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Sandwell logistics firm wins business of the year award


West Bromwich-based logistics company Warley Carriers was awarded the ‘Business of the Year’ award at the third Nachural Business Awards recently.

Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp join forces in new steel venture


Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp AG have signed definitive agreements to combine their European steel businesses in a 50/50 joint venture in a new company. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in September 2017.

Turnover success for Sandwell metal manufacturer


Sandwell metal manufacturer Baylis Automotive has boosted its turnover to £5m after securing a number of new orders this year.

New group aims to help manufacturers boost productivity


A new consortium has been set up by 140 manufacturing companies in the region to increase access to learning, business support and technology.

Korean investors buy Wednesbury shopping park


Hana Financial Investments has purchased Wednesbury’s Gallagher Shopping Park for £175m, using a fund managed by Korea Asset Investment Management (KAIM).

Black Country Skills Factory secures funding until 2019


The Black Country Skills Factory has been awarded additional funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which will enable it to continue its work until 2019.

Sandwell Council continues to be small-business friendly – it’s official!


Sandwell Council has won two awards at the Federation of Small Businesses’ Staffordshire and West Midlands Local Authority ‘Small Business Friendly Awards’ 2018. This is the third time these awards have recognised our commitment to supporting small businesses.

West Bromwich Building Society sees upturn in performance


West Bromwich Building Society has seen a rise in pre-tax profit, overall income and mortgage lending for the year to 31 March 2018.

West Midlands businesses invited to help employees Thrive at Work


Small to medium-sized businesses in the West Midlands are being invited to sign up for a trial to help employees Thrive at Work. West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) wants to help businesses save money, improve employee wellbeing and increase productivity through the Thrive at Work trial.       The programme will support workplaces to […]

£5.6m manufacturing unit to create employment for the region


Property development and investment group Barberry has secured a £3.6m loan from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) towards a £5.6m scheme to build a 65,000 square feet industrial manufacturing unit in Aston, Birmingham. The scheme will create employment for Sandwell and the West Midlands region.