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Cllr Phil Page set to become New Mayor of Wolverhampton
15/05/2018
Cllr Phil Page is set to become the 160th Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton during Wednesday night’s (MAY 16) full council meeting.
Birmingham brownfield development gets £3.6m backing from WMCA Collective Investment Fund
15/05/2018
A derelict brownfield site in Birmingham will soon be back in industrial use thanks to a £3.6 million investment by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Positive Outlook for Black Country Exporters
11/05/2018
The latest results of the Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), carried out by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, point to an improved export outlook for the region’s businesses, particularly in relation to the manufacturing sector
Iconic Civic Halls to celebrate 80th birthday
11/05/2018
City of Wolverhampton’s Grade II-listed Civic Halls celebrate their 80th anniversary tomorrow (May 12). Completed in 1938 the Civic Halls were Wolverhampton’s first dedicated performance venue for music recitals, theatre productions and even film projection.
Channel 4 urged to make the right move
11/05/2018
The West Midlands Combined Authority has today formally launched its bid to bring Channel 4 (C4) to the region. The WMCA submitted its case to the broadcaster for why the West Midlands should become home to C4’s planned new national HQ as part of the '4 All the UK' strategy.
New city centre market to open for business in July
10/05/2018
City of Wolverhampton’s new city centre market will open for business on Tuesday, July 17, with an official opening event four days’ later. The city council is relocating the market from its current Market Square base.
Subway closure signals final preparations for full station works
08/05/2018
From Sunday, May 20, 2018, the pedestrian subway at Wolverhampton Railway Station will be closed until summer 2019, as part of plans to develop a new station building. The closure will enable demolition of the current station building and a new one to be built adjacent to it.
WMCA invites bidders to take part in a game of drones
03/05/2018
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today issued an invitation for interested people to help design drone technology trials in the region.
Successful skills Speed Networking involves 200 students and 150 businesses
30/04/2018
200 students from 14 Black Country schools and 150 business representatives attended a speed networking event last week organised by The Black Country Skills Factory in collaboration with The Black Country Chamber of Commerce.
Unemployed youngsters to tell business leaders about challenges of finding work
23/04/2018
Young people across the Black Country will be able to tell business leaders first hand of their difficulties in trying to get a job when a conference focussing on youth unemployment takes place this week.
Business and colleges can work together to give youngsters the skills to fill local jobs
20/04/2018
Closer ties between colleges and local business leaders are critical if we are to close the West Midlands skills gap and help youngsters fill the new jobs being created, a conference in Birmingham heard today (Friday April 20).
Organisations offered £4m funding opportunity to help people get into work
19/04/2018
Organisations are being invited to bid for more than £4 million of funding to help thousands of disadvantaged people and long-term jobseekers get into work.
HVM City: Opportunity Gateway success at West Midlands Construction Excellence Awards
18/04/2018
The West Midlands Celebrating Construction Excellence Awards were held on Friday night where Black Country LEP and WMCA picked up the top winners award of the night in the Client of the Year category
Disability and sport call for evidence
13/04/2018
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has issued a call for evidence about disability and sport – in a bid to get people moving more on a daily basis.
Midlands Engine Investment Fund deal energises Direct Digital Controls Limited
10/04/2018
Direct Digital Controls Limited has received investment from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Small Business Loans to help further its specialisms in a number of key business sectors and grow its current workforce, making it one of the first businesses to be funded by the finance vehicle.
£3m Technical Academy opens to future-proof West Midlands manufacturing
23/03/2018
The West Midlands has received a major productivity boost today, with the launch of a new £3m Technical Academy that will help bridge the skills gap and get the region ready for the next industrial revolution.