A start up recruitment firm, a business that produces Sri Lankan sauces and an event management company that specialises in bringing academics and businesses together have all been chosen as winners of the Local Business Accelerators 2011 competition.Read
Leaders of an initiative to boost enterprise in Walsall have said more than 380 jobs have been created or safeguarded and an additional £1 million added to the town’s economy as a result of its work.Read
Cubewano, based in Sutton Coldfield, which has 11 patents for its engine and military generators, has been forced to sell valuable designs to foreign firms because it can’t access enough support in the UK.
The Birmingham Post has announced the seven local businesses, including a fast-growing recruitment firm and a supplier of water coolers, that have made the shortlist in the Local Business Accelerators competition.Read
Thousands of small and medium-size Midland traders could suffer a crippling 40 per cent increase in their overheads if Birmingham Wholesale Markets are forced to close, according to a research document.Read
Editor Alun Thorne speaks to West Midlands businesses about how trading prospects have changed in light of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement which followed gloomy figures on the future of the country’s economy.
The UK faces a recovery of at least six years while our leading politicians are “sitting on their hands” when it comes to embracing and encouraging innovation, a leading economic commentator has claimed.Read