Business Picks

Historic boiler firm is steaming ahead

Directors Leigh Bryan, left, and Peter Gibbs, at the headquarters of Robey-Wellman Boilers & Furnaces in Oldbury

It’s full steam ahead at a Black Country engineering company following a management buyout supported by £750,000 of funding to ensure the survival of the historic business.

Students will renovate city's historic homes


A group of construction students have begun work on the first of dozens of abandoned and historic properties in Wolverhampton to be renovated under a revolutionary training scheme backed by celebrity builder Tommy Walsh.

1,000th heater milestone for Wood Waste


A Staffordshire business is celebrating a major milestone in its 12 year history, having manufactured and installed its 1000th biomass heater in the UK – helping businesses to build a cleaner, greener future and save money.

£12m Black Country broadband project is launched

From left, BT's Bill Murphy, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, Ninder Johal, Councillor Ian Jones, Sandwell Council cabinet member jobs & economy and James Morris, MP for Halesowen & Rowley Regis at the high speed broadband launch Black Country High Speed Broadband Launch.

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has launched The Black Country Broadband Project, to extend the availability of high-speed fibre broadband to 98 per cent of businesses and homes across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton in less than three years.

Chamber action to stem exports drop

Black Country Chamber president Ninder Johal

The Black Country’s biggest business organisation has launched a major campaign to boost exports after research uncovered a sharp drop in overseas work and orders among local manufacturing firms.