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Enoch Evans partner celebrates 25th year with Walsall firm

25 Feb 11

The managing partner of Walsall solicitors, Enoch Evans, has marked his 25th year within the firm by cycling 160 miles for charity…

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Midcounties to offer eco-friendly funerals

23 Feb 11

Midcounties Co-operative is to offer a green funeral service to its customers designed to help minimise the environmental impact of their funeral…

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New owners put Willenhall’s Autorite on the road ahead

7 Feb 11

Autorite (Willenhall) Limited, which was established in 1982, has been acquired by Darren Harris and his holding company Midlands Properties. Mr Harris is also a director of Autobits Scrap Metal which operates a mile away from Autorite on the Ashmore Lake Business Park in Willenhall…

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Businesses get behind Great Barr Harriers

3 Feb 11

Great Barr Harriers has received a kick start to 2011 thanks to the support of Nikal and McLaren Construction…

Walsall castings company confident of success in 2011

3 Feb 11

Majorfax, the Walsall-based supplier of machined and finished castings to both a local and worldwide customer base, says that January orders are up 35% year on year…

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Awards given to dozens of outstanding residents in Walsall

1 Feb 11

Some of Walsall’s most outstanding residents and communities have been recognised in an awards ceremony held to a backdrop of live entertainment…

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Willenhall’s Nightfreight avoids the snowball effect

24 Jan 11

National supply chain specialist Nightfreight helped its customers avoid the costly delays of the ‘big freeze’, with a 98.86 per cent on-time delivery record during December 2010…

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Cloud Net wraps up 2010 on a high note and plans expansion

21 Jan 11

Following the launch of several new services this year, Walsall business phone systems provider Cloudnet joins other UK telecoms companies celebrate a successful 2010…

Highcross acquires Brownhills industrial estate for £6m

19 Jan 11

Highcross has acquired the Maybrook Road industrial estate in Brownhills, for £6.075 million…

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Walsall’s Hartshorne trucks get thoroughbred treatment

7 Jan 11

Walsall-based truck dealer Hartshorne has supplied two Volvo trucks to one of the country’s leading specialists in luxury horseboxes…

Blakenall men pass on life skills to youngsters

13 Dec 10

A group of men in Walsall are acting as role models to young people by passing on their own life experiences. The group, called The Gathering, has launched the Pass It On project to share their knowledge and skills with teenagers in Blakenall Heath who have been identified as vulnerable…

Tall stories for Little Bloxwich children

17 Nov 10

A team at Walsall Housing Group’s Skills Centre is producing wooden furniture for an outdoor classroom at Little Bloxwich C of E Primary School…

New ‘common sense’ Snow Code welcomed by Walsall solicitors

29 Oct 10

A new Snow Code introduced by the government which allows homeowners and shopkeepers to clear away pavements without fear of litigation has been welcomed by Walsall solicitors firm Bradin Trubshaw…

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Walsall based Cloud Net reaches finals of two prestigious technology awards

26 Oct 10

Walsall-based Cloud Net Ltd has announced today that it has reached the final stages in two awards that recognise the best and brightest technology companies regionally and nationally.

Walsall’s Enoch Evans wins dynamic award

13 Oct 10

Walsall law firm Enoch Evans has received a prestigious global award “Dynamic firm of the year award in England 2010″ from Corporate Intl Magazine…

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Walsall’s Cloud Net launches VoIP call bundles

30 Sep 10

Walsall-based business phone systems company Cloud Net, today launched new UK landline call bundles that will help business owners keep their telephony costs low and predictable…

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Greenhous launches new Vauxhall Van Centre in Willenhall

29 Sep 10

Greenhous Group has opened a new Vauxhall Van Centre in Willenhall. Located on the Greenhous DAF site on Neachells Road, this is the latest addition to Greenhous’ extensive portfolio of commercial dealerships in the region…

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Walsall’s Cloud Net offers free landline minutes

27 Sep 10

Business phone systems company Cloud Net, is starting its offer of the week programme with a massive 2,500 free UK landline minutes per handset ordered in September…

Walsall golf club bucks trend with 300% new membership

27 Sep 10

A raft of measures designed to bring in new members is helping Walsall Golf Club buck the industry and economic trends and record one of their best years ever…

Midcounties Co-op recruits its first retail apprentices

23 Sep 10

The Midcounties Co-operative has launched its first Retail Apprenticeship Programme and given 13 young people the chance to start and develop their career with the community retailer…

Addition to family law department of Enoch Evans

7 Sep 10

The Matrimonial and Family department at Walsall law firm Enoch Evans LLP have a new addition in the form of newly qualified solicitor Gemma Palmer…

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Cloud Net’s business VOIP leaves Aldridge firm on cloud nine

6 Sep 10

While some 52% of businesses stated that their customer communications had suffered over the last 12 months, savvy companies such as Aldridge-based independent security coding company Identidot have been enjoying upgraded communications for less by using Cloud Net’s cost effective business phone systems coupled with Cloud Net broadband…

Wednesfield firm helps sculptor achieve national success

6 Sep 10

Wednesfield-based Edward Howell Galvanizers has offered a helping hand to an up-and-coming artist which has seen her reach the final stages of a national sculpture competition…

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Walsall’s Midcounties Co-op strikes gold investing in people

4 Aug 10

The Midcounties Co-operative has achieved the Investors in People Gold award…

Walsall’s Breathing Space teams up with Cloud Net to get businesses connected

2 Aug 10

Walsall charity Breathing Space, which helps local people into self-employment, has teamed up with Walsall business phone systems company Cloud Net, to provide a service which will allow local start up and small businesses to make telephone calls within Walsall for free…

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Cloud Net celebrates first Accredit UK quality standard

29 Jul 10

Cloud Net, the Walsall business phone systems company, today announces that it has been awarded the Accredit UK certification and has become the first business/telecoms/VoIP company to achieve the recognition.

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Walsall’s Cloud Net launches free phonegrader service

13 Jul 10

Cloud Net, the business phone systems company, today launched, a free service that helps small businesses evaluate the way their phones are answered by their employees…

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New website launched for Enoch Evans law firm

1 Jul 10

Leading Walsall Law Firm Enoch Evans LLP has launched a brand new website to support their recent conversion to LLP status…

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Cloud Net says a third of small businesses don’t pick up the phone

24 Jun 10

A telephone survey conducted in May 2010, by Walsall-based business phone systems company, Cloud Net, found that almost a third of small businesses are not picking up the phone…

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BT strike contingency planning for small businesses with Walsall based Cloud Net

22 Jun 10

Cloud Net has announced a business phone package aimed to ensure that small businesses have working phone systems if a BT strike goes ahead…

PTS Walsall’s golden couple celebrate 77 years of service

16 Jun 10

With a combined 77 years clocked at the trade counter serving the plumbers and heating installers of Walsall, Greg and Jean Booth are some of the longest serving employees on record…

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Cloud Net offers small business owners options in a BT strike

9 Jun 10

With BT looking likely to have its first strike in over quarter of a century if the latest offer isn’t accepted, thousands of businesses and homes could be left without phones or internet during the strike which could take place in August 2010…

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John Challinor brings internet phones to Midlands businesses

1 Jun 10

John Challinor from Newcastle, Staffordshire has expanded his telecoms business AudioTech by joining the Walsall company Cloud Net’s Associate Partner programme, to sell Cloud Net’s internet phone systems for small business users…

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Cloud Net launches the CLASS Live telephone answering service

25 May 10

Walsall’s Cloud Net today announced a further extension to its growing business telephone services portfolio: the Cloud Net Live Answering System (CLASS)…

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Chuckery saddler bucks recession in overseas markets

18 May 10

A Walsall saddler is beating the economic downturn by finding new markets overseas, with help from UK Trade & Investment. Master saddler Patrick Keane, owner of Patrick Saddlery, has just moved his business to a new, purpose-built factory in Box Street to deal with the increasing demand from international customers for his hand crafted saddles…

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Walsall hire company triumphs at industry awards

17 May 10

A Walsall event hire company is celebrating after scooping a top industry award. Ev-ent Hire, based on the Maple Leaf Industrial Estate, won the award for Event Hire Company of the Year Award (multiple outlets) at the 2010 Hire Awards of Excellence…

Walsall law firm Enoch Evans convert to LLP status

22 Apr 10

Enoch Evans Solicitors in Walsall have converted to limited liability partnership (LLP) status as of 1st April 2010…

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Midcounties Co-op brightens up Blakenall Community Centre

14 Apr 10

Managers and support staff from a number of Midcounties Co-operative stores turned decorators when they volunteered to give a popular community centre a makeover…

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Name change for Streetly marketing agency

13 Apr 10

DLH Visual Communications based in Streetly is changing its name and will be known as DLH. The change of name is a result of the range of projects the company has undertaken during the past twelve months…

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Bentley firm set for big lorry show

7 Apr 10

Bentley-based truck dealer the Hartshorne Group is to exhibit for the first time at the giant Commercial Vehicle Operator Show at the NEC. Hartshorne will be showing off the new 18 ton Volvo FL distribution vehicle…

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Willenhall lock manufacturers gets visit from Government minister

25 Mar 10

Willenhall manufacturer Assa Abloy UK hosted a visit from Ian Austin MP, Minister for the West Midlands this week to highlight the innovation and investment taking place in one of the lock making industry’s leading companies…

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Cloud Net finds small business has time for social media

24 Mar 10

With 72% of small businesses stating that new business generation is their top priority in 2010, they are turning to technologies they know will quickly and easily bring them new clients through the door. These technologies are still websites and telephones over newer methods such as social media…

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Midlands brewery is the toast of Hartshornes

24 Mar 10

Walsall-based truck dealer, the Hartshorne Group is toasting Marstons brewers after adding another three trucks to its 18-strong fleet…

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Hartshorne helps Midlands recycling efforts

17 Mar 10

Trucks supplied by the Bentley-based Hartshorne Group are helping one of the country’s biggest paper and card recycling efforts. Hartshorne has supplied three 40-tonne Volvo FM prime mover trucks to the Nottingham-based fleet provider Charthire, and they are now seeing service at Smurfit Kappa’s paper and card recycling collection sites…

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Walsall firm Hartshorne delivers giant truck

11 Mar 10

Volvo Trucks agent Hartshorne Group has delivered one of the largest Volvo recovery vehicles ever seen on British roads. Hartshorne – which has its headquarters in Bentley – has supplied a massive Volvo FH-520 8×4 recovery vehicle to Saunders Recovery of Hitchin, Hertfordshire…

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Walsall’s Cloud Net launches internet telephone service

8 Mar 10

Walsall based business phone systems company, Cloud Net, launched its internet-based (VoIP) telephone system to the Birmingham and Solihull business community, to an enthusiastic response, at the Business Growth Show in Edgbaston on 4th March…

Walsall telecom Cloud Net launches regional partner programme

2 Mar 10

Small business telephone provider Cloud Net have announced the launch of its partner programme, Cloud Net Direct, an initiative to support the recent launch of its VoIP (internet) telephone system for small businesses, Cloud Net Connect…

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Walsall based Hartshorne clinches major trailer contract

10 Feb 10

Darlaston-based truck dealer, the Hartshorne Group has clinched an agreement to supply trailers for one of the UK’s leading trailer manufacturers Lawrence David…

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