Black Country news and blogs Wednesday 19 September 2018
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Black Country law firm reach national legal awards final 

1 Sep

A BLACK Country law firm has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award after judges were impressed by several of its new training initiatives.

Snowdon trek helps law firm staff raise £13k for children’s hospital 

24 Aug

STAFF at a Black Country law firm proved no challenge is too big when they conquered Wales’ largest peak – smashing their charity target in the process.

Historic Halesowen firm undergoes ‘globalisation’ rebrand 

9 Aug

ONE of the country’s oldest firms is staying true to its Black Country heritage as it undergoes a rebrand.

New supermarket to bring 30 jobs to Oldbury 

26 Jul

A NEW food store is set to bring up to 30 new jobs to Oldbury when it opens later this year.

Salts Healthcare, now at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston. 

17 Jul

Last year Salts Healthcare , which manufactures medical devices, moved into the Apollo building in Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston.

Sandwell Business Ambassadors give backing to borough awards 

11 Jul

SANDWELL Business Ambassadors has announced its sponsorship of one of the categories at this week’s Sandwell Business Awards.

Dudley Building Society breaks records in 160th year 

2 Jul

DUDLEY Building Society has announced record year end results as it celebrates its 160th anniversary.

A Perry staff to take on Snowdon charity climb 

7 Jun

CHARITABLE staff at a Cradley Heath manufacturing firm are lacing up their walking boots as they attempt a climb up Snowdon this weekend.

TotalKare targets 20 per cent growth after Management buy-out 

29 May

A BLACK Country heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions company is targeting significant growth after being bought as part of a Management Buy-out.

Black Country firm AWI breaks £10m sales barrier after trio of new contracts 

24 May

MAJOR new orders to supply into the aerospace, petrochemical and nuclear sectors have helped a Black Country manufacturer smash the £10m barrier for the first time in its 72-year history.

Black Country Business Festival under way around the region 

25 Apr

BLACK Country business is the focus of a major event which aims to showcase the best of enterprise and industry at the heart of the midlands.

£1m birthday present for furniture retailer’s Black Country showroom 

24 Apr

AN independent furniture retailer is celebrating the first birthday of its Black Country showroom in style, after posting its best ever year.

Training success as recruitment firm looks to managers of tomorrow 

17 Apr

A DUDLEY recruitment firm has extended its management training scheme to help future leaders rise through the ranks.

More good news from West Midlands manufacturers: ADI Electrical, W H Tildesley and Brooks Forging 

30 Mar

o Gasification Plant Converting Waste to Fuel – a ’world first’ This post updates the 2016 coverage of Adi Electrical, whose head office is in Kings Norton, Birmingham.

Black Country robotics company launch first-of-its-kind hire scheme 

10 Mar

EMOTIONALLY-intelligent robots could soon by a common place in local businesses thanks to an innovative Halesowen company.

Search is on for Black Country roofing heroes 

8 Mar

A MAJOR search is on for the ‘unsung’ local heroes of the Black Country roofing profession after a new award was revealed for this year’s UK Roofing Awards 2018.

Business leaders invited to free GDPR breakfast seminar 

27 Feb

BUSINESS leaders from across Dudley borough are being invited to a free breakfast seminar being held at The Village Hotel.

‘Star’ Employer recognition for Talbots Law 

9 Feb

A SOLICITOR’S firm which has offices in Kidderminster and the Black Country is celebrating after being named one of the best places to work in the UK.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Walsall Wood at home to Uttoxeter this evening 

18 Sep

Can The Wood beat Uttoxeter on home turf? Continue reading...

Is it fair to Blame The Walsall Landlord? 

18 Sep

Over the last couple of decades, the rise in the number buy to let properties in Walsall has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Skidder Twitter Account Hacked! 

18 Sep

Regular readers will know that the late Leader [sic] of Sandwell Council joined forces with Mr Andrew Hipkiss and others to troll me (and my wife) and get my Twitter accounts closed down.

The Hive, New Invention – New job club for 25+ years old 

18 Sep

New job club for 25+ years old who are unemployed and live in the New Invention, Short Heath or surrounding areas.

Walsall Prince’s Trust are now recruiting for their next team. 

18 Sep

Walsall Prince’s Trust are now recruiting for their next team.

Fancy a laugh this Wednesday evening? 

18 Sep

Garry Powndland in particular is hilarious.

Meet you local coppers in Brownhills this morning! 

18 Sep

A great way to get to know your local policing team Sorry for the late notice, but there’s another local police pop-up event this morning Tuesday 18th September 2018 where you can meet the local policing team and discuss issues that are important ...

More BTL Goodness In Shropshire Close, Walsall, WS2, Yielding 5.33%. 

17 Sep

Rather than duplicate the same information again, I will just give some basic info as the properties presented are pretty much the same.

The GMB Union – A Short “Apology”…. 

17 Sep

Hitherto this blog has suggested that the GMB Union, in their dealings with Sandwell Council, have been less than enthusiastic about fighting the management [sic] of the bent Borough.

The Hive New Invention – Bridges 

17 Sep

Are you aged 25+, unemployed and live in the New Invention or Short Heath area? NEW JOB CLUB @ The Hive The Square, New Invention WV12 5EA Wednesday afternoon 1pm –4pm, starting 3 rd October 2018   Facilities include: Support and help with CV’s...

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


The Mothman Festival In Photos: Road Trip! 

18 Sep

A bunch of photos from this past weekend at the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, which was a great time...

Shine a light on … the best exchange ever! 

Central Youth Theatre 18 Sep

Thank you to our dear friends TPZ Brixen , who wrote this lovely blog post about their time in Wolverhampton during our international ‘Shine a Light On’ Exchange … After sixteen hours of travel, the theater workshop ZINNOBER returned from their...

Deaffest 2016 Mockumentary to screen at TSWY Film Festival 

18 Sep

Deaffest 2016 Mockumentary will be screened at The Strength Within You’s 2nd International Film Festival.

Mini maras 

18 Sep

There’s a double dose of joy in our Patagonian mara enclosure following the birth of twins! The two lovely little ones were born to mum Martha and dad Barry on September 2 and are both thriving.

Autumn Leaves 

17 Sep

Here is my Inspiration for the Autumn Colours challenge over at Make my Monday challenge.

Walsall 1:4 Doncaster Rovers 

Come the Revolution 17 Sep

A game very much disrupted by bad refereeing and smart football by Doncaster.

Tales of Carribee Island Part 2: A Doctor In the House 

Lost Wolverhampton 17 Sep

His Name was James Gatis… He was a man of the people and spent all his working life in Wolverhampton fighting for the Irish immigrants of Carribee Island and the poor in other deprived areas of Wolverhampton.

Senior Advice and Outreach Worker for Brushstrokes 

17 Sep

Brushstrokes is an award winning project in partnership with Father Hudson’s Care, The Infant Jesus Sisters and the parish of St Philip Neri, Smethwick.

Fundraising Regulator issues email scam warning 

17 Sep

Online scammers are sending fake invoices to charities, claiming to be from the Fundraising Regulator to cover Fundraising Preference Service costs.

Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board Conference 

17 Sep

Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board will be hosting their annual Celebration of Prevention Work and Services Conference on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 – 10.30 am till 2.30 pm.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Walsall Academy Goalkeeper Trials 

18 Sep

The sessions are only for Under-8s to Under-16s (age groups are for season 2018/19).

Dean Keates to Raise Training Tempo As Busy Schedule Begins to Ease 

18 Sep

The Walsall-born boss, who took his side through seven unbeaten league games before they fell to Doncaster, admitted that he and Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick Barnett have been working limit the amount of training the players have to...

Dan Vann Returns to Walsall as Matlock Town Loan Comes to An End 

18 Sep

The Gladiators, who recently saw manager Dave Hoole quit the club following a disastrous start to the season, have found points hard to come by over recent weeks with the side suffering six all-competition defeats in a row and will need to ...

Minutes From September’s Working Party Meeting 

17 Sep

The meeting saw several subjects discussed including, amongst others, the Programme Shop, the Supporters' Trust, the upcoming Fans v Legends game, the facilities at Banks's Stadium, and much more.

Nicky Devlin: “We Have All Got to Stick Together” 

17 Sep

The Saddlers were defeated by four-goals-to-one in a tense match which saw a series of controversial refereeing decisions frustrate players, club officials and supporters as the strong unbeaten start to the season was brought to an end as goals...

Dean Keates Insists Saturday’s Teammate Tussle is ‘Done and Dusted’ 

17 Sep

Summer signing Ferrier allowed anger and disappointment to get the better of him as, shortly after James Coppinger had put the visitors 3-1 up, he ran the length of the pitch to remonstrate with Leahy, with the pair having to be separated by...

Wolves 1 Burnley 0 

16 Sep

There might only be one statistic that matters, but it isn’t always a true reflection of the contest.

Loan Watch: Slinn, Cockerill-Mollett, and Sangha All in Action 

16 Sep

Summer signing Slinn is on season-long spell with Rushall Olympic, whilst academy products Vann, Cockerill-Mollett, Sangha, and Peters are enjoying short-term stays with Matlock Town, AFC Telford United, Ashton United, and Bromsgrove Sporting...

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Far Eastern delights for AWI as it prepares to make Wire China debut 

18 Sep

BRIERLEY Hill-based Alloy Wire International (AWI) is stepping up its expansion in the Far East by exhibiting at Wire China for the first time.

Managers at Burntwood building business to serve up coffee for charity fundraiser 

14 Sep

Managers at a Burntwood building company are serving up a treat as part of a charity fundraiser.

Halesowen firm raise the roof after recent success 

21 Aug

A HALESOWEN roofing company has marked 25 years in the trade by being listed in the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 companies to Inspire Britain’.

Protective coatings made by Indestructible – a family-owned company in Sparkhill 

9 Aug

‘ Indestructible Paint , a manufacturer of high performance paints and coatings, started in 1978 in a small workshop in Acocks Green.

Historic Halesowen firm undergoes ‘globalisation’ rebrand 

9 Aug

ONE of the country’s oldest firms is staying true to its Black Country heritage as it undergoes a rebrand.

Alloy Wire International targets Japan as part of Far Eastern sales drive 

3 Aug

A BRIERLEY Hill based-manufacturer is targeting a major sales drive in Japan as it looks to boost its presence in the Far East.

Property agency appoints new partner at Halesowen base 

31 Jul

A HALESOWEN property agency has appointed a new partner as it looks to expand its commercial sector across the region.

Halesowen firm moves 20 jobs into new base 

30 Jul

A HALESOWEN based distributor of specialist engineering products has moved 20 jobs into a 14,000 sq ft industrial unit in the town.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton

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