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General | 23rd June 2022

Construction, automotive and transport sectors have major part to play in C&W's creative industries

The construction, automotive and transport sectors have a major part to play in the continued importance of creative industries in Coventry and Warwickshire, according to a business leader.
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Construction, automotive and transport sectors have major part to play in C&W's creative industries23/06/2022
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General | 26th April 2022

Made Smarter's one-year anniversary celebrated at charity gala dinner

A major scheme to help manufacturing and engineering businesses in the West Midlands adopt cutting-edge digital technology to help them grow celebrated a successful first year at a charity gala dinner...
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Made Smarter's one-year anniversary celebrated at charity gala dinner26/04/2022
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General | 20th April 2022

Over 250 job-seekers attended free Coventry event

Over 250 job-seekers interested in a career in the creative, digital, cultural and tourism industries attended a free event in Coventry as part of a programme of support for these sectors being delive...
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Over 250 job-seekers attended free Coventry event20/04/2022
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General | 28th March 2022

Businesses in the creative, digital, cultural and tourism sectors have an opportunity to meet top-level job seekers

City of Culture Trust, CV Life, Coventry City Council’s Employer Hub, the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Coventry Building Society and Coombe Abbey Hotel have already signed up to the ...
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Businesses in the creative, digital, cultural and tourism sectors have an opportunity to meet top-level job seekers28/03/2022
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General | 28th March 2022

Tech interns take on 'mindblowing' VR experience during Made Smarter networking event in Birmingham

Interns studying subjects such as artificial intelligence, computer science and data science met with several West Midlands manufacturing businesses ‘TechFutures Made Smarter Internship Event’
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Tech interns take on 'mindblowing' VR experience during Made Smarter networking event in Birmingham28/03/2022
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General | 10th March 2022

Free digital event for engineering and manufacturing businesses

Owners of engineering and manufacturing businesses in the West Midlands have an exciting opportunity to start their digital adventure – for free.
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Free digital event for engineering and manufacturing businesses10/03/2022
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General | 31st January 2022

REAL opportunities for local SMEs in the final sprint up to Birmingham 2022

Businesses across the West Midlands have a golden opportunity to meet some of the contractors looking to engage with local businesses in delivering their contracts for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth...
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REAL opportunities for local SMEs in the final sprint up to Birmingham 202231/01/2022
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General | 31st January 2022

Engineering and digital interns invited to meet firms looking for talent at Made Smarter VR event in Birmingham

An exciting virtual reality experience in Birmingham will be part of a networking event pairing aspiring interns with engineering and manufacturing firms looking for expertise.
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Engineering and digital interns invited to meet firms looking for talent at Made Smarter VR event in Birmingham31/01/2022
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General | 26th January 2022

Made Smarter generates more than £10m in GVA for signed-up companies

A project to help West Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms embrace the latest technology has seen more than £10 million in value generated since its launch last summer.
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Made Smarter generates more than £10m in GVA for signed-up companies26/01/2022
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General | 24th January 2022

Aston University opens applications for Midlands’ Pitch Up investment competition

Formerly known as ‘Pitchfest WM’ and now in its 7th year, participating businesses have the chance to pitch head-to-head to a variety of investors to win a cash prize, and the ultimate accolade of Pit...
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Aston University opens applications for Midlands’ Pitch Up investment competition24/01/2022
General | 11th January 2022

Stoke-on-Trent business is the latest to benefit from the Made Smarter initiative

The £1.9 million Made Smarter scheme was launched in the West Midlands in June 2021 to help manufacturing and engineering SMEs utilise new digital technologies.
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Stoke-on-Trent business is the latest to benefit from the Made Smarter initiative11/01/2022
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General | 21st December 2021

Made Smarter 1 billion turnover

A programme which helps West Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms adopt cutting-edge digital technology has now seen companies with a combined turnover of £1 billion sign up for support.
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Made Smarter 1 billion turnover21/12/2021
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General | 30th November 2021

Why the Made Smarter scheme is important for businesses

The £1.9 million Made Smarter scheme was launched in the West Midlands in June 2021 to help manufacturing and engineering SMEs utilise new digital technologies such as AI, advanced robotics, big data ...
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Why the Made Smarter scheme is important for businesses30/11/2021
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General | 8th November 2021

West Midlands' tech businesses urged to apply for accelerator support worth £50k

BetaDen has opened applications for the fifth cohort of businesses to join the programme.
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West Midlands' tech businesses urged to apply for accelerator support worth £50k08/11/2021
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General | 30th September 2021

Digital expert urges West Midlands' businesses to embrace digital technology

Digital technology has the potential to transform manufacturing and engineering in the West Midlands, but many businesses in the sector have yet to take advantage of new innovations for a variety of r...
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Digital expert urges West Midlands' businesses to embrace digital technology30/09/2021
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General | 23rd September 2021

Made Smarter helps 100 companies

A programme which helps West Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms to adopt cutting-edge digital technology has seen 100 companies sign up in just a few months.
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Made Smarter helps 100 companies23/09/2021
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General | 30th July 2021

Mayor opens Ramfoam’s new headquarters as company embraces digital

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) cut the ribbon at Ramfoam’s new site on Hainge Road.
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Mayor opens Ramfoam’s new headquarters as company embraces digital30/07/2021
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General | 23rd June 2021

Excitement building ahead of event with Dragons' Den star

A high-profile online networking event is preparing to go live on Tuesday after the guest line-up was announced, giving business owners the chance to pick the brains of leading entrepreneurs.
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Excitement building ahead of event with Dragons' Den star23/06/2021
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General | 22nd June 2021

Made Smarter launches £1.9 million digital scheme with WMG to help West Midlands SMEs

Made Smarter has launched a £1.9 million digital adoption push to drive growth in West Midlands manufacturing and engineering SMEs and help them boost productivity.
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Made Smarter launches £1.9 million digital scheme with WMG to help West Midlands SMEs22/06/2021
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General | 27th May 2021

'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event

Businesses in the West Midlands will have the opportunity to quiz a former Dragons' Den star and the youngest finalist in the history of the BBC’s The Apprentice about the importance of collaboration ...
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'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event27/05/2021
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General | 19th May 2021

Are you new to export?

The Export Academy, from the Department for International Trade (DIT), gives new, novice and in-experienced exporting businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world with confidence.
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Are you new to export?19/05/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs

Businesses have been encouraged to contact their Growth Hubs in the West Midlands by an entrepreneur who went from being a bank cashier to a millionaire Dragon.
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Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs23/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses

On Tuesday 16 March the West Midlands Growth Hubs joined forces with the online platform Findit, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Department for International Trade to hold its first even...
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West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses17/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era

An expert panel of speakers will tell their inspirational stories of opportunity, resilience and business growth at a free event to mark a new post-Brexit era for the West Midlands.
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Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era08/03/2021
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General | 27th January 2021

Meet the Buyer event planned for food and drink sector

Food and drink companies across the Marches are being urged to register their interest in attending a new Meet the Buyer event.
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Meet the Buyer event planned for food and drink sector27/01/2021
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General | 21st January 2021

Warwickshire firm that helps overseas businesses settle in the UK sees Brexit boost

A Warwickshire-based company, which helps foreign businesses establish in the UK, is expanding after seeing a growth in demand due to Brexit.
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Warwickshire firm that helps overseas businesses settle in the UK sees Brexit boost21/01/2021
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General | 13th January 2021

West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website

Growth Hubs across the West Midlands are working together to encourage businesses to access free advice to Check, Change and Go following the end of the transition period and the UK’s exit from the EU...
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West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website13/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

Nuneaton-based technology company will continue to keep a laser eye on Brexit developments

Brexit may have taken a backseat to the recent General Election but one Nuneaton-based technology company will continue to keep a laser eye on developments.
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Nuneaton-based technology company will continue to keep a laser eye on Brexit developments11/01/2021