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Poster for the Black Country Business Festival start up event

Looking to start up or scale up? This event could be for you

The Black Country Chamber Start-Up Business Club (SUBC) and Start Up Dudley are hosting an event on Wednesday 6 October for businesses within two years of trading or for anyone in the early stages of thinking of becoming self-employed.

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Approval granted for housing plans on former quarry site

Good news for the borough – planning approval has been granted for housing plans on the site of a former quarry and disused tip in West Bromwich. The development will include affordable homes and much needed housing within reach of local amenities, facilities and with good transport links.

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Sandwell fall protection provider Kee Safety completes management buy-out deal

Sandwell firm Kee Safety has completed a management buy-out deal, marking the end of a ten year partnership with a private equity firm and is now looking forward to the next stage of its growth journey.

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SME recovery fund announced

Business funding firm Capify has unveiled a £50m fund aimed at supporting SMEs to recover as lockdown eases.

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Build your business with free peer support

Local businesses are being encouraged to apply for the next round of the Peer to Peer Networks Programme.

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Good Lord! It’s a double celebration #MadeInSandwell

Lord Combustion Services in Oldbury has two very good reasons to celebrate – the company has been shortlisted for two awards and is looking forward to its 40th anniversary.

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Reopening your Sandwell business? Four things you need to know!

Monday (12 April) sees the next step in the easing of coronavirus restrictions, with many businesses serving the public allowed to reopen. As you prepare to welcome people back into your workplace, here are some useful things you may not know about yet.

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Calling Sandwell manufacturers: have you signed up for the Making Manufacturing Smarter webinar series?

A series of webinar events focused on helping manufacturers and digital technology companies is taking place from Wednesday 14 April to Tuesday 29 June. The aim behind the webinars is to help companies make manufacturing smarter.

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More new homes coming to Sandwell

A derelict industrial site in Oldbury is set to be transformed into brand new housing thanks to an investment deal by the WMCA.

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Become a Covid warrior in Sandwell! Where to get help and how to ‘do more’

Here are several practical suggestions for you and your business to go even further in curbing the spread of coronavirus in Sandwell – including training to become a Sandwell Vaccination Leader, signing up for workplace testing, and taking part in a new research programme.

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