Business Picks

Record numbers for Express & Star visit


Directors from the Black Country Chamber of Commerce’s Platinum Group turned out in record numbers for a visit to the Express & Star’s Wolverhampton head office.

Wolves' Den winners announced

Wolves’ Den panel, from left: Simon Penfold, Express & Star Business Editor, Simon Albrighton, KPMG Advisory Business Partner, Keren Jones, City of Wolverhampton Council Service Director City Economy, Sham Sharma, Chair of Wolverhampton BusinessForum, and Tim Kay, KPMG Enterprise Director.

The two Wolverhampton companies that braved the Wolves’ Den and came out with £10,000 of KPMG business support have been named.

Thomas Dudley's new head office underway


Leading Black Country manufacturing firm Thomas Dudley has started work on a new multi-million-pound corporate head office. Based on the Birmingham New Road in Dudley, the company produces castings and top quality bathroom fittings.

Interserve to keep RMD Kwikform


Services giant Interserve has decided to keep hold of its Aldridge-based specialist equipment services arm RMD Kwikform after a strategic review of the business.

Accountant Lisa among top six in UK


A South Staffordshire accountant has been nationally recognised as one of the top six practitioners in the country after delivering significant new business for her firm.

ATE opens export route to Myanmar


ATE Truck and Trailer Sales has sold 11 pre-owned trucks to a customer in Myanmar – the former Burma – opening a lucrative export market as yet untapped by the Wolverhampton-based firm.

Digital printer invests £750,000

CS Labels has invested £750,000 in new equipment and new staff

Willenhall’s CS Labels has invested more than £750,000 to expand its digital printing capacity and has added three new sales support staff.

AHT invests £500,000 to handle aerospace work

From left, AHT’s sales director Ian Perks, Wade Overton and production director Dave Bryant

THE UK’s only specialist in heat treating aluminium alloys, Dudley-based Alloy Heat Treatment (AHT) has revealed a £500,000 investment that will help produce parts for a new series of passenger jets.

Jerseytex buys new Tipton warehouse


A Black Countrys textile manufacturer, which has seen sales triple in the last five years, has bought a new warehouse and digital stock inventory system with financial support from Barclays.