December 7, 2015
On Friday 27th of November at the Edgbaston Stadium audiences voiced their appreciation for Birmingham, as the city’s people came together to join finalists, sponsors, ambassadors and judges in a night of celebration and entertainment.
The Birmingham Awards is the first of its kind to encompass a plethora of different categories celebrating everything from the best bars, restaurant and club to small businesses, the best individual business man and woman of the year, best independent retailer and best blogger, to name a few.
Professional Polishing Services attended the event and were ‘very excited’ for not only were they finalists for Business of the Year but their MD, Kirsty Davies-Chinnock, was a finalist for Businesswoman of the Year.
They are delighted to announce that Kirsty was named Businesswoman of the Year.
December 5, 2014
See The Brummie aggregator site (left) and ‘Our Birmingham’ for more news about Aston’s Kirsty Davies-Chinnock winning a ‘Working Woman’s Oscar’.
In June 2012, Peter Davies, chairman of Professional Polishing, Smethwick, noted that although the usual downbeat attitude to manufacturing persists, when he attends business gatherings the attitude is buoyant, with news of orders coming in. Co-founder Pauline Davies and managing director Kirsty agreed.
This remark eventually led to the setting up of the West Midland Producers website, which records good news from the West Midlands’ small and medium producers, which has not been highlighted in the mainstream press.
After reading Power Capacitors of Tyseley at Westminster a locally based engineer who travels the world in the course of his work emailed: “Glad someone local is making something”.
This underwhelming remark prompted the editor to count the number of firms covered on this site since August 2012 and reply:
“Look at https://westmidlandsproducers.wordpress.com/ and you will see news of 54 WM companies making something – the large majority located in the Birmingham area. There must be so many others in the region. And that is only in the SME sector”.
July 18, 2014
Leamington-based Encraft was established in 2003 by Matthew Rhodes and a small group of engineers and investors. The company vision makes low carbon energy technologies for buildings more commercially viable in the UK by reducing the costs of high quality independent technical advice and now delivers high quality engineering and technical services to thousands of customers.
One of the worldwide projects involved Encraft’s senior consultant Kate Ashworth who travelled to the Philippines to help to set up wind monitoring for a remote off-grid island, joining ex Encraft consultant Diana Benato who is now working for Engineers Without Borders.
Kate was able to join Diana for 2 weeks in July under the Encraft CSR policy, where half a consultant’s time to the project in donated by the firm and the other half by the consultant.
Encraft are organising a breakfast meeting on 22nd July at Coventry University targeted at manufacturing companies in the West Midlands to present new opportunities available in purchasing, managing and reducing energy for their sites. The meeting will showcase where reductions can be made, including measures which do not entail a large capital outlay. Funding opportunities available to West Midlands-based SMEs to reduce energy costs will also be presented at the meeting.
Energy costs have a significant impact on business profitability, particularly in the case of manufacturing SMEs. A range of new smart technologies to optimise existing manufacturing processes and funding incentives to drive potential savings are now available, and Encraft can help manufacturing companies unlock these.
The event is aimed primarily at energy managers for West Midlands-based manufacturing SMEs – however larger manufacturers are welcome to attend. SMEs/Companies that will benefit most from this event will be those with large energy bills, aging energy infrastructure or building fabric, or cases where the organisation has identified a need to upgrade heating and lighting plant but needs qualified independent assistance to understand the available options.
The event is free, but early booking is strong advised as there is a limit on numbers at the venue. To book your place, please visit the Eventbrite booking page.
May 19, 2014
The biggest Made in the Midlands Event of the year on 22nd May at Wolverhampton Racecourse will see over 100 Made in the Midlands exhibitors showcase their company offer. This year’s event is going to be an all day function from 9am and we expect hundreds of visitors to come and meet and do business with key members of the manufacturing community. The event is held in the main concourse area.
Professional Polishing of Smethwick invite all to visit them at the 2014 Manufacturing Summit:
On May 22nd we will be exhibiting at the 2014 Manufacturing Summit held by Made in the Midlands on 22nd May at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Dunstall Park, WV6 0PE. 9am-3pm.
This is an ideal opportunity to come see the cream of Midlands industry, meet like minded MDs and CEOs in the sector and see what is available across the breadth of the supply chain, from automotive to aerospace, from defence to medical – from raw material through to OEM – including a buyers forum with Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. There are a selection of seminars throughout the day for relevant, cutting information for Midlands manufacturers and engineers.
The event is the 5th annual clustering of MDs and CEOs of top Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms, there are over 1,000 manufacturers registered to attend and 110 Made in the Midlands firms exhibiting.
Registration is free for manufacturers / engineers and available via this link.
To see a list of other exhibitors go to the website: http://www.madeinthemidlands.com/events/9457093421