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UK automotive sector achieves record £69.5bn turnover

UK automotive sector achieves record £69.5bn turnover

Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirm the the UK automotive industry is breaking new records. More

30/06/15 08:16 | 85 reads | News

Stoke-on-Trent named economic hotspot in new report

Stoke-on-Trent named economic hotspot in new report

Stoke-on-Trent has been labelled an economic hotspot in an influential new report. More

26/06/15 08:15 | 63 reads | News

New initiative puts West Midlands in the driving seat for automotive investment

New initiative puts West Midlands in the driving seat for automotive investment

A new initiative designed to attract more investment into the West Midlands’ thriving automotive sector has been officially launched. More

26/06/15 08:08 | 78 reads | News

Foreign Direct Investment creates hundreds of jobs across the West Midlands

Foreign Direct Investment creates hundreds of jobs across the West Midlands

Businesses in the Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire and The Marches area have all benefited from millions of pounds of direct foreign investment, latest figures have shown. More

19/06/15 08:52 | 81 reads | News

The place to go to grow

The place to go to grow

When was the last time you had a meeting with your local Business Growth Manager? More

10/06/15 08:32 | 90 reads | Opinion

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Manufacturers 'Seek Productivity Gains' to Maintain Growth

More than four fifths of small and medium-sized manufacturers in England need to improve productivity in the next six months if they are to achieve their growth plans, a survey published today (9 June 2015) has found. More

09/06/15 10:46 | 88 reads | News

Staffordshire businesses to benefit from £2.3m broadband investment

Staffordshire businesses to benefit from £2.3m broadband investment

Approximately 4,000 additional homes and businesses across Staffordshire are set to get access to high-speed fibre broadband following a £2.3m funding boost. More

08/06/15 08:10 | 102 reads | News

Stoke refuses to give up on HS2 bid

Stoke refuses to give up on HS2 bid

Business leaders in North Staffordshire have refused to give up the fight over the HS2 high speed rail link. More

04/06/15 08:11 | 130 reads | News

Moorlands businesses urged to join new chamber

Moorlands businesses urged to join new chamber

Businesses in Staffordshire have been urged to offer their support to a new chamber of commerce opening in the county. More

04/06/15 08:03 | 96 reads | News

Jobs total recovers to pre-recessionary levels in Staffordshire

Jobs total recovers to pre-recessionary levels in Staffordshire

Staffordshire's jobs total has recovered to pre-recession levels with wages continuing to increase as the county nears full employment levels, the county council has said More

03/06/15 08:22 | 89 reads | News

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New BGF fund targets early stage technology businessesNew BGF fund targets early stage technology businesses

The Birmingham-based Business Growth Fund (BGF) is expanding its activities by launching what is believed to be the largest ever venture capital fund dedicated to earlier stage UK technology companies. More

02/06/15 08:43 | 115 reads | News

West Mids Attracts Record Foreign InvestmentWest Mids Attracts Record Foreign Investment

The West Midlands attracted a record amount of inward investment projects last year, with Birmingham making a "significant contribution" to the region's success, according to new figures from EY. More

28/05/15 08:26 | 129 reads | News

Increased Appetite for Finance Among SMESIncreased Appetite for Finance Among SMES

Appetite for finance among small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remained high during the first quarter of the year, according to the findings of a report published today (28 May 2015), but there is still a gap between perception and reality when it comes to being approved for lending. More

28/05/15 08:13 | 104 reads | News

UK manufacturing sector expands in May as export orders improveUK manufacturing sector expands in May as export orders improve

The UK manufacturing sector expanded again in May, as export orders improved, according to a new survey. More

22/05/15 08:16 | 117 reads | News

£3m funding for Technology Inspired Innovation£3m funding for Technology Inspired Innovation

Competition is now open for registration More

19/05/15 10:27 | 137 reads | Business Support

Fledgling exporters targeted with programme launch Fledgling exporters targeted with programme launch

A programme has been launched by new trade minister Francis Maude to help companies expand into international markets for the first time. More

19/05/15 09:44 | 114 reads | News

Government Vows to Slash Red Tape and Save £10bn Government Vows to Slash Red Tape and Save £10bn

Sajid Javid has outlined plans to cut red tape for companies by £10bn over the next five years in his first speech as Business Secretary. More

19/05/15 09:37 | 121 reads | News

Exchange rates fail to dampen export growth Exchange rates fail to dampen export growth

Almost half of British manufacturing companies boosted exports in the first months of 2015, a new survey has revealed. More

18/05/15 08:31 | 139 reads | News

IEMA Making the Transition to ISO14001:2015  - Stafford - 07/10/2015IEMA Making the Transition to ISO14001:2015 - Stafford - 07/10/2015

Sben will also be delivering another IEMA approved full day course which will explain the upcoming changes to ISO 14001. More

15/05/15 12:33 | 131 reads | Events

Staffs Council Hails JLR Expansion PlansStaffs Council Hails JLR Expansion Plans

Staffordshire County Council has hailed the prospect of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) potentially expanding its i54 engineering site. More

15/05/15 08:09 | 161 reads | News

Birmingham venue chosen to host major technology conferenceBirmingham venue chosen to host major technology conference

Birmingham's Millennium Point has been selected as the venue for an important technology conference. More

12/05/15 08:35 | 133 reads | News

Midven Secures £2M To Boost West Mids Start UpsMidven Secures £2M To Boost West Mids Start Ups

Birmingham venture capital firm Midven has secured a £2m investment to support growing companies in the West Midlands. More

12/05/15 08:21 | 168 reads | News

New government inherits confident business community New government inherits confident business community

The new Conservative government has inherited a confident business community but underlying fragility remains a cause for concern, according to a new study. More

11/05/15 15:28 | 114 reads | News

Ask the Experts! Summer Women in Business - Burton on Trent - 14/07/2015Ask the Experts! Summer Women in Business - Burton on Trent - 14/07/2015

Our very popular networking summer event, entitled ‘Ask the Experts’, will be held at the home of Women in Business, Hoar Cross Hall Spa Hotelin Staffordshire, at The Joynes Suite, serving a delicious Traditional English Afternoon Tea. More

11/05/15 13:53 | 119 reads | Events

HSBC pumps £400m into Birmingham SME lendingHSBC pumps £400m into Birmingham SME lending

HSBC has launched a new national SME fund worth £8bn with £400m of that targeting firms in and around Birmingham. More

11/05/15 08:05 | 186 reads | News

Level 4 - City & Guilds IEMA Managing with Environmental Sustainability  - Stafford - 23/09/2015Level 4 - City & Guilds IEMA Managing with Environmental Sustainability - Stafford - 23/09/2015

Discover how to create value through strong environmental performance and achieve a nationally recognised qualification! More

08/05/15 09:42 | 140 reads | Events

Level 2 - City & Guilds IEMA Working with Environmental Sustainability  - Stafford - 21/07/2015Level 2 - City & Guilds IEMA Working with Environmental Sustainability - Stafford - 21/07/2015

Boost your workforce's environmental awareness and efficiency with a nationally recognised qualification! More

08/05/15 09:26 | 146 reads | Events

Domestic Orders Up But Exports Drag On Growth - CBIDomestic Orders Up But Exports Drag On Growth - CBI

Small and medium-sized manufacturers have continued to report increases in domestic orders in the first months of 2015, but flat exports slowed down growth, according to a new survey. More

01/05/15 08:31 | 130 reads | News

Business Support Factsheet - Cannock Chase District Council AreaBusiness Support Factsheet - Cannock Chase District Council Area

Information sheet relating to the business support available to pre-start and existing businesses within the Cannock Chase District Council area. More

29/04/15 16:10 | 124 reads | Library

Business Support Factsheet - East Staffordshire Borough Council AreaBusiness Support Factsheet - East Staffordshire Borough Council Area

Information sheet relating to the business support available to pre-start and existing businesses within the East Staffordshire Borough Council area. More

29/04/15 16:06 | 101 reads | Library