have received news that ‘I Believe’ by Yolanda Adams will be screened at the Vagabond Film Festival as part of Deaf Culture into Light, a showcase of short deaf films.


Young Deaffest 2019 Art Competition 

18 Jul

Create your own character for Young Deaffest 2019 For the first time ever, the UK’s leading Deaf-led Film & Arts Festival Deaffest is looking for a new character to feature in Young Deaffest 2019.


Sleeping like a baby with Leesa // Review 

18 Jul

*A collaborative post with Leesa With a young family to look after, my days are pretty busy.


BBC Children in Need are looking to appoint Voluntary Committee Members in the Central Region. 

18 Jul

Here is your opportunity to join our team , to be a vital part of the process for allocating funding to those inspiring projects that change disadvantaged children’s lives.


A Grand Day Out 

18 Jul

LADIES’ DAY Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Tuesday 17 th July, 2018   Following an excellent Brassed Off last summer, the Grand has produced its second in-house show, Amanda Whittington’s comedy about four women from a fish-packing factory who ...


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Sport

Match Report: Walsall 2 Ajax 0 

19 Jul

Dean Keates' side were yet to secure a victory during their pre-season campaign having suffered defeats to Rushall Olympic, Stoke City and Aston Villa and were unlikely to find their task any easier as they welcomed Dutch giants Ajax to Banks...


Watch Live: Walsall v Ajax 

19 Jul

The Saddlers arrive at this evening's match on the back of Tuesday's defeat to near-rivals Aston Villa, which saw Conor Hourihane grab a hat-trick as Steve Bruce's side won by four-goals-to-one at Banks's Stadium.


Walsall Legend Joins Sunderland’s Coaching Team 

19 Jul

North-East based paper the 'Chronicle Live' are reporting that Wacka, who made well over five-hundred appearances in a Saddlers shirt, has become the latest to join the Black Cats as manager Jack Ross continues to reshape his backroom team...


George Dobson: Walsall Are Ready For the New Season 

19 Jul

The 20-year-old, former West Ham United prospect who returned to the Saddlers following a brief spell with Sparta Rotterdam, says there is plenty of belief among the players going into the new season, and is hopeful that the club will be challenging...


Keates Confirms Kory Roberts Has Undergone Operation on Broken Leg 

19 Jul

20-year-old, Birmingham-born Roberts, who looked set to play a major role in Walsall FC's 2018/19 campaign, suffered the injury during the second-half of the defeat to the Potters after he fell awkwardly following a challenge with Stoke defender...


Chris Marsh Organises Charity Match in Aid of Isabella Lyttle 

19 Jul

The match, which will see a Midlands XI take on an ERF Electrical Wholesalers and Shelfield Vets XI, will feature many former Saddlers including Craig Pead, Darren Wrack and maybe the man himself.


Rumour: Stefano Sturaro linked with Wolves 

19 Jul

As nice as it’s been to see those slow-mo videos of Rui Patricio and Raul Jimenez jogging around at Compton, there’s a tremendous appetite to see Wolves make the final additions to the squad.


Season ticket sales – This Thursday & Friday 

19 Jul

The sale of season tickets and flexi-tickets for the 2018/19 season will resume this evening between 7 and 8.30 pm (READ ON...


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Business

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.


£270k investment set to transform Halesowen pub 

17 Jul

BUILDING work has begun this week on a major £270,000 refurbishment of the Hare and Hounds pub in Halesowen.


Lichfield District Council launches prospectus to attract new business investment just days after Friarsgate plan collapses due to lack of private funding 

13 Jul

Economic development officer Jonathan Percival and Cllr Ian Pritchard launching the new ‘Investment Prospectus’ A new guide outlining why companies should invest in Lichfield has launched – just days after the collapse of...


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.


Renovations and recruitment as Halesowen firm hits record growth 

9 Jul

A GAMING firm has transformed its Halesowen headquarters into a state-of-the-art studio, complete with a gym and canteen.


Burntwood building firm outlines plans to convert former Chasetown Police Station site 

3 Jul

A Burntwood building firm has unveiled plans to transform the former police station in Chasetown.


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.


Halesowen firm gives backing to young entrepreneurs 

27 Jun

AN enterprising Halesowen accountancy firm has given its support to an awards scheme that aims to inspire the next generation of West Midlands entrepreneurs.


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