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New support for female entrepreneurs has been launched


NatWest has launched an initiative aimed at helping more women to start and grow their businesses. The ‘Back Her Business’ programme provides funding opportunities, as well as mentoring, coaching and networking events. Find out how the programme could help your business grow.

Sandwell businesses are sought to work on new Aquatics Centre


A Meet the Buyer event held for local businesses to learn more about the work packages available through the construction of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been hailed a success. Is your business going to submit a tender?

Black Country Business Festival 2019: the region’s biggest business event starts today!


Today (Monday 13 May) is the first day of the Black Country Business Festival 2019. Find out what’s happening over the next two weeks.

Sandwell care CEO wins Asian Women of Achievement Public Service Award


Congratulations to Parpinder (Poppy) Dhatt, CEO of SAFS, a care support organisation based in Smethwick. She has won the national Asian Women of Achievement Public Service Award for 2019.

Free website sessions for third sector businesses in Sandwell


Are you a Sandwell-based charity or community group in need of a website? Find out more about the ‘Walk out with a website’ sessions being run across Sandwell soon.

How to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise


The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise reward outstanding achievement by UK businesses in innovation, international trade, sustainable development, and promoting opportunity through social mobility. There’s a drive to encourage Black Country businesses to put themselves forward, including a free workshop in May to help you write a winning entry. Are you a contender?

Sandwell’s Jenna wins Young Planner of the Year Award


A Sandwell Council planning officer is celebrating after being named the UK’s Young Planner of the Year. Meet Jenna Langford, our Regeneration Manager.

Our #madeinsandwell stars this week are the borough’s gifted and talented young athletes


Sandwell’s finest young athletes have their sights set on competing at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games but the cost of competing at the highest levels can be difficult to manage. Sandwell Council’s ‘Gifted and Talented’ programme was set up to help these athletes achieve their dreams but it needs the support of local businesses too. Can you help?

Success for Sandwell internal partitioning manufacturer


Wednesbury-based Komfort Partitioning has reported a pre-tax profit for the year to 31 December 2018, bouncing back from a loss in 2017. How did the company achieve this success?

Sandwell Council’s Business Growth Team shortlisted for national procurement award


Sandwell Council’s Business Growth Team has been shortlisted in the prestigious national GO Awards, for our innovative work in helping SMEs to collaborate on tenders and contracts