January 2019


News in Brief

Turnover edges towards £400m at Tech giant

Turnover has edged closer to the £400m mark at a Warwick-based technology giant which counts Airbus, BT and Stagecoach among its clients.Telent Technology Services provides services to the defence, rail, traffic and public safety sectors.


Train battery deal signed  

A deal has been signed by two West Midlands companies to design and integrate batteries to power a new class of passenger train. Stratford-upon-Avon-based rolling stock manufacturer Vivarail and Hoppecke Industrial Batteries in Newcastle-under-Lyme are to work together on the project for the Warwickshire firm's Class 230 range. https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/train-battery-deal-signed

CWLEP searching for new board director

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) is searching for an energetic business leader to join its board of directors.The CWLEP, which was established in 2011, is led by a group of board members from the private, public and educational sectors in the area.The CWLEP is now seeking a non-executive director from the private sector and is encouraging applications from women and from across Coventry and Warwickshire’s diverse community. https://www.cwlep.com/news/cwlep-searching-new-board-director

Plans to transform town centre over next 30 years published                          

Plans to regenerate Nuneaton town centre and the surrounding area over the next 30 years have been published.Transforming Nuneaton programme has been launched showing the aspirations of Warwickshire County Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and other partners including the local enterprise partnership. https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/plans-to-transform-town-centre-of-30-years-published

Businessman hails University for start-up help                                                      

A Warwickshire businessman has paid tribute to the University of Warwick after it helped him transform a start-up idea into a £50m business which he sold last year. He enrolled on the Team Start programme for would-be entrepreneurs offered through the University of Warwick Science Park (UWSP) before setting out on his own. https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/businessman-hails-university-for-start-up-help

Double acquisition for BigChange                                                               

Workforce technology company BigChange has acquired two businesses based in the West Midlands.The company has bought Labyrinth Logistics Consulting, a supply chain and logistics consultancy based in Royal Leamington Spa. BigChange has also acquired Trace Systems, a provider of fleet, garage and workshop management software which works with fleet operators across the UK, including plant hire and haulage companies, local authorities and the emergency services. https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/double-acquisition-for-bigchange

RSC to help develop immersive technologies                                                      

The Royal Shakespeare Company is to take part in a £18m government scheme to develop immersive technologies such as virtual reality for audiences.The Stratford-upon-Avon organisation is to receive part of the funding to help develop the experiences and will lead a consortium of 15 specialist groups from the theatre, music, video production, gaming and research industries https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/rsc-to-help-develop-immersive-technologies

Raising awareness of County Lines.                                             

The commute of gang members from major cities to nearby small rural urban areas for the purpose of enhancing their profit from drug distribution has come to be known as working “County Lines”.Although Warwickshire is a safe place to live and is getting better at disrupting county lines gangs operating across the area, there is still a need for businesses and the public to look out for signs of county lines drug dealing and report it to the police. https://www.warwickshirebusinesswatch.co.uk/county-lines/


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