Global leader in virtual technology opens first UK office in Solihull

  One of the world’s leaders in virtual test-driving technology has opened its first UK office in Solihull. IPG Automotive UK, which has its HQ in Germany, is now based at the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre which is managed by the University of Warwick Science Park on behalf of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in Central […]

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Inward investment remains strong in Coventry and Warwickshire

Local businesses heard how Coventry is a top five entrepreneurial city during a major conference at FANUC UK last week. Around 100 business leaders attended Coventry City Council and its delivery partners ‘access to finance’ conference to hear from a range of speakers about on-going investment in the region. The event was held during the […]

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New manager appointed at Solihull innovation centre

The new manager of an innovation centre in Solihull is perfectly placed to offer advice to its wide range of businesses. Andy Stewart has been appointed centre manager at the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre on Central Boulevard following a similar role at Basepoint in Evesham and UBCUK in Henley-in-Arden. Previously, he owned Business Telecom Solutions […]

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Support for Warwickshire firm at the heart of zero emissions tech

An engineering business focusing on creating power solutions for zero emission vehicles is gearing up for a major period of growth after securing a key role in a major project. Lyra Electronics, which is based at the University of Warwick’s HRI site in Wellesbourne, will work as part of a consortium to facilitate the creation […]

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Nottingham’s universities join forces with Minerva Business Angels

Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park and one of the most successful business angel networks in the UK, is joining forces with Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham in a partnership aimed at improving access to finance for innovative local companies. Minerva has chosen to work with Nottingham’s […]

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Rapidly-growing specialists expanding its services and workforce

  A rapidly-growing automotive, aerospace and electrical specialist is expanding its services and workforce in Coventry as well as setting up an academy to train future generations. Paramex, which was set-up in 1999, works with global businesses within the automotive industry such as Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors and Geely from its office at the […]

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German company chooses Coventry for UK base

  A German owned company, which helps to reduce the number of electronic items that are scrapped each year, has opened a UK office in the Midlands. ASWO is an online service for repair technicians who specialise in a whole host of domestic electronic goods – from TVs through to washing machines – stocking parts […]

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Cash-flow Loans – No Assets? No Problem?

Matthew Lawrence looks at a rapidly growing type of finance for asset light businesses 50 years ago, most businesses could not borrow without hard asset security, usually in the form of land and buildings or hard assets such as vehicles with established second- hand values. The 70’s and 80’s saw the growth of factoring and […]

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Warwick Science Park welcomes new companies

The University of Warwick Science Park welcomes new companies to their four sites based in the West Midlands in Coventry, Warwick and Solihull. A123 Systems www.a123systems.com/ “Designer and manufacturer of Automotive Lithium Ion Solutions.” TEP Renewables www.teprenewables.com “Turnkey delivery of renewable energy plants.” ASWO www.aswo.com/ “Spare parts logistics and after-sales services.“ If you would like […]

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