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The latest business news, support announcements, and success stories from across the region.

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Machinery at Bowers and Jones' premises

19 June 2024

Bilston manufacturer secures £50k grant with support from Business Growth West Midlands

70 year old specialist engineering company secures funding for an equipment investment that will reduce lead times and open up new bidding opportunities


13 June 2024

Is there a role for business in addressing social issues like homelessness?

Businesses are in a unique position to make a difference and encourage positive change whether for employees who may experience housing difficulties or the wider community.

MPL Fabrications staff at their premises

06 June 2024

Success Story: MPL Fabrications increases turnover following grant support

An independent family business based in Coventry has increased its turnover following grant support through Business Growth West Midlands and Coventry City Council.

Spring Hill Pub and Restaurant

15 May 2024

Success Story: Wolverhampton pub secures Green Grant funding for money-saving improvements

Solar panels, installed with 50% grant funding, are set to save this business over £14k in the first year.

Business Advisor supporting entrepreneur sitting at laptop

14 May 2024

5 Top Tips: Simple SEO steps to help you rank better in Google

In case you missed our recent free SEO webinars, here are a few takeaways to apply to your website and marketing strategy.

three women standing at a BGWM event stand

02 May 2024

Latest opportunities for Dudley businesses

The Dudley team have been busy planning and running a series of successful workshops for business leaders and entrepreneurs. Find out what's coming up next, and don't miss the Dudley Business Support Roadshow!

John Morse Brown

02 May 2024

Success Story: Pigeon, the Birmingham-based stationery brand wins a prestigious US Louie Award for Paper Engineering & Innovation!

Success Story: Pigeon, the Birmingham-based stationery brand wins a prestigious US Louie Award for Paper Engineering & Innovation!


11 April 2024

Success Story: Award-winning agency The Recruitment Duo growing with specialist support

"We wouldn’t have known that our business is eligible for a grant if we hadn’t accessed business support" - Louise Dunn and Holly Vaughan tell us about their positive experiences so far of accessing funded support and grant programmes via BGWM.