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General | 30th August 2017

Black Country’s SMEs missing out on free skills training

Businesses in the Black Country are being urged to take advantage of free training that is being offered to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to help upskill staff, raise productivity and boost...

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Black Country’s SMEs missing out on free skills training30/08/2017
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General | 8th August 2017

Traffix lights the way ahead with innovative, Bevan-bodied dropsiders

The UK’s leading temporary traffic and event management specialist is now running the first of a new generation of dropside vehicles built by Bevan Specialist Products

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Traffix lights the way ahead with innovative, Bevan-bodied dropsiders08/08/2017
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General | 8th August 2017

Get on track: Rail Tender Supplier Readiness Programme

West Midlands Manufacturing Club (WMMC), brought to you by the University of Wolverhampton’s Business Solutions Centres, is looking for 10 SMEs that currently supply, or have the potential to supply t...

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Get on track: Rail Tender Supplier Readiness Programme08/08/2017
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General | 12th July 2017

LEP encourages local businesses to support Black Country Day

To celebrate the diversity and strength of business in the Black Country, the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is once again leading a social media campaign

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LEP encourages local businesses to support Black Country Day12/07/2017
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General | 9th June 2017

Qatar Airways Ladies Day

A day of glitz and glamour at the racecourse, proudly sponsored by Qatar Airways and Birmingham Airport

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Qatar Airways Ladies Day09/06/2017
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General | 7th June 2017

Building on the success of housing event with FinditintheBlackCountry

Local businesses came in their droves for a chance to meet with 14 key buyers from the housing industry, where over 90 companies came to find out about the exciting developments taking shape across th...

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Building on the success of housing event with FinditintheBlackCountry07/06/2017
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General | 7th June 2017

Have you taken a look at 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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Have you taken a look at our new Marketplace feature07/06/2017
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General | 7th June 2017

Local accountancy firm appoints new team of directors

After a year of continued expansion, leading chartered accountancy practice, Price Pearson, has appointed four new directors to its board, bringing with them specialist knowledge to further strengthen...

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Local accountancy firm appoints new team of directors07/06/2017
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General | 17th May 2017

Shaylor Group wins contract to forge the future in the Black Country

Midlands based contractor, Shaylor Group has been appointed to build the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) by The University of Wolverhampton

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Shaylor Group wins contract to forge the future in the Black Country17/05/2017
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General | 16th May 2017

Discover how your business can take advantage of housing opportunities in the Black Country

The next event from FinditintheBlackCountry is taking place on Thursday 25th May, and is inviting local businesses to come and meet key buyers from local and regional housing companies to talk about ...

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Discover how your business can take advantage of housing opportunities in the Black Country16/05/2017
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General | 15th May 2017

FinditintheBlackCountry event about being prepared in a digital age a huge success

Three leading Black Country firms were involved in a highly successful breakfast event from FinditintheBlackCountry last week (Thursday 11th May) to provide expert advice on how businesses need to pr...

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FinditintheBlackCountry event about being prepared in a digital age a huge success15/05/2017
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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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