Black Country Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new chief executive. To read more click here
A former senior Tata Steel executive has taken the reins at West Bromwich-based Liberty Performance Steels. To read more click here
Black Country manufacturing business Titan Monitoring is using one of the sector’s largest trade shows to launch a new service. To read more click here
Tuesday July 14th is Black Country Day. To celebrate the diversity and strength of business in the Black Country, we are launching a social media campaign in support of the day and of local Black Country businesses. The Black Country LEP is encouraging local businesses to tweet about their products, workplace or staff members.
On Tuesday 14th July, we would like local businesses to:
• Take a photograph of their product, workplace or staff.
• Post the picture to Twitter to celebrate Black Country Day.
• Include the hashtag #MadeInTheBlackCountry along with any others which might apply
On its own, a single tweet holds little power, but a range of tweets from companies celebrating the Black Country and their roots will be noticeable, generating interest in the participating accounts and the wider message. More information on this campaign can be found on the Black Country LEP website here.
The British Land Speed record stands at 301 mph and is currently held by Colin Fallows in his jet-propelled Rolls-Royce engine car “Vampire”.
It’s a record and a title that is well respected by Black Country boy Lee Gallimore.
Lee who? Lee Gallimore, it’s a name you could be hearing more of in the future, Lee is three times Supercharged Outlaw UK Champion and is working hard to achieve his dream of competing for the British Land Speed Record. It’s not going to be easy, Lee knows that. To challenge for the record is going to take dedication, investment and support from many people and organisations.
The record chasing car, which is currently in concept stage, will be powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce Adour Mk 104 engines supplied by the RAF S.E.P.C.A.T Jaguar Tactical Striker Fighter Bomber. Power from the compact, lightweight 104 engines with afterburners lit gives 16,080 lbs thrust and a top speed of 1,056 mph. The combined weight of the engines is 1.6 tons.
This power combined with a unique car design should make for an exciting attempt at breaking the British record by a British team using British built engines and components.