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Jobs boost as Chinese manufacturer Detank invests in Coventry

The company, which builds heavy duty earth movers and fork lift trucks, has earmarked land in Coventry for its new factory – with dozens of jobs set to follow

Council double glazing firm stabilises after 40 job losses

Coun Tahir Ali
Erdington-based Shelforce, which specialised in providing employment for disabled workers, has shed 40 jobs in the last 12 months

Aston Martin to revive Lagonda name with 'super saloon' for Middle East market

Aston Martin's bespoke 'super saloon' which will revive the Lagonda badge
The Gaydon-based car-maker said the new ‘super saloon’ will rekindle the Lagonda ethos of “the finest of fast cars” and be offered exclusively in the Middle East, in response to customer demand

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Jobs boost as Chinese manufacturer Detank invests in Coventry

The company, which builds heavy duty earth movers and fork lift trucks, has earmarked land in Coventry for its new factory – with dozens of jobs set to follow

Coun Tahir Ali

Council double glazing firm stabilises after 40 job losses

Erdington-based Shelforce, which specialised in providing employment for disabled workers, has shed 40 jobs in the last 12 months

Aston Martin's bespoke 'super saloon' which will revive the Lagonda badge

Aston Martin to revive Lagonda name with 'super saloon' for Middle East market

The Gaydon-based car-maker said the new ‘super saloon’ will rekindle the Lagonda ethos of “the finest of fast cars” and be offered exclusively in the Middle East, in response to customer demand

James Grove & Sons' staff at the Halesowen factory in the 1950s

Button making has returned to its roots

Button making was big business in 18th century Birmingham. Chris Upton looks at how it has been revived in the 21st century

Vax's headquarters at Two Colmore Square

Vax invests £1m in R&D centre in Birmingham's Colmore Square

Midland floorcare manufacturer is investing £1 million into building laboratories and product development workshops at its central Birmingham offices located at Two Colmore Square

Tableware designed by Heritage Collection at Palomar

Heritage Collection wins Palomar restaurant order

Birmingham silversmith completes 2,500-piece order in three weeks for new London eatery

Brandauer apprentices (from left) Tom Parkes, Andrew Bullows and Tom Flight with toolroom manager Leigh Cresswell (light blue shirt)

Brandauer develops own scheme to address skills shortage

Manufacturer launches 'Improvers' scheme to boost recruitment and aims to treble apprenticeship intake

Andrew Richardson, Arc Group chief executive

Arc Specialist Engineering acquires TBF International

Birmingham-based firm born out of Metalrax collapse expands with Black Country deal

Sir Nick Scheele

Former Jaguar and Ford chief Sir Nick Scheele dies aged 70

Sir Nick, aged 70, was CEO of Jaguar Cars from 1992 until 1999 and later served as president and chief operating officer at Ford, retiring in 2005

Morgan expands with Middle East dealership

Worcestershire manufacturer opens first Middle East dealership as it continues targeting new global markets

The BMW i8

BMW launches new i8 hybrid with Hams Hall-built engines

The car is a total sellout in the UK for more than a year, with 350 already ordered

Profit and sales up at Samuel Heath & Sons

Birmingham bathroom fitting manufacturer adopts cautious approach as trading fails to reach pre-crisis level

Gary Marsh, chief executive of Solid State

Solid State wins Ministry of Justice tagging contract

Worcestershire technology company to provide government with monitoring hardware

CGI of the £30 million aerospace research centre on Ansty Park

Work starts on Ansty Park aerospace research centre

£30 million hub will provide engineering and manufacturing expertise

Jaguar's latest teaser image of its forthcoming XE

Jaguar's XE saloon set for September unveiling

The Castle Bromwich-based car-maker has pledged to deliver “a true driver’s car” and a vehicle that “redefines the concept of the sports saloon”

Nick Dawson, corporate partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office

Midlands sees rise in private equity-backed manufacturing deals

According to the latest data from Experian and analysis from law firm, Irwin Mitchell, manufacturers in the West Midlands were the target of 17 deals during the second quarter of 2014

Staff at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant celebrate the 500,000th Range Rover Sport

Jaguar Land Rover raises £150,000 at charity auction

Manufacturer celebrates 500,000th Range Rover Sport rolling off production line

Mark Cadwallader, Lloyds Bank commercial

Employment rises at record pace says PMI survey

Latest report Lloyds Bank commercial suggest staffing levels hit record levels in June

At the topping out ceremony for the £32 million Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering are (from left) Janarthanan Ashokan, Coventry University student, John Savage of Lindum Construction and Dr Carl Perrin from the institute

£32 million engineering hub takes shape on city campus

Final part of the roof at new Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering has been completed

Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick

£65m next-generation propulsion programme in West Midlands

Warwick Manufacturing Group and Jaguar Land Rover are combining for the cutting-edge initiative

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John Dyson, John Harris, Peter Stienlet, John Stewart.

Stewart & Harris celebrate joining Patrick Parsons

Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

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