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General | 29th November 2021

New jobs for young people as Minster Micro invest in next generation

A Worcestershire IT solutions provider has taken the next steps in its ambitious growth plans and its support for the next generation of talent with the hire of four new apprentices.
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New jobs for young people as Minster Micro invest in next generation29/11/2021
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General | 29th November 2021

Landmark year for GBSLEP as £1.2m Clean Growth Programme launched at conference

Local businesses and leaders gathered to celebrate a decade of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and the launch of a new £1.2 million programme to help fulfil N...
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Landmark year for GBSLEP as £1.2m Clean Growth Programme launched at conference29/11/2021
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General | 26th November 2021

Job opportunity with BetaDen

Worcestershire LEP’s Technology Accelerator, BetaDen has an exciting job opportunity for a new Marketing and Communications Manager.
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Job opportunity with BetaDen26/11/2021
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General | 25th November 2021

December is bringing the Green Skills Week programme in Worcestershire

The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council are pleased to confirm the new Green Skills Week programme which will be delivered from Monday 6 to Friday 10 December...
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December is bringing the Green Skills Week programme in Worcestershire25/11/2021
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General | 19th November 2021

Worcestershire firm Slicker Recycling confirms US acquisition deal

A Worcestershire business, which specialises in the recycling and treatment of waste lubricating oils, has expanded into the United States through the acquisition of a naphthenic oil treatment company...
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Worcestershire firm Slicker Recycling confirms US acquisition deal19/11/2021
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General | 16th November 2021

Sponsorship opportunities available for Venturefest 2022

Venturefest - which connects investors, innovators and entrepreneurs in the West Midlands - is back for 2022 and opportunities are now open to sponsor the highly-anticipated event
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Sponsorship opportunities available for Venturefest 202216/11/2021
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General | 15th November 2021

How sustainable is your business?

The Quarterly Economic Survey, sponsored by Worcestershire County Council’s Clean Growth and Low Carbon Group, has now opened.
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How sustainable is your business?15/11/2021
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General | 15th November 2021

Spaces available to join the Peer Networks programme

If you would like to grow your business and have access to support from likeminded successful business contacts, the Peer Networks programme, delivered by the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of...
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Spaces available to join the Peer Networks programme15/11/2021
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General | 12th November 2021

Popular Kidderminster lawyer to retire after 45-year career

A respected Kidderminster solicitor is set to pass on the baton to the next generation after over four decades in the legal profession.
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Popular Kidderminster lawyer to retire after 45-year career12/11/2021
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General | 8th November 2021

West Midlands' tech businesses urged to apply for accelerator support worth £50k

BetaDen has opened applications for the fifth cohort of businesses to join the programme.
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West Midlands' tech businesses urged to apply for accelerator support worth £50k08/11/2021
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General | 27th October 2021

Proof of Concept now offering larger grants

A grant fund aimed at SMEs to invest in innovation and commercialise and protect early stage business ideas.
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Proof of Concept now offering larger grants27/10/2021
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General | 7th October 2021

HS2 to present a series of virtual engagement events

Local suppliers and subcontractors have an opportunity to meet the contractors for the HS2 main works and stations.
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HS2 to present a series of virtual engagement events07/10/2021
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General | 22nd September 2021

Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success

The main ticket ballot is now open and applications will close at 8pm on 30 September. A ticket ballot is the fairest way to allocate tickets. Applications are made and the system allocates tickets at...
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Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success22/09/2021
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General | 14th September 2021

Law firm boosts commercial property team with appointment of new partner

Midlands legal firm mfg Solicitors has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of a new partner.
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Law firm boosts commercial property team with appointment of new partner14/09/2021
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General | 13th September 2021

Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins

The main ticket ballot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is now live
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Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins13/09/2021
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General | 18th August 2021

Worcestershire firms mark 15-year IT partnership with new deal

Two thriving Worcestershire businesses have signed a new three-year IT support contract as part of a 15-year partnership which has helped to expand both firms.
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Worcestershire firms mark 15-year IT partnership with new deal18/08/2021
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General | 11th August 2021

Opportunities for sports-related creative commissions

The Birmingham 2022 Cultural Programme is offering Birmingham and West Midlands artists/cultural organisations the opportunity to submit a proposal for commissions of up to £25,000 to create public ar...
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Opportunities for sports-related creative commissions11/08/2021
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General | 29th July 2021

Official promotional event services provider

DRPG, a global creative communications group based in Worcestershire, has been appointed as the Official Promotional Event Services Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Official promotional event services provider29/07/2021
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General | 14th July 2021

Birmingham 2022 ticket ballot now open for the West Midlands

People who live in the West Midlands region can now apply for tickets to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in an exclusive ballot.
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Birmingham 2022 ticket ballot now open for the West Midlands14/07/2021
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General | 5th July 2021

Be the first to apply for tickets

Businesses and residents of the West Midlands can apply for an early release of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games tickets next week!
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Be the first to apply for tickets05/07/2021
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General | 23rd June 2021

Excitement building ahead of event with Dragons' Den star

A high-profile online networking event is preparing to go live on Tuesday after the guest line-up was announced, giving business owners the chance to pick the brains of leading entrepreneurs.
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Excitement building ahead of event with Dragons' Den star23/06/2021
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General | 3rd June 2021

CityFibre breaks ground on Worcester’s £21m full fibre rollout

Work to bring full fibre connectivity within reach of almost every home and business in Worcester has now begun, with CityFibre breaking ground on London Road.
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CityFibre breaks ground on Worcester’s £21m full fibre rollout03/06/2021
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General | 3rd June 2021

HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project

HS2 Ltd is holding a series of weekly webinars to ensure British businesses benefit from over 400,000 contract opportunities that building Britain’s new high speed railway will create.
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HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project03/06/2021
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General | 1st June 2021

Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open

The search to find more than 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun
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Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open01/06/2021
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General | 27th May 2021

'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event

Businesses in the West Midlands will have the opportunity to quiz a former Dragons' Den star and the youngest finalist in the history of the BBC’s The Apprentice about the importance of collaboration ...
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'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event27/05/2021
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General | 19th May 2021

Are you new to export?

The Export Academy, from the Department for International Trade (DIT), gives new, novice and in-experienced exporting businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world with confidence.
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Are you new to export?19/05/2021
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General | 19th April 2021

Regional fund manager launches 1-2-1 support sessions

Maven’s local investment team in the West Midlands has launched support sessions for local businesses to help address funding and support needs across the region.
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Regional fund manager launches 1-2-1 support sessions19/04/2021
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General | 7th April 2021

Kidderminster law firm donates £1,000 to support town’s Foodbank

A Kidderminster law firm has donated £1,000 to support the work of the town’s Foodbank as it continues to support thousands of people and families across the Wyre Forest.
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Kidderminster law firm donates £1,000 to support town’s Foodbank07/04/2021
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General | 30th March 2021

West Midlands businesses urged to tap into skills fund

Distance learning expert Open Study College is encouraging eligible Midlands businesses to apply for a grant of up to £18,000 for staff training to upskill and develop their workforce.
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West Midlands businesses urged to tap into skills fund30/03/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs

Businesses have been encouraged to contact their Growth Hubs in the West Midlands by an entrepreneur who went from being a bank cashier to a millionaire Dragon.
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Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs23/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses

On Tuesday 16 March the West Midlands Growth Hubs joined forces with the online platform Findit, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Department for International Trade to hold its first even...
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West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses17/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era

An expert panel of speakers will tell their inspirational stories of opportunity, resilience and business growth at a free event to mark a new post-Brexit era for the West Midlands.
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Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era08/03/2021
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General | 22nd February 2021

Betaden Cohort 4.0 is announced

Worcestershire’s technology accelerator BetaDen has announced the identity of eight new early-stage businesses that will join its programme in April.
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Betaden Cohort 4.0 is announced22/02/2021
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General | 5th February 2021

Official Merchandise to be developed by Midlands firm

Midlands-based Cube International will develop official range of Birmingham 2022 and Commonwealth Sport merchandise.
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Official Merchandise to be developed by Midlands firm05/02/2021
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General | 27th January 2021

Meet the Buyer event planned for food and drink sector

Food and drink companies across the Marches are being urged to register their interest in attending a new Meet the Buyer event.
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Meet the Buyer event planned for food and drink sector27/01/2021
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General | 13th January 2021

West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website

Growth Hubs across the West Midlands are working together to encourage businesses to access free advice to Check, Change and Go following the end of the transition period and the UK’s exit from the EU...
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West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website13/01/2021
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General | 7th January 2021

Expanding accountancy practice appoints news bookkeeper

Jerroms Accountants and Business Advisers has strengthened its bookkeeping team with the appointment of Holly Spackman.
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Expanding accountancy practice appoints news bookkeeper07/01/2021
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General | 17th December 2020

Worcester training firm supports city's foodbank with 'trolley dash' campaign

A FinditinWorcestershire member has been supporting those less fortunate, by donating food to the city's foodbank.
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Worcester training firm supports city's foodbank with 'trolley dash' campaign17/12/2020
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General | 15th December 2020

Birmingham firm gives Christmas donation to city’s Children’s Hospital Charity

A Birmingham-based outsourcing firm has donated £1,200 to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity to help bring more festive cheer to poorly children this Christmas.
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Birmingham firm gives Christmas donation to city’s Children’s Hospital Charity15/12/2020
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General | 11th December 2020

County firm puts down roots through tree planting project

A Worcestershire gritting and snow clearance company has planted over 50 trees at two local schools as part of the firm’s drive to be carbon neutral.
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County firm puts down roots through tree planting project11/12/2020
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General | 7th December 2020

Have you completed the Business Trends Survey?

Take part and help provide the right business support in your region by completing a short West Midlands survey.
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Have you completed the Business Trends Survey?07/12/2020
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General | 4th December 2020

Mentor support set to launch for local businesses

In light of the pandemic, Worcestershire County Council is launching a new mentoring project to help local businesses diversify, grow and recover.
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Mentor support set to launch for local businesses04/12/2020
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General | 27th November 2020

Worcestershire recruitment firm funds junior rugby stars

A Worcestershire recruitment company has invested into local grassroots rugby by agreeing a 12-month sponsorship deal with a Malvern school.
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Worcestershire recruitment firm funds junior rugby stars27/11/2020
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General | 25th November 2020

Respected Worcestershire solicitor reaches 60-year milestone

A nationally respected farming and rural affairs solicitor has celebrated a landmark 60 years in the legal profession.
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Respected Worcestershire solicitor reaches 60-year milestone25/11/2020
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General | 18th November 2020

Speller Metcalfe secures place on Constructing West Midlands framework

The CWM framework has officially named its contractor partners for the £2.1 billion of capital works across the West Midlands region.
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Speller Metcalfe secures place on Constructing West Midlands framework18/11/2020
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General | 16th November 2020

Campaign to support Worcestershire's producers

A campaign to encourage people to buy local and support Worcestershire’s food and drink industry is being backed by the county’s High sheriff and the Mayor of Worcester.
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Campaign to support Worcestershire's producers16/11/2020
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General | 9th November 2020

Final homes for sale as Evesham development nears completion

Construction work is nearing completion at a development of homes in Evesham, where the final properties are now available to buy.
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Final homes for sale as Evesham development nears completion09/11/2020
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General | 5th November 2020

New jobs as Worcestershire recruitment firm marks successful first year

A county recruitment firm has celebrated its first anniversary after bringing new jobs to Worcestershire and placing hundreds of people into a variety of specialist roles.
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New jobs as Worcestershire recruitment firm marks successful first year05/11/2020
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General | 3rd November 2020

Growing accountancy practice Jerroms goes from strength to strength in latest merger

Solihull and Bromsgrove-based accountants and business advisers Jerroms has merged with Harben Barker in a deal that sees the growing business drive forward with its continued plans for expansion.
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Growing accountancy practice Jerroms goes from strength to strength in latest merger03/11/2020
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General | 2nd November 2020

Local businesses named as UK Business Heroes

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) are proud to recognise Business Heroes locally.
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Local businesses named as UK Business Heroes02/11/2020