BCTG wins major funding to provide HGV driving boot camps

BCTG wins major funding to provide HGV driving boot camps

Black Country training organisation BCTG has won government funding of £875,000 to support 285 people into new jobs by running a skills boot camp for HGV driving. The funding runs until March 31, 2022, and BCTG is working with delivery partners, PDT Fleet Training, SID Training and Parker Ryan Training in running courses in the West Midlands and East of England. Skills boot camps include...

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International investment platform for Aurrigo’s autonomous technologies

International investment platform for Aurrigo’s autonomous technologies

One of Coventry’s leading manufacturers will showcase its latest autonomous technology at the Global Investment Summit taking place in London tomorrow. Aurrigo, which employs 70 people at its Advanced Engineering Centre in the city, is part of a ‘green dozen’ that have been selected due to their ability to drive the UK’s sustainable future. The company will have its electric-powered 4-seater...

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Snow clearance firm invests six-figure sum to boost business

Snow clearance firm invests six-figure sum to boost business

A Worcestershire winter maintenance and snow clearance company has made a significant investment into its fleet and equipment as it prepares to make hundreds of businesses winter-ready. Cowsden-based AA Salt has completed a £189,000 one-year investment programme as it expands its work to help businesses keep their premises safe by gritting and snow ploughing car parks and access roads in the...

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Aurrigo signs first local authority contract for its Auto-Shuttle technology

Aurrigo signs first local authority contract for its Auto-Shuttle technology

The UK’s leading authority on autonomous transport has secured a ‘local authority’ first after it sold an Auto-Shuttle to Solihull Council. Aurrigo, which designs, develops and builds a host of autonomous vehicles at its Advanced Engineering Centre in Coventry, has supplied the £250,000 fully autonomous and electric shuttle as part of ground-breaking passenger trials currently being delivered at...

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Revolutionary 5G-enabled road and rail transport projects recognised at Connected Britain Awards

Revolutionary 5G-enabled road and rail transport projects recognised at Connected Britain Awards

Following a successful year of innovative projects across the transport sector, West Midlands 5G (WM5G) its celebrating its success at the Connected Britain Awards 2021.  The team attended an awards ceremony in London, where WM5G was recognised for its achievements in the transport sector and took home the prize of the Smart City Initiative Award for the development and roll-out of a range...

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