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Talent Management Roundtable discuss skills shortages 

18 Mar 16

Made in the Midlands recently facilitated a Talent Management Roundtable at Baker Finnemore Ltd.


Business
Rising To The Top From Apprentice To CEO 

18 Mar 16

It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2016, and we’re bringing you blogs throughout the week from our current adi apprentices as well as some of our employees who completed apprenticeships back in the day.


Business
University of Birmingham celebrate local industry at MIM Breakfast 

18 Mar 16

On Thursday 17th March, University of Birmingham hosted the latest Made in the MIdlands Breakfast Event at their expansive and transformational campus.


Business
Budget Announcement -Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC 

18 Mar 16

The Carbon Reduction Commitment.


Business
Why Kiosk Shop Floor Data Capture (SFDC)? 

17 Mar 16

Keep up to date.


Business
Automotive Insulations highly commended at national Semta awards 

17 Mar 16

The ongoing commitment
at Automotive Insulations to staff training and development was recognised at a
prestigious national awards ceremony last month when the company received a ‘Highly
Commended’ accolade from amongst hundreds of entries…


Business
Follow FBCMB At The Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference 

16 Mar 16

This week we’re attending the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) conference and providing live coverage from the event!The MAA conference takes place at the prestigious new Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry this…


Business
Free-issue Processing facilities at SSS 

16 Mar 16

Contact us now if you have any free-issue processing requirementsSHEARINGSheet Plate0.4 mm up to 10 mm in stainless and 12 mm in mild steelSLITTINGCoils in mild steel non ferrous Alloys-Edge Dressing, edge correction, straightening and removal…


Business
Last few spaces left on Skills Factory apprenticeship breakfast 

15 Mar 16

There’s still
time for companies to book their place on our breakfast meeting aimed at
helping employers looking to recruit new apprentices, take full
advantage of apprenticeships in the Black Country and gain impartial
information and advice…


Business
Fawns give Gorse Hall kids more inspirational play 

15 Mar 16

A primary school in Greater Manchester is enjoying improved break and lunch
play and sports activities since installing a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).


Business
Gillingham gates carry stag school crest 

15 Mar 16

A Dorset comprehensive school that is celebrating its 500th anniversary has
emblazoned its entrance gates with its stag motif.


Business
Simple recessed railings make perfect football goal 

15 Mar 16

A Lincolnshire primary school has converted an area of hard standing into a
football pitch and play area with the simple addition of recessed railings.


Business
FBC Manby Bowdler joins Made in the Midlands 

15 Mar 16

Shropshire law firm FBC Manby Bowdler has become the latest Patron of the region’s leading voice in the manufacturing and engineering sector, Made In The Midlands.


Business
New addition to the sales team 

15 Mar 16

SSS are pleased to announce that Jon Rowley joined our sales team in January this year.


Business
Spring Newsletter Out Now! 

15 Mar 16

Once again, we’ve been busy bunniesthis spring(no pun intended!) and have both attended and hosted a variety of events and expos.


Business
Life As A Business Admin Apprentice at adi Group 

14 Mar 16

It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2016 across the UK and we’re celebrating our Apprentice Academy Apprentices.


Business
Duo of deals for leading law firm 

14 Mar 16

A leading Midlands law firm has successfully completed a brace of commercial property deals for national clients based in the region.


Business
#MIMExpo16 social shoutout month 

14 Mar 16

At the beginning of this week, we started our #MIMExpo16 social shoutout month that will promote all of the Made in the Midlands members, who will be exhibiting at #MIMExpo16.


Business
Mitchell Grieve Ltd, Industrial Knitting Needles 

14 Mar 16

With sites inCharlotte,North Carolina US and Leicester UK.


Business
BROWN & HOLMES TO UNVEIL NEW PRECISION PRODUCT RANGE AT MACH 2016 

14 Mar 16

Brown Holmes will be launching its new Swiss Chuck precision workholding product range in the UK at MACH 2016.


Business
Salop Design Supporting NAW2016 

14 Mar 16

We are a tier 2 metal pressing and
assembly’s manufacturer based in Shrewsbury.


Business
One employee who changed the way we manufacture 

14 Mar 16

Frank Dudley Ltd specialised in small pressings upto 150T from 1948 to 1994, our Shopfloor manager at the time changed all of that by convincing Jill, our MD at the time if we invest in a 300T Press a loss making job will become profitable…


Business
Launch of Quality Endorsement Licence 

14 Mar 16

The Open College Network West Midlands is delighted to announce the launch of our Quality Endorsement Licence (QEL).


Business
New Engineering Apprenticeships To Tackle Skills Shortage In Birmingham 

14 Mar 16

adi group is stepping up its support for Engineering Apprenticeships in Birmingham, and we are delighted to announce that we are recruiting four apprentices in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March 2016), as part of our …


Business
Mitchell Grieve Ltd, Industrial Knitting Neadles 

11 Mar 16

Rical Groups, Mitchell Grieve manufactures and supplies latch needles, bearded needles and their associated knitting elements used in a wide variety of industrial knitting machines.


Business
Mitchell Grieve Ltd, Industrial Knitting Needles 

11 Mar 16

Rical Groups, Mitchell Grieve manufactures and supplies latch needles, bearded needles and their associated knitting elements used in a wide variety of industrial knitting machines.


Business
O.L.D. Engineering celebrate the success of MIM Breakfast event 

11 Mar 16

On Thursday 10th March, O.


Business
Adrian Bailey MP urges government to address the skills gap 

10 Mar 16

Sandwell Training Association (STA) recently hosted a visit by Adrian Bailey MP, who met with local manufacturing and engineering apprentices and potential employers to discuss the government’s focus on apprenticeships.


Business
Xenon Delivery System for Cardiac-Arrest Patients 

10 Mar 16

Datalink
Electronics has been appointed by NeuroproteXeon, a US-based company, to develop and manufacture an
FDA-approved Electronic Control and
Monitoringsystem for the
delivery of Xenon to adult patients, worldwide.


Business
Solutions 4 IT aim to work closely with MIM members 

10 Mar 16

Solutions 4 IT have joined Made in the Midlands as one of our latest Silver members.


Business
Our Acrylic Polymer Technology 

10 Mar 16

Here at Granger’s International we’ve been conscious of the environmental and health implications inherent in using both PFOS and PFOA fluorocarbons for a while now.


Business
Control Energy Costs become Made in the Midlands Patrons 

10 Mar 16

Made in the Midlands are excited to announce that Control Energy Costs (CEC) have joined as our newest Patron members.


Business
Solutions 4 IT Provide High Speed Internet for Manufacturing 

10 Mar 16

To meet
business demand for high speed, high bandwidth connectivity solutions, Solutions4I.


Business
17th March Morning Meet, MUST ATTEND 

10 Mar 16

The National Apprenticeship Service is hosting a high profile ‘free to attend’ breakfast conference,
aimed at medium and large employers, during National Apprenticeship Week, at Edgbaston Stadium
on Thursday 17th March, 7.30 – 11am.


Business
How ERP can help sell your business to potential customers 

9 Mar 16

ERP is generally viewed as an internal tool to help streamline your processes and keep all information under one roof.


Business
Skills Factory seeks Enterprise Advisers to connect the world of education to the world of work 

9 Mar 16

After the successful
launch of the Careers Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Programme in
2015, the Black Country Skills Factory is now seeking a second wave of senior
level business volunteers (Enterprise Advisers) to continue the rollout…


Business
Importance of Fitted Women’s PPE 

9 Mar 16

‘Over the past 12 months Hayley Rail has been working closely with major rail operators to find out what women’s PPE is available in today’s market, and to raise awareness to manufacturers about the importance of ladies PPE within the marketplace…


Business
Craig Dubberley, technical sales engineer at Advanced Chemical Etching (A.C.E.) has been named The Manufacturer’s Employee of the Month March 2016. 

9 Mar 16

Craig Dubberley, technical sales engineer at Advanced
Chemical Etching (A.


Business
New 2016 Catalogue Out Now 

8 Mar 16

This year’s catalogue is more extensive than ever; it features thousands of great products, including lots of new additions.


Business
Video Production for Timsons Engineerings 

7 Mar 16

A team from J Motion Video Production was on site on Monday 11 January taking video of our Machine Shop, Iron Foundry, Fitting, Stores and Offices.


Business
What is CNC Machining? 

7 Mar 16

Computerised Numerical Control, or CNC, came shortly after
WW2, as a result of the aircraft industry’s desire to produce more accurate and
complex parts.


Business
Autins Group CEO awarded fellowship for work with the next generation of entrepreneurs 

7 Mar 16

The
CEO of an automotive component manufacturer has been awarded a Visiting Industrial
Fellowship by Aston Business School in recognition of his contribution to the
university and its students in the area of business growth and
entrepreneurship…


Business
Investment in Increased Press Capacity within Rical Group 

7 Mar 16

As a direct result of an increased demand for Metal
Pressings and assemblies within the UK automotive and domestic sectors, Rical Group has pushed forward with investment in additional capacity in the “mid-sized”
Press range with the provision…


Business
What are you getting for your software support? 

4 Mar 16

The two main contributing factors to the cost of a new ERP system are the purchase price of the software itself but also the support contract that comes along with it.


Business
The complete Reverse Engineering Solution… 

4 Mar 16

At this years Develop3D Live Central Scanning will be offeringScan4cad – the complete Reverse
Engineering Solution.


Business
Aesica’s ERP Upgrade Helps Them Meet a Serialization Deadline for the China Market 

3 Mar 16

Who is Aesica?Headquartered in Pianezza, Italy, Aesica is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organizations.


Business
New Website Going Live 

3 Mar 16

We are excited about the
launch of our new mobile friendly website tomorrow! It promises a far more user
friendly experience for those of you who are on the move! Keep your eyes peeled
for the launch! #Solutions4IT #NewWebsite #CompanyNews…


Business
Appreciating the Evolution of ERP 

3 Mar 16

If you’re reading this blog, you should have a good understanding of what ERP is.


Business
Solutions 4 IT become Silver Members 

3 Mar 16

Solutions 4 IT are pleased to have become Silver members of Made in The Midlands…


Business
Jonathan Lee Contracts included in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 companies to inspire Britain’ 

2 Mar 16

Jonathan Lee Contracts, the engineering and manufacturing recruitment specialist has been been identified as one of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.


Business
LGG Charlesworth is looking to the future! 

2 Mar 16

As part of
our continuing improvement here at LGG Charlesworth Ltd we have taken on two
new apprentices in the recently expanded Engineering and Quality departments.


Business
Zaun productivity and processes benefit from investment 

1 Mar 16

A string of production equipment acquisitions over the past year has helped
make Zaun the leanest manufacturer in the perimeter systems market.


Business
Caspian Wharf capped off with stylish railings 

1 Mar 16

A prestigious waterside apartment development in East London with views of
Canary Wharf, the City and the 2012 Olympic Park has been completed with a stylish
metal roadside railing.


Business
MIM’s new dedicated Expo 2016 Linkedin Group 

1 Mar 16

We are delighted to invite you all to join our 2016 Made in the Midlands Exhibition Linkedin Group.


Business
Major Appointment for Cannock Aluminium Ingot Manufacturer 

1 Mar 16

Norton Aluminium have appointedTrevorBirdas the new General Manager.


Business
Midlands law firm act in disposal to global coms group 

29 Feb 16

Expert advisers from West Midlands’ law firm Higgs Sons have assisted with the sale of Worcestershire based Encription Limited to global communications group, Blackberry.


Business
adi Group Announces Heart Research UK As 2016 Charity Partner 

29 Feb 16

adi Group is once again continuing its tradition of electing a chosen charity of the year to support via our employee fundraising events, and this year we are delighted to announce that we will be supporting Heart Research UK.


Business
Apprenticeships – are you missing out? 

29 Feb 16

Join the Black
Country LEP and Black
Country Growth Hub at
a breakfast meeting aimed at helping employers looking to recruit new
apprentices, take full advantage of apprenticeships in the Black Country and
gain impartial information and advice…


Business
Demonstrating MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Commitment to the Continuing Success of the Manufacturing Sector. 

29 Feb 16

I have spent many years working closely with manufacturing businesses providing advice and support as they navigate the issues and challenges they face in an ever changing business landscape.


Business
SSC Laser CEO cuts through the ice 

29 Feb 16

Austin Jarrett, CEO of Staffordshire based Laser profiling
company Steel Service Centre Limited, has returned from the Arctic, the
location of his latest challenge, a 230km self-supported foot race.