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Barhale recruiting for pipeline project


Walsall civil engineering company Barhale will start work this summer on a new 15-mile pipeline in the West Midlands in what Severn Trent describe as one of the biggest engineering challenges it has ever taken on.

Pallet-Track recruits after investment


Wolverhampton-based logistics specialist Pallet-Track has invested in a new fleet of forklift trucks and is also recruiting drivers in order to keep up with demands.

New man in place at Bilston steel stockist

New Hub le Bas MD Rob Sweetnam

Liberty, the steel and engineering group that salvaged Caparo Industries following its collapse last year, has appointed a new managing director at its Hub le Bas business in Bilston.

Petford Group secures new funding


Petford Group, which specialises in automotive tool manufacturing and injection moulding for some of the biggest names in the sector, has secured the largest tooling loan to date from NatWest.

Connect PR to quit city in move to the country

From left: Mike Elphick, Maria Nicol, Hazel Crawford and Rob Hampton

Connect PR has completed a deal to purchase Aspley Farm in South Staffordshire, which will see the communications agency move from its historic Chubb Buildings home in Wolverhampton after a decade and a half.

MAN marks decade with £5m sales drive


One of the world’s first ever manufacturing collectives is celebrating 10 years in business – and is setting its sights on delivering £5 million of new sales by the end of 2016.

Burrows on the move to fresh fields


A Staffordshire horticultural and groundcare machinery company is uprooting and moving to large new premises after four decades of trading at its current site near Stafford.

McDonald's serves up success for duo


The surging success of fast-food chain McDonald’s has proved good news for a pair of Black Country entrepreneurs and the 2,000 people they now employ.