Planning for Birmingham - HS2 Airport – Opening up jobs, opportunity and closing down noise pollution for residents

Following the government’s announcement giving Heathrow R3 the go ahead, Sir Howard Davies, Chair of the Airports Commission, noted in the Telegraph, 23rd October, that Birmingham could be a better decision for a second round of airport expansion expected in the coming years, ahead of both Gatwick and Stansted – a significant statement for the region.

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#HomeMadeSuccess - Pashley Cycles, Stratford-upon-Avon

Founded in 1926, Pashley Cycles is Britain’s longest established cycle manufacturer, designing and hand-producing bespoke, traditional bicycles and tricycles.

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R3 Heathrow - Tories back ‘more of the same’ …. with plan failing to address urgent need to rebalance UK economy

Regarding today’s decision favouring R3 Heathrow, Beverley Nielsen, Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate for the West Midlands, said:

“How history repeats itself whenever there is a major infrastructure decision to be made. The Tories continue to talk the talk about rebalancing the economy whilst focussing spend on their own SE homelands. 

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Beverley Backs Second Runway at Birmingham Airport

Let's crowdfund Commonwealth bid

Liberal Democrats are calling for Birmingham’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games to be ‘imaginatively” crowd-funded to help shrug off the legacy of previous failed bids.

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Liberal Democrat Mayor Supporter says Challenge Accepted

Responding to the recent challenge laid down by Andy Street, Conservative candidate for the Mayor of the West Midlands, to debate issues such as transport, housing, skills and jobs, Paul Cadman, former MD of the Futura Group, Black Country Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year, 2015, said "challenge Accepted."

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#HomeMadeSuccess@Frank Dudley Ltd, Birmingham Ladywood

Frank Dudley Ltd manufacture a range of metal stampings and pressings along with welded assemblies of the highest standard including -- metal pressings / stampings, stainless steel pressings, aluminium pressings and deep drawn pressings largely used in automotive. 

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#HomeMadeSuccess@Cube Precision Engineering, Rowley Regis

In January 2009 – not long after the global financial crash, Neil Clifton established Cube Precision Engineering with his partner, engineer, Neil Bannister.

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#HomeMadeSuccess@Granlyn, West Bromwich

Craig McDonald joined Granlyn in 1978. Today the company employs 23 local people, and exports to Spain, Germany, Croatia, Belgium, Holland and France with a strong focus on increasing exports.

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#HomeMadeSuccess@AcmeWhistles, Hockley, Birmingham

The Acme Whistle Co, producers of the ‘finest whistles in the world today’, was founded in 1870 by Joseph Hudson, inventor of the first police whistle and has a continuous history of trading, as an independent, small, family-owned business. Unlike many similar manufacturing concerns, it has survived the impact of Far Eastern low cost competitors and copycat products. It has not sold out to a bigger company, nor lost its market to ever increasing competition.

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