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£47 million investment makes its mark on Greater Birmingham…

June 15, 2016 – 5:30 am | Comments Off on £47 million investment makes its mark on Greater Birmingham…

More than £47 million of Local Growth Fund has been awarded to projects across the region, which will help to create 32,000 jobs, build 10,000 new homes and unlock 500,000 sqm of commercial floor space, …

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Bishop Fleming launches new product Accounting Solutions…

June 17, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Bishop Fleming launches new product Accounting Solutions…

 

Julian CrampWell ahead of the Governments major shake-up in filing of VAT and tax returns, Bishop Fleming has launched a new cloud accounting solution aimed at ambitious owner managed businesses who are keen to rid themselves of the hassle of entering data into their accounting system only for it to give them little in return.

Adopting the ‘says what it is …’ approach to the product, Bishop Fleming has named the product Accounting Solutions. The package which incorporates Xero as its accounting engine and has a number of core elements such as tax and VAT compliance returns, allows businesses to grow their package components as they need to, whilst ensuring that they are ahead of the need to comply with the governments stated aim of making all businesses submit quarterly digital returns starting in 2018. Read the full story »

‘Collaboration the key to investment Success’ – Andy Street…

June 15, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on ‘Collaboration the key to investment Success’ – Andy Street…
‘Collaboration the key to investment Success’ – Andy Street…

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) Chair Andy Street, will tell attendees on Friday 17 June, how the collaborative spirit between the public, private and education sectors, has helped the GBSLEP achieve its …

WMG, University of Warwick gains prestigious Regius Professorship in Manufacturing…

June 15, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on WMG, University of Warwick gains prestigious Regius Professorship in Manufacturing…
WMG, University of Warwick gains prestigious Regius Professorship in Manufacturing…

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been bestowed the prestigious Regius Professorship in Manufacturing by Her Majesty the Queen.
Receiving the title of Regius Professor is a rare honour, and WMG has been granted this …

£47 million investment makes its mark on Greater Birmingham…

June 15, 2016 – 5:30 am | Comments Off on £47 million investment makes its mark on Greater Birmingham…
Chris Loughran

More than £47 million of Local Growth Fund has been awarded to projects across the region, which will help to create 32,000 jobs, build 10,000 new homes and unlock 500,000 sqm of commercial floor space, …

Keys handed over to Goodman’s first major Eastside Locks customer…

June 13, 2016 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on Keys handed over to Goodman’s first major Eastside Locks customer…
The complete Joseph Priestley Building, Eastside Locks

Global property group Goodman announces that it has officially handed over the first major office development, named The Joseph Priestley Building, as part of the Eastside Locks regeneration project.
Key points:
+      Birmingham City University to move into …

Columbus recognised as winner for 2016 Microsoft Global ERP Partner of the Year…

June 13, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Columbus recognised as winner for 2016 Microsoft Global ERP Partner of the Year…
Mary Hunter, Managing Director, Columbus UK and Global Sponsor for Customer Success

International consultancy Columbus has announced it has won the 2016 Microsoft Global ERP Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation …

Butterfly effect as software firm hires new MD to deliver growth strategy…

June 10, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Butterfly effect as software firm hires new MD to deliver growth strategy…
Nigel Potter, Managing Director of Chrysalis Solmotive Ltd

A rapidly growing Midlands-based firm that provides customer retention software to major car manufacturers, finance companies and dealerships in the automotive sector has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of managing director Nigel Potter.
Potter, …

New jobs and a bright new look office as Carthy Accountants invest in their own growth…

June 10, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on New jobs and a bright new look office as Carthy Accountants invest in their own growth…
Carthy Accountants

A Stafford accountancy firm is forecasting new jobs and growth following a £100,000-plus extension of its town centre base.
Carthy Accountants has doubled the size of its Eastgate Street offices with the acquisition of neighbouring office …

Glamorous and Memorable Evening at Abbey College Birmingham’s Annual Prom…

June 10, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Glamorous and Memorable Evening at Abbey College Birmingham’s Annual Prom…
From left, Huy Duong, Nina Nguyen, Ann Nguyen, Oliva Hoang, Abby Li celebrate at the prom

Students at Abbey College Birmingham stepped onto the red carpet to celebrate the end of their academic year and all the hard work that went into it.
On Friday, the cohort arrived to dance and reminisce …

Businesses rally to support RideStaffs…

June 10, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Businesses rally to support RideStaffs…
L-R risual’s Alun Rogers, RideStaffs’ Paul Rowlands, Richard Proud of risual, Lymestone Brewery’s Ian Bradford, Lymestone Brewery’s Viv Bradford, Union Velo’s Ian Gilkes & Sparky the brewery dog.

Staffordshire’s biggest cycling festival, RideStaffs, has won the support of businesses ranging from major players in the cycling industry through to small, Staffordshire independents.
The business backing reflects the standing of the event, now in its …

From the ashes of adversity emerges a new UK business sector…

June 10, 2016 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on From the ashes of adversity emerges a new UK business sector…
From the ashes of adversity emerges a new UK business sector…

6 June 2016. Research by AXA finds that years of recession and austerity have wrought a deep change in the character of UK business. Of the 5.2 million small businesses that dominate our economy, more …

Plinkfizz gives Burslem something to shout about…

June 10, 2016 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Plinkfizz gives Burslem something to shout about…
Newly appointed Burslem Town Crier Tommy Dawkins

Staffordshire marketing communications consultancy Plinkfizz has supported the appointment of a Town Crier for Burslem to help spread good news about the Mother Town.
This historic role was once the only means of bringing news to …

Late payment warning follows retailing collapses…

June 10, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Late payment warning follows retailing collapses…
Late payment warning follows retailing collapses…

The collapse of BHS – with the potential loss of 11,000 jobs – and recent demise of Austin Reed highlights the significant risks facing small companies that provide extended credit to their customers, a leading …

WMG’s in £7.1m funded project (UK CITE) to bring CAV to Coventry & Warwickshire…

June 10, 2016 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on WMG’s in £7.1m funded project (UK CITE) to bring CAV to Coventry & Warwickshire…
WMG’s in £7.1m funded project (UK CITE) to bring CAV to Coventry & Warwickshire…

Announced on June 1st, the globally unique UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (UK CITE) project is worth a total of £7.1m and has won funding from the government’s £100 million Intelligent Mobility Fund. The fund, …

Staffordshire finalists revealed…

June 9, 2016 – 3:22 pm | Comments Off on Staffordshire finalists revealed…
Staffordshire finalists revealed…

The response to the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards has been nothing short of amazing with hundreds of entries across the 11 categories. The quality of entrees far surpassed last year’s, giving the judges a very …

Ramada Coventry opens new Restaurant and Bar…

June 9, 2016 – 3:19 pm | Comments Off on Ramada Coventry opens new Restaurant and Bar…
Ramada Hotel

Ramada Hotel, Coventry has undergone a £200,000 refurbishment in their Queens Road Restaurant, introducing new menus and a modern setting, ideal for escaping the city hustle and bustle.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served 7 days …

New University European Network to Launch…

June 6, 2016 – 6:45 am | Comments Off on New University European Network to Launch…
Professor Jan Palmowsi

A group of world leading, universities met today (Wednesday 1st June, 2016) in Brussels to found the Guild of European Research Intensive Universities.
The Guild brings together universities that have demonstrable excellence in teaching, research and …

High-flying entrepreneur helps teenage astrophysicist aim for the moon…

June 6, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on High-flying entrepreneur helps teenage astrophysicist aim for the moon…
Rob Laker Founder of GEL Data Solutions

A West Midlands-based tech entrepreneur, who was the first in his family to go to university, has dedicated the past six months to supporting an aspiring young astrophysicist to also become the first in his …

Laura Shoaf appointed managing director of Transport for West Midlands…

June 6, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Laura Shoaf appointed managing director of Transport for West Midlands…
laura shoaf- MD transport for West Midlands

 
In one of its final actions before being dissolved the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) has appointed Laura Shoaf to head up Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) – the body that will replace it.
Laura …

Euro 2016: Bosses risk own goal if workers go AWOL…

June 3, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Euro 2016: Bosses risk own goal if workers go AWOL…
Darryll Thomas from mfg Solicitors

The month-long Euro 2016 tournament will be a minefield for local firms with some workers likely to be absent during the big matches.
That is the alert from Worcestershire employment lawyer Darryll Thomas who says county …