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Control system installation at Rolls Royce 

26 May

We are happy to announce that we are currently installing control panels for a flowline for Rolls Royce, which will allow engineers safe multi-level access to carry out work on their civil aircraft engines.


Halfords hit by weak pound as profit dips 

25 May

Retailer sees overall revenue rise but timing of Easter and 2016 Brexit vote damages pre-tax profit...


Introducing Mattioli Woods plc, the wealth management and employee benefits experts Made in the Midlands 

24 May

FROM a converted garage to a new purpose-built £15million headquarters.


Made in the Midlands Exhibition seminar overviews 

24 May

10:00AM - ASIF MOGHAL - AUTODESKAutodesk makes software for people who make things.


Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Seven top companies reveal why they are sponsoring our awards 

24 May

HSBC, Birmingham Airport and Browne Jacobson are among this year's BPBA sponsors...


Jaguar Land Rover posts huge profit rise and record sales 

23 May

Luxury car manufacturer sees sales in China rise by a third as profit stays above the 1.6bn mark...


Vocational learning in the spotlight as the West Midlands best apprentices revealed 

23 May

The future stars of engineering, manufacturing and professional services were recognised last week at the annual In-Comm Training Awards.


Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station 

22 May

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience...


Out & About in Europe with the CMF 

19 May

Out about in Europe with the CMF The CMF chair and chief executive met with senior representatives from foundries, the supply industry and international associations at the International Foundry Forum in Dresden, Germany in September.


PP offer ‘smart’ insight into the factories of the future 

18 May

More than 20 machine builders and manufacturers were given an insight into how modern manufacturing could look as part of the latest interactive workshop by PP Control Automation.


Cadbury wins latest trademark battle with Nestlé 

17 May

Swiss group has tried to protect the distinctive shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar but fails in the Court of Appeal...


Council IT supplier Service Birmingham to be wound up to save taxpayers’ money 

17 May

Controversial joint-venture company dissolved by 2018 and 200 staff moved back to the city council...


Victory for Birmingham colleges as Government performs u-turn over apprenticeship funding 

17 May

City politicians and colleges win their battle to get funding for Birmingham colleges to provide apprenticeships...


Full exhibitor list for the Made in the Midlands exhibition 

17 May

On Thursday 25th May, Made in the Midlands are set to host the biggest regional manufacturing exhibition in the country at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 9:00am-16:00pm.


adi Group Pledges To Double Workforce In Three Years 

16 May

A Birmingham engineering firm has announced ambitious plans to double the size of its turnover and workforce by 2020.


Jewellery Quarter creative space and JLR factory win RIBA Awards 

16 May

Annual ceremony which recognises exceptional architecture unveils the top projects in the West Midlands...


National Express plans more bus fare cuts 

10 May

Further West Midlands routes to benefit from reduced fares following uptake in passenger numbers after price cuts in Black Country...


Emirates cancels Birmingham Airport service to Dubai 

8 May

Airlines is reducing the frequency of one of its Middle East services...


Sentinel look forward to exhibiting at Made in the Midlands 2017 for the first time! 

8 May

Sentinel shall be exhibiting for the first time at the Made in the Midlands Showthis year..


Sentinel Manufacturing look forward to exhibiting at Made in the Midlands 2017 for the first time! 

8 May

Sentinel shall be exhibiting for the first time at the Made in the Midlands Show this year..


DK Rewinds: maintaining and manufacturing spares for traction motors 

6 May

DK Rewinds a Smethwick company family business founded in 1976 by Mr Harbhajan Singh Bhogal, has two sites in the area, employing over 60 full time staff, including three electrical engineering apprentices.


Bullring restaurant closes down less than two years after opening 

3 May

SOHO Coffee Company has replaced Chi Kitchen at Debenhams in the Bullring...


Liberty highlights solutions for industry’s pressing need 

3 May

Britain’s fastest growing metals and industrial enterprise, Liberty House, has set its sights on the automotive sector as a vital engine for further expansion of the Group.


Halfords chief to join Marks & Spencer 

3 May

Jill McDonald will leave later this year after two and half years in post to lead retailer's clothing and beauty division...


Making the most of the new apprenticeship levy to bridge the skills-gap 

3 May

Made in the Midlands interviewed the Deputy Director at the City of Wolverhampton College, Andrew Cartwright and Health & Safety Officer and Training Supervisor at Heller Machine Tools, Owen Needles to discuss: “Apprentices & Bridging the ...


Unlocking regional growth by Carolyn Fairbairn 

2 May

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2017 Time: 17:30 to 19:30Location: Sumpner Lecture Theatre, Main Building,Aston University,Birmingham, B4 7ETThe MacLaren Lecture is an annual event held jointly by Aston University and the Chartered Management Institute...


Liberty House to expand after Tata Steel buyout 

2 May

Steel group says it will make multimillion-pound investments into plants...


WMG networking event invites you to explore the journey to product 

2 May

Our Polymer Innovation Network (PIN)returnson Wednesday 24th May 2017, 6.15pm - 9.15pm with an exciting event, whichwillconsider thejourney involved in taking a product from initialideathroughto final production We are pleased to confirm MrIan...


New WMG networking event explores the world of metals processing and characterisation 

2 May

The Materials Innovation Network Interaction Meeting (MINIM) is a networking event aimed at bringing together finished productmanufacturers, intermediary part and processing companies along with other manufacturing-related groups with a common...


WMG interns supporting productivity drive in manufacturing SMEs 

2 May

This summer, WMG has 20 places available for Midlands manufacturers to host a talented student or graduate to work on a strategic project in their business.


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Control system installation at Rolls Royce 

26 May

We are happy to announce that we are currently installing control panels for a flowline for Rolls Royce, which will allow engineers safe multi-level access to carry out work on their civil aircraft engines.


A fantastic day exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Show for the first time! 

26 May

A fantastic day exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Show for the first time.


Great day at the MIM Exhibition for SSS 

25 May

Stainless Steel Services had a great day at the Ricoh Arena at the MIM exhibition where Jon, Darren, Lesley, Darren and Graham met with both existing customers and some new future contacts for both the supply of Stainless Steel and any free...


First Exhibition for SSS 

25 May

I am delighted to say that today has been a great success for Stainless Steel Services who have had presented a stand at the Ricoh Arena for the MIM exhibition at to take the opportunity to promote again our 30th year anniversaryJon, Darren...


SKF Aeroengine UK Award 

25 May

ALCESTER BROACH Tool Co Ltdare proud to announce the awarding on 24th May 2017 of Approved Supplier status to prestigious UK aerospace firm SKF Aeroengine UK based in Stonehouse Glos.


London Waterbus Company 

25 May

As the summer gets closer, we are sending out a lot of ballast for small projects up and down the country.


Hadley Group at Made in the Midlands 

25 May

Come and take a look at what we have to offer, serving the Automotive and Bespoke Rollforming market.


Tachbrook Park going from strength to strength 

25 May

Bromwich Hardy have acted jointly with Avison Young on behalf of A C Lloyd Group in securing two new occupiers at Tachbrook Park.


Introducing Mattioli Woods plc, the wealth management and employee benefits experts Made in the Midlands 

24 May

FROM a converted garage to a new purpose-built £15million headquarters.


Win workwear at #MIMEXPO17 

24 May

Want the chance to win £250 worth of FREE workwear? then come and see the MyWorkwear team tomorrow on stand N141 where you can tell us how many stitches you think are in this embroidered logo t-shirt! See you at the expo...


Made in the Midlands Exhibition seminar overviews 

24 May

10:00AM - ASIF MOGHAL - AUTODESKAutodesk makes software for people who make things.


Health and safety announcement for Made in the Midlands Exhibition visitors 

24 May

Made in the Midlands have introduced a number of additional security measures to make our biggest ever exhibition safe and secure.


Another Energy Refund Secured In The First 12 Months Of Working With Control Energy Costs Ltd For Salop Design & Salop Powder Coating 

24 May

Christopher Greenough, Commercial Director of Salop Design Salop Powder Coating in Shrewsbury invited Liam Conway of Control Energy Costs Ltd (CEC) to visit their new 630 Tonne progression press and to complete the paperwork to secure yet...


KoneCranes appoints Forward Industrial Products Group Ltd as Official Sales Partner for Agilon 

24 May

On the 25th May 2017 Forward Industrial Products Group Ltd launches the next generation Konecranes Agilon material handling solution at the ‘Made in the Midlands’ Exhibition 2017, Ricoh Arena stand E35.


Aston University to help build ‘Big Data Corridor’ to support SME growth 

24 May

Data driven innovation project to support SMEs given the go aheadProject led by Digital Birmingham at Birmingham City Council in partnership with Aston University and othersA £2.5 million data driven innovation project which will help small...


See you tomorrow 

24 May

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at the MIM exhibition where Stainless Steel Services Limited can be found at stand K100Come and meet with Jon Rowley and Darren from our Sales team and also Lesley, Graham and Darren Moult throughout...


Become ‘Workwear Happy’ at the #MIMEXPO17 

24 May

MyWorkwear are delighted to be exhibiting on stand N141 at the #MIMEXPO17 this Thursday.


Become ‘Workwear Happy’ at the #MITMEXPO17 

24 May

MyWorkwear are delighted to be exhibiting on stand N141 at the #MITMEXPO17 this Thursday.


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