Business

Investment in skills could stabilise labour costs, says property expert

The Midlands Engine Strategy announced today could mean that contractors and property developers will be less affected by the construction skills shortage, according to a director at a Birmingham based property consultancy. Marcus Higgins, of Naismiths, [...]

Technology Cluster to benefit from Silverstone Park Enterprise Zone status

The UK Government has awarded Silverstone Park ‘Enterprise Zone’ status which could save companies locating to the high-tech business estate more than £250,000 in rates relief across the next five years. The status was approved following [...]

Tired of your drab January office? – Portal Group offers its top office design tips to inspire the Midlands workforce

Midlands managed offices solutions experts, Portal Group, is hoping to inspire local business owners to ditch drab January and transform their offices by offering its advice on the latest workplace trends. Businesses considering a move or [...]

Truckman unveils plans for new 2017 hardtops and accessories

West Midlands-based Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of hardtops and accessories, is developing a range of products for the year ahead. Included in the Truckman development line up, are a range of hardtops, tonneaus [...]

Why big business could teach football a trick or two about new signings

Experts provide ‘top tips’ to integrate new arrivals into a global team Football is preparing to spend huge sums on foreign talent in the transfer market but business experts believe the sport is missing a trick [...]

‘Ownership’ key to Generation Y retention

84% of grads rate employee ownership as main influencer to career choice Less than a fifth state salary and rewards as important Specialist ‘expertise’ and good ‘reputation’ also main decision-making drivers It is about more than [...]