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Accountancy group expands West Midlands presence with new acquisition 

14 Mar

A WORCESTERSHIRE accountancy firm has expanded its presence in the region with the acquisition of a Solihull rival.

Expansion puts further squeeze on Solihull business park 

11 Mar

DEMAND for commercial space at a Solihull business park has resulted in just one unit available for lease.

Birmingham garage acquired in Midlands-led deal 

9 Mar

A BIRMINGHAM garage business has been acquired by a Midlands rival in a deal led out of the region.

Powergen offices set to make way for £75m retirement complex 

9 Mar

A £75m residential scheme is set to go ahead in Solihull after the borough council agreed plans for the demolition of one of the areas best-known buildings.

Annual profits strengthen for Hill & Smith 

9 Mar

AN aborted attempt to strengthen its position in the galvanising sector does not appear to have dented Shirley-based engineering group, Hill & Smiths annual performance.

Solihull and Oldbury jobs fears as npower axes 2,400 jobs 

8 Mar

Cuts follow losses of 100 million...

JLR effect is ‘creating market shortage’ 

2 Mar

THE Solihull and the Birmingham out-of-town office market has enjoyed a strong year with several substantial and significant transactions, a new study has shown.

NC Creative wins Solihull BID brief 

2 Mar

Marketing agency will publish magazine InSolihull and collaborate on the forthcoming Fashion Week event next month...

G&P picks Fort Dunlop for new global HQ 

1 Mar

Firm which works with aerospace and automotive companies such as Jaguar Land Rover has relocated to new headquarters in Castle Bromwich to be closer to manufacturing heartland...

Former Powergen site regeneration set for go ahead 

29 Feb

Solihull planning chiefs expected to green light the demolition of Madin's vacant office block - bringing to an end 20-year wait for redevelopment...

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

29 Feb

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.

Software firm completes fifth move in a decade to accommodate growth 

26 Feb

A SOLIHULL software firm has undergone its fifth move in 10 years because of its strong growth.

Motor parts group bolts on six-site business 

25 Feb

MOTOR parts supplier The Parts Alliance has bolted on a Harrogate-based vehicle parts business which has six branches across Yorkshire.

BCU awarded £0.5m to help boost arts and cultural economy 

25 Feb

BIRMINGHAM City University is to help boost Birmingham and Solihulls cultural and creative economy after being awarded a £0.5m grant.

Seven-figure funding deal puts medical centre in rude health 

22 Feb

A SOLIHULL medical centre has completed a move into custom-built premises after utilising a seven-figure financial package.

£5m Blythe Valley renovation under way 

18 Feb

IM Properties is revamping two of its buildings on Solihull industrial estate...

Demand for powertrain engineers at an all-time high 

18 Feb

As top scientists and engineers from around the country gather in Solihull this month at the Future Powertrain Conference 2016, engineering recruitment specialist Jonathan Lee Recruitment says UK businesses must forward plan their project ...

More expansion for Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich factory 

18 Feb

Unanimous backing from city planners for project to add two new warehouses for logistics and storage on massive site in north Birmingham...

Jaguar Land Rover submits details plans for expansion of Castle Bromwich 

16 Feb

JAGUAR Land Rover has submitted detailed plans for an expansion of facilities at its Castle Bromwich plant.

Former Solihull MP Lorely Burt joins DBS Law 

16 Feb

Law firm recruits life peer to help boost its profile in the business community...

Former Solihull MP joins DBS law 

15 Feb

BIRMINGHAM legal firm DBS Law has recruited former Solihull MP Lorely Burt.

IM Properties cracks on with £5m refurb at Blythe Valley Park 

15 Feb

DEVELOPER and scheme owner IM Properties has embarked on a £5m refurbishment of the largest office building at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull.

LEP launches £9m fund to unlock stalled housing sites 

12 Feb

HOUSING developers in the Greater Birmingham, Solihull, South Staffordshire and North Worcestershire areas can from today access a new £9m fund to unlock stalled housing sites.

Motor finance arm performance helps S&U to speed ahead 

12 Feb

SOLIHULL-based finance provider S&U has said that current trading remains strong and that its motor finance business is producing record results.

Enterprise Inns reports strong trading 

11 Feb

SOLIHULL pubco Enterprise Inns says it is trading strongly and has reported like-for-like net income growth.

KWB lets 22,000 sq ft at Solihull office scheme 

10 Feb

PROPERTY consultancy KWB has secured the expansion of two existing occupiers, Virgin Media and Rexel UK, at Eagle Court in Solihull.

Law firm George Green leads on local IT sector deal 

8 Feb

A CORPORATE team from Black Country law firm George Green has advised Convergence Group on its acquisition of Networks First.

Solihull roads will be a real-life test track for smart cars 

7 Feb

More than 40 miles of road around Solihull and Coventry will be used to test a new generation of smart cars...

BREAKING NEWS: M6 in Birmingham expected to be closed for much of the day 

4 Feb

THE M6 in Birmingham is expected to remain congested for most of the day, Highways England has said.

Carluccio’s restaurant announced as part of Solihull town centre renaissance 

3 Feb

The Italian restaurant will front a new four-storey building at the Mell Square shopping centre...

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Life As A Business Admin Apprentice at adi Group 

14 Mar

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

Duo of deals for leading law firm 

14 Mar

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

#MIMExpo16 social shoutout month 

14 Mar

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.

Mitchell Grieve Ltd, Industrial Knitting Needles 

14 Mar

With sites inCharlotte,North Carolina US and Leicester UK.


14 Mar

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

Salop Design Supporting NAW2016 

14 Mar

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

One employee who changed the way we manufacture 

14 Mar

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...

Launch of Quality Endorsement Licence 

14 Mar

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

New Engineering Apprenticeships To Tackle Skills Shortage In Birmingham 

14 Mar

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 ...

Commitment from existing tenants leaves only one unit available at popular Monkspath Business Park 

13 Mar

Only one unit remains at Monkspath Business Park in Solihull, following expansion by two existing tenants.

Mitchell Grieve Ltd, Industrial Knitting Needles 

11 Mar

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.

Mitchell Grieve Ltd, Industrial Knitting Neadles 

11 Mar

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.

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

11 Mar

On Thursday 10th March, O.

Adrian Bailey MP urges government to address the skills gap 

10 Mar

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.

Xenon Delivery System for Cardiac-Arrest Patients 

10 Mar

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.

Solutions 4 IT aim to work closely with MIM members 

10 Mar

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

Our Acrylic Polymer Technology 

10 Mar

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.

Control Energy Costs become Made in the Midlands Patrons 

10 Mar

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

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