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All the latest news and current activities for Drive Midlands.

  • National Apprenticeship Event

    Event, News

    By: Amisha Mistry

    Thousands of apprenticeship opportunities will be showcased by more than 100 of the UKs Top Employers and Training Providers at the first ever National Apprenticeship Event to be held on the Wednesday 8th March at The ICC Birmingham in the Midlands, an iconic venue in the UKs most connected city. A perfect venue for this […]

  • Brexit and UK car manufacturing: Industry expert David Bailey gives inaugural lecture

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Leading UK car industry expert and media commentator talks Brexit and the implications for industrial policy in his inaugural lecture for Aston University. Public lecture free to attend on Tuesday, 14 March at 18:30 (17:30 for refreshments). The automotive industry has been one of the ‘star performers’ of the UK economy in recent years – […]

  • The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Electric

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    By: Amisha Mistry

      The popularity of electric cars has shot up over the last few years. Electric vehicles are well on the way to market acceptance. This huge increase in electric cars has come about because of a greater level of choice for drivers, a shift in the public’s attitude towards electric cars and a constantly improving public […]

  • Apprenticeship Levy Update – How Will it Affect your Business?

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. The government will be introducing the apprenticeship levy on 6 April 2017. The levy requires all employers […]

  • Midlands Engine: Market Visit to ACMA Automechanika, New Delhi, India

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands including through enhanced trade and investment. Join this Midlands Engine market visit to Automechanika in India, the world’s 7th largest economy and home to over 1.34 billion people. The Midlands Engine, working in partnership with The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), […]

  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cells into the Mainstream – Powering our Homes, Workplaces and Transport International Brokerage event

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    The Enterprise Europe Network invites you to participate in an international brokerage event and conference devoted to hydrogen & fuel cells taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, UK on Tuesday 14th March 2017. As in previous years, the brokerage event has been designed to complement the conference programme, offering you an exclusive […]

  • APC 7 Grant Funding Competition – Now Open

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    The latest APC grant funding competition is now open for applications. APC 7: Anchoring Low Carbon Technology in the UK – Accelerating Sustainable Change, will have circa £35 million to invest collaborative research and development that accelerates the development of low carbon, low emission automotive propulsion technologies. The latest grant funding competition opens on the […]

  • One to one business culture advice service launched

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    The demand for British goods and services is out there – but are you exporting yet? While exporting can be very rewarding, it can also be daunting. Businesses must be able to break down barriers, embrace other cultures and have in place the right communication strategy to stay ahead of the competition. West Midlands companies […]

  • Autins poised for growth after aim listing and HSBC support

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Autins Group Plc, a leading UK designer, manufacturer and supplier of acoustic and thermal insulation solutions for the automotive sector, including Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover, is set for growth after successful AIM listing and securing a £10.5 million HSBC finance package. HSBC’s financial support comprises £4.5m in asset finance and £6m in invoice discounting […]

  • Innovate UK Competition Call: Manufacturing & Materials Round 2

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    The aim of this competition is to stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials. Innovate UK will fund a range of projects that identify technical or commercial challenges. These aim to lead to increased productivity, competitiveness and growth for UK businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A project may focus on technical feasibility, […]