#MadeInSandwell Monday 2019

#MadeInSandwell Monday is our weekly celebration of Sandwell businesses and organisations: their talent, diversity and interesting stories. You don’t need to ‘make’ things in order to be featured – we just love to share success that started in Sandwell. Find out how to take part.

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Above: Members of the team at Wednesbury-based Sirus Automotive, which we featured in August 2019. The company makes wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

Monday 2 December 2019

Our #madeinsandwell Monday star was Creative Active Lives CIC, a non-profit organisation in Sandwell that delivers tailored, inclusive activity sessions to people with physical or learning disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, dementia, autism, language barriers, refugees, and disadvantaged children and young people.

Monday 11 November 2019

This #madeinsandwell Monday feature revisited local classic car parts company David Manners Group, continuing down the road to success since we first turned the spotlight on it back in 2017.

Monday 28 October 2019
This week #madeinsandwell Monday celebrated the achievements of Fire Glass UK, a Tividale-based glass manufacturer that has just been shortlisted for two major industry awards.

Monday 21 October 2019
This week #madeinsandwell Monday celebrates AME Alloy Pressure Die Castings, a specialist castings manufacturer based in West Bromwich which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Monday 14 October 2019
This #madeinsandwell Monday Sandwell Council is reaching out to local residents and businesses to ask for help to make Sandwell the best place it can be with an economy that benefits everyone. 

Monday 7 October 2019
This week #madeinsandwell Monday celebrated 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.

Monday 16 September 2019
You may not have heard of Cube Precision, but you will have seen its products. This week we celebrated this Rowley Regis company along with the planes, trains and automobiles it has helped build.

Monday 9 September 2019
For a business to thrive, it needs the right environment, and that’s why this week we celebrated Sandwell Council’s own award-winning Urban Design and Building Services.

Monday 2 September 2019
This week we celebrated Thin Lizzy star and rock legend Phil Lynott, who was born in Sandwell. The hospital where he came into the world now boasts a memorial plaque, put up to mark the 70th anniversary of his birth.

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Monday 19 August 2019
Our spotlight this week was 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).

Monday 12 August 2019
Wednesbury-based Sirus Automotive provides wheelchair-accessible vehicles. For recognition of its support of people with disabilities, the company has had many prestigious honours. “But of all these achievements, we are most proud of being able to give people their independence”, said production manager Simon Alleman.

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Monday 5 August 2019
This week’s #madeinsandwell spotlight focused on Oldbury firm FMC Fire and Safety, which manufactures fire prevention products and is leading the way in the fire safety sector with its latest innovation.

Monday 29 July 2019
This week’s #madeinsandwell Monday celebrated Tipton-based engineering firm Doocey Group, which has just secured a £500K contract for part of the construction of Sandwell’s flagship Aquatics Centre.

Monday 22 July 2019
This week #madeinsandwell Monday celebrated KTC Edibles, a business that’s been oiling the wheels of the food industry for forty years.

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Monday 15 July 2019
This week we celebrated Sandwell’s wealth of fantastic restaurants serving an abundance of delicious dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Monday 01 July 2019
This week’s #madeinsandwell Monday celebrated the wonderful diversity of our borough by shining the spotlight on the Ola Sandwell and Birmingham Mela, the annual celebration of Asian music and culture.

Monday 17 June 2019
Tansun has been heating people and places for over 35 years from its base in West Bromwich. This #madeinsandwell Monday star has built a reputation as a world leader for delivering cutting-edge indoor and outdoor heating products to the hospitality, leisure, retail and industrial sectors.

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Monday 03 June 2019
Tividale firm Barnshaw Steel Bending Group has featured as one of our #madeinsandwell Monday stars previously, with a focus on its high-profile clients, including Network Rail. This time it is using its curved metal fabrication expertise to come to the aid of the agricultural sector.

Monday 20 May 2019
This week we revisited a former #madeinsandwell Monday star, CMT Engineering, to catch up with their latest news about the company and a family move from New Jersey to Cradley Heath.

Monday 29 April 2019
#madeinsandwell Monday isn’t just about organisations. Here we celebrated some of Sandwell’s gifted young athletes and their dreams of competing on home turf in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Monday 15 April 2019
BMV JV runs two staff canteens for construction workers on the M5 Oldbury viaduct project. Its canteens are operated on a not-for-profit basis and focus on the health and wellbeing of the people who use them. Read about BMV JV’s delicious approach.

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Monday 8 April 2019
CT Furniture is a charity with a Tipton presence that collects, sells and delivers furniture to businesses, and to individuals on low incomes or at transitional stages in their lives. A really worthwhile place to donate any unwanted office furniture

Monday 1 April 2019
Black Country Women’s Aid is a charity that helps over 8000 victims of abuse every year to escape violence, cope with trauma and rebuild their lives.

Monday 25 March 2019
Founded in the 1960s, Wade Building Services provides the UK’s most comprehensive range of structural lintels for the house building and wider construction industry.

Monday 18 March 2019
Products made by West Bromwich firm PK Engineering are used worldwide, in industries that include defence, pharmaceutical, medical, oil exploration, energy generation and automotive.

Monday 4 March 2019
Starting off the week that would include International Women’s Day, we celebrated the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath, who fought more than 100 years ago against low pay and exploitative working conditions.

Monday 4 February 2019
“It wasn’t long before neighbours were complaining about the deliveries ending up outside my house.” Read Mohinder Singh Saimbhi’s inspiring Kenya Tea story, which takes us from Nyeri County to West Bromwich.

Monday 28 January 2019
We don’t always think about the engineering that goes into everyday objects. Next time you shop at Tesco, look for the plastic crates in the produce section and think of West Bromwich-based Keight’s Precision Tools! Here’s why.

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