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#madeinsandwell metal bending continues for essential sectors


Our #madeinsandwell Monday spotlight falls this week on metal bending giant Barnshaws Section Benders, which continued to provide services for essential sectors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Think Sandwell pledges to share regeneration opportunities


Boris Johnson visited Dudley last month to announce a £5bn infrastructure investment package to help “build, build, build” the UK back to economic health.

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Domestic abuse: how to help an employee or colleague


Employers and colleagues can be a lifeline for people living with domestic abuse. Here are several ways in which you can support someone who may be at risk.

£6.5m added to SME manufacturers’ growth fund


SME manufacturers are being urged to join the Manufacturing Growth Programme to benefit from an extra £6.5m of support funding.

Metro extension construction begins in Sandwell


Traffic delays are likely as work begins on the Sandwell sections of the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill extension to the Midlands Metro.

Sandwell power supply manufacturer receives coronavirus funding boost


A Sandwell designer and manufacturer of power supply units and battery charging systems has secured a funding boost to support its cash flow until operations return to pre-coronavirus levels.

Charity #madeinsandwell comes to the high street: new store opening today!


CT Furniture is opening a new charity shop in West Bromwich, so if you need some furniture at a bargain price head on down to the store at Kings Square.

Plans to ‘reset, rebuild and recharge’ West Midlands submitted


West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has drawn up a blueprint for kickstarting economic recovery in the West Midlands and submitted it to central government.

Consider security as lockdown lifts


As trading restrictions ease and businesses start to open, it’s important for managers to consider security as well as social distancing and hygiene in their re-opening plans.

Two Sandwell charities receive cash grants


Two charitable organisations in Smethwick have received funding to help support local projects in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.