Business Picks

Orton welcomes staff in acquisition


A firm specialising in electrical and mechanical design, installation, and maintenance has been working with npower to secure the jobs of 11 employees following its decision to exit the social housing sector.

Container experts S Jones deliver design

S Jones - Groundforce Shorco

A “can do” attitude from design engineers at Aldridge-based shipping container specialist S Jones Containers proved the winning formula when they were asked to come up with a design for a workshop and test facility for Groundforce Shorco.

Briggs supplies new trucks to Brock


Briggs Equipment is helping the UK’s largest specialist manufacturer of zinc alloys to improve its environmental performance by switching its materials handling fleet from diesel to electric.

Funding deal aids Cannock firm's growth


A leading supplier of high-tech electronic accessories has expanded into new 14,000 sq ft premises in Cannock and is targeting continued growth following a seven-figure deal with Yorkshire Bank.

Jonathan Lee joins Manufacturing Hub


One of the UK’s leading recruitment consultancies has been announced as the latest member of a new support collective designed to help manufacturers grow.

Boughton marks five years with Skan


Boughton Engineering is looking at additional premises in the Wolverhampton area five years after it became part of family-owned Skan Group Holdings.

Stewardson backing for Doreen


A Cradley Heath business has become the unlikely sponsor of the Black Country’s home-grown comedy star Doreen Tipton.

MacLellan warns over cheap imports


The food industry needs to do more to ensure its supply chain is using the right material to avoid contamination later in the process, a leading rubber supplier has warned.

Palletways expands its logistics fleet


Lichfield-based logistics firm, Palletways 51, has invested £700,000 to expand its fleet to meet the growing demand for express palletised freight services across the region.

Speedy deal sees new tenants move in


A 10,000 sq ft office building in Burntwood, has two new tenants in a complex and speedy deal put together by the Birmingham office of leading real estate company Cushman & Wakefield.

GJF investment strategy reaps rewards


Brownhills-based GJF Fabrications has invested in new sales and marketing divisions as it plots further growth following a 15 per cent rise in turnover.

Pressvess delivers for JLR

The vast steel storage tanks manufacturered at Pressvess in Kingswinford

Afternoon roads were brought to a standstill when two vast steel storage tanks set off on the 30-mile journey from Kingswinford to their permanent home at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull factory site.

Horizon Care gets new funding for growth


Horizon Care & Education, the Staffordshire-based provider of specialist services for children and young people, is planning further expansion following agreement on a new £10 million funding package with Yorkshire Bank.

Zaun posts land at Wrexham super-prison


The first MoJ approved prison posts have rolled off the production line at Zaun, in Wolverhampton, and been delivered to the new £250 million super prison at Wrexham.

Fastline Travel buys a brace of coaches


A Walsall coach company has bought two new coaches and is set to take on more staff after receiving a £600,000 funding facility from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.