The Black Country is one of five Enterprise Zones firmly behind innovation in the UK’s automotive industry. They are part of the Government’s Automotive Industrial Strategy which aims to secure the long term future of the sector and grow the UK’s share of it, using research and development to stay...
In-depth discussions about social enterprise that took place at the Black Country LEP’s first social enterprise summit have been published in a new report
The Black Country Skills Factory has launched a new Apprentice Wage Subsidy for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country who commence a Level 3 apprenticeship from the New Year.
Black Country businesses met with potential customers from all around the world without leaving the Midlands at a ground-breaking high-tech conference earlier today
Invest Black Country and the Black Country LEP are throwing their full support behind an innovative international conference for Black Country suppliers, taking place in Wolverhampton and online tomorrow
The Black Country Skills Factory will attend the National Aerospace Supply Chain Conference at RAF Cosford in Wolverhampton on Thursday 21st November.
The Black Country Skills Factory has teamed up with the West Midlands Manufacturing Club to offer subsidised one-to-one CAD training in AutoCAD 2D and Solid Works Solid Modelling throughout the year.
Invest Black Country officially launched the Black Country Bullet – a virtual car with around 70 per cent of components made in the Black Country – at Advanced Engineering UK on Tuesday 12 November at the NEC
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
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).
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 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.
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...
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
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
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