Tag "Smethwick"

Man lied about car in hit-and-run


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.

Race is on for new sculpture

Gwen Heeney with bricks from her sculpture, which has been pulled apart for the bricks to be fired

The race is on to fire thousands of carefully shaped bricks to form a sculpture outside a revamped community centre in Sandwell.

Cable hails future of manufacturing

Mr Cable at Hadley Industries with chief executive Stewart Towe, manufacturing supervisor Dave Holder and general manager Jeremy Jordan

Business Secretary Vince Cable has backed efforts to turn the Black Country into the UK centre for top level manufacturing during a tour of two leading factories.