Todays date: 02/09/2014

Todays News

Queen’s Awards: Bid to boost ‘under-performing’ region

The West Midlands Lord-Lieutenant has launched a bid to increase the number of companies in the area receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise after it was revealed that West Midlands businesses have under-performed in the award scheme during the past decade. More from Midlands

Hargreaves sells tankers to concentrate on core

Energy services group Hargreaves Services has sold Imperial Tankers to Suttons Transport Group for £26.9m. More from North East

Lord Paul joins Lalani to speak at IAB dinner

One of the speakers at this year’s Institute of Asian Businesses (IAB) annual dinner is the man whose company contributed to the construction of one of the world's most expensive and complex experimental facilities, the Large Hadron Collider. More from Midlands

Manufacturers stay bullish

North East manufacturers in the North East are motoring into the second half of the year, with no sign of growth easing.

Factories flourish despite national slowdown

Manufacturers in Yorkshire are continuing to power on, reporting positives across every key indicator of business health and outperforming the UK average, research shows.

Columbia coal deal for Conflow

Sheffield manufacturer Conflow, which services the mining industry, has won a new contract with a Columbian coking coal producer.


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