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APiC UK Ltd recognised for quality


 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


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


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


 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


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


 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


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 […]

BMW MINI to Invest In the West Midlands


BMW has revealed plans to invest £500m in UK car production, including at its Hams Hall plant near Birmingham, over the next three years. BMW said the investment, the majority of which will be will be used to create new production facilities and equipment, will help to safeguard more than 5,000 jobs in the Mini […]

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to create 1000 new jobs in Wolves


  JLR Wolverhampton plant to create 1,000 jobs   Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled plans to build an 800,000 sq ft engine plant at the i54 business park in Wolverhampton. Reports suggest the new site could create up to 1,000 jobs in the plant itself and through the supply chain. The major boost for the […]

Black Country Training Group secures £8.7M for apprenticship training across the Black Country.


A BLACK COUNTRY skills initiative has been awarded £8.7m to improve apprenticeship opportunities in the area. The Black Country Training Group (BCTG), based in Oldbury, has secured the funding through the Skills Funding Agency. The money will help fund apprenticeship training starting in August this year. The funding will support thousands of adult apprenticeship places, […]