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Training company confirms plan to open new centre in Lichfield 

26 Jul

A training provider has confirmed it will be moving into Lichfield.

Burntwood site manager named as one of the best in the country 

25 Jul

A site manager with a Burntwood building firm has been named as one of the best in the country.

Lichfield District Council launches prospectus to attract new business investment just days after Friarsgate plan collapses due to lack of private funding 

13 Jul

Economic development officer Jonathan Percival and Cllr Ian Pritchard launching the new ‘Investment Prospectus’ A new guide outlining why companies should invest in Lichfield has launched – just days after the collapse of...

Burntwood building firm outlines plans to convert former Chasetown Police Station site 

3 Jul

A Burntwood building firm has unveiled plans to transform the former police station in Chasetown.

Burntwood building firm’s work on Barton development recognised at awards ceremony 

22 Jun

A Burntwood building firm has seen work on a new housing development in Barton recognised at an awards event.

Lichfield tourism organisation given a makeover in a bid to promote the city as a visitor destination 

22 Jun

The tourism organisation for Lichfield has been given a new look.

Members flying the flag for Walsall at Made in the Midlands expo 

18 Jun

Made in the Midlands members will be flying the flag for Walsall when they participate in this year’s MIM Expo on Thurdsay (June 21).

Racking Protection – Column Guards Large Retailer 

14 Jun

Racking Protection – Column Guards Large Retailer We at Welded Presswork (1982) Ltd are delighted to announce that we have won a contract to provide column guards for a large distribution hub for one of the major supermarket retailers.

Plenty of reasons why this year’s MIM Expo is too good to miss 

14 Jun

This year's Made in the Midlands exhibition is now only a week away and excitement is mounting for what promises to be one of the highlights of the Midlands manufacturing calendar.

Aston’s JS Wright sets up prefabrication unit 

14 Jun

As construction workers from EU countries leave following the Brexit vote and the skilled British workforce is ageing, Britain is once more turning to prefabrication.

High calibre speaker programme lined up for MIM Expo 

14 Jun

Made in the Midlands has once again assembled a high profile list to speakers to address seminars at this year’s Expo.

Unique Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme’s Graduation Ceremony Celebrated by adi Group 

13 Jun

Multi-disciplinary engineering firm adi Group’s original approach to addressing the UK skills gap bore fruit last Friday 8th June, when they celebrated the flying colour graduation of all 10 students on their unique Pre-Apprentice Scheme at...

A proud moment as Arlington’s apprentice Kaylee McNally wins Apprentice of the year award 

11 Jun

Arlington Automotive proves to be the place to work as they sweep up two awards at the annual Make your Mark awards.

Girl Power leads the way at the In-Comm Training Awards 

11 Jun

Girl power was brought to the fore when In-Comm Training held its annual awards, with two female apprentices claiming top prizes at the event.

Made in the Midlands member recognised for export success 

8 Jun

At Made in the Midlands we are really proud when our members excel in their chosen fields and are happy to share the news of their success with other members.

MyWorkwear support Recycling Management with promotional tee’s 

8 Jun

On Sunday, our friends atRecycling Managementhave sponsored a charity abseil.

Indasol Group joins leading Midlands industry network 

7 Jun

Indasol Group are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.

EVENT: Advanced Technologies for the Aerospace Supply Chain 

7 Jun

Join HK3D and Mitsubishi EDM atIn-Comm's Training and Manufacturing Group event on Thursday 28th June.

Manufacturing excellence showcased at Made in the Midlands Exhibition 

5 Jun

The diverse range of manufacturing capabilities available within the Midlands deserves major recognition - and that’s exactly what the Made in the Midlands annual exhibition offers.

Supporting The Storage Industry. 

5 Jun

At Welded Presswork (1982) Ltd, we specialise in the manufacture of components to the racking and storage industry from our factory based at Darlaston in the West Midlands.

Bosworth Plastics Ltd joins leading Midlands industry network 

5 Jun

Bosworth Plastics Ltd are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.

Anticipation mounting for Made in the Midlands Exhibition 

4 Jun

The Made in the Midlands annual exhibition is one of the showpiece events in the Midlands’ industrial calendar and is a fitting showcase to highlight some of the great work being carried out by manufacturers across the region.

Donghua Joins Manufacturing Network 

4 Jun

Donghua Limited is delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.

Insignia Manufacturing Ltd joins leading Midlands industry network 

1 Jun

Insignia Manufacturing Ltd are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.

WMG to host data-driven process improvement breakfast event 

1 Jun

Would you like to improve your manufacturing capabilitythrough access to better data and enhanced digital processes, but lack the know-how?You are invited to join WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group)for a breakfast meeting which will providepractical...

Case Study: Energy-efficient and reliable vacuum supply 

31 May

Suttero Bazenheid is one of the most advanced meat processing companies in Switzerland.

Report reveals Friarsgate funding black hole Lichfield District Council plans to cover could be as much as £49million 

31 May

A report has revealed Lichfield District Council could need to fork out as much as £49million to ensure the Friarsgate redevelopment goes ahead.

TMG Open House: Advanced technologies for the aerospace supply chain 

31 May

In-Comm Training and Manufacturing Group, in collaboration with our technical partners, would like to invite you to a special ‘open house’ at the £4m Marches Centre of Manufacturing Technology (MCMT) in Bridgnorth.

Plans revived for major Midlands link road 

30 May

Plans are being revived for the possible construction of a major link road bypassing the M5 and M6 to the west of the Greater Birmingham conurbation.

Hexagon acquires NEXTSENSE GmbH, a leader in industrial measurement and inspection solution 

29 May

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced today the acquisition of NEXTSENSE, a leading innovator in non-contact profile measurement and surface inspection.

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Companies looking to follow Greggs and Subway into Redditch development 

9 Jul

Work on a major industrial/trade park development in Redditch has been completed – and companies are lining up to take space at the scheme.


18 Jun

We are delighted to have today passed another year of our ISO9001:2015 accreditation and Stainless Steel Services Limited take extreme pride in their achievements to have a high standard of quality for our customers...

Up to 460 mm Dia bar cut in-house 

18 Jun

Our new Kasto saw is cutting up to 460 mm Dia bar so if you have any cutting requirements why not give us a call or come and see Darren Moult our Operations Manager on Thursday atStand No.

Come Visit us at the MiM Expo 

18 Jun

Pilz UK are delighted to be exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Expo on Thursday.


18 Jun

Tooling requirements for cold forging of press work we can supply competitively stand 200 Ricoh Arena 21-6 don't miss the opportunity...


18 Jun

Quality managers at the Made in the Midlands Exhibition come along and discuss your QA requirements Stand 200 - we can sort your free issue material or design a bespoke machine for your product#madeinthemidlands#qualitysystems#qualitymanagers...


18 Jun

Nufast can supply any type of fastener from standards to the most complex parts with specialised finishes bring your drawings or samples to the Ricoh arena on the 21-6 Stand 200 and we will provide you with a quotation, see you there...

How Aston University can support your recruitment needs 

18 Jun

Aston University is committed to supporting local, national and international businesses through its impactful research and by delivering graduates with a global outlook who are equipped with the work ready skills to support the future growth...

Members flying the flag for Walsall at Made in the Midlands expo 

18 Jun

Made in the Midlands members will be flying the flag for Walsall when they participate in this year’s MIM Expo on Thurdsay (June 21).

Zaun helps secure landmark Nigeria tower with SR2 mesh PAS68 gates 

18 Jun

A landmark mixed-use development in Nigeria has been secured by the latest British perimeter technology.

Torus return to the Made in the Midlands exhibition 

18 Jun

For the second year in a row, Torus will be exhibiting at the Made in the Midlands Exhibition held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

More great firms exhibiting at Made in the Midlands Expo 

18 Jun

The Made in the Midlands annual exhibition is now just days away and once again, the event promises to be a major showcase for the Midlands’ manufacturing talent.

Enter our Kindle competition at the Made in the Midlands Expo 

18 Jun

Interested in packaging and want to win a Kindle Fire 7? If you visit our stand at the Made in the Midlands Expo on 21st June and leave us with your business details, you’ll be entered in our prize draw!Visit stand 160 to winYou’ll find the...

Visit Termate at stand 147 at the MiM Expo on Thursday 

18 Jun

Dan and Fintan will be on stand 147 on Thursday for the Made In The Midlands Exhibition at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Torus Invest In Solar 

15 Jun

Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year and it’s easy to see why an increasing number of UK homeowners and businesses are turning to solar panels to power their homes and businesses.

Manufacturers waving the flag for Staffordshire at MIM Expo 

15 Jun

MIM members in Staffordshire will be out to impress visitors to this year’s exhibition at the Ricoh Arena.

Cutting edge manufacturers prepare for Made in the Midlands Expo 

15 Jun

Made in the Midlands members are making their final preparations ahead of this year’s annual exhibition.

Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems acquires NSB Gas Processing 

15 Jun

Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems is pleased to announce that the swiss-based engineering company NSB Gas Processing is now part of the global Busch group.

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    2 Aug 18
    There are still large barriers ahead if the company really does plan to launch search and news services in the country.
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    2 Aug 18
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    2 Aug 18
    Officially, the move was to tamp down inflation. But policymakers also want to increase the tools at their disposal should the economy suffer after Brexit.
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    2 Aug 18
  • Bank of England hikes rates for the 2nd time since the financial crisis
    2 Aug 18
    The Bank of England increased interest rates for just the second time since the financial crisis on Thursday. Britain’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate to 0.75% from 0.5%. Members of the rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee…
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    2 Aug 18
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    2 Aug 18
    Estate agent wants to sell new shares at 80% discount to previous market value
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    2 Aug 18
    The White House said the North Carolina native is “a victim of unfair and unjust attention” and should be released.
  • The stock market is seeing abnormally large moves this earnings season — Goldman Sachs explains why, and how traders can capitalize
    2 Aug 18
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    FTSE 350 groups in 2017 paid seven times more to investors than pensions in aggregate
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    Activists became entangled with fake accounts and pages on Facebook, leading to significant consequences for them as the company tried to clamp down.
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