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  • Supplements  /  Social Housing 2014 THEBUSINESSDESK.COM
    Archive With the so called bedroom tax the subject of heated debate social housing requirement and provision is likely to remain in the spotlight Housing associations are adapting to changing demographics and many are re thinking their offering providing care services for example This supplement sponsored by Lloyds Bank takes a look at the varied challenges faced by the sector In association with Social Housing Willmott Dixon employee up for social housing award AN employee from Willmott Dixon Partnerships has reached the regional final of prestigious social housing awards Read the full story Social Housing Housing associations warned over financial reporting changes HOUSING associations are in for a shock if they are not up to speed on financial reporting changes an expert has warned Social Housing Housing associations need better professional input Topman A NEW degree aimed at housing associations HAs has received the backing of a leading West Midland entrepreneur Social Housing 3 3m development handed over to Stafford and Rural Homes THE first phase of a 3 3m affordable housing development in Staffordshire has been handed over to Stafford and Rural Homes SARH by its Social Housing Experts expecting a sector shake up CHANGES to the benefits system

    Original URL path: http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/supplements/social-housing-2014.html?news_section=59651 (2016-02-01)
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  • Supplements  /  Talking Business 2013 THEBUSINESSDESK.COM
    Archive Our series of interviews with some of the region s top entrepreneurs give an insight into what makes an individual company or organisation successful when many of its peers are floundering But equally it acts as a litmus test on economic sentiment and there is no doubt that regional businesses are more confident than they were a year ago In association with Talking Business Accord call centre staff crowned best in the Midlands CALL centre staff from West Bromwich based housing association Accord in West Bromwich have been crowned the best in the Midlands in a regional competition Read the full story Talking Business Foreign investment heralds future growth for MIRA AUTOMOTIVE research centre MIRA has enjoyed a strong end to the year securing a raft of new agreements supporting its chief executive s Talking Business Hotel marketing push for Drayton Manor DRAYTON Manor Theme Park has brought in an experienced marketeer to promote its four star on site hotel Talking Business Touchwood reports surge in early Christmas trading SOLIHULL shopping centre Touchwood in Solihull is reporting a great start to the Christmas trading period Talking Business Skills gap still a major stumbling block for the Midlands SENIOR business

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  • Supplements  /  Unravelling Red Tape THEBUSINESSDESK.COM
    and want to focus on growth rather than having to worry about the burden of the latest red tape This supplement supported by Weightmans looks at the issues and aims to help manufacturers navigate the regulatory landscape with practical advice In association with Unravelling Red Tape Businesses still constrained by access to finance and skills gap THE regulatory burden is not the only factor constraining SME manufacturers in the West Midlands from growing Many have said a lack of access to finance and the mounting skills gap remain serious challenges to their effectiveness Read the full story Unravelling Red Tape Firms need to be aware of contract obligations MANUFACTURING firms in the West Midlands rushing to finish new orders before checking on contract details or signing up to new work without Unravelling Red Tape Business leaders welcome taskforce pledge on EU regulation BUSINESS leaders in the West Midlands have welcomed a pledge from the Prime Minister s Business Taskforce to ease the burden on firms of Unravelling Red Tape Law firms evolve to support manufacturers LAW firms have had to change the way they operate to ensure their services are relevant to the needs of manufacturers Weightmans has said Unravelling

    Original URL path: http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/supplements/weightman-s-supplement.html?news_section=59651 (2016-02-01)
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  • Supplements  /  West Midlands Business Masters 2013 - The Winners THEBUSINESSDESK.COM
    the runners up In association with Business Masters Inspiration of Harry Moseley leads to Pride award success TIM Andrews the managing director of Birmingham based signage and display firm Hollywood Monster said the firm s victory in the Pride category of this year s Business Masters awards is a result of his being inspired by Harry Moseley Read the full story Business Masters Cutting edge technology the key to export success THE winner of the Exporter category in TheBusinessDesk com s Business Masters awards has said it needs to keep operating at the cutting Business Masters Newcomers exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurship IT takes a strong nerve and bags of confidence to launch a new business in the face of a severe recession but the true spirit of Business Masters Winners prove successful innovation creates strong results SUCCESSFUL innovation is the lifeblood of any good company and the finalists in this year s West Midlands Business Masters are prime COMMENT Masters at seeking out new opportunities OUR Business Masters awards are over for another year and once again the firms that won and those shortlisted were a breath of fresh air Business Masters Re investment the key to Sertec success

    Original URL path: http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/supplements/west-midlands-business-masters-2013-the-winners.html?news_section=59651 (2016-02-01)
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  • Supplements  /  Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses THEBUSINESSDESK.COM
    000 Small Businesses View Archive The Goldman Sachs 10 000 Small Businesses initiative helps businesses to grow by providing greater access to business education and support services This supplement looks at areas considered important to bolstering business growth and showcases the new ideas knowledge and skills which are generated through this process In association with 10 000 Small Businesses TR Fleet receives Midven backing after embarking on programme A COVENTRY company identified for its outstanding business potential has received backing from early stage venture capital investor Midven Read the full story 10 000 Small Businesses The UK economy is sitting on missing millions A REPORT produced by leading academic institutions examining the Goldman Sachs 10 000 Small Businesses UK programme suggests such companies 10 000 Small Businesses Graduation equals growth for thestudio AN innovative meeting and event space in Birmingham is celebrating its graduation from the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10 000 Small 10 000 Small Businesses Aston University launches fourth cohort ASTON University has announced the launch of the fourth cohort of small business and social enterprise leaders for the Goldman Sachs 10 000 10 000 Small Businesses SMEs vital to the region s future economic health THE business experts

    Original URL path: http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/supplements/goldman-sachs-10-000-small-businesses-programme.html?news_section=59651 (2016-02-01)
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  • Supplements  /  West Midlands Business Masters Awards 2013 THEBUSINESSDESK.COM
    View Archive In association with Innovation imperative says Masters sponsor Chiltern CHILTERN Railways which is sponsoring the Innovator category in next week s TheBusinessDesk com West Midlands Business Masters awards says that this is the category with which it feels most in tune Read the full story Barclays backing exporters at Business Masters awards BARCLAYS has signed up as a sponsor of TheBusinessDesk com s West Midlands Business Masters awards Heavyweights to slog it out in this year s Masters awards THE shortlists have been announced for this year s TheBusinessDesk com West Midlands Business Masters awards Supporting local businesses vital Masters sponsor Clearwater ADVISORY firm Clearwater Corporate Finance has revealed the reason it is sponsoring one of the categories in this year s Manufacturer Mathews joins the Masters judging panel WELL known manufacturer Peter Mathews has signed up to be a judge of this year s TheBusinessDesk com West Midlands Business Masters awards 2012 winner Sertec gives its backing to the Business Masters SERTEC Group Holdings chairman Graham Mosedale has given a big thumbs up to TheBusinessDesk com s West Midlands Business Masters Awards Top manufacturers to judge Business Masters awards REPRESENTATIVES from two of Birmingham s oldest manufacturing

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  • Supplements  /  WM Manufacturing 2013 THEBUSINESSDESK.COM
    WM Manufacturing 2013 WM Manufacturing 2013 View Archive Manufacturing is considered an essential part of rebalancing the UK economy This supplement produced in association with RBS and DLA Piper showcases manufacturing success and explores how it can be replicated and amplified In association with Manufacturing Supply chain resilience back on agenda SUPPLY chain resilience is back on the agenda for many manufacturers in the West Midlands and elsewhere as the need to protect domestic resources occupies the minds of many in the industry Read the full story Manufacturing Brose shows the way with 15m expansion in West Midlands A GLOBAL automotive supplier is reinforcing its commitment to the West Midlands this year by investing 15m into new technology and the Comment Manufacturing is still alive and kicking in the West Midlands THE ability of the West Midlands manufacturing sector to generate economic growth even in the most dire of circumstances has once again Manufacturing Under investment hampers supply chain MANUFACTURING SMEs in the West Midlands supply chain are struggling to keep up with demand due to years of under investment a leading Manufacturing Tough now but optimism ahead TOUGH markets concerns over growth and fears over a mounting skills shortage

    Original URL path: http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/supplements/434085/manufacturing.html?news_section=59651 (2016-02-01)
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  • Supplements  /  Entrepreneurs THEBUSINESSDESK.COM
    Ernst Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 entry pack In association with It s okay to fail says EY s Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year winner THE winner of this year s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Midlands has told TheBusinessDesk com that entrepreneurship should be encouraged but probably can t be taught Read the full story Gems TV founder crowned Ernst Young Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year THE head of a Worcestershire based jewellery and home shopping business has been crowned Ernst Young s Entrepreneur Of The Year Adaptability the key to entrepreneurship says Eveden boss ADAPTING to change and exploiting any new opportunities that present themselves are the key traits of any successful entrepreneur a Nurturing entrepreneurial talent vital for region says Steelite boss KEVIN Oakes the award winning CEO of Stoke on Trent based ceramics manufacturing business Steelite International has called on Entrepreneurs cite reduced competition as growth opportunity A REDUCTION in the level of competition as a consequence of the economic downturn has been cited by entrepreneurs as the biggest Government could do more to help business say region s entrepreneurs MORE than half of entrepreneurs in the West Midlands think the Government

    Original URL path: http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/supplements/entrepreneurship-of-the-year.html?news_section=59651 (2016-02-01)
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