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Aldi strikes back with fresh plans for controversial new Birmingham store 

6 Dec

The German supermarket has revised its designs for a shop off Queslett Road in Great Barr after suffering a setback during the summer...


HS2 depot site sold by St Modwen 

6 Dec

50-acre plot in north Birmingham acquired by the Government to house a new rolling stock maintenance depot...


Is F-Pace proving too hot for Land Rover? 

5 Dec

LAND ROVER has seen a near 20% dip in vehicle sales in the UK, according to new figures.


St. Modwen confirms strong interest in London project 

5 Dec

BIRMINGHAM regeneration specialist St.


Birmingham Airport delays warning as strike action looms 

5 Dec

Trade union members at baggage handling and ground crew provider Swissport vote in favour of strike action...


Ryanair launches package holiday service and promises ‘lowest prices’ in UK 

4 Dec

Dublin-based airline said holidaymakers have been overcharged for years and promised to 'transform travel industry...


Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.


Birmingham industrial site sold for £25m to support HS2 development 

2 Dec

A PRIME industrial site on the fringe of Birmingham city centre has been sold in a deal worth around £25m.


Members discover how Dudley College support the future of manufacturing 

2 Dec

The latest Made in the Midlands breakfast morning was hosted by Dudley College, who aim to help young people find a job, train for a career, prepare for university by helping them to develop the right skills and knowledge to prepare them.


Traffic Alert: Long delays to M42 after serious accident 

2 Dec

AN accident between a car and a lorry has brought massive disruption to the West Midlands motorway network and threatens to delay people heading to Birmingham Airport.


Davenports to restore historic Old Tavern pub to former glory 

2 Dec

The pub near Five Ways is to return to its original name...


Motoring: Mercedes-Benz; Bentley; Range Rover 

2 Dec

THE executive sector is one of the most competitive in the automotive industry and has been the territory of the big three German manufacturers for some time despite attempts by Jaguar Land Ro...


Midlands IT firm highly commended for approach to apprenticeships 

2 Dec

A Midlands IT business has been highly commended for its commitment to apprenticeships and for its work in developing young people and providing jobs.


As route becomes political punchbag, M6 Toll prepares for major user landmark 

2 Dec

THE 200 millionth customer to use the M6 Toll could use the pay-to-drive motorway today.


Pubco raises a glass to new football partnership 

1 Dec

WOLVERHAMPTON pubco Marstons has signed a new sponsorship deal with League One football club Walsall FC.


Birmingham Airport boosted by the launch of new flights 

1 Dec

FLIGHTS to Cyprus from Birmingham Airport have been boosted with the launch of two new services.


Unlocking regional productivity could add £208bn to the UK economy 

1 Dec

UNLOCKING higher regional productivity could add £208bn to the UK economy over the next decade, new research has suggested.


Manufacturer charts growth after £1m order boost 

30 Nov

A BLACK Country foundry is charting growth after securing more than £1m of new orders in the last six months.


JLR workers vote overwhelmingly to accept new pay deal 

29 Nov

WORKERS at Jaguar Land Rover have voted overwhelmingly to accept a new pay deal claimed to be exceptional by their union.


New airline deal opens up the Far East to West Midlands businesses 

29 Nov

CONNECTIONS to the Far East from Birmingham Airport have improved after the hubs largest carrier announced a new codesharing agreement.


JLR rivals pledge to develop Europe-wide EV charging network 

29 Nov

HOT on the heels of Jaguar Land Rovers pledge to commit part of its future vehicle development to electric cars, so its German rivals have thrown their combined weight behind a new infrastructu...


Former JLR director finds new role in the city 

29 Nov

ONE of the best known figures in the West Midlands automotive industry has joined Grant Thornton as a special consultant.


New Land Rover Discovery to be built in Solihull 

29 Nov

Jaguar Land Rover confirms all-new 'Disco' will also be the first car to be built in its new factory in Slovakia...


JLR throws down the gauntlet to government 

29 Nov

Professor David Bailey examines the latest noises coming from Jaguar Land Rover about its plans to conquer the electric vehicle market...


adi Group Strengthens Leadership Team With New Group Sales Director 

29 Nov

adi Group, has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Lee Price as group sales director to drive company-wide growth across its 20 divisions.


Foundry group bullish despite decision to close one of its factories 

29 Nov

A WALSALL-based foundry business has announced the closure of an operation in the East Midlands after incurring a near £400,000 first half loss.


Jobs saved as buyer found for stricken bacon producer 

28 Nov

RESTRUCTURING specialists were able to save the bacon of 13 staff after agreeing a deal to sell the assets of Turners of Bond Street.


Tata Steel moves step closer to saving Black Country jobs with £100m deal 

28 Nov

Part of beleaguered UK arm of global steel group is set to be sold to commodities trading group Liberty House which last year rescued Caparo...


Tata enters into exclusive negotiations on £100m deal 

28 Nov

TATA Steel has taken a big step forward to a £100m deal for the sale of its speciality steels business after signing a letter of intent with Liberty House Group.


Coventry supports JLR’s battery challenge 

28 Nov

PLANS to make Coventry a centre of excellence for automotive battery development is gaining impetus.


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Thames Water secures remote site with latest systems 

6 Dec

The UK's largest water and waste company has opted for the latest intrusion detection system mounted onto the most intruder-resistant perimeter fencing to protect a key asset on its estate.


ETG reflects on 2016 and unveils exciting plans… 

6 Dec

- ‘Phase Two’ of re-organisation following MBO- Company going nationwide with regional showrooms/training plansThe Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has released an overview of its sales performance in 2016 while providing details of what...


Robots Here, Robots There, Robots Everywhere! 

6 Dec

Greetings from cold, wet Wolverhampton! Although we are a robotics company, we can assure you this message was written by a real person.


New stores come to Longbridge Town Centre 

5 Dec

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Automated fiber optic laser cutting could be the answer… 

5 Dec

Do you have requirements for laser cut products? Do you struggle to get the cut quality and finish you require without paying for additional processes? HTA Group could hold the answer...


HTA GROUP – EN15085-2 certification for welding of Railway Vehicles and Components 

5 Dec

HTA Group are in the final stages of being approved for supply of welded rolling stock components to the European Railway marketin accordance with EN15085-2.


HTA Group achieve CE Marking compliance 

5 Dec

HTA Group Ltdhas successfully achieved full CE Marking compliance with certification to BS EN 1090-1, up to and including Execution Class 2.


Christmas Opening and Closing Dates 

5 Dec

Hepworth Group will be closed on Friday 23rd December 2016, re-opening for business on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 7.30am to 4:30pm.


Portakabin receives second award commendation for one of UK’s most complex interim healthcare schemes 

5 Dec

Portakabin, the UK’s leading supplier of modular buildings, has received a second award commendation for its delivery of a highly complex ward and theatre building at Royal Stoke University Hospital.


In-house LEV engineers carry out CoSHH compliant testing on Filtermist’s own extraction system 

5 Dec

Metal spinning, linishing and welding, all of which generate potentially harmful fume and smoke, are vital processes used to manufacture every Filtermist oil mist filter.


St. Modwen sells Midlands site for the HS2 project 

4 Dec

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Members discover how Dudley College support the future of manufacturing 

2 Dec

The latest Made in the Midlands breakfast morning was hosted by Dudley College, who aim to help young people find a job, train for a career, prepare for university by helping them to develop the right skills and knowledge to prepare them.


Taylors founder wins lifetime achievement award at Chad Business Awards 

2 Dec

Taylor's Management and family were proud to support the Chad Business Awards on Thursday 24th November by sponsoring The Small Business Category which was won by the Mansfield Manor Hotel.


Midlands IT firm highly commended for approach to apprenticeships 

2 Dec

A Midlands IT business has been highly commended for its commitment to apprenticeships and for its work in developing young people and providing jobs.


Extensive Manufacturing Processes Help Secure New Orders and Ensure On-time Delivery 

2 Dec

Brooks Forgings Ltd was recently approached to produce special lifting assemblies that are used to safely lift and relocate heavy industrial stillages.


Think you’re an entrepreneur….then you should know this 

30 Nov

Being an entrepreneur can be exhausting, sojust in case your finger has slipped off the funding pulse, there're a fund out there, just for you guys...


Small Midlands businesses to benefit from free growth programme 

30 Nov

Aston University is looking for small business leaders to join their programme for early stage growth businesses.


Manufacturing – SMEs Strategic Planning: Competitiveness through Services 

30 Nov

Retaining competitive advantage can be difficultCompanies are constantly seeing their profit margins squeezed and their products become increasingly commoditised.


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