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Black Country leads Midlands for growth

Stewart Towe, chairman of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership

New official figures have confirmed that the Black Country heads the table for growth in the Midlands region and it was the second highest performer amongst national Local Enterprise Partnership areas for economic growth in 2013.

Vacuum furnace expert gets backing for growth


Halesowen-based Vacuum Furnace Engineering is firing up its future growth plans with the help of a substantial funding package from banking group Santander and private investment firm SEA Equity.

Manufacturer launches new website


Black Country-based Bird Stevens Manufacturing has launched its brand new website to complement a recent management buyout at the century-old firm.

Training firm delivers productivity boost for Filon

\Filon brought in Skills Training UK two years ago to help improve productivity at its factory on Burntwood Business Park

Burntwood firm Filon Products, one of the country’s leading producers of Glass Reinforced Polyester roofing products for building and construction, is celebrating increased productivity and efficiency savings as a result of investment in training.