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Funding available now for property and green schemes
Grant funding is being offered to small or medium sized businesses to help with expansion or relocation in the Black Country – and also for developing, growing or diversifying within the ‘green’ sector
Young people manufacture future ideas at  Black Country wide competition
The Black Country’s high schools proved they have what it takes to ‘Make It in Manufacturing’ by inventing the transportation solutions of the future and competing in a region-wide competition yesterday (7 November 2013).
Black Country ‘super six’ to showcase the region’s engineering skills
On Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 November, six Black Country SMEs will exhibit alongside Invest Black Country and Business Birmingham at Advanced Engineering UK 2013...
The Skills Factory celebrates what is made in the Midlands
The Black Country Skills Factory joined over one hundred companies to celebrate what’s best about Midlands manufacturing at the annual Made in the Midlands (MIM) Awards.
Important changes to BEng degree delivery structure and fee subsidies
The Black Country Skills Factory has been promoting a new accelerated two-year BEng degree programme in Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. The aim of this degree is to help develop the next generation of leaders and managers in the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector in...
Prime Minister recognises Carillion’s work with apprentices in Black Country
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, was in the Black Country on 31 October, when he visited the head office of Carillion, the Wolverhampton-based integrated support services company where he met with apprentices
Read all about it – first issue of LEP newsletter out now
A brand new e-newsletter from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership has been published today to keep local businesses up-to-date with relevant news and local initiatives
New MAS funding to create new jobs in West Midlands
Manufacturers in the West Midlands are set to reach new heights after new funding was released to the Manufacturing Advisory Service. The West Midlands European Regional Development Fund has allocated £2.2 million to MAS
Meet Our Board, featuring Ninder Johal
Ninder Johal is responsible for communicating the LEP vision and engages with businesses and all partners. Ninder is Managing Director of Nachural Communications and HRA Loudspeakers
Black Country explores £3bn of global auto opportunities
The local automotive sector was put under the spotlight during a recent VIP visit to the Black Country, when supply chain opportunities worth billions of pounds were discussed
Black Country Skills Factory to attend Advanced Engineering UK
The Black Country Skills Factory will attend the Advanced Engineering UK show when it returns to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 November.
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Black Country to take international spotlight at huge engineering show
In three weeks’ time, thousands of delegates from the UK and overseas will be flocking to Advanced Engineering UK at the NEC. Black Country business leaders will be among the high-profile speakers at the two-day event, flying the flag for the region’s engineering prowess and inward investment...
Multi-year MoD contract success for local experts The Race Group
A leading Black Country lubricants specialist has been awarded a new four-year contract by the Ministry of Defence, taking their buyer-supplier relationship to a whole decade of working together. The Race Group, based in Brierley Hill, has welcomed
Skills Factory to present prestigious award at MIM ceremony
The Black Country Skills Factory will be presenting the ‘Women in Engineering’ award at the annual Made in the Midlands (MIM) Awards ceremony on Tuesday 22nd October at Wolverhampton Science Park.
Engineering SMEs offered the chance to meet Jaguar Land Rover and Moog buyers
In four weeks’ time, Advanced Engineering UK returns to the NEC for 2013. At the show, Invest Black Country and Business Birmingham are offering SME engineering firms the opportunity to meet buyers from Jaguar Land Rover and Moog