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For this week’s #madeinsandwell Monday story everyone can play a part: help make Sandwell the best it can be


Help Sandwell Council to understand and set its priorities by taking part in a short survey. It will only take about five minutes to complete but will help to make Sandwell the best place it can be with an economy that benefits everyone.

Historic manufacturer unlocks £80m turnover


Lowe & Fletcher, a lock-making manufacturer headquartered in Wednesbury, has achieved turnover of over £80m in the year to December 2018.

Fire safety goes digital in Tividale


FMC Manufacturing is planning a digital transformation, with help from Sandwell Council and Skills Support for the Workforce.

Get connected with telecoms that are #madeinsandwell


This week #madeinsandwell Monday celebrates Midshire Telecom, a business telecommunications provider based in West Bromwich, supplying telephone systems, broadband, wifi and business mobiles to SMEs and schools across the UK.

IPU division acquired by Czech company


West Bromwich-based IPU Group has sold its engine control division to ComAp, a Czech company that makes controls for engines and power generators.

Businesses: have your say in Sandwell


Sandwell Council is reaching out to residents and businesses, and asking for help to make Sandwell the best it can be. Complete this short survey and help to shape the borough’s new Inclusive Economy Deal.

Councillor welcomes the start of work on new Rowley Regis flats


Rowley Regis councillor Susan Eaves said a new complex of flats is just what Sandwell needs, as building work begins.

Midlands vehicle accessory supplier completes MBO


Midlands-based company Fast Fit Nationwide has been acquired in a management buy-out deal. Founded in 1990 in the Bromsgrove area, Fast Fit was originally a vehicle glazing replacement company but is now a national supplier of commercial vehicle ply-lining, conversions and accessories.

Sandwell regeneration scheme receives new funding


Back in June we reported on plans by developer Opus Land to acquire land in Oldbury to build a 120,000 sq ft industrial unit. The latest update on the scheme is that new funding has been acquired to support the regeneration of the former scrapyard site.

Tipton firm celebrates its best ever year


Midland Power Press Services (MPPS), headquartered on Princes End in Tipton, is reaping the rewards of a £300,000 investment.