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Sertec Group completes WILD automotive takeover to create £250m giant 

26 Aug

The Jaguar Land Rover supplier has bought Midlands firm WILD automotive creating a roup with 10 manufacturing plants across the UK, Germany and Hungary...


Airport’s profits soar during successful year 

25 Aug

PROFITS at Birmingham Airport have soared by nearly £10m as its passenger numbers continue to set new records.


Minster shortlisted for prestigious apprenticeship award! 

25 Aug

A Midlands IT and software provider has been shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award which recognises its work in developing young people and providing jobs.


New finance chief at Carillion 

24 Aug

Zafar Khan will replace Richard Adam when he retires later this year...


Revenues up 10% at Carillion 

24 Aug

STRONG growth in its support services operation has led to a 10% first half revenue boost for construction and facilities management group Carillion.


Lower sterling benefiting manufacturing exports claims CBI 

23 Aug

DOUBTS about the robustness of the manufacturing industry have been dispelled slightly after new figures showed output in the sector continuing to grow.


Birmingham Airport records busiest year in its history 

23 Aug

Eleven million passengers have passed through the transport hub since August 2015 with the airport now targeting 12 million over next year...


Apartment plan for former hospital admin building 

23 Aug

HOUSING developer Persimmon is planning to convert the former admin block of a Birmingham into new residential scheme.


EEF’s new Aston training hub to open later this year 

23 Aug

Manufacturers' organisation is putting the finishing touches to 5 million addition to technology hub which will train 400 apprentice a year...


New first for Jaguar Land Rover as it offers completely digital sales option 

22 Aug

JAGUAR LAND ROVER has become the UKs first premium carmaker to offer a fully online purchasing package.


Birmingham Airport scales new heights after processing a record number of passengers 

22 Aug

BIRMINGHAM Airport has recorded its busiest-ever 12-month period, processing more than 11 million passengers.


Fatal accident leaves legacy of problems for M6 motorists 

22 Aug

THE legacy of a fatal accident brought major traffic problems to the M6 in Staffordshire early today.


Centenary Square makeover gets the go ahead despite some concerns 

19 Aug

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a major makeover of Birminghams Centenary Square have been approved despite concerns by come city councillors that the designs are dull and boring.


Motoring: Morgan EV3; Range Rover Sport; Only Fools’ E-Type 

19 Aug

TWO of Britains best known brands have united for a new project celebrating both their own heritage, and future sustainability.


Warwickshire CCC Agrees New Legal Partnership With FBC Manby Bowdler 

19 Aug

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has secured a new legal partnership after signing a two-year agreement with West Midlands based FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors.


WMG Academy celebrates after 100% exam success 

19 Aug

A SPECIALIST engineering academy backed by Jaguar Land Rover is celebrating after achieving a 100% success rate in its exam results.


Car maker unveils major investment in Midlands testing facilities 

18 Aug

BIRMINGHAM-based MG Motor UK has investment £1.2m improving its Longbridge production facilities.


Shopping centre owner boosted by Primark-effect 

18 Aug

THE introduction of a new Primark store in Shrewsbury is likely to have a regenerative effect on the town centre as a whole, a property company has said.


Aldi withdraws controversial plans for new supermarket 

18 Aug

Supermarket giant goes back to the drawing board after controversial designs were recommended for refusal by city council planning officers...


You should’ve trademarked that word. Probably. 

17 Aug

You may want to think again if you\'re planning to use the words "should\'ve" and "shouldve" in your work marketing any time soon as you could soon be receiving a letter from Specsavers.


Water group chooses Stoke development for its 400 staff 

17 Aug

WATER PLUS, the joint venture that has been set up by Severn Trent and United Utilities, has chosen Two Smithfield in Stoke as its headquarters.400 people will work at the site, some of who will be mo...


Castings’ shares take a battering after uncertain update 

16 Aug

BROWNHILLS engineering group Castings has warned shareholders of a softening in demand post Brexit.


PIA Awards finalists in 3 categories 

15 Aug

Andel Plastics are pleased to announce, that in their second year of entries, they have achieved the finalist position in three categories of the Plastic Industry Awards 2016.


First look inside new IKEA Birmingham store 

15 Aug

Sneak peek inside the new Order and Collection Point in Dale End...


Hundreds of Black Country businesses benefiting from high speed broadband 

15 Aug

AN additional 20,000 homes and businesses in the Black Country have been provided with access to high-speed fibre broadband.


Cadbury owner buys back licence to make Chocolate Fingers 

15 Aug

Birmingham manufacturer acquires licence to make famous names such as Fingers and Animals 30 years after it was granted to Burton's...


Former Tesco store to be reborn as new office complex 

15 Aug

Broadway building at Five Ways island will be converted into two floors of office space to sit alongside new residential development...


Birmingham Airport appoints RBH for marketing push 

15 Aug

Meriden-based agency wins brief to create new video and products for World Routes Conference...


St. Modwen reveals plans for new business park 

12 Aug

QUINTON property group St.


Motoring: Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic; Triumph; Aston Martin 

12 Aug

LAND ROVER has chosen the most power production version of its Range Rover flagship to showcase some of its latest technological advances.


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Sertec’s biggest acquisition sees new foothold in Europe 

26 Aug

Major automotive supplier The Sertec Group has announced their largest ever take over with the 100% acquisition of Midlands headquartered WILD automotive (AWC Industries Ltd) creating a £250m turnover Group with 10 manufacturing plants across...


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26 Aug

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High Temperature Insulation Material Technology Company joins RAPRA 

25 Aug

Obscurea MTS Ltd are a thermal management company offering a cost effective, responsible and ecologically sustainable solution for essential material engineering to extend and evolve transport and architectural infrastructures.


Minster shortlisted for prestigious apprenticeship award! 

25 Aug

A Midlands IT and software provider has been shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award which recognises its work in developing young people and providing jobs.


Watkins Chiller Hire ensures server room does not over heat. 

25 Aug

After receiving a call from an Engineering Services Manager requiring essential cooling to a large office and server room, Watkins Hire directed a Chiller Specialist straight to site to confirm and quote for an effective cooling solution.


Post-Brexit market still buoyant for robotics and automation in the Midlands 

25 Aug

Investment in automation technologies is as important as ever to Midlands manufacturers post-Brexit, according to specialist in engineering and manufacturing roles, Jonathan Lee Recruitment.


Watkins Hire Ltd protects hospital patients from excessive temperatures. 

25 Aug

When a hospital required urgent cooling to their wards and theatres they made a call to Watkins Hire Ltd.


Lights, Camera, Action! Watkins Hire heats swimming pool on set so filming can commence. 

25 Aug

When one of our Northern Depots received a call from a property service company placing an enquiry for an urgent temporary boiler, Watkins Hire were quick to respond.


Temporary building specialist Spaciotempo raises the roof with new product launch 

25 Aug

With more and more businesses turning to temporary buildings as the UK continues to battle a chronic shortage of warehouse space, one specialist,Spaciotempo is continuing to bridge the gap between temporary and permanent structures.


New lab helps ACE soar high with aerospace and medical contract wins 

25 Aug

£150,000 investment in a state-of the-art laboratory and new metrology department is already paying off for a Telford manufacturer after securing a string of new aerospace and medical contracts.


Bromwich Hardy and Cushman & Wakefield win Rolls Royce mandate 

25 Aug

Bromwich Hardy and Cushman & Wakefield have been appointed by Rolls-Royce to market 26,600 sq.


Book now Supplier & Employer Event, 5th September 

24 Aug

Venue: Classic Motor Cars,Stanmore Industrial Estate, Bridgnorth WV15 5HP Choose from either: 9.30am - 11.30am or 12.30pm - 2.30pm Classic Motor Cars (CMC), Grainger Worrall, In-Comm and Salop Design have partnered to build a 36,000sqf world...


TBAT Innovation expands with new senior appointment 

24 Aug

East Midlands-based business consultancy TBAT Innovation has recently appointed Ian Davie to its senior consultancy team.


Former Pera consultant joins TBAT 

24 Aug

Castle Donington-based business consultants TBAT has appointed a former Pera consultant to its senior team.


Latest funding available in automotive and transportation 

24 Aug

Not only are Innovate UK paying attention to the importance of transport within their Infrastructure Systems focus in their current delivery plan, but there seems to be a a buzz around funding available within vehicles and transportation.


Jon reaches 102% of his fund raising target for ACTION HEART 

24 Aug

With only 11 days to go before Jon competes in The Wolf Run on Sunday 4th September he is delighted that he has now reached 102% of his targeted fund raising amount for ACTION HEART and training is going well.


Schock – Reliable operation 

24 Aug

Schock’s ball bearing slide Series 010 provides long-term operation without maintenance.


Star GB reveal new headquarters with special open house event 

23 Aug

Leading sliding head lathe manufacturer, Star GB, are delighted to announce the opening of their new UK headquarters.


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