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General | 10th April 2018

EBC Group announced as lead sponsor of FinditintheBlackCountry's Meet the Buyer event with Midland Metro Alliance

The Halesowen-based IT firm has sponsored the upcoming procurement event which will offer dozens of local firms the chance to work on the Black Country tram extension

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EBC Group announced as lead sponsor of FinditintheBlackCountry's Meet the Buyer event with Midland Metro Alliance10/04/2018
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General | 9th April 2018

One week to go for Black Country businesses to talk supply opportunities on the Midland Metro tram extension

Businesses across the Black Country are being offered the opportunity to work on the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill tram extension at a Midland Metro Alliance procurement event on Tuesday 17 April 2018

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One week to go for Black Country businesses to talk supply opportunities on the Midland Metro tram extension09/04/2018
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General | 26th March 2018

Ton up for AIM programme as FinditintheBlackCountry member benefits

A Bilston company is the 100th business to benefit from City of Wolverhampton Council’s delivery of the EU-backed Black Country AIM (Black Country Advice Investment and Markets) programme.

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Ton up for AIM programme as FinditintheBlackCountry member benefits26/03/2018
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General | 26th March 2018

Get involved in Celebrate Sandwell 2018

Sandwell people and organisations are invited to take part in a special event in June to celebrate and promote local community groups.

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Get involved in Celebrate Sandwell 201826/03/2018
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General | 21st March 2018

£4.9 million broadband boost for City of Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council has won £4.9 million of government money to help roll out full-fibre broadband infrastructure in the city.

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£4.9 million broadband boost for City of Wolverhampton21/03/2018
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General | 19th March 2018

Supply chain support scoops nomination at West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards 2018

The Midland Metro Alliance, in partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority and the Black Country Growth Hub, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Innovation category at next month’s West Mi...

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Supply chain support scoops nomination at West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards 201819/03/2018
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General | 14th March 2018

Nominations now open for WIRE Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the second annual Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellence (WIRE) Awards.

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Nominations now open for WIRE Awards 201814/03/2018
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General | 14th March 2018

Spectacular new images of city commercial district unveiled

Spectacular new images have today (Wednesday) been revealed at MIPIM in Cannes showcasing City of Wolverhampton’s Interchange Commercial District vision.

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Spectacular new images of city commercial district unveiled14/03/2018
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General | 14th March 2018

Major manufacturing Growth Zone plans unveiled at MIPIM

A collection of new high-value manufacturing, business and logistics investment opportunities in the City of Wolverhampton and Staffordshire has been unveiled at MIPIM in Cannes.

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Major manufacturing Growth Zone plans unveiled at MIPIM14/03/2018
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General | 14th March 2018

Plans unveiled to keep major entertainment events in the city

Plans to keep major entertainment events in the City of Wolverhampton that attract thousands of visitors and generate hundreds of thousands of pounds have been announced.

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Plans unveiled to keep major entertainment events in the city14/03/2018
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General | 12th March 2018

New city partnership kicks off National Apprenticeship Week

City of Wolverhampton Council marked the start of National Apprenticeship Week (March 5-9) with a new partnership with Nova Training to boost apprenticeship opportunities in the city.

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New city partnership kicks off National Apprenticeship Week12/03/2018
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General | 12th March 2018

Galliford Try to deliver more than a railway station to the city

The contractor appointed to build City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station has committed to deliver further social and economic benefits to the city.

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Galliford Try to deliver more than a railway station to the city12/03/2018
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General | 12th March 2018

West Midlands to unveil £10 billion prospectus for UK’s new growth capital

The world’s property market is to be handed billions of pounds of opportunities to stake a claim in the UK’s new growth capital and most investable region.

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West Midlands to unveil £10 billion prospectus for UK’s new growth capital12/03/2018
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General | 27th February 2018

Black Country businesses offered chance to work on the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill tram extension with Midland Metro Alliance

Businesses across the Black Country are being offered the opportunity to work on the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill tram extension at a procurement event where they can find out more information.

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Black Country businesses offered chance to work on the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill tram extension with Midland Metro Alliance27/02/2018
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General | 26th February 2018

Midlands UK event programme to showcase investment opportunities on the world stage at MIPIM 2018

A comprehensive event programme for MIPIM 2018 has today been revealed by Midlands UK, the Midlands-wide delegation attending the global property and real estate show in Cannes, France (13th-15th Mar...

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Midlands UK event programme to showcase investment opportunities on the world stage at MIPIM 201826/02/2018
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General | 22nd February 2018

University becomes city welcome signs advertising partner

City of Wolverhampton Council has secured the University of Wolverhampton as an advertising partner to help raise the profile of the city.

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University becomes city welcome signs advertising partner22/02/2018
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General | 21st February 2018

Ambitious i54 Western Extension planning application on way

An award-winning business park which is home to global industry leaders and thousands of skilled employees is preparing for major expansion.

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Ambitious i54 Western Extension planning application on way21/02/2018
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General | 21st February 2018

Planning application submitted for i9 city centre office development

Progress on delivering a new eye-catching modern office development at the heart of the City of Wolverhampton Interchange today (Wednesday) reached a major milestone.

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Planning application submitted for i9 city centre office development21/02/2018
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General | 16th February 2018

3,000 employees in the Black Country benefit from free skills training

Over 3,000 employees in the Black Country have benefited from free skills training in the last year through a programme to support SMEs raise their productivity and boost business growth.

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3,000 employees in the Black Country benefit from free skills training16/02/2018
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General | 14th February 2018

Billions of pounds of Midlands investment opportunities to be unveiled at MIPIM 2018

The Midlands area will come together to showcase investment opportunities worth almost £10 billion at this year’s global property and real estate show MIPIM (13th-16th March, Cannes, France).

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Billions of pounds of Midlands investment opportunities to be unveiled at MIPIM 201814/02/2018
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General | 1st February 2018

The Midland Metro Alliance: The UK’s biggest tram expansion project

The latest tram extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill is on its way and the Midland Metro Alliance is offering dozens of Black Country businesses the chance to get on board with this exciting pro...

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The Midland Metro Alliance: The UK’s biggest tram expansion project01/02/2018
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General | 29th January 2018

WV Living gets planning permission for homes in Wednesfield

WV Living has been granted planning permission for the biggest of its first-phase housing sites.

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WV Living gets planning permission for homes in Wednesfield29/01/2018
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General | 29th January 2018

Landscaping work starts on Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’

Work has this week started on landscaping the open areas of Bilston Urban Village.

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Landscaping work starts on Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’29/01/2018
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General | 17th January 2018

Taskforce launches helpline to support local businesses hit by Carillion collapse

Following yesterday’s announcement that City of Wolverhampton-based company Carillion is going into liquidation, a new helpline has been set up today to support local businesses affected.

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Taskforce launches helpline to support local businesses hit by Carillion collapse17/01/2018
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General | 15th January 2018

Dean Miller spearheads Aftercare Response’s drive for new business

FinditintheBlackCountry member, Aftercare Response has made a key appointment as it pursues an ambitious growth strategy which envisages a doubling of turnover in five years.

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Dean Miller spearheads Aftercare Response’s drive for new business15/01/2018
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General | 15th January 2018

East Park Gateway regeneration plans announced

City of Wolverhampton Council is putting plans in place to make major improvements to one of the city’s key gateways.

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East Park Gateway regeneration plans announced15/01/2018
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General | 15th January 2018

Westside developer Urban&Civic receives planning permission

City of Wolverhampton’s £55 million Westside scheme last week reached a major milestone.

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Westside developer Urban&Civic receives planning permission15/01/2018
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General | 11th January 2018

Bilston Urban Village housing public consultation event

City of Wolverhampton Council’s preferred developer for housing at Bilston Urban Village is holding a pre-planning public consultation event next week.

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Bilston Urban Village housing public consultation event11/01/2018
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General | 9th January 2018

Property developers, Ion showcase plans for i9 to Wolverhampton

Leading property developer, Ion, who has been instrumental in helping City of Wolverhampton Council deliver the Interchange masterplan for the city, including the i10 office and the new bus station, h...

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Property developers, Ion showcase plans for i9 to Wolverhampton09/01/2018
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General | 8th January 2018

Drop-in event for businesses and community organisations to get involved in town plans

Local businesses and community organisations in Sandwell are invited to share their ideas and comments about town plans across the borough’s six towns.

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Drop-in event for businesses and community organisations to get involved in town plans08/01/2018
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General | 8th January 2018

Exhibitors can now book their place at this year's city Housing Fair

City of Wolverhampton is holding its second Housing Fair to help get home seekers into great new homes in 2018.

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Exhibitors can now book their place at this year's city Housing Fair08/01/2018
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General | 8th January 2018

Lighting up the City project already making an impact

Visitors to Wolverhampton city centre will now see streets, public features and open spaces brought to life by new LED lighting throughout the year.

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Lighting up the City project already making an impact08/01/2018
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General | 8th January 2018

Funding boost for Springfield Campus city centre connectivity

City of Wolverhampton Council has successfully secured £550,000 to further develop the safer walking and cycling route for students between the city’s transport Interchange and the University of Wolve...

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Funding boost for Springfield Campus city centre connectivity08/01/2018
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General | 18th December 2017

Interchange images unveiled as station works get underway

New artist’s impressions showcasing the future of City of Wolverhampton’s railway station as part of the wider Interchange area have been revealed.

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Interchange images unveiled as station works get underway18/12/2017
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General | 14th December 2017

Successful bidders for new HeadStart services announced

The organisations which will provide a range of new activities for young people and their families through the pioneering HeadStart Wolverhampton scheme have been announced.

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Successful bidders for new HeadStart services announced14/12/2017
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General | 14th December 2017

Dudley Port regeneration plan takes a step forward

Proposals to improve a ‘regeneration corridor’ from Oldbury to Tipton are moving forward after backing from Sandwell Council’s Cabinet.

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Dudley Port regeneration plan takes a step forward14/12/2017
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General | 6th December 2017

West Midlands celebrating construction awards

The West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards are back for 2018

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West Midlands celebrating construction awards06/12/2017
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General | 6th December 2017

Demolition bid for West Bromwich multi-story car park

An ageing multi-storey car park in West Bromwich faces demolition to make way for new development.

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Demolition bid for West Bromwich multi-story car park06/12/2017
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General | 6th December 2017

Hundreds more school places to be created in expansion plan

Plans to expand three primary schools in Wolverhampton have been approved by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet.

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Hundreds more school places to be created in expansion plan06/12/2017
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General | 22nd November 2017

Work to start on first WV Living homes

WV Living has appointed a contractor to develop its first homes in the City of Wolverhampton.

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Work to start on first WV Living homes22/11/2017
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General | 16th November 2017

Bevan Group have been awarded Bodybuilder of the Year 2017

The star-studded Commercial Motor Awards 2017 sees the FinditintheBlackCountry member awarded the well-deserved Bodybuilder of the Year 2017!

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Bevan Group have been awarded Bodybuilder of the Year 201716/11/2017
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General | 15th November 2017

Leader welcomes top-ten success for Wolverhampton

The latest research placing City of Wolverhampton and Walsall in the top ten of the UK’s fastest growing cities has been welcomed by the Leader of the city council.

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Leader welcomes top-ten success for Wolverhampton15/11/2017
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General | 15th November 2017

Artist’s impression showcases new city centre market

An artist’s impression has been revealed to show what Wolverhampton’s new £4.9 million city centre market will look like.

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Artist’s impression showcases new city centre market15/11/2017
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General | 15th November 2017

Electric taxis showcased in city ahead of new infrastructure

Taxi drivers and council officers from across the UK got their first look at the new all electric taxis that could soon be on City of Wolverhampton streets.

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Electric taxis showcased in city ahead of new infrastructure15/11/2017
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General | 14th November 2017

Speller Metcalfe wins building award's contractor of the year

Local building contractor Speller Metcalfe took home the award for ‘Contractor of the Year (up to £300m)’ at the prestigious 2017 Building Awards

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Speller Metcalfe wins building award's contractor of the year14/11/2017
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General | 24th October 2017

Design Council Spark is looking to turn bright ideas into brilliant products

Up to 15 finalists are selected onto a 16-week programme, receiving one-to-one mentoring with specialists in a variety of fields as well as 5 core workshops led by a team of design experts.

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Design Council Spark is looking to turn bright ideas into brilliant products24/10/2017
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General | 24th October 2017

Nominations open for West Bromwich Community Awards 2017

Nominations are open for the West Bromwich Community Awards – a chance to celebrate local heroes who have gone the extra mile for the region.

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Nominations open for West Bromwich Community Awards 201724/10/2017
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General | 24th October 2017

City gateway road improvement works to start this month

Road improvement works to the A449 Stafford Road between M54 Junction 2 and Springfield Lane will start on Monday 30 October 2017

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City gateway road improvement works to start this month24/10/2017
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General | 24th October 2017

New Debenhams store boosts employment for Wolverhampton

Debenhams’ new Mander Centre store opened its doors this month – providing a further boost to employment in the City of Wolverhampton.

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New Debenhams store boosts employment for Wolverhampton24/10/2017
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General | 24th October 2017

New city centre market preparatory works start

Preparatory work on Wolverhampton’s new £4.9 million city centre market was well underway last week

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New city centre market preparatory works start24/10/2017
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