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The West Brom breaks the £10m profit barrier

21/08/2019

The West Bromwich Building Society, which is celebrating its 170th birthday this year, has declared pre-tax profits of £10.5m for the year to 31 March 2019.


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This week’s #madeinsandwell Monday star Kangaroo Pouch is bounding into China

19/08/2019

Our spotlight this week is on Sandwell-headquartered nursery chain Kangaroo Pouch, which is set to expand into China after securing a new contract with support from the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Department for International Trade (DIT).


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Direct Corporate Clothing’s turnaround makes them number one!

16/08/2019

The Oldbury-based workwear manufacturer has turned around a £3.2m loss during the 18 months to 31 March 2019, and is once again making a profit.


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New care home to provide 100 jobs

14/08/2019

Planning permission has been granted for a new 80-bed social care and health centre in Rowley Regis.


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It’s all upfront for Sirus Automotive, our #madeinsandwell Monday star company

12/08/2019

Meet Sirus Automotive, our #madeinsandwell Monday star company for this week – and the UK’s leading provider of upfront wheelchair-accessible vehicles.


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Leading parcel firm expanding its operations in Sandwell

09/08/2019

DPD has recently agreed a deal to expand its existing depot in Oldbury. The parcel giant is headquartered in Sandwell and employs 2,800 across the borough.


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Claim thousands off the cost of super fast broadband for your business

07/08/2019

The Gigabit Voucher Scheme is offering businesses across the country the chance to upgrade their internet connection and claim up to £2500 against the cost.


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This week’s #madeinsandwell Monday star is trailblazing the way in the fire safety sector

05/08/2019

This week our #madeinsandwell spotlight is focused on Oldbury firm FMC Fire and Safety. FMC manufactures fire prevention products and is leading the way in the fire safety sector with its latest innovation.


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Sandwell manufacturing group chairman wins lifetime achievement award

01/08/2019

Chairman of Smethwick-headquartered Hadley Group won the lifetime achievement award at the recent Nachural Summer Business Awards. The prestigious award recognised the success of Stewart Towe’s manufacturing business as well as his wider involvement in the Black Country economy.


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West Bromwich indoor market set for a makeover

31/07/2019

Plans are afoot to regenerate West Bromwich indoor market, starting with widespread consultation.


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