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United Airlines hits flights milestone


Birmingham Airport has revealed that passenger numbers have broken the two million barrier on flights between Birmingham and New York/Newark with United Airlines, as the airline approaches its 20th anniversary serving the route.

GSH Group returns to the UK after two years

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A global facilities management group, born as a family engineering firm in Staffordshire more than a century ago, has announced its comeback to the UK after a two-year absence.

ERA combines sites at new i54 home


Construction has started at a development which will see security hardware and electronics business ERA, a division of Tyman, bring its existing facilities together at a new manufacturing, research and development and distribution facility near Wolverhampton.

Briggs team raises £93,000 for trust


A Cannock firm has reinforced its commitment to charity fundraising after its workforce pulled out all the stops to raise almost £93,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Truckman plans new 2017 range


Black Country-based Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of hardtops and accessories, is developing a range of products for the year ahead.

EFG snapped up in Bellpenny expansion


A financial adviser group with its biggest office in Wolverhampton and more than £650 million of funds under management has been bought by the expanding Bellpenny Group.

US export deal for B&G Products


A Staffordshire food packaging manufacturer has secured its first major export deal to the United States, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, just four months after taking part in a Midlands Engine trade mission.

Fortress invests in fleet after deal


A West Midlands-based waste recycling business has invested in its now 18-strong fleet to expand throughout the region and beyond, after securing a £364,000 funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Management buyout to help Clamason grow


One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of precision-pressed products, Black Country-based Clamason Industries, is set to boost its capacity for growth, through a management buyout.

Victoria hires new chief executive

Kidderminster-based carpet maker Victoria has hired a new chief executive

Kidderminster-based flooring group Victoria has hired the boss of Europe's biggest carpet manufacturer as its new chief executive officer.