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Ten-storey office block bought for residential development

A ten-storey office block in West Bromwich has been bought for potential redevelopment into residential property in a £4m deal.

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Sandwell College launches new engineering apprenticeships

A NEW engineering apprenticeship scheme is being launched by Sandwell College in a bid to combat a regional skills shortage. Business advisers from the college’s external development unit are already starting to set up placements with local firms to train the engineers and manufacturers of the future. And the college is appealing for more new […]

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Sandwell based ‘2 Sisters Food Group’ to participate in £7m food innovation project

MORE than 50 research projects and studies aimed at developing healthier, safer and more nutritious food are to share in £7m of government investment.    West Bromwich-based 2 Sisters Food Group has been chosen as one of the firms to be involved in the work. The Government said the various projects and studies would stimulate […]

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Park in Sandwell voted one of UK’s favourite green spaces.

Warley Woods in Smethwick, Sandwell, has been voted England’s number one favourite green space after taking the silver award in the UK-wide Green Flag People’s Choice Awards, and Tipton Cemetery came in at number 10. The Sandwell green spaces are the only two in the West Midlands to appear in the People’s Choice top ten. […]

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JLR’s new engine plant will be in the Black Country

Business leaders in the region have praised Jaguar Land Rover’s decision to set up a £355m advanced engine site near Wolverhampton. It is claimed up to 150 West Midlands businesses will benefit from the decision with up to 750 highly-skilled engineering and manufacturing posts set to be created. The car maker, owned by Indian firm […]

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Midland manufacturers retain healthy growth claims new survey

MIDLANDS manufacturers are maintaining healthy growth despite the uncertain economic outlook, with a balance of 30% reporting increased output and 20% reporting increased orders in the past three months, new information suggests. According to a major survey published today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and accountants BDO, despite recent negative sentiment the overall picture remains positive. […]

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George Green LLP advises on major business sale

Sandwell law firm George Green has advised one of the area’s leading engineering groups on the sale of one of its subsidiaries to an Indian castings group. Cradley Heath based Westley Group, one of Europe’s largest ferrous and non-ferrous foundry and engineering groups, sold Mathers Foundry to WPIL Ltd for an undisclosed amount. Mathers, based in […]

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Bangladeshi Senior Civil Servants visit Black Country

A group of high ranking Civil Servants from Bangladesh are visiting the Black Country in September and October 2011. Based at the University of Wolverhampton they are looking for firms that are prepared to offer short placements during the fortnight 19th– 30thSeptember. They are involved in developing a number of important reform projects in Bangladesh […]

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Major Environmental Protection Consultancy Project Opportunity in Serbia

The European Bank for Investment and Development (EBRD) invites consultancies to express interest in helping state power utility EPS implement environmental protection project at Kolubara coal mines. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), invites international consultancies to submit expressions of interest by September 21, to assist Serbian state power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) […]

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Event to showcase Black Country investment opportunities

BILLIONS of pounds worth of investment opportunities will be showcased to developers and investors at a launch event next month. The Public in West Bromwich will play host to more than 100 key investors from across the region and beyond at the ‘Black Country – Open for business’ event on September 29. The event will […]

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