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McDonald's serves up success for duo

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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.

Sadler's toasts Finnish export deal

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Craft beer from the Black Country will soon be served in bars in Finland after award-winning craft brewery Sadler’s Ales won its first major exporting deal.

GRP helps create Thorpe Park ride

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A Black Country building products manufacturer’s innovative brick-effect cladding product has been used in creating a new ride at a leading theme park in Surrey.

Experts inspire builders of the future

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Experts from Midlands-based housebuilder Lovell have been working with Wolverhampton’s flagship West Midlands Construction UTC to inspire the area’s new generation of construction professionals.

Half century of success for RDP

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A Wolverhampton electronics company that has been involved in projects as diverse as Concorde and the Channel Tunnel is celebrating its half century.

190 panels for Midshire's roof

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Office technology sales and service provider Midshire has been building its green credentials with the installation of 190 solar panels at its site in West Bromwich.

MacNeillie recruiting for next generation

Ella Middleton, aged 22 from Walsall, is working as an apprentice welder at MacNeillie

Just a year after being taken over by one of the world’s leading engineering groups, Walsall-based MacNeillie is looking to recruit new staff including 16 apprentices.

£75m funding deal to support growth

Willie Paterson, chief executive of AAG

Asset Alliance Group, which has its headquarters in Wolverhampton, has put a £75 million funding deal in place with the Royal Bank of Scotland to support future capital investments and growth.

S Jones surfs the wave with ride

The Surf-Air ride which has been creating using one of S Jones' containers

JONES Containers, which has the growing reputation for coming up with 1,001 ways of transforming containers into new uses, is on the crest of a wave after creating a new surfing experience.

Steel matters, but does the Government understand?

Steel matters, argues Professor Mike Haynes

Whether in Wednesfield or Wales steel matters and it matters a lot, writes Mike Haynes, professor of international political economy at the University of Wolverhampton. But will the Government recognise this?

Vanbrugh aims for local authorities work

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A Wolverhampton business hopes to set up a manufacturing base in Wolverhampton for steel-framed modular housing if it succeeds in winning orders from local authorities around the UK and abroad.