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Gaming company recruiting 60 staff

Intouch Games is best known for its mFortune and Pocketwin casino brands

Stourbridge online casino company Intouch Games, which has been named among Britain’s most inspirational companies by London Stock Exchange Group, is recruiting up to 60 new staff over the next 12 months.

Railway landmark for team at Lloyds British

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West Midlands engineering group Lloyds British, including its Wednesbury design team, has set a manufacturing landmark by producing the biggest piece of railway equipment made in the UK for 50 years.

Hydron sales boost hope after IT aid

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A Black Country manufacturer is looking to grow sales by 20 per cent after boosting its online presence thanks to support from the Optimising Business Technology Programme (OBT).

£4m JCB order from Lafarge Tarmac

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Staffordshire digger company JCB has secured a £4 million order from road surfacing and highway maintenance group Lafarge Tarmac for 60 of its new 2CX Streetmaster backhoe loaders.

Chamber calls for 'bold' government

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The Black Country’s leading business organisation is calling for ‘bold’ decisions from the new Conservative government to help companies invest and grow.

Matrix boosts Midlands house-building

More than 35 new urban and rural developments have now been completed over recent months by the Matrix Housing Partnership

A West Midlands housing partnership is celebrating a boost in house building for the region with the completion of more than 800 new homes over the last year.

Cider maker invests in river water system

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A team of Staffordshire engineers have come up with a groundbreaking new cooling system for processing apples at a Stourport-on-Severn cider plant, using water from the nearby river.

£475,000 funding deal as haulage firm grows

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An 82-year-old family owned haulage company in Oldbury business has secured a £475,000 funding package from Santander Corporate and Commercial to assist with the purchase of five new trucks.

Firms not convinced on tax devolution

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The president of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce says firms in the area are sceptical of the benefits of devolving tax-setting powers to local authorities.

Andrews Sykes on the move in its 50th year

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THE head office of Wolverhampton-based heating, air conditioning and pump hire company Andrews Sykes is on the move within the city as it celebrates a half century in business.

Aldridge firm purchases premises with bank help

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An engineering business in Aldridge has purchased its rented premises in order to install new facilities to help it fulfil its growth plans, with the support of £469,000 funding package from Lloyds Bank.