: ' Brexit'

UCB’s first hospitality students tuck into feast of memories to kick-start golden anniversary

A group of University College Birmingham’s very first hospitality students were invited back for a feast of memories to kick-start celebrations for its golden anniversary year. The alumni, who were just 16 when they started UCB [...]

PwC reports buoyant deals activity in 2017 with 2018 also looking strong

PwC in the Midlands has reported a buoyant period of deal activity over 2017, despite a headwind of political and economic uncertainty. The firm’s Midlands Deals team has seen healthy activity, with c.40 deals completing to [...]

Profit warnings in the West Midlands hit highest levels for three years

Listed companies in the West Midlands issued a total of 17 profit warnings in 2017, up from 12 in 2016. The final quarter of 2017 saw eight profit warnings, compared to five in the previous quarter [...]

Exports to Europe are Increasing

More regional companies experienced export growth to Europe than market shrinkage in the past 12 months, a survey has shown. The collective results of the six Midlands based Chambers of Commerce, which together represent over 15,000 [...]

Sales growth helps Worcester press on with new home and identity

Major demand from customers in automotive and white goods has helped a Black Country manufacturing specialist relocate, putting it on course for another record year. Worcester Presses, which provides a range of mechanical and hydraulic presses [...]

Sales doesn’t have to be a dirty word’ according to West Midlands manufacturing chief

A lack of expert sales people coming through the ranks is the biggest problem facing West Midlands manufacturers according to the boss of PP Control & Automation. David Fox, who has been involved in industry for [...]