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Plan your journey! Great Barr bridge repairs begin next week


Here’s a heads up for our business community: a £3.37m project to repair Great Barr bridge will begin on the week beginning Monday 17 May, lasting 43 weeks. We’ve got all the information you need here.

Awards success #MadeInSandwell


Huge #MadeInSandwell Monday congratulations to Sandwell-based KMB Shipping Group for winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise – another trophy to add to its impressive cabinet.

Save on your business energy costs


Sandwell Council has teamed up with iChoosr and Bionic, the UK energy comparison and renewal service, to help local businesses save money by getting a better energy deal. Here’s how it works.

Celebrating social value success stories


Over 150 people have been taken on by Flynn Interiors since April 2020, all part of the company’s ongoing work to meet their social value commitment on the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital project.

Insite magazine is out now!


The third edition of Insite magazine is out, giving you the business lowdown on regeneration and growth in Sandwell. Read it for free here.

Natwest relaunches Enterprise programme to support scale-ups, sustainable and FinTech SMEs


NatWest has relaunched its Enterprise programme to boost its support for scale-up businesses. The free programme is now open to applications from all UK SMEs to join its June cohort.

Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival set to return in July


The countdown is on for the Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival to welcome back music fans for another ten jazz-packed days. Europe’s largest free jazz party is returning to the region on Friday 16 July until Sunday 25 July to celebrate its 37th consecutive year.

Business Festival event application process opens next week


Businesses will be able to apply to hold an event in the 2021 Black Country Business Festival (BCBF) from Wednesday 28 April.

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.

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.