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Dudley’s forges ahead with £1 billion regeneration plans taking growth to the next level

Dudley’s forges ahead with £1 billion regeneration plans taking growth to the next level

The Black Country borough of Dudley is setting the bar for investment and regeneration in the Midlands and beyond. Despite the pandemic, activity has far from stalled, and the local authority is ploughing ahead with an unprecedented £1 billion investment programme, destined to radically transform the borough over the next decade. A succession of regeneration projects ranging from transport and...

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PP C&A targets £40m sales with a little help from Sharing in Growth

PP C&A targets £40m sales with a little help from Sharing in Growth

PP Control & Automation (PP C&A) has signalled its intention to double sales to over £40m after it became the latest manufacturer to be selected for the Sharing in Growth (SIG) transformation programme. The company, which provides strategic outsourcing manufacturing services to some of the world’s biggest machinery builders, has started a 100-day intensive business improvement project...

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Businesses warned of costly claims following Uber court case

Businesses warned of costly claims following Uber court case

Businesses across Worcestershire must consider whether they are incurring liability worth potentially tens of thousands of pounds following the landmark Supreme Court ruling of the long running saga involving Uber drivers. The warning has come from county employment law specialist Sally Morris who says the Supreme Court judgment against the ride-hailing app service will have far-reaching...

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Real Estate Investors renews banking facilities and reveals date of 2020 year end results

Real Estate Investors renews banking facilities and reveals date of 2020 year end results

Real Estate Investors plc (REI plc), the UK’s only Midlands-focused Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), with a portfolio of 1.59 million sq. ft. of investment property across all sectors, has announced the refinancing of its existing debt facilities. The company’s £51 million RBS term loan facilities, due to expire in February 2021 (£41 million) and August 2023 (£10 million), have been...

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Training boss welcomes Budget but Kickstart Scheme still needs fixing

Training boss welcomes Budget but Kickstart Scheme still needs fixing

The boss of one of the Midlands’ largest training companies has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget boost for skills and employment. Chris Luty, managing director of BCTG, said: “We welcome the extension of the Furlough Scheme as this will help avoid the predicted unemployment cliff edge. “The increase in the Incentives available for employers to recruit new Apprentices to £3000 is very welcome,...

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