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

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08 July 2024

Growth opportunity for Walsall businesses with dedicated free support

Oxford Innovation Advice are delighted to announce that they have successfully contracted with Walsall Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority to deliver the Walsall High Growth Business Programme.

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08 July 2024

Engineering firm achieves positive cultural shift with free employee wellbeing support

Company culture and staff wellbeing are important drivers of staff retention and productivity. Learn how the free Thrive at Work programme enabled this local business to make positive improvements for the benefit of their staff and the future growth of the company.

GA4 homepage

01 July 2024

Understand Your Website’s Performance With Google Analytics

Improve the performance of your website with insights into your visitor behaviour. Learn how GA4 can give you free information about the sources of traffic to your site, the pages people view and crucially, whether visitors convert into leads and sales.

Business adviser supporting a business owner

24 June 2024

Simple Tips To Get Your Website Generating More Business

Improving your website’s success rate doesn’t have to involve expensive redesigns or wholesale change – something as simple as rewriting the heading of a page can deliver a sizeable uplift. Here are some simple changes you can make today.

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.