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Warwickshire CCC extends Drayton Manor deal 

7 Apr

Staffordshire theme park will continue its support of the family stand at Edgbaston stadium...


New care company agrees deal to provide care at Lichfield retirement complex 

4 Apr

A new care company will provide round the clock care for residents at a Lichfield retirement complex.


Business is booming for new upcycling shop in Lichfield 

23 Mar

A new upcycling shop has launched in Lichfield – and already has an eight-week waiting list for workshops.


Lichfield business cooks up a recipe for success to win award 

21 Mar

A Lichfield entrepreneur has found a recipe success after winning a business award.


New blueprint outlines Tame Valley benefits to HS2 

9 Feb

A vision to revitalise the historic landscape between the Black Country, Birmingham and Tamworth to maximise the benefits of high speed rail has been unveiled.


Crucial warehouse development reaches pivotal stage 

31 Jan

A new warehouse project on St.


New Brexit study centre proposes radical transport solutions for the West Midlands 

26 Jan

Making the M6 Toll free to use, expanding superfast broadband, expanding the Midland Metro beyond existing proposals, bringing forward shelved railway investment and providing fast links from the Blac...


Theme park invests £250,000 in new attraction 

13 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor, is to invest £250,000 in a new attraction aimed at boosting visitor numbers for the forthcoming season.


Housebuilder pledges hundreds of new homes after £12m funding support 

10 Jan

A £12m funding package from the Homes and Communities Agency is set to see hundreds of new homes built across the Midlands.


Theme park begins 2017 season recruitment drive 

10 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor Park has begun its annual recruitment campaign.


Jaguar Land Rover and Drayton Manor chiefs receive New Year’s Honours 

30 Dec

Les Ratcliffe and Colin Bryan among those West Midlands business figures to be recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours 2017...


Party’s over as wedding firm falls into administration 

22 Dec

A STAFFORDSHIRE wedding dress and suit hire business has fallen into administration with the loss of almost 40 jobs.


Volunteers help extend Lichfield Canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail 

14 Dec

Staff from Lichfield’s Police Mutual Assurance Society offices gave up their day to help extend the city canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail.


Crown secures police force tech deal 

9 Dec

TAMWORTH-based Crown Duty Management Systems has expanded its reach within the emergency services sector after being chosen as an integral part of an IT solution which will allow three police organisa...


Law firm contracts help boost IT firm’s turnover to £8m 

9 Dec

A HOST of contracts with law firms during the year have contributed to a 12% turnover rise for IT service provider Quiss Technology.


Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.


As route becomes political punchbag, M6 Toll prepares for major user landmark 

2 Dec

THE 200 millionth customer to use the M6 Toll could use the pay-to-drive motorway today.


South African giant eats up catering company 

2 Nov

A CATERING company that has turned chips into contracts with blue chip organisations has been swallowed up by a South African giant.


Drayton Manor Park scoops top industry award for ninth year 

1 Nov

A local theme park has picked up a top industry award for the ninth consecutive year.


Bank backs £50m turnover auto firm to fulfil JLR contracts 

31 Oct

A STAFFORDSHIRE aluminium die casting manufacturer supplying to the automotive industry has installed new machinery to support contracts with Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley.


Drayton Manor celebrates after coming out on top in national awards scheme 

22 Oct

Bosses at Drayton Manor Park are celebrating after winning a national award.


Plan to convert Lichfield city centre shop into cafe 

14 Oct

Plans have been drawn up to convert a Lichfield city centre shop into a cafe.


Euro Car Parts buys major rival from administrators 

5 Oct

TAMWORTH-BASED Euro Car Parts has bought vehicle parts business Andrew Page from administrators in a deal that secures 2,000 jobs.


M6 Toll improves performance but losses still top £18m 

1 Oct

CONTINUING roadworks on the M6 have helped to improve the financial performance of the M6 Toll but the pay-to-drive motorway still racked up losses of more than £18m in its last financial year...


Water treatment firm bought to increase UK pipeline 

27 Sep

TAMWORTH-BASED Trident Environmental Services has been bought by Merseyside water treatment company Brodex for an undisclosed sum.


Tamworth bids for businesses to fund improvements 

22 Aug

TAMWORTH businesses are to be consulted on the creation of a business improvement district (BID) covering the retail areas of the town.


Major growth for West Midlands tourist attractions 

15 Aug

Region boasts joint highest football increase among English regions while Drayton Manor and MAC named among country's most visited...


Retailer creates 40 jobs with new Staffordshire distribution hub 

22 Jun

NATIONAL furniture brand DFS has signed up to a major letting in Tamworth in a move that will create 40 jobs.


Manufacturer doubles space at Birch Coppice 

14 Jun

Bathroom firm HiB signs deal with IM Properties to pre-let 80,000 sq ft of space on business park near Tamworth...


Care centre expands after new funding deal 

13 Jun

A STAFFORDSHIRE care centre specialising in support for elderly people has expanded following a new funding deal.


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