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SME Brexit Support Fund open for applications


Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK can now apply for up to £2,000 of government grants to help ease the Brexit transition.

Bespoke furniture #MadeInSandwell: the future is bright for Grain and Frame


This #MadeInSandwell Monday our spotlight falls on Oldbury-based bespoke furniture maker Grain and Frame Ltd. We found out how a shared belief in the value of good design, high quality raw materials and skilled craftmanship led to a successful partnership.

Sandwell’s Top 50 business roundup for 2020


Our latest ‘Sandwell’s Top 50 fastest growing companies’ report is different from previous years’ editions. Recognising that 2020 was not a normal year, we’ve used the report to celebrate not only business success in Sandwell, but the heroic efforts made by Sandwell businesses to pivot their offering, support frontline efforts, and sustain or even create jobs during such a difficult time. Read it and be inspired!

£900m budget for economic recovery in the region approved by WMCA


The West Midlands Combined Authority has approved a budget of more than £900m to support the region’s post-Covid 19 economic recovery and to help protect the environment. The budget includes funding for infrastructure, regeneration and job training schemes.

Targeted testing in parts of Oldbury and Tipton as variant first discovered in South Africa identified


Extensive surveillance of Covid-19 has identified a case on the border of Oldbury and Tipton of the variant first discovered in South Africa.

Black Country councils win funding for protection of heritage assets


After joining forces to successfully bid for government funding, Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall councils will be working together to improve, update and extend lists of important local heritage assets across the Black Country.

Commonwealth Games catering contracts up for grabs


The search is on to find suppliers to meet nearly £5m of catering contracts for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Make sure your Sandwell business is Covid-secure


Sandwell Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive to check businesses have Covid-secure measures in place. Spot checks are starting from Monday 15 March. Read on for information to help you prevent the spread of coronavirus in our borough.

Covid-19 webinar for Sandwell businesses


Here are details of an interactive, informative webinar on Friday 26 March where Sandwell business representatives can discuss the government roadmap out of lockdown and share experiences and best practice as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up for free.

Plans submitted for Sandwell distribution warehouse


Plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of a Wednesbury trading estate to provide a new distribution warehouse.