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Vince Cable with Solihull College Principal John Callaghan

Solihull College trainees get to meet Vince Cable

Apprentices and trainees at Solihull College had the opportunity to meet Business Secretary Vince Cable when he stopped by the Blossomfield campus last week.

Lorely Burt

MP gets new role backing female entrepreneurs

Solihull MP Lorely Burt has been given a new Government role to support female entrepreneurs and women-led businesses.

Caroline Spelman MP

MP backs top jobs quota for women

Meriden Conservative MP Caroline Spelman has backed calls for quotas to ensure women receive a fairer share of top jobs.

JLR boss hits out over dearth of scientists and engineers

RALF Speth, chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover, has said that despite a ‘chronic shortage’ of people going into science and engineering in the UK, advanced manufacturing should be at the heart of British industry and could help to cure its ‘economic ills’.

Still gaps in affordable finance for business says Chamber chief

ACCESS to affordable finance remains an issue of real concern to businesses say bosses as business secretary Vince Cable launches the first phase of a new bank just for firms.

Women and the boardroom - Jane Jackson of Solihull Chamber writes....

THERE are still serious problems preventing women reaching senior levels in industry, highlighted by business secretary Vince Cable who warns that mandatory quotas for women on boards might be a real possibility.

Vince Cable to speak at regional transatlantic business forum

VINCE Cable MP will be the principal speaker at a transatlantic conference in Birmingham from May 15 to 17.

Land Rover announces plans for 800 new jobs at Solihull plant

LAND Rover has announced that 800 new jobs will be created at its Solihull factory, as the car marque moves to meet the demand created by soaring sales figures.

£4.8 million load fund to help businesses in Solihull

THANKS to new support from the Regional Growth Fund, Unity Trust Bank and The Co-operative Bank, ART (Aston Reinvestment Trust) has £4.8 million to lend to small businesses in Solihull and Birmingham over the next three years.

Vince Cable visits baking firm close to Solihull

BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable visited Utensa, a traditional kitchenware firm, in Tyseley last week.

‘Lib Dems are giving people real help in tough times...’

What difference do you feel the pupil premium will make to children from the poorest backgrounds?

Solihull's Jaguar Land Rover to build new engine factory

JAGUAR Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed that it is to invest £355 million in a new factory in Staffordshire, to produce a new generation of low emission petrol and diesel engines.

College unveils expansion plan

SOLIHULL College is on the lookout for a third campus to expand its educational offering.

‘We will confront Government on budget’

THE leader of Solihull Council has vowed to confront the Government over the funding announced for Solihull.

MP warns over tuition fee hike

SOLIHULL MP Lorely Burt has said that unlimited tuition fees could prevent many talented students going to universities.

Talking business up

I HAD breakfast with Alan (now Lord) Sugar, the government’s new Enterprise Czar last Wednesday.

Vote wisely

WE’LL be voting for Parliament soon, in pretty awful times. I am not in favour of our antiquated system of one-party tyranny based on a minority of people’s votes.

Burt is well liked for her dedication

THE UK’s leading guru on the economy has sung the praises of Solihull MP, Lorely Burt, writes Ross Crawford.

Deputy leader attends dinner

THE Liberal Democrats’ economy guru, Vince Cable, was the guest speaker at Solihull and Meriden’s annual dinner at the Ramada Hotel in Solihull last night (Thursday).

Man for the job

WHO but a fool would entrust a delicate operation on his teeth to someone unqualified or totally inexperienced in dentistry?


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