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Midlands Engine International Trade Summit

Tuesday 14th February

Some of the country’s leading finance experts and business leaders have been signed up to speak at the first Midlands Engine International Trade Summit this spring.

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Midlands firm rewrites future of rotary engine

Monday 13th February

A tiny Staffordshire company is gearing up to become a world-beater – and unveil the untold story of the rotary engine to a whole new range of 21st century customers. Lichfield-based Advanced Innovative Engineering (UK) Ltd have their sights set on conquering this largely untapped market, once hailed as the ‘powerplant of the future.’

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Global focus at Export Hub rolls into town

Friday 10th February

Businesses in Greater Birmingham were encouraged to think global when the Department for International Trade’s Export Hub rolled into the city.

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Concept Group displays strong signs of progress following Growth Hub support

Monday 5th December

Birmingham-based Concept Group – the company behind the unique ‘eye’ display at the entrances to New Street Station - signed up to the RBS Mid-Sized Business Growth Programme, run by Aston Centre for Growth in collaboration with the Greater Birmingham Growth Hub. Just six months later, the company has established a new senior leadership team as it looks to bolster its growth plans.

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Greater Birmingham launches ‘250,000 jobs by 2030’ plan

Monday 5th December

New ‘Industrial strategy’ aims to grow regional economy by £29 billion. Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP sets vision for growth in post-Brexit Britain. Plan set to create a ‘Greater Birmingham for Greater Britain’.

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Birmingham crowned this year’s Most Enterprising Place in Britain

Tuesday 27th September

Birmingham, Liverpool, Broxbourne and Kent win Enterprising Britain awards. The awards celebrate local initiatives to back business and growth. Birmingham and Liverpool of the winners will go on to compete in Europe-wide enterprise competition.

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£35K for manufacturing SME in healthcare R&D Programme

Wednesday 7th September

As the UK healthcare sector is an area that can greatly benefit from technology development in other sectors, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a Horizontal Innovation Programme which will support a UK technology business in solving some of the current NHS challenges.

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New lease of life for gift box business following Growth Hub support

Friday 2nd September

For years Natalina Anderson,19, from Birmingham, had dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. After finishing school, she took courses in business and attended seminars and networking events in London to develop her industry knowledge. It was then that Natalina came up with the idea to establish a company which provided pre-prepared gift boxes for newborn babies.

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Top Birmingham foodies to share tasty top tips with food and drink entrepreneurs

Thursday 1st September

Two of the city’s most influential foodies are set to share their gourmet tips with start-up food firms at an event later this month/September 16.

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Goldman Sachs 10KSB UK National Growth Programme

Tuesday 2nd August

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme, which has been running in the UK since 2010, provides high-quality, practical education specifically tailored to the needs of UK small business leaders.