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Sandwell Council’s Business Growth Team shortlisted for national procurement award


Sandwell Council’s Business Growth Team has been shortlisted in the prestigious national GO Awards, for our innovative work in helping SMEs to collaborate on tenders and contracts


Black Country Business Festival showcases the region


Over one hundred free events showcasing our region will be taking place during this year’s Black Country Business Festival, which runs from Monday 13 to Friday 24 May.

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Brexit: what does it mean for Black Country businesses?


The answer is: no-one really knows the full answer. Whatever happens regarding Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, we’ve rounded up some useful resources to help you plan as much as you can.

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Sandwell forklift truck manufacturer completes management buyout


A Tipton forklift firm has completed a management buyout (MBO) with £10m growth capital. V.N.A Trucks has two separate operating companies – Narrow Aisle Limited and Flexi Forklift Rental Limited.

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This week’s #madeinsandwell Monday marvel caters for construction workers in the borough


BMVJV’s not-for-profit canteens cater for construction workers on the M5 Oldbury viaduct project. Find out how this week’s #madeinsandwell Monday star supports our borough’s workforce.


Black Country manufacturers could benefit from rise in electrification


More work could be heading to Midlands manufacturers as spending on vehicle electrification is predicted to hit £300bn.


Local businessman awarded freedom of the borough


Which local businessman and charity supporter, has been made an Honorary Freeman of Sandwell in recognition of his work in the borough?

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Turning houses into homes #madeinsandwell: CT Furniture has a caring business model


This week’s #madeinsandwell Monday star organisation is CT Furniture – collecting, selling and delivering secondhand furniture to businesses, and to individuals on low incomes and at transitional stages in their lives. Read about the charity’s work here in Sandwell.


Wednesbury firm secures finance for ambitious expansion


Sirus Automotive, a provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles based at Britannia Park in Wednesbury, has secured a refinance package of half a million pounds to support its new research and development programme.


Sandwell Council applies for town centre improvement funding


Sandwell Council has submitted an ambitious bid to the government’s Future High Streets Fund to make huge improvements to West Bromwich town centre.

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