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Springboard: online learning platform to benefit Sandwell residents and local businesses

Sandwell Council has teamed up with Infosys to launch Springboard – an innovative website that provides local people with free digital training courses.

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Venture to Venturefest

Venturefest brings together entrepreneurs, investors and innovators in the West Midlands.

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Chance Heritage Trust to breathe new life into former industrial sites #MadeinSandwell

Chance Heritage Trust is dedicated to the restoration and protection of former industrial buildings and assets of cultural and heritage importance. One such building is Chance Brothers Glassworks in Smethwick, for which the Trust has huge plans.

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Tividale door manufacturer versus world’s strongest man: who won?

Latham’s Security Doorsets Ltd in Tividale invited one time world’s strongest man Eddie Hall to take on their steel doors. Was he able to break them?

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Street food vendors wanted

Sandwell Council is looking for street food vendors for West Bromwich town centre.

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Baby Self-Feeding Pillows - risk of serious harm or death

Safety alert: do not buy or sell baby self-feeding pillows

Sandwell Council’s Trading Standards team has asked us to share a consumer safety alert on baby self-feeding pillows. These products could lead to a baby’s immediate, serious harm or death from choking or aspiration pneumonia. Businesses must immediately remove baby self-feeding pillows from the market.

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Pitching competition for West Midlands businesses now open

Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up is a pitching competition for West Midlands businesses offering participants the chance to pitch head-to-head to a variety of investors to win a cash prize, as well as the accolade of Pitch Up Champion.

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Free ‘accelerate to net zero’ virtual event

The Carbon Trust is hosting a free online event on Thursday 12 January 2023.

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Is your business taking on temporary seasonal staff? The HMRC app saves time for workers

If your Sandwell business is about to take on new workers to help you over the busy festive season the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) app could save them time to find details they need to pass on to you.

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Cosy Communities: bringing cosy creativity to warm spaces this winter

Compete for a Cosy Communities commission

Creative Black Country is looking to award up commissions of up to £2000 for creative activities in cosy community spaces.

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