Tag "Smethwick"

Man lied about car in hit-and-run

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A man who falsely claimed to have sold his car before it was involved in a crash that left a man in a coma has been jailed for two years.

Firms among 1,000 to inspire Britain

Many of the inspirational businesses in the West Midlands are in the manufacturing sector

More than 30 businesses from across the Black Country and southern Staffordshire have made the grade, listed as among Britain’s most inspiring companies.

R&D chief is new managing director for PLS

Adam Beck, right, promoted from technical director to managing director at PLS, pictured outside the new PLS headquarters in Smethwick with Mobility Networks CEO Mike Simmonds

A Smethwick-based passenger vehicle lift manufacturer has appointed its R&D chief, a one time intern who has spent his entire 20-year career at the firm, as its new managing director.

False ID gives Nigerian passport to jail

A Nigerian national who used a forged passport to open a bank account under a false name while in this country on a tourist visa has been jailed for six months.