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New funding support for small and micro businesses


Sandwell Council is inviting applications from today from local businesses for a new COVID-19 support grant.

The council has £3.362m from the government’s Discretionary Business Grant Fund to allocate to local businesses.
This funding is specifically to support small and micro businesses with high fixed property costs which are not eligible for the other Small Business and Retail, Hospitality & Leisure support grant schemes.

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#madeinsandwell Monday: Mac Security Systems offers fever detection technology to help screen for coronavirus


As the UK emerges from the peak of the coronavirus crisis, a Cradley Heath security company is offering a way to help businesses screen for people with raised temperatures. For #madeinsandwell Monday, we introduce Mac Security Systems.

Middle Eastern manufacturing giant acquires historic Sandwell paint producer


A leading Middle Eastern manufacturing group has completed its single largest investment in the UK with the acquisition of a historic Sandwell manufacturer of paint and powder coatings.

Sandwell training specialist creates £20m turnover group with new acquisition


Oldbury-based training provider BCTG Group has acquired PTP Training, trading as Performance Through People, to increase its portfolio of training providers across the Midlands.

Sams Lane site sold to Safe Fence


An industrial site on Sams Lane in West Bromwich has been sold for £1.5m to fencing company Safe Fence.

Advisers on hand to help exporters recover


Trade advisers from the DIT are working with Black Country businesses to help them make the most of export opportunities.

Free online work skills training now available


In this time of economic uncertainty, the Adult Skills for Work programme aims to help people aged 19+ who are looking to boost their skills and develop their careers.

Chemical manufacturer Robinson Brothers helping to keep local communities safe with hand sanitiser #madeinsandwell


Sandwell organic chemical manufacturing firm Robinson Brothers has turned its hand to making World Health Organisation formula hand sanitiser. It has been supplying local care homes and support services with the much-needed product.

‘Thank you NHS and Care Workers’: Sandwell Council and local artist pay tribute with a huge winged sculpture


Sandwell sculptor Luke Perry has created a four-metre tall sculpture of a winged medical worker to pay tribute to all our NHS and social care workers. The statue has been installed at Lightwoods Park in Bearwood to be visible to many hospital and care workers on their way to and from work.

GRANTfinder – Free Funding Information for businesses


GRANTfinder – the UK’s leading provider of funding information to the business, voluntary and public sector – has announced that it is offering all councils six months’ free access to a new online funding portal