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General | 13th August 2018

Heathrow's Midlands Business Summit for SMEs is coming to Birmingham

On Thursday 25 October 2018, Midlands businesses will have the chance to hear from Heathrow about its runway expansion plans and the supply chain opportunities available for local SMEs.

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Heathrow's Midlands Business Summit for SMEs is coming to Birmingham13/08/2018
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General | 13th August 2018

Council apprentices raise profile of apprenticeships

Apprentices working at City of Wolverhampton Council have come together to help raise the profile of apprenticeships in the city.

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Council apprentices raise profile of apprenticeships13/08/2018
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General | 13th August 2018

Tasty new business to open doors in Queen Square

A new business will open its doors in City of Wolverhampton’s Queen Square this weekend.

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Tasty new business to open doors in Queen Square13/08/2018
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General | 13th August 2018

Lift-off for former Carillion employee’s city company

Business is booming for a former Carillion employee who has set up his own construction company in the City of Wolverhampton.

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Lift-off for former Carillion employee’s city company13/08/2018
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General | 2nd August 2018

New HQ for The Institute of Cast Metal Engineers (ICME)

The Institute of Cast Metal Engineers (ICME) has moved its headquarters to the new National Foundry Training Centre in Dudley Port, Tipton.

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New HQ for The Institute of Cast Metal Engineers (ICME)02/08/2018
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General | 2nd August 2018

Discover Dudley film launched

A new two minute film promoting Dudley’s top attractions has just been released.

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Discover Dudley film launched02/08/2018
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General | 23rd July 2018

First WV Living show home to open to the public

WV Living opened the doors to the public on its first ever show home in the City of Wolverhampton on Saturday (21 July)

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First WV Living show home to open to the public23/07/2018
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General | 23rd July 2018

Council acts fast to set up city centre commission

City of Wolverhampton Council is to establish a commission to further develop its plan and strategic vision to reshape its city centre.

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Council acts fast to set up city centre commission23/07/2018
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General | 16th July 2018

Triple award nomination for FinditintheBlackCountry member

Having submitted entries for this year's Security Excellence Awards, Thompson AVC is delighted to have been nominated as finalists in three categories

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Triple award nomination for FinditintheBlackCountry member16/07/2018
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General | 6th July 2018

Business leaders gather to celebrate Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s 40th anniversary

Midlands-based engineering and manufacturing recruitment specialist, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, celebrated its 40th anniversary with clients, suppliers and friends at a special lunch event on Friday, 2...

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Business leaders gather to celebrate Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s 40th anniversary06/07/2018
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General | 6th July 2018

Contractor named for new council house development

City of Wolverhampton Council has appointed a contractor to develop 43 new affordable council homes in Heath Town.

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Contractor named for new council house development06/07/2018
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General | 4th July 2018

New city centre market on course to open in July

City of Wolverhampton’s new city centre market is on course to open as planned on Tuesday, July 17.

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New city centre market on course to open in July04/07/2018
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General | 4th July 2018

Summer city events and offers for all the family

An exciting 22-day programme of events kicks-off on Tuesday to showcase the best ways to ‘Enjoy Wolverhampton’.

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Summer city events and offers for all the family04/07/2018
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General | 27th June 2018

British Business Bank launches online information hub to support small businesses

British Business Bank has launched a new interactive website that offers independent information on finance options for scale-up, high growth and potential high growth businesses.

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British Business Bank launches online information hub to support small businesses27/06/2018
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General | 25th June 2018

Galliford Try takes on two major city housing schemes

City of Wolverhampton Council has welcomed Galliford Try Partnerships as the new developer on two of its major housing regeneration sites in the city.

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Galliford Try takes on two major city housing schemes25/06/2018
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General | 25th June 2018

Finalists announced for city’s annual WIRE Awards

The finalists have been announced for the city’s annual Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellence (WIRE) Awards.

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Finalists announced for city’s annual WIRE Awards25/06/2018
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General | 18th June 2018

Join Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's Business Club

Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre is ensuring it is the ideal venue to put your business in the spotlight!

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Join Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's Business Club18/06/2018
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General | 18th June 2018

Just three weeks to get free Festival of Food & Drink tickets

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, City of Wolverhampton’s second annual Festival of Food and Drink returns in less than three weeks

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Just three weeks to get free Festival of Food & Drink tickets18/06/2018
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General | 12th June 2018

BCRS Business Loans has now delivered over £39 million to local SMEs

BCRS Business Loans, established in 2002, has now lent over £39 million to West Midlands based businesses that are unable to access finance from traditional lenders, as the not-for-profit organisation...

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BCRS Business Loans has now delivered over £39 million to local SMEs12/06/2018
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General | 11th June 2018

Hundreds impress at Careers into Care jobs fair

More than 200 job seekers attended yesterday’s (Thursday) City of Wolverhampton Careers into Care jobs fair at The Way Youth Zone.

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Hundreds impress at Careers into Care jobs fair11/06/2018
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General | 11th June 2018

Midlands and Maryland: Mission Success at Infosecurity Europe

Midlands Cyber (June 11th, 2018) – Midlands Cyber has been successful in coordinating a UK/US exhibition/delegation to Infosecurity Europe 2018, Olympia London June 5-7, 2018.

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Midlands and Maryland: Mission Success at Infosecurity Europe11/06/2018
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General | 4th June 2018

Make connections and learn about potential new business aligned to Sandwell’s flagship regeneration project

West Midlands manufacturers, component suppliers, specialist subcontractors and service providers are being urged to pre-register and sign-up for the chance to attend a series of free networking event...

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Make connections and learn about potential new business aligned to Sandwell’s flagship regeneration project04/06/2018
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General | 4th June 2018

Wolves at Work speeds up construction recruitment

Wolves at Work last Wednesday started a new initiative to recruit City of Wolverhampton residents into construction jobs.

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Wolves at Work speeds up construction recruitment04/06/2018
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General | 22nd May 2018

Work set to begin on £5.2m West Smethwick Park restoration

Work will begin this summer to transform West Smethwick Park as part of a £5.2million project.

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Work set to begin on £5.2m West Smethwick Park restoration22/05/2018
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General | 21st May 2018

Planning approved for i9 city centre office development

Plans to deliver a new eye-catching modern office development at the heart of the City of Wolverhampton Interchange were last week (Friday 18th May) given the green light.

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Planning approved for i9 city centre office development21/05/2018
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General | 15th May 2018

New city centre market to open for business in July

City of Wolverhampton’s new city centre market will open for business on Tuesday, July 17, with an official opening event four days’ later.

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New city centre market to open for business in July15/05/2018
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General | 1st May 2018

Deadline looms for businesses to enter WIRE Awards

Businesses are being urged to get their entries in for the Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellence (WIRE) Awards 2018 as the closing date for this years’ competition looms.

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Deadline looms for businesses to enter WIRE Awards01/05/2018
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General | 23rd April 2018

Black Country drinks manufacturer lands national listing with Tesco

Wednesbury-based manufacturer of juices and juice drinks, Purity Soft Drinks will soon see a significant boost to their business as Tesco lists two of its popular drinks brands in stores nationwide.

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Black Country drinks manufacturer lands national listing with Tesco23/04/2018
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General | 23rd April 2018

HS2 supply chain opportunities now available via CompeteFor

As HS2 is an official partner of CompeteFor, all HS2 related opportunities posted on CompeteFor are available free of charge to registered users across all UK regions.

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HS2 supply chain opportunities now available via CompeteFor23/04/2018
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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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