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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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General | 19th October 2017

Funny things festival line-up announced

When reports from the Office for National Statistics stated that Wolverhampton was the unhappiest place in the UK, locals didn’t agree, and now Creative Black Country are going to prove it isn’t true,...

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Funny things festival line-up announced19/10/2017
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General | 9th October 2017

Positive start at first Creative & Tech Meet Up

More than 50 people turned up at an event to discuss ways to retain and develop young talent in the creative and digital/hi-tech sectors in the City of Wolverhampton.

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Positive start at first Creative & Tech Meet Up09/10/2017
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General | 28th September 2017

CBRE hail Interchange project as invaluable to city

Wolverhampton Interchange project has been hailed at Business Week as a unique selling point for investment and development in the city.

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CBRE hail Interchange project as invaluable to city28/09/2017
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General | 27th September 2017

Have you booked your place at Friday's 'Meet the Buyer' Breakfast?

This promises to be one not to be missed! Buyers from City of Wolverhampton Council, University of Wolverhampton and Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust will all be on hand to discuss opportunitie...

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Have you booked your place at Friday's 'Meet the Buyer' Breakfast?27/09/2017
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General | 27th September 2017

Is your firm fit and ready to supply the biggest tram extension project in the UK?

On Thursday 19 October, West Midlands firms are invited to attend a valuable breakfast workshop and learn how they could tap into a multi-million pound works package and supply opportunities aligned t...

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Is your firm fit and ready to supply the biggest tram extension project in the UK?27/09/2017
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General | 27th September 2017

500 businesses in the Black Country benefit from free skills training

Over 500 businesses in the Black Country have benefited from free skills training this year through Black Country LEP initiatives to help businesses in the region raise productivity and boost business...

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500 businesses in the Black Country benefit from free skills training27/09/2017
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General | 27th September 2017

Trevor and Peter join City’s Sporting Hall of Fame

Two more stars were inducted into Wolverhampton’s Sporting Hall of Fame at WV Active Aldersley – the same stadium where they first developed their talents – on Saturday 23 September

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Trevor and Peter join City’s Sporting Hall of Fame27/09/2017
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General | 27th September 2017

Westside phase one could deliver almost 1,000 jobs

Economic analysis by Urban&Civic’s planning consultant, Lichfields, shows the Westside development first phase could deliver almost 1,000 jobs to the City of Wolverhampton.

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Westside phase one could deliver almost 1,000 jobs27/09/2017
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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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