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UK manufacturing recovery being felt by firms of all sizes even though demand has slowed

UK manufacturing recovery being felt by firms of all sizes even though demand has slowed

The recovery in UK manufacturing is being felt by firms of all sizes, but has slowed recently, according to the CBI. More

17/11/14 09:54 | 25 reads | News

Are Leaders born or made?

Are Leaders born or made?

Many leaders are held back as they believe in the myth that great leaders are born and can’t be made. If you believe this myth then chances are it’s limiting your potential. If you’re able to change your thinking, change your skills, change your behaviours and acquire new knowledge then you have the ability to become a Great Leader. More

13/11/14 18:42 | 54 reads | Library

EEF Urges Manufacturers to bag Funding

EEF Urges Manufacturers to bag Funding

Manufacturers' organisation EEF has called on Midlands businesses to tap into a £30m government matched-funding scheme. More

07/11/14 09:16 | 85 reads | News

UKTI encourages more women-led businesses to explore export potential

UKTI encourages more women-led businesses to explore export potential

Women-led businesses in the West Midlands are being encouraged to develop their export potential. More

04/11/14 12:24 | 38 reads | News

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Winning Leaders' Academy - Cohort 5 - Course dates announced - Acton Trussell, Staffordshire - 22/01/2015

Using progressive tools and techniques the Academy will develop your personal effectiveness to impact business performance. More

03/11/14 16:28 | 6469 reads | Courses

Struggling to Sustain Growth – Then Make the Shift From Manager to Leader

Struggling to Sustain Growth – Then Make the Shift From Manager to Leader

Your business is in lift off; the orders are rolling in, you’re utilising 110% of your resources but cash is beginning to build, talent is shining through and the beginnings of a management team have begun to form. All these factors are creating ‘some’ space for you to begin to work ‘on’ rather than ‘in’ the business. More

03/11/14 15:53 | 144 reads | Library

Engineering skills boost for Staffordshire with opening of new £2m training centre

Engineering skills boost for Staffordshire with opening of new £2m training centre

Future generations of engineers are set to get a skills boost following the opening of a new training centre in Staffordshire. More

24/10/14 08:46 | 109 reads | News

Funding up for grabs for Stoke businesses promoting well-being

Funding up for grabs for Stoke businesses promoting well-being

Business in Stoke-on-Trent are set to benefit from a new funding scheme designed to enhance employee health and well-being. More

24/10/14 08:22 | 115 reads | News

£500K programme switches on Black Country firms to superfast broadband

£500K programme switches on Black Country firms to superfast broadband

A £500,000 technology initiative is set to help hundreds of Black Country companies maxmise their use of IT and capitalise on new superfast broadband. More

23/10/14 10:02 | 142 reads | Business Support

Regions steeled for growth as £6m fund launches

Regions steeled for growth as £6m fund launches

UK Steel Enterprise has launched a new £6m scheme aimed at driving growth in England’s steel regions, including The Black Country and Stoke-on-Trent. More

21/10/14 09:11 | 98 reads | News

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Exploring Enterprise - Self Employment Workshops from Blue Orchid - Lichfield - 16/12/2014Exploring Enterprise - Self Employment Workshops from Blue Orchid - Lichfield - 16/12/2014

Blue Orchid will offer a Workshop which is an introduction into ‘Self Employment’ and is available to all residents of Cannock. Lichfield, Tamworth and East Staffordshire. Similar events are held in the other Boroughs/Districts on other dates,full please examine website for alternatives More

20/10/14 14:07 | 137 reads | Events

Exploring Enterprise - Self Employment Workshops from Blue Orchid - Tamworth - 25/11/2014Exploring Enterprise - Self Employment Workshops from Blue Orchid - Tamworth - 25/11/2014

Blue Orchid will offer a Workshop which is an introduction into ‘Self Employment’ and is available to all residents of Cannock. Lichfield, Tamworth and East Staffordshire. Similar events are held in the other Boroughs/Districts on other dates,full please examine website for alternatives More

20/10/14 13:56 | 203 reads | Events

Exploring Enterprise - Self Employment Workshops from Blue Orchid - Burton - 11/12/2014Exploring Enterprise - Self Employment Workshops from Blue Orchid - Burton - 11/12/2014

Blue Orchid will offer a Workshop which is an introduction into ‘Self Employment’ and is available to all residents of Cannock. Lichfield, Tamworth and East Staffordshire. Similar events are held in the other Boroughs/Districts on other dates,full please examine website for alternatives More

20/10/14 13:49 | 215 reads | Events

Exploring Enterprise - Self Employment Workshops from Blue Orchid - Cannock - 01/12/2014Exploring Enterprise - Self Employment Workshops from Blue Orchid - Cannock - 01/12/2014

Blue Orchid will offer a Workshop which is an introduction into ‘Self Employment’ and is available to all residents of Cannock. Lichfield, Tamworth and East Staffordshire. Similar events are held in the other Boroughs/Districts on other dates,full please examine website for alternatives More

20/10/14 13:34 | 207 reads | Events

Tooling Funding Available for North West ManufacturersTooling Funding Available for North West Manufacturers

Are you an SME investing in new product tooling for your business? Would you like up to 50% match funding? More

17/10/14 13:35 | 155 reads | News

11,000 new jobs pledged for Stoke and Staffordshire as £82m Growth Deal is signed11,000 new jobs pledged for Stoke and Staffordshire as £82m Growth Deal is signed

Business leaders and councillors in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire have pledged the creation of 11,000 new jobs and transport improvements after signing a Growth Deal agreement with the Government. More

17/10/14 13:34 | 137 reads | News

Start Up Support - Barclays Business Planning Workshop - Tamworth - 01/12/2014Start Up Support - Barclays Business Planning Workshop - Tamworth - 01/12/2014

Business Enterprise Support (BES) as a social enterprise, are a non-profit organisation aiming to help people, of all backgrounds, to become self-employed. More

17/10/14 13:32 | 77 reads | Events

Lichfield Enterprise Club - Lichfield  - 25/11/2014Lichfield Enterprise Club - Lichfield - 25/11/2014

The Enterprise Club is an informal opportunity for you to meet with a BES Enterprise Coach and other local people who are interested in self- employment. More

17/10/14 12:58 | 130 reads | Events

Stoke-on-Trent to launch business case for HS2 stationStoke-on-Trent to launch business case for HS2 station

Business and city leaders in Stoke-on-Trent are due to launch their business case for an HS2 station later today. More

15/10/14 14:19 | 109 reads | News

Serious Games Studio to partner with Innovation Birmingham for gaming eventSerious Games Studio to partner with Innovation Birmingham for gaming event

Coventry University’s Serious Games Studio has signed up as a partner of Innovation Birmingham’s LAUNCH event series for digital gaming and mobile app developers. More

10/10/14 08:31 | 124 reads | News

Social finance fair reveals £1m Key Fund is heading to the West MidlandsSocial finance fair reveals £1m Key Fund is heading to the West Midlands

A new £1m social investment fund for the West Midlands has been unveiled at the Social Finance Fair in Birmingham, the largest outside London. More

10/10/14 08:21 | 130 reads | News

RBS and NatWest Launch £55M Small Business FundRBS and NatWest Launch £55M Small Business Fund

A £55m Small Business Fund has been launched by Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest aimed at supporting small businesses across the West Midlands. More

09/10/14 08:29 | 125 reads | News

West Midlands manufacturers target home comforts to boost long-term growthWest Midlands manufacturers target home comforts to boost long-term growth

Small manufacturers in the West Midlands are set to make the most of a strengthening UK economy by focusing on domestic markets for their future growth. More

09/10/14 08:21 | 133 reads | News

UK Manufacturing Slumps to 17 - Month LowUK Manufacturing Slumps to 17 - Month Low

The strong upsurge in the UK's manufacturing sector experienced throughout 2014 has come to an end with the September PMI at a 17-month low and growth of new orders easing to near stagnation. More

03/10/14 08:07 | 152 reads | News

Russell Roof Tiles invests £2m in Burton factoryRussell Roof Tiles invests £2m in Burton factory

Burton on Trent-based Russell Roof Tiles has announced a further £2m outlay on its factory following the installation of a £2m production line two years ago. More

01/10/14 08:23 | 107 reads | News

Local manufacturers urged to capitalise on offshore wind sector through new funding streamsLocal manufacturers urged to capitalise on offshore wind sector through new funding streams

The sustainable energy sector is giving West Midlands manufacturers the chance to tap into two fast-track funding streams worth a combined £4.5m. More

25/09/14 10:04 | 142 reads | News

Global trade boost for UK manufacturers as UKTI and EEF sign partnership dealGlobal trade boost for UK manufacturers as UKTI and EEF sign partnership deal

Britain’s leading manufacturers’ organisation, EEF, has signed a partnership agreement with the Government’s trade body, UKTI, to help boost exports and attract more businesses to invest in the UK. More

25/09/14 09:56 | 155 reads | News

More SMEs claiming R&D tax rebatesMore SMEs claiming R&D tax rebates

More SMEs in the West Midlands are claiming tax rebates on their research and development work, latest figures have shown. More

24/09/14 08:27 | 142 reads | News

Companies urged to exploit communications revolution for growthCompanies urged to exploit communications revolution for growth

Companies in Birmingham are living through a ‘communications revolution’ which is transforming the way they have to do business, business leaders have been told. More

22/09/14 09:45 | 201 reads | News

Industry sets out key priorities for next GovernmentIndustry sets out key priorities for next Government

Five areas to boost growth and long-term economic security More

22/09/14 09:32 | 153 reads | News