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A Black Country marketing communications firm has secured a £52,000 funding package to take on new contracts and employ an additional member of staff. Dudley-based Media Group, which was founded in 1998, provides a range of marketing support services and required a funding boost after experiencing an increase in demand following the disruption initially caused […]

A new virtual reality suite to help train students in vital digital skills has opened in Stoke-on-Trent. More than 1,000 people will benefit from Stoke-on-Trent College’s latest facility, helping them to gain industry-standard qualifications and equipping them with skills in 3D and 4D mapping, game development technology and virtual drone mapping. The virtual reality and […]

Precision sheet metal firm KMF has invested more than £1 million in two new machines to improve efficiencies at its North Staffordshire base. The Newcastle-under-Lyme business has bought two new laser profiling machines which will increase cutting speeds, reduce operating costs and allow a greater range of materials to be processed. The £1.2 million assets […]

A Lichfield firm whose platform helps customers donate to charities while they shop has launched new technology. Users of Easyfundraising can opt to give money to charities by shopping via one of its affiliate links. If they do that then the retailer in the question will give a proportion of the sale to a customer’s […]

The latest in a long line of new co-working hubs has opened its doors in Birmingham city centre. London-based group x+why has launched the first of two planned flexible workspaces on the Brindleyplace estate, called Foundry, with a second to come at 103 Colmore Row by the end of this year. They are the company’s […]

Vinci Construction has won the contract to build huge new car parks in Solihull as part of the HS2 Interchange station project. The work will see two new multi-storey car parks containing between 4,500 and 7,000 spaces built on land next to the M42 about 1.2 miles east of Birmingham Airport. They will be for […]

One of the most prominent figures in Birmingham’s legal and business community is stepping down from his role after ten years. Steve Allen will leave his post as the head of law practice Mills & Reeve in the city at the end of May when he will be succeeded by Jayne Hussey – the first […]

The regeneration of a historic office building in Birmingham city centre has been boosted by a fresh injection of capital. West Midlands Combined Authority has contributed £9.5 million to support the renovation of the Victorian Citadel building in Corporation Street which will create a mix of uses including new office, retail and social space. London-based […]

An environmental consultancy has become the latest business to announce it will trial a four-day working week. Tyler Grange, which offers firms services such as advice on tree planting projects, has joined 60 other companies in signing up for the ‘4-day week’ pilot programme which begins in June. The UK-wide initiative will see a coordinated, […]

A self-storage company is to open four new sites over the next six months after securing more than £16m of new investment. StoreAway, which recently launched its flagship site in Liverpool, is to now expand into Birmingham, Bath, Cheltenham and Basildon. The company has won the backing of Redevco, Legal & General and Nash Business […]