Business Picks

Business advantages of new Walsall hub

The Old Foundry in Walsall town centre has been transformed into a modern and affordable business hub by Citibase

A new state-of-the-art, fully serviced business centre launching in the heart of Walsall, is set to greatly benefit the communities’ entrepreneurs, start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Asbestos danger courses in Wolverhampton

John Woodward (L)

A West Midlands training specialist has teamed up with the Working Well Together campaign to help prevent construction workers from being affected by the biggest single cause of work-related deaths.

Flying start for Riverside Walk project


Riverside Walk, a multi-million pound town centre development in Kidderminster has pre-let 60 per cent of the A3 units before construction has even commenced.

Film expert to spearhead growth


Local events specialists Top Banana have acquired the services of Simon Tate and Emanation Creative to help the company achieve ambitious growth targets.

Optima creates jobs with bank's aid


A Tipton-based manufacturer of granite products has bought its existing factory premises with the help of a £148,000 financial package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Online business to gallop to success


A Staffordshire company has been able to boost its online global business and establish new retail premises, thanks to a small business grant from the Growth Hub.

Investment pays off with record turnover


A Cannock company has invested almost £100,000 in new equipment and processes in the last 12 months to increase its working capacity, and has achieved its best year of sales ever as a result.

Regional Institute of Directors boss to retire


The West Midlands will lose one of its most popular and respected voices later this year when John Phillips steps down from his post as the regional director of the Institute of Directors.

Loan helps Lordswood Architectural win fresh work


A Stafford entrepreneur who set up a curtain wall and facade engineering company has won a number of high-profile building contracts after obtaining funding from the Staffordshire Business Loan Fund and is now planning to move to bigger premises and recruit five more staff.