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Small business 'tsar' to champion SMEs.

The Government has announced plans to help tackle unfair treatment of small businesses with a new commissioner to investigate complaints. More

28/07/15 09:10 | 54 reads | News

Best half year for UK car manufacturing since 2008 as exports soar

Best half year for UK car manufacturing since 2008 as exports soar

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that the sector has enjoyed its best half year output since 2008. More

23/07/15 08:50 | 58 reads | News

Jobs and economic activity boom predicted as HS2 growth strategy unveiled

Jobs and economic activity boom predicted as HS2 growth strategy unveiled

The prospect of tens of thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds of new economic activity has been linked to the arrival of high-speed rail project HS2 in Birmingham. More

23/07/15 08:42 | 81 reads | News

Unemployment down as West Midlands bucks national trend

Unemployment down as West Midlands bucks national trend

Unemployment figures for the West Midlands continue to head in the right direction according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). More

16/07/15 11:44 | 94 reads | News

Start Up Support - Business Planning Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 26/08/2015

Start Up Support - Business Planning Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 26/08/2015

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

14/07/15 13:29 | 42 reads | Events

 Start Up Support - Marketing Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 26/08/2015

Start Up Support - Marketing Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 26/08/2015

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

14/07/15 13:25 | 44 reads | Events

Start Up Support - Financial Planning Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 19/08/2015

Start Up Support - Financial Planning Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 19/08/2015

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

14/07/15 13:22 | 37 reads | Events

Start Up Support -  Legislation Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 19/08/2015

Start Up Support - Legislation Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 19/08/2015

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

14/07/15 13:17 | 40 reads | Events

Start Up Support - Marketing Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 12/08/2015

Start Up Support - Marketing Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 12/08/2015

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

14/07/15 11:01 | 45 reads | Events

Start Up Support - Business Planning Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 12/08/2015

Start Up Support - Business Planning Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 12/08/2015

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

14/07/15 10:42 | 42 reads | Events

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Start Up Support -  Legislation Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 05/08/2015Start Up Support - Legislation Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 05/08/2015

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

14/07/15 10:36 | 41 reads | Events

Start Up Support -   Financial Planning Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 05/08/2015Start Up Support - Financial Planning Workshop - Hanley, Stoke on Trent - 05/08/2015

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

14/07/15 10:29 | 91 reads | Events

Marches LEP Launches Fund for Stalled DevelopmentsMarches LEP Launches Fund for Stalled Developments

A £7.5m fund has been launched by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to bring forward development projects across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. More

03/07/15 08:20 | 104 reads | News

Manufacturers prove star performers in battle to boost exportsManufacturers prove star performers in battle to boost exports

Manufacturers in Greater Birmingham continue to be the sub-region’s star performers in the battle to boost export levels. More

02/07/15 08:09 | 59 reads | News

Midlands business leaders see bright outlook for growth - BGFMidlands business leaders see bright outlook for growth - BGF

Research from the Birmingham-based Business Growth Fund (BGF) has revealed that some 82% of business leaders in the Midlands believe that conditions for growth have improved over the last quarter. More

30/06/15 08:23 | 119 reads | News

UK automotive sector achieves record £69.5bn turnoverUK 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 | 149 reads | News

Stoke-on-Trent named economic hotspot in new reportStoke-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 | 128 reads | News

New initiative puts West Midlands in the driving seat for automotive investmentNew 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 | 150 reads | News

Foreign Direct Investment creates hundreds of jobs across the West MidlandsForeign 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 | 144 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 | 157 reads | Opinion

Manufacturers \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 | 152 reads | News

Staffordshire businesses to benefit from £2.3m broadband investmentStaffordshire 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 | 169 reads | News

Stoke refuses to give up on HS2 bidStoke 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 | 199 reads | News

Moorlands businesses urged to join new chamberMoorlands 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 | 159 reads | News

Jobs total recovers to pre-recessionary levels in StaffordshireJobs 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 | 165 reads | News

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 | 187 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 | 200 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 | 166 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 | 180 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 | 203 reads | Business Support