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The University of Wolverhampton’s Business School has secured an award-winning female entrepreneur to speak at a business networking event on International Women’s Day.

Great British Entrepreneur award winner, Fungai Ndemera, will be guest speaker at the free networking event which takes place on Tuesday 8 March from 12.00 midday until 2.00 pm in the University of Wolverhampton Business School, Deanery Row in Wolverhampton. The event has been sponsored by FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors LLP.

Social enterprises from across Birmingham are being urged to tap into £16.3m of funding that will help their communities recover from the impact of Covid-19.

The Social Enterprise Support Fund (SESF) reopens for applications at 1pm on Monday February 28th, with organisations in the City able to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to help them deliver essential services or increase trading in the communities they serve.

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has acted on a deal between household cleaning giant HG and a family-run eco-friendly cleaning product manufacturer.  

Netherlands brand HG acquired UK-based Ecozone for an undisclosed sum in a deal led by Clarke Willmott corporate partner Richard Swain, who acted for the selling shareholder Simeon Van der Molen. 

XPO Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of freight transportation services, has been awarded Carrier Partner of the Year for its less-than-truckload (LTL) performance by GlobalTranz Enterprises, LLC. This is the second year that XPO’s North American LTL business has been honored by GlobalTranz, a technology-driven, third-party logistics provider with extensive industry relationships.

Businesses could be at a heightened risk of cyber attacks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – an expert from cyber security firm CSS Assure has warned.

Ukrainian banking and government websites were knocked offline last week by a spate of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which are designed to crash sites by bombarding them with excessive requests at the same, causing server overloads and shutdowns.

Rackspace Technology, a leading end-to-end, multicloud technology solutions company is extending its Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) with an additional multi-year joint investment to drive customer value and innovation. The expanded agreement comes after Rackspace Technology’s AWS business has grown by 250% over the past 3 years and was named 2021 AWS Migration Partner of the Year (US & Canada). 

Specially trained sniffer dogs are now being used to track down metal thieves who cause major delays to passengers and freight on the Chiltern main line and key West Midlands rail routes. Network Rail has enlisted the canine recruits, provided by Search Dogs UK, to crack down on criminals who steal vital cables and materials from the railway and catch those who illegally sell those items on.

EML Payments powers CoinJar's new CoinJar Card with Mastercard. The fully-featured debit card allows customers to make purchases by instantly converting cryptocurrencies into fiat currency, everywhere Mastercard is accepted. CoinJar partnered with EML to provide customers with seamless and lightning-fast transactions, no matter where in the world CoinJar Card is used.

Unmarried couples do not share the same legal rights as those who are wedlocked – yet 2 in 3 people who are looking to buy a house aren’t aware of the rules, new research by Birmingham law firm Shakespeare Martineau has revealed. Nearly half (47%) of those surveyed incorrectly believe a common law spouse exists, with a further 20% unsure of the difference in rights – meaning 67% of homeowners are at risk of losing out on what is rightfully theirs through a lack of knowledge.

New research has revealed the UK local authorities that are increasing their construction funding at the fastest rate, with some councils upping their spend by more than 5,000% over five years. IronmongeryDirect issued Freedom of Information requests to each local authority and asked how much they spent on construction projects, including buildings, roads and railways, in the 2015/16 and 2020/21 financial years, to see how investment has changed over time. 

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is urging people to register their interest in the tens of thousands job opportunities that will become available between now and the Games.

The recruitment drive has been launched today to encourage people to register their interest in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the biggest event ever to take place in the West Midlands.

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has been named as one of the best firms for work/life balance. The firm earned second place for best work/life balance in the RollonFriday ‘Best Law Firms To Work At’ 2022 survey with 81 percent of staff reporting that they were satisfied.  

Clarke Willmott came a very close second to DAC Beachcroft which took the top spot with 83 percent of staff reporting satisfaction.