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Stourbridge-based Greenline Coaches Ltd, one of the West Midlands’ leading coach hire companies, has purchased three new coaches to cater for strong demand for its travel services. The firm was supported with £500,000 funding from Santander Business Bank.

Greenline Coaches is a family run business whose ethos is to always put the customer first. The team have many years’ experience in the coach holiday, private hire and day tour sector, which has contributed to the success and growth of the businesses since it was established in 2010.

The Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy represents an attractive opportunity for the transport and logistics sector to broaden its skills base and bring in new recruits – including young talent that T&L businesses often struggle to attract.

Founded in 2010 by Richard Gerrard and Paul Goodman, GMS is an official distributor for leading global brands such as Bavelloni, Glaston, Forvet, HOAF, Techni Waterjet, Dip-tech and Forza G. The firm holds exclusivity agreements with its manufacturing partners, with GMS undertaking the sourcing, installation and servicing of all supplied machines to its UK and Irish client base. In an indication of the success of the business, GMS has seen revenues grow 49% across the two-year period to the end of FY2015.

Addressing gender and economic imbalance, Liverpool Girl Geeks promote opportunities for females to enter the tech industry, through mentored projects, events and aspiration raising. They believe that by promoting inclusion for all and breaking down the current gender stereotypes they will also begin to address the digital skills gap.

While Mexico is currently the world’s 15th-largest economy, the World Bank has predicted it will become the fifth largest by 2050. Its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita is larger than countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, and, off the back of its fast growth, Mexico is edging up the list of countries that UK businesses should be looking to export to.

An experienced early years practitioner in Devon has secured the future of a local nursery by acquiring the business in addition to their current premises.

Rachel Howing-Nicholls is a highly qualified early years practitioner who has owned and operated Millswood Nursery School as a sole trader since 2010. Millswood is a leasehold OFSTED Outstanding rated setting, trading on a term-time only basis from its current premises in Ivybridge since 1982.


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