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Sandwell clothing supplier Direct Corporate Clothing saves admin-hit firm in Kent

20/07/2011

Sandwell based clothing and protective equipment supplier Direct Corporate Clothing has bought Kent leisure products supplier Proteam out of administration. Acting through its subsidiary Paroh Ltd, Direct Corporate Clothing saved 37 out of 41 jobs when they bought Proteam in an undisclosed deal secured through administrators at FRP Advisory. The deal was handled by Jason […]


UK SMEs invest £74.9bn over next 12 months as businesses prepare for growth

19/07/2011

New research from GE Capital reveals that UK SMEs plan to invest £74.9bn in capital expenditure in the next 12 months, whilst also showing that companies had missed out on over £8bn of new business as a result of out-dated equipment. Some 92% of businesses surveyed in GE Capital’s first ‘SME Capex Barometer’ survey said […]


ThinkSandwell has a new high profile ad running in London

04/07/2011

  Sometimes, opportunities come along that are too good to miss, so when thinkSandell was approached with the chance to run a high profile advert on the Worlds First Tri-Screen, being trialled in the heart of Londons financial district, we jumped right at it.  The media platform is on Exchange Square EC2A 2BQ, a short walk from […]


APiC UK Ltd recognised for quality

04/07/2011

 APiC UK in Smethwick, Sandwwll is keeping up with best business practice – and has been awarded with two new accreditations to prove it. APiC UK, which designs, manufactures and installs aluminium curtain walling, doors and screens, roof glazing and structural glazing systems, is one of Sandwell’s best-known specialist manufacturers. Working in the education, retail, industrial […]


Confidence as West Mids sees lift in management buyouts

29/06/2011

The number and value of management buyouts in the West Midlands has doubled since the second half of 2010. According to figures released by the Centre of Management Buy-Out Research (CMBOR), the region experienced one of the biggest leaps in deal activity in the UK in the first half of 2011. Eight deals with a […]


A night of celebration at the Black Country Asian Business Awards

22/06/2011

BCABA HEADER “Always be on the lookout for good ideas if you want to make your fortune”. That was the advice from Perween Warsi, founder and chief executive of Derby-based S&A Foods, who started out in her kitchen at home with just 12 samosas and, despite numerous obstacles, built the operation into one of the […]


Regal Coach Travel Limited moves to Oldbury, Sandwell

21/06/2011

 A Black Country business is benefiting from a renaissance in coach travel and the growing popularity of ‘staycations’ and expanded to a new base in Oldbury. Regal Coach Travel Limited, an executive coach hire company, has moved to The Springfield Estate, where it has taken a 3,565 sq ft unit to store and maintain its […]


West Bromwich trading estate proves just the ticket

21/06/2011

BULLEYS, together with joint agents Harris Lamb, are bidding to attract new tenants to a West Bromwich industrial estate. Kelvin Way Trading Estate has proved popular with businesses in a range of sectors including manufacturing, government departments and storage operators. Companies already signed up to the estate include Reliant Products, Safety-Kleen, Joseph Joseph and Wilts […]


New BT Office in West Brom nears completion

17/06/2011

 Almost there… The ‘topping out’ ceremony at the BT building in Providence Place last week (7th June) marked the completion of an £18m investment in office space in West Bromwich.  The final brick was laid at the 70,000 sq ft office complex in front of representatives from BT, Sandwell Council, Advantage West Midlands, the Birmingham-based […]


CAB Automotive Ltd awarded JLRQ by Jaguar Land Rover

17/06/2011

Sandwell based manufacturing business Cab Automotive Ltd has given its growth prospects a major boost after securing an award from one of its major customers, Jaguar Land Rover. CAB Automotive who supply Jaguar Land Rover with interior trim and seating assemblies, have secured the JLRQ Award. Terry Sampson, a JLR director visited the factory to present the firm with […]


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