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January 2018

Albrighton & Cosford Community First Responders motor forward with £25k fundraising appeal

January 22nd, 2018|

A group of medically trained volunteers that save lives in Shropshire have kick-started a major fundraising drive to purchase a new response vehicle.

The Albrighton & Cosford Community First Responders, which have been operating since 2004, are looking to local individuals, community groups and businesses to back an appeal that could help them deliver more lifesaving […]

£2m contract haul provides PP Control & Automation with a perfect 50th birthday present

January 9th, 2018|

One of the West Midlands’ fastest growing manufacturers is celebrating a major birthday in style by posting more than £22m of sales in 2017.

PP Control & Automation, which supplies electrical control systems, cable harnesses and sub-contract manufacturing solutions to many of the world’s largest machinery builders, turned 50 years-old in September and marked the occasion […]

First cohort graduates from the UK’s ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’

January 9th, 2018|

A groundbreaking initiative to develop industry-ready engineers has seen its first cohort of students graduate.

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, held a special ceremony in the Cathedral grounds to mark three years since its launch.

Seven graduates picked up their BEng degrees, including Alicia Prior, […]

Coventry company celebrates driverless first in Australia

January 9th, 2018|

A leading Coventry manufacturer is helping pioneer driverless vehicle technology ‘Down Under’ after it began trials on a new ‘last mile’ transport solution.

Aurrigo, the autonomous vehicle division of RDM Group, is testing its Pod Zero on a network of mapped courses at the Tonsley Innovation District in South Australia to explore a possible solution to […]

Accelerate celebrates removing ‘barriers to work’ for 700 people in Coventry and Warwickshire

January 9th, 2018|

A local National Lottery-funded employment support scheme is celebrating twelve months of success, having helped 700 people in Coventry and Warwickshire tackle major barriers to work and self-employment.

The £3m Accelerate project is part of ‘Building Better Opportunities’ programme, funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

Over 70 people […]

October 2017

When mind over matter is easier said than done

October 10th, 2017|

I started to write this blog three or four times, then stopped as I haven’t really gone public with the mental health battle I’ve had this year. But if you can’t vent your feelings on World Mental Health Day when can you?

 

“I don’t do stress.” I’ve lost count of the amount of times I carelessly […]

July 2017

ETG launches Norton Technical Academy as part of £6m plan to bridge the skills gap

July 20th, 2017|

A leading independent machine tool supplier is tackling the skills gap head on after making a £6m commitment to developing a network of Technical Academies.

Martin Doyle, Managing Director of the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), made the announcement at the launch of its first facility at Norton Motorcycles in Castle Donington yesterday and laid out the […]

February 2017

Bilash cooks up £100,000 investment

February 22nd, 2017|

One of the West Midlands’ leading Asian restaurants has undergone the largest refurbishment in its history, as it aims to cement its place as a dining destination of choice.

 

Bilash – started in 1982 by popular chef Sitab Khan – has invested more than £100,000 into creating a new-look for the Wolverhampton restaurant, which is popular […]

Lights, Camera, Action as Wolverhampton production firm enjoys ‘video’ boost

February 22nd, 2017|

A Black Country production company is helping take licensed bare knuckle boxing to the big screen.

 

Acam Video, which is run by John Czerepaninec and Phil Clark, has provided UBBAD Promotions with the capability to live stream its events across the internet and this has created a surge in interest from new fans and a major […]

Wolverhampton seafood manufacturer feasts on new business launch

February 22nd, 2017|

One of the UK’s leading seafood suppliers has launched a new business to target restaurants and the general public.

 

Star Agro Marine Food, which provides more than £9m of sustainable shrimp and related products to supermarkets across the country, has invested over £250,000 into rolling-out Star Feast Foods in the Midlands.

 

The new company will immediately create […]