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General | 14th January 2022

WMCA agrees priorities for £1.3 billion investment in region’s transport networks

More than 50 projects to improve road, rail, tram, bus, cycling and walking routes across the region have been agreed today by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board.
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WMCA agrees priorities for £1.3 billion investment in region’s transport networks14/01/2022
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General | 12th January 2022

More than £118 million planned for new city housing

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to invest more than £118million in new homes over the next five years.
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More than £118 million planned for new city housing12/01/2022
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General | 11th January 2022

Major city centre transformation works gather pace

City of Wolverhampton Council’s multi-million-pound transformation of the city centre will begin gathering pace this week.
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Major city centre transformation works gather pace11/01/2022
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General | 11th January 2022

Search is on for 2,022 inspirational people to carry the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has today launched a search to find 2,022 Batonbearers for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in England.
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Search is on for 2,022 inspirational people to carry the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England11/01/2022
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General | 6th January 2022

Omicron hospitality and leisure business grant applications now open

Applications to the Government’s Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants scheme are now open to City of Wolverhampton businesses.
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Omicron hospitality and leisure business grant applications now open06/01/2022
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General | 4th January 2022

2022 brings more progress on the Midland Metro scheme

Construction on the Metro extension to Digbeth will move further forward when works to upgrade utility services in Meriden Street get underway.
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2022 brings more progress on the Midland Metro scheme04/01/2022
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General | 16th December 2021

Have your say on draft Digital Wolverhampton Strategy

City of Wolverhampton residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the draft Digital Wolverhampton Strategy for the city.
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Have your say on draft Digital Wolverhampton Strategy16/12/2021
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General | 15th December 2021

Finalists announced for the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2022

The best and brightest Life Sciences companies from across the Midlands have been shortlisted for the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2022.
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Finalists announced for the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 202215/12/2021
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General | 10th December 2021

Council and partners to IGNITE business and enterprise hub

City of Wolverhampton Council has announced it will be launching a new business and enterprise hub to inspire start-ups, growth and support people into employment and training.
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Council and partners to IGNITE business and enterprise hub10/12/2021
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General | 9th December 2021

Business grants expanded to support independent retailers and low carbon initiatives

City of Wolverhampton Council has expanded its Relight Business Programme grant to support independent retailers and help businesses across the city invest in low carbon and other environmental measur...
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Business grants expanded to support independent retailers and low carbon initiatives09/12/2021
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General | 8th December 2021

Covid Compliance Scheme grants funding expanded

Hospitality venues hosting parties and events could be eligible for financial support to help invest in Covid safe practices over the busy festive period.
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Covid Compliance Scheme grants funding expanded08/12/2021
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General | 3rd December 2021

Two weeks to apply to City Ideas Fund with ways to connect young people with opportunities

There are just two weeks remaining for businesses and organisations to submit applications to the City Ideas Fund to help tackle youth unemployment in the city.
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Two weeks to apply to City Ideas Fund with ways to connect young people with opportunities03/12/2021
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General | 1st December 2021

Applications closing for start of new government business support course in 2022

Businesses in the region are encouraged to register before Christmas to confirm their place on the latest cohort of an industry-leading national management training course.
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Applications closing for start of new government business support course in 202201/12/2021
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General | 22nd November 2021

Sandwell Council's Baggies Business Breakfast

Sandwell Council has partnered with with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce to host the popular Baggies Business Breakfast event.
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Sandwell Council's Baggies Business Breakfast22/11/2021
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General | 18th November 2021

Generations: on the search for families from Birmingham and the Black Country!

One of the recently announced projects that will take place during the Birmingham 2022 Festival, GENERATIONS, is on the look out for four and five generation families.
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Generations: on the search for families from Birmingham and the Black Country!18/11/2021
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General | 18th November 2021

City Ideas Fund aims to help local organisations connect young people with opportunities

City of Wolverhampton Council has today (Thursday) launched a new City Ideas Fund for businesses and organisations at a major city summit aimed at tackling youth unemployment.
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City Ideas Fund aims to help local organisations connect young people with opportunities18/11/2021
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General | 17th November 2021

Major facelift to get underway to boost street scene around Civic Halls

Full works will start next week to transform the street scene around the refurbished Civic Halls ready for its Autumn 2022 reopening under world-leading venue operator and concert promoter, AEG Presen...
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Major facelift to get underway to boost street scene around Civic Halls17/11/2021
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General | 16th November 2021

Sponsorship opportunities available for Venturefest 2022

Venturefest - which connects investors, innovators and entrepreneurs in the West Midlands - is back for 2022 and opportunities are now open to sponsor the highly-anticipated event
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Sponsorship opportunities available for Venturefest 202216/11/2021
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General | 15th November 2021

Transformation of historic hospital underway

192 new homes on the way changing the face of Royal city gateway
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Transformation of historic hospital underway15/11/2021
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General | 15th November 2021

Face-to-face opportunities for Wednesbury HSHAZ and Active Travel Fund consultation

Residents and workers in Wednesbury have the opportunity to take part in face-to-face consultation sessions where they can give their views on proposals to revitalise the town’s historic centre and im...
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Face-to-face opportunities for Wednesbury HSHAZ and Active Travel Fund consultation15/11/2021
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General | 12th November 2021

Impressive progress made on Sandwell Aquatics Centre

The brand new venue for Birmingham 2022 is taking shape with more progress made in the last few months
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Impressive progress made on Sandwell Aquatics Centre12/11/2021
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General | 8th November 2021

AEG Presents agree ‘game-changing’ 25-year Civic Halls deal

City of Wolverhampton?Council?and?AEG Presents?have agreed a 25-year deal for the world-leading venue operator and concert promoter to?run the?city’s iconic Civic Halls.??
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AEG Presents agree ‘game-changing’ 25-year Civic Halls deal08/11/2021
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General | 8th November 2021

West Midlands' tech businesses urged to apply for accelerator support worth £50k

BetaDen has opened applications for the fifth cohort of businesses to join the programme.
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West Midlands' tech businesses urged to apply for accelerator support worth £50k08/11/2021
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General | 4th November 2021

Work starts on pioneering solar farm project

Wolverhampton City Council has taken another major step in its commitment to working with partners to make Wolverhampton carbon zero.
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Work starts on pioneering solar farm project04/11/2021
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General | 22nd October 2021

Wolves at Work support for young people as Kickstart extended

Wolves at Work is encouraging young people and city employers to get involved in the Kickstart scheme after it was extended until March 2022.
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Wolves at Work support for young people as Kickstart extended22/10/2021
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General | 13th October 2021

Wolverhampton City Learning Quarter vision set to move to delivery phase

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to start the process of appointing a contractor to construct a new £8.1million technical centre as part of its City Learning Quarter vision.
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Wolverhampton City Learning Quarter vision set to move to delivery phase13/10/2021
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General | 12th October 2021

Council set to launch £3 million programme to boost Wolverhampton youth employment

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to launch a new £3million programme to boost youth employment in the city.
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Council set to launch £3 million programme to boost Wolverhampton youth employment12/10/2021
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General | 12th October 2021

Supplier event provides opportunity to meet Jaguar Land Rover

Coventry Building Society will be joined by automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover and Coventry University will will share their knowledge and experience of working with smaller businesses within their su...
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Supplier event provides opportunity to meet Jaguar Land Rover12/10/2021
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General | 11th October 2021

Global business piloting enterprise mentoring scheme with Wolverhampton Black Business Network

A pilot programme has been launched in Wolverhampton to offer enterprise mentoring to black businesses in the city.
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Global business piloting enterprise mentoring scheme with Wolverhampton Black Business Network11/10/2021
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General | 8th October 2021

Midlands businesses engage with workplace wellbeing campaign ahead of World Mental Health Day

A Midlands-wide campaign helping improve support for mental health in the workplace has seen more than 800 employers taking the first steps to make positive improvements in their organisations.
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Midlands businesses engage with workplace wellbeing campaign ahead of World Mental Health Day08/10/2021
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General | 7th October 2021

HS2 to present a series of virtual engagement events

Local suppliers and subcontractors have an opportunity to meet the contractors for the HS2 main works and stations.
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HS2 to present a series of virtual engagement events07/10/2021
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General | 1st October 2021

Expand your horizons and help your business grow with the government’s new Help to Grow: Management scheme

Businesses in the West Midlands can join 30,000 senior business leaders in a practical management training programme delivered by leading business schools across the UK.
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Expand your horizons and help your business grow with the government’s new Help to Grow: Management scheme01/10/2021
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General | 30th September 2021

Investment and jobs boost for Bilston Urban Village employment site

City of Wolverhampton Council today (Thursday 30 September) announced its preferred developer for its Bilston Urban Village employment site.
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Investment and jobs boost for Bilston Urban Village employment site30/09/2021
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General | 27th September 2021

Major residential canalside announcement kicks off Wolverhampton Business Week

City of Wolverhampton has kicked off its annual Business Week by announcing the launch of one of the largest city centre residential development opportunities in the Midlands.
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Major residential canalside announcement kicks off Wolverhampton Business Week27/09/2021
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General | 23rd September 2021

Made Smarter helps 100 companies

A programme which helps West Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms to adopt cutting-edge digital technology has seen 100 companies sign up in just a few months.
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Made Smarter helps 100 companies23/09/2021
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General | 22nd September 2021

Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success

The main ticket ballot is now open and applications will close at 8pm on 30 September. A ticket ballot is the fairest way to allocate tickets. Applications are made and the system allocates tickets at...
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Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success22/09/2021
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General | 21st September 2021

LGPS Central Limited makes i9 its new home in Wolverhampton

LGPS Central Limited has followed hot on the heels of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities to become a tenant of the city’s new i9 office development.
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LGPS Central Limited makes i9 its new home in Wolverhampton21/09/2021
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General | 20th September 2021

Business Week putting Wolverhampton in the spotlight

City of Wolverhampton is gearing up for its annual business spotlight, offering in-person events and online webinars to highlight opportunities to businesses and investors.
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Business Week putting Wolverhampton in the spotlight20/09/2021
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General | 16th September 2021

Sandwell Council leader urges business to explore £100m Richardson Enterprise Fund

Leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Rajbir Singh along with interim CEO Kim Bromley Derry recently attended a Business Leaders Investment Breakfast hosted by the Richardson company at the Hawthorns...
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Sandwell Council leader urges business to explore £100m Richardson Enterprise Fund16/09/2021
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General | 13th September 2021

Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins

The main ticket ballot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is now live
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Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins13/09/2021
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General | 10th September 2021

City centre transformation continues as Council formally welcomes MHCLG to i9

City of Wolverhampton Council today (Friday) celebrated a major milestone in its transformation plans for the city centre.
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City centre transformation continues as Council formally welcomes MHCLG to i910/09/2021
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General | 9th September 2021

Planning approval recommended for council’s first solar farm

Planners have recommended approval for City of Wolverhampton Council’s first solar farm to be developed to power New Cross Hospital with renewable energy.
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Planning approval recommended for council’s first solar farm09/09/2021
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General | 9th September 2021

The Next Investment Destination Breakfast

Wolverhampton in spotlight event hosted by Midlands Business Insider
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The Next Investment Destination Breakfast09/09/2021
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General | 8th September 2021

Demolition works start on derelict Bilston pub

Work has started to demolish an eyesore former Bilston pub and neighbouring derelict garages to pave the way for potential new homes.
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Demolition works start on derelict Bilston pub08/09/2021
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General | 26th August 2021

Call out to innovators in transport to help lead the 5G revolution

5PRING – the consortium behind the UK’s first 5G commercial application accelerator – has announced the Future of Transport challenge.
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Call out to innovators in transport to help lead the 5G revolution26/08/2021
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General | 24th August 2021

Free Google workshop to boost digital skills in Sandwell

Sandwell Council has teamed up with Google Digital Garage to offer a free online workshop to boost the digital marketing skills of people in the borough.
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Free Google workshop to boost digital skills in Sandwell24/08/2021
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General | 17th August 2021

Kim Bromley-Derry has become Interim Chief Executive at Sandwell Council

Mr Kim Bromley-Derry CBE DL has been temporarily released from his role as Executive Director at McLaren construction to become Interim Chief Executive at Sandwell Council, with effect from Tuesday, 1...
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Kim Bromley-Derry has become Interim Chief Executive at Sandwell Council17/08/2021
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General | 11th August 2021

Opportunities for sports-related creative commissions

The Birmingham 2022 Cultural Programme is offering Birmingham and West Midlands artists/cultural organisations the opportunity to submit a proposal for commissions of up to £25,000 to create public ar...
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Opportunities for sports-related creative commissions11/08/2021
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General | 10th August 2021

Leader insists its brownfield first with public consultation to start on major housing plan

The City of Wolverhampton Council Leader has reiterated his brownfield development first message ahead of public consultation on the future of housing plans in the region starting on Monday.
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Leader insists its brownfield first with public consultation to start on major housing plan10/08/2021
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General | 9th August 2021

Have your say on our exciting plans for Britannia Park in Rowley Regis

Sandwell Council wants to hear your opinions on its plans to improve and invest in Britannia Park in Rowley Regis. You can see the plans at Britannia Park on Saturday 14 August.
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Have your say on our exciting plans for Britannia Park in Rowley Regis09/08/2021