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General | 27th April 2017

How to do business in a digital age: Are you prepared?

Join FinditintheBlackCountry on Thursday 11 May at a FREE seminar for Black Country businesses and hear from leading experts; Price Pearson and Thursfields, about how to be a secure business in the di...

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How to do business in a digital age: Are you prepared?27/04/2017
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General | 27th April 2017

Go for GOLD with Black Country Transformational GOLD funding

A funding scheme aimed at helping Black Country SMEs capitalise on growth opportunities, add value to the region’s economy and create local employment opportunities has reopened.

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Go for GOLD with Black Country Transformational GOLD funding27/04/2017
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General | 27th April 2017

Grow your business and get the competitive edge with AIM

Do you want to aim high? Grow your business and get ahead of the competition? AIM is a scheme that’s designed to help SMEs in the Black Country do just that.

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Grow your business and get the competitive edge with AIM27/04/2017
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General | 27th April 2017

Need funding? Start Up Loans is now available to Black Country businesses

A Government-based scheme aimed at providing organisations with a financial helping hand and free business support is now available to Black Country companies.

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Need funding? Start Up Loans is now available to Black Country businesses27/04/2017
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General | 27th April 2017

Has your business got what it takes to be featured in #madeinsandwell Monday?

Are you a Sandwell business with something to shout about? If the answer’s ‘yes’ then your business could be profiled on #madeinsandwell Monday, giving you widespread exposure across the borough.

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Has your business got what it takes to be featured in #madeinsandwell Monday?27/04/2017
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General | 27th April 2017

Say ‘hello’ to new and improved Sandwell Business Solutions Centre

Sandwell Business Solutions Centre, the first port of call for business support in Sandwell, has relocated to larger premises at Sandwell College’s Central Campus in West Bromwich.

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Say ‘hello’ to new and improved Sandwell Business Solutions Centre27/04/2017
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General | 29th March 2017

Upskill your staff with free training courses from the Black Country Skills Factory

Would you like to plug your employees’ skills gaps for free? The Black Country Skills Factory is currently running a whole host of free training courses based on a wide range of subjects and areas.

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Upskill your staff with free training courses from the Black Country Skills Factory29/03/2017
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General | 28th March 2017

Pioneering i9 Grade A office space plans turn heads at this year’s MIPIM forum

Designs for the new i9 office space, which are set to transform the face of Wolverhampton, were revealed to an international audience by Glenn Howells Architects at this year’s MIPIM forum.

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Pioneering i9 Grade A office space plans turn heads at this year’s MIPIM forum28/03/2017
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General | 27th March 2017

City council makes a splash at MIPIM with Canalside living vision

Plans to create a canalside community comprising hundreds of homes in the centre of Wolverhampton were showcased by the city council to global investors and developers at this year’s MIPIM event.

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City council makes a splash at MIPIM with Canalside living vision27/03/2017
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General | 27th March 2017

Putting the City of Wolverhampton on the international stage at MIPIM in Cannes

A delegation from Wolverhampton recently made their way to Cannes, where they showcased opportunities within the city with the world-leading property market, MIPIM.

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Putting the City of Wolverhampton on the international stage at MIPIM in Cannes27/03/2017
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General | 23rd March 2017

Don’t forget to cast your vote in this year’s West Midlands Combined Authority Mayoral Elections

The West Midlands Combined Authority Mayoral Elections are taking place on 4 May. Check out this article for details about the forthcoming elections, including details of what the role of a Combined A...

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Don’t forget to cast your vote in this year’s West Midlands Combined Authority Mayoral Elections23/03/2017
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General | 23rd March 2017

Getting in the zone – all systems go for Enterprise Zone in Brierley Hill

DY5, Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone, is one step closer to becoming reality after plans for the multi-million pound site were given the green light by Dudley Council.

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Getting in the zone – all systems go for Enterprise Zone in Brierley Hill23/03/2017
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General | 23rd March 2017

Former Black Country industrial land set to get £53 million clean-up

Initial work on redeveloping a 364-hectare brownfield site in the Black Country has been given a major boost after receiving £53 million funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority.

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Former Black Country industrial land set to get £53 million clean-up23/03/2017
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General | 23rd March 2017

Midlands Connect unveils 25-year plan for unlocking the region’s growth potential

Midlands Connect, the transport arm of the Midlands Engine, has published its 25-year vision for driving economic growth by investing in the region’s transport infrastructure.

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Midlands Connect unveils 25-year plan for unlocking the region’s growth potential23/03/2017
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General | 23rd March 2017

The Government puts the Midlands firmly on the map with double strategy launch

The Government has recently unveiled two pioneering new strategies – the Midlands Engine Strategy and Midlands Connect Transport Strategy – both aimed at ramping up economic growth across the Midlands...

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The Government puts the Midlands firmly on the map with double strategy launch23/03/2017
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General | 23rd March 2017

Black Country benefits from latest Government Local Growth funding cash boost

Local projects, jobs, skills, business support and growth are all set to be bolstered following the Government’s latest £55.1 million Local Growth funding boost for the Black Country. Learn more.

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Black Country benefits from latest Government Local Growth funding cash boost23/03/2017
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General | 6th March 2017

Bevans new home is the perfect platform for continued expansion

Stunning growth within its Aftercare division was a key driver behind the West Midlands-based Bevan Group’s move to an impressive new headquarters.

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Bevans new home is the perfect platform for continued expansion06/03/2017
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General | 6th March 2017

Fast track sub-contractor jobs success for Wolverhampton trio

The City of Wolverhampton Council’s Fast Track into Construction programme has paid off for three trainees who’ve landed themselves jobs with T Costello and Choice Plumping.

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Fast track sub-contractor jobs success for Wolverhampton trio06/03/2017
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General | 6th March 2017

Wolverhampton’s independent retailers invited to enter WIRE Awards 2017

Independent retailers in Wolverhampton are being urged to take part in the city’s first annual Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellent (WIRE) Awards.

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Wolverhampton’s independent retailers invited to enter WIRE Awards 201706/03/2017
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General | 22nd February 2017

£9.7m manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential in the West Midlands

SME manufacturers in the West Midlands have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support thousands of companies.

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£9.7m manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential in the West Midlands22/02/2017
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General | 3rd February 2017

Complete Kidz Becomes First CIC to Receive Gold CAA Accreditation in the UK

We are absolutely delighted to start the year on a high note! The CAA (Children's Activities Association) has awarded us Gold accreditation - and we are the first Community Interest Company in the UK ...

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Complete Kidz Becomes First CIC to Receive Gold CAA Accreditation in the UK03/02/2017
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General | 12th January 2017

New manufacturing training website goes live

A website aimed at promoting manufacturing growth in and around the Black Country has been launched by the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS).

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New manufacturing training website goes live12/01/2017
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General | 12th January 2017

Innovation Vouchers up for grabs for innovative SMEs!

Do you have an innovative product or service? Would you like to access external expertise worth up to £2,500 to spend on business innovation activities for free? Apply for an Innovation Voucher.

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Innovation Vouchers up for grabs for innovative SMEs!12/01/2017
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General | 14th December 2016

FinditintheBlackCountry member celebrates highlight-packed 40th anniversary year

In the year of Bevan Group's 40th anniversary, the commercial vehicle body manufacturer has all the more reason to celebrate, having been ranked number 11 in a list of the top 50 fastest growing compa...

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FinditintheBlackCountry member celebrates highlight-packed 40th anniversary year14/12/2016
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General | 8th December 2016

Pro and Corporate Subscription packages

Maximise your Findit success with a Pro or Corporate Subscription Do you currently have a free subscription to FinditintheBlackCountry? Upgrade your subscription and you’ll be able to use the websit...

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Pro and Corporate Subscription packages08/12/2016
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General | 8th December 2016

Introducing - our new Marketplace feature

Calling all Black Country businesses! Do you have a product or service you’d like to promote to FinditintheBlackCountry’s 22,000 members? Check out Marketplace.

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Introducing - our new Marketplace feature08/12/2016
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General | 7th December 2016

FinditintheBlackCountry's January event is going to be big!

We’re busy planning our exciting events programme for 2017 and booking is now open for our eagerly anticipated ‘Digital Revolution’ breakfast meeting on Thursday 26 January. Google will be joining us ...

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FinditintheBlackCountry's January event is going to be big!07/12/2016
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General | 30th November 2016

Keep us in the loop!

Have you secured any new business through FinditintheBlackCountry? Or perhaps you picked up a contract after attending one of our events? If so, we’d love to hear from you and share your success story...

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Keep us in the loop!30/11/2016
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General | 30th November 2016

Update your password in line with FinditintheBlackCountry’s enhanced security measures

Following the launch of the new FinditintheBlackCountry website on September 15, we are encouraging members to update their passwords in line with our enhanced security measures to protect your data. ...

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Update your password in line with FinditintheBlackCountry’s enhanced security measures30/11/2016
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General | 30th November 2016

Don’t miss FinditintheBlackCountry’s quarterly events

In our venture to support the local economy and offer a network that drives businesses forward, FinditintheBlackCountry hosts quarterly breakfast events to promote networking and create opportunities...

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Don’t miss FinditintheBlackCountry’s quarterly events30/11/2016
General | 30th November 2016

Be the first to know about Black Country business leads

With contract opportunities totalling more than £1.5bn, FinditintheBlackcountry is the place to look for supply chain opportunities - but which subscription will suit your business?

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Be the first to know about Black Country business leads30/11/2016
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General | 21st November 2016

Aston Programme for Small Business Growth – Applications Open

Take your business to the next level by joining the Aston Programme for Small Business Growth which has been developed to support early stage business leaders.

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Aston Programme for Small Business Growth – Applications Open21/11/2016
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General | 10th October 2016

Bevan ranked number 11 in Sandwell Council’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies Index

FinditintheBlackCountry member Bevan has been ranked number 11 in a list of the top 50 fastest growing companies in Sandwell.

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Bevan ranked number 11 in Sandwell Council’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies Index10/10/2016
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General | 30th September 2016

Loxton Developments spend over £1 million in Wolverhampton property regeneration

A Warwickshire-based office refurbishment specialist has signed a major deal to renovate offices in St George’s House, Wolverhampton.

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Loxton Developments spend over £1 million in Wolverhampton property regeneration30/09/2016
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General | 19th September 2016

FinditintheBlackCountry unveils new and improved business-to-business website at high profile launch event

Local businesses had an exclusive first look at the rebranded and redeveloped website for FinditintheBlackCountry, the region’s groundbreaking online opportunities network, at its official launch on T...

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FinditintheBlackCountry unveils new and improved business-to-business website at high profile launch event19/09/2016
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General | 22nd August 2016

Warwick District Council offers Procurement Surgeries and Meet the Buyer events this autumn

Warwick District Council would like to invite you to its upcoming programme of Procurement Surgeries / Meet the Buyer events over the next three months.

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Warwick District Council offers Procurement Surgeries and Meet the Buyer events this autumn22/08/2016
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General | 10th August 2016

Latest News from MacLellan Rubber

Time for food sector to stop taking chances with cheap imports warns Wolverhampton firm

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Latest News from MacLellan Rubber10/08/2016
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General | 8th August 2016

Do you run a successful business or social enterprise and are looking to grow?

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme provides high-quality, practical education specifically tailored to the needs of UK small business leaders

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Do you run a successful business or social enterprise and are looking to grow?08/08/2016
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General | 6th April 2016

Finditintheblackcountry member QualitySolicitors Talbots helps secure £10m funding for children’s charity

Top legal network and Finditintheblackcountry member, QualitySolicitors, has helped Barnardo’s to raise £10 million in funding to help thousands of vulnerable children.

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Finditintheblackcountry member QualitySolicitors Talbots helps secure £10m funding for children’s charity06/04/2016
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General | 6th April 2016

Manufacturers still hiring despite difficulties - survey

More engineering jobs despite slowdown and costs.

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Manufacturers still hiring despite difficulties - survey06/04/2016
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General | 6th April 2016

Relaunch of top quality cleaning company with a friendly face

Flawless Cleaning is a West Midlands based company providing reliable and af-fordable hygiene services to West Bromwich and the surrounding areas.

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Relaunch of top quality cleaning company with a friendly face06/04/2016
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General | 8th July 2015

West Midlands manufacturers discuss challenges for SMEs in the automotive industry

An event devised to assist the region’s SMEs and has been held at Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant.

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West Midlands manufacturers discuss challenges for SMEs in the automotive industry08/07/2015
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General | 27th March 2015

Talented teacher gives care home the gift of music

Residents of a care home in a picturesque part of Stourbridge are enjoying songs and music after a kind hearted teacher donated a piano to the home.

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Talented teacher gives care home the gift of music27/03/2015
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General | 6th February 2015

The Federation of Small Business Small Business Expo and National Conference 2015

Birmingham businesses have the opportunity to attend The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Expo and National Conference 2015 in March.

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The Federation of Small Business Small Business Expo and National Conference 201506/02/2015
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General | 5th December 2014

Dudley business collaborate for success!

On Friday 21st November, Dudley South Parliamentary Candidate Natasha Millward visited Mason Metals Ltd scrap metal recycling operation in Brierley Hill, Dudley.

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Dudley business collaborate for success!05/12/2014
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General | 21st October 2014

Kier completes the Magnificent Seven at meet-the-buyer spectacular

Yet another big-name buyer will be meeting local suppliers at next month’s business bonanza in Wolverhampton, bringing the total up to seven. Kier has joined the Buyers’ Lounge, alongside Carillion, C...

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Kier completes the Magnificent Seven at meet-the-buyer spectacular21/10/2014
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General | 16th October 2014

Buyers and suppliers to meet at ‘one-stop-shop for business’

Local businesses can meet with six of the region’s biggest buyers in a potentially lucrative ‘meet the buyer’ and networking event in Wolverhampton next month. Opportunities for Success will take plac...

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Buyers and suppliers to meet at ‘one-stop-shop for business’16/10/2014
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General | 16th October 2014

Training taster sessions at Opportunities for Success

Delegates at November’s free celebration of local business ‘Opportunities for Success’ can reserve places on training taster sessions and find out how they could benefit their businesses

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Training taster sessions at Opportunities for Success16/10/2014
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General | 8th October 2014

Get set for Meet the Hospital Bidders

A huge free networking event will take place at the Bethel Convention Centre in West Bromwich this Thursday. Due to be opened by Lord Digby Jones, it will shine a national spotlight on West Midlands m...

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Get set for Meet the Hospital Bidders08/10/2014
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General | 29th September 2014

Sandwell Council wins FSB Award for small business friendliness

We're happy to tell you that Sandwell Council has won the Procurement Policy category in the 2014 Federation of Small Businesses' Staffordshire and West Midlands Local Authority 'Small Business Friend...

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Sandwell Council wins FSB Award for small business friendliness29/09/2014
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