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Nelstar UK Limited finds a new base to Grow


A Black Country businessman who started a company in the loft of his home has expanded and moved to a Wednesbury industrial estate. Neal Hickman, from Penn, Wolverhampton, runs Nelstar UK Limited, which supplies engineering parts and components to a range of sectors from construction to manufacturing. He has taken on a 1,128 sq ft […]

Serbian Ambassador visits Sandwell


Sandwell Mayor, Cllr Pauline Hinton today officially welcomed Serbian Ambassador Dr Dejan Popovic to the borough, when he came as part of a delegation to explore the economic potentials of the region. The visit was arranged by Peter Matthews, Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership Lead Member for International Trade. The Ambassador and First Counsellor for Economic […]

Boparan Cleared by regulators to takeover Northern Foods


Birmingham entrepreneur Ranjit Boparan’s takeover of Northern Foods has been cleared by regulators. The Irish Competition Authority has given the all-clear after the Office of Fair Trading decided not to refer the merger to the Competition Commission. This means Boparan Holdings’ takeover of the Leeds-based food manufacturer has now been given the all-clear. In a […]

New Funding Drive announced by MAS-WM


The Manufacturing Advisory Service – West Midlands (MAS-WM) has unveiled plans to invest a further £500,000 into its new product development gateway programme. The scheme has so far helped eight companies bring their creations to market, MAS-WM said. MAS-WM said it will now meet with a further 50 businesses between now and the end of […]

Extra support for Sandwell SMEs with £1m loan fund increase


   Paul Kalinauckas, chief executive of BCRS, left, with Cllr Darren Cooper, leader of Sandwell Council   BUSINESSES in a Black Country borough struggling to get finance for growth have been boosted by the expansion of a loan fund for SMEs. The £1m Sandwell Business Loan Fund (SBLF) is managed by Black Country Reinvestment Society […]

Up to 15th from 17th Roy Richardson & family £380m (£350m)


Rich List 2011 Jan 23 2011 The Territorial Army is one of the latest organisations to benefit from projects by Oldbury-based Richardson Developments. The TA has just marched into a new headquarters and training centre as part of the regeneration of the Lowesmoor area of Worcester. The new HQ forms part of a £75 million […]

Keltruck’s growing…


Keltruck, the Scania dealership based in West Bromwich, Sandwell, has merged with Silurian Scania. The moves comes after Keltruck bought shares in south Wales-based Silurian at the beginning of the year. The four former Silurian Scania sites will trade under the Keltruck name bringing all 21 operating locations under one brand. Andrew Jamieson, managing director […]

Crowe Clark Whitehill creates Midlands centre in Sandwell


Audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill has agreed terms on one floor of the newly-refurbished Black Country House in Oldbury. The new office will combine the firm’s Midlands operations, which were previously based in Walsall and Kidderminster. The company will take the first floor of the development, which comprises 10,500 sq ft. Midlands […]

Davis Decade settles in Sandwell


A big warm welcome to Davis Decade Ltd! Thanks to the Sandwell Business Loan Fund, the specialist product manufacturer has relocated to the Percy Business Park in Oldbury. Davis Decade Ltd designs and manufactures process monitoring systems and supplies to the manufacturing sectors (including the automotive, aerospace and construction industries). The company’s Decade product, designed […]

New £15M Hotel & Office Development Coming to M5 Juncition 2


UK regeneration specialist St. Modwen has got planning approval for a £15m Grosvenor casino, hotel and office development in Oldbury, which will create jobs for the area. Situated off the Birchley Island, the development will cover just over 2.5 acres of land and include a 24,000 square foot casino and entertainment complex (which should create […]