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Street furniture manufacturer Broxap is celebrating 75 years in business. Founded on November 8, 1946 by Sydney Lee, the business was originally incorporated as Hillsyde Foundry (Staffordshire) Limited, in Harriseahead, producing cap guns and teddy bear money boxes for Woolworths. It later moved into cast iron engineering and, by 1980, was producing large engineering castings […]

A new office complex in Birmingham which will provide a HQ for a city developer and additional commercial space has been given a new name. Cordia Blackswan announced in March that it had bought 22a Great Hampton Street on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter and planned to undertake a wholesale renovation of the grade […]

A long-established law firm on Teesside company has been bought by a national practice in a £5.2m deal. Stockton’s Archers Law LLP has been acquired by Knights, a fast-growing legal and professional services firm that has offices around the country, including Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent. The site will be Knights’ first office in the North East. […]

A successful two years has seen web design company CyberKiln branch out to new office premises and grow its team. Since launching in 2019, the Stoke-on-Trent company has tripled its client base and welcomed a new full-time member of staff. In its first year, CyberKiln received recognition for “entrepreneur spirit” and the latest move sees […]

The Chancellor will today set out the UK’s plans to become the world’s first net zero aligned financial centre and welcome climate commitments from private companies covering $130trn of financial assets, as he hosts Finance Day at COP26. Convening the largest ever meeting of finance leaders on climate change, Rishi Sunak will set out the […]

Twelve months ago solicitor Chrissie Wolfe flew to Dubai for “two or three weeks” to get some well-needed sun and a break from the drizzly English autumn and covid restrictions. By the time she left the Middle East eight months later, she had quit a well-paid, stable job at law firm Irwin Mitchell in Birmingham […]

A marketing agency has increased its workforce by 50 per cent after seeing a boost in demand for its digital services during the pandemic. Gavin Young, director and co-owner of Tamworth-based EBY Design, says that the dramatic shift in the way business is being done over the past 18 months has attracted a number of […]

A Midlands logistics expert is on track for a record year after creating a ‘remote fleet’ to help its clients move goods around the country. Nuneaton-based Lesters Logistics – which provides transport, logistics and warehousing solutions – has seen demand for its services rise significantly following the easing of lockdown. It comes as more and […]

More than 700 jobs have been created after online fashion retailer ASOS opened a brand new warehouse in Staffordshire. ASOS announced it was opening a new £90 million fulfilment centre on Fradley Park, in Lichfield, earlier this year, after agreeing a 15-year lease with landlord AEW and Allianz Real Estate. Now the state-of-the-art facility has […]

An online educational training specialist has increased its workforce five-fold after experiencing “phenomenal demand” for its services during lockdown. Stoke-on-Trent-based Go Live was founded in October 2018 by certified Google trainer and Apple teacher Joe Basketts. But in the last 12 months the company has recruited four new staff after seeing an incredible surge in […]