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How to use patents for business growth

7th December 2012

The Black Country LEP invites you to attend an event that provides guidance on how to make the most of patents within your business.
The day will incorporate sessions by the Black Country Observatory, the UK Intellectual Property Office, University of Wolverhampton, Hadley Industries and IST Ltd.
Features of the day include:
•    Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Protection
•    Open innovation generating income and business growth through IP licensing
•    Local support and funding opportunities
•    IP surgery sessions (by appointment only)
•    Industry case studies on successful IP use.
The event will take place at the National Metalforming Centre on 7th December and is FREE to attend.
There are limited places available, so reservations before the 28th November are recommended.
To book you place, please click here.
For further information:
please call Katherine Birch on 01384 471133.


2 weeks to go: lunch with buyers and pledge to buy responsibly

6th December 2012

Huge networking show on Thursday 6 December when highly prestigious international buyers will look to the City Region (Greater Birmingham and Black Country) supply chain to fulfil their current contracts and projects ...  This week, with just two weeks to go, we're offering you the chance to book a seat at an exclusive post-show lunch and share a table with senior buyers from the likes of JCB, Metsec, Jaguar Land Rover, Sertec, UTC Aerospace, Moog, Finning (UK) Ltd, Interserve, Morgan Sindall, VINCI, Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering plus others, Don't miss your chance for some extra networking during an exclusive lunch scheduled for the day.

The post show lunch will be held from 1.15pm to 2.30pm in the Herman Dee suite at the Bethel Convention Centre, The closing date for applications to attend is Monday 3 December. Places are limited to one per company and will be booked on a first-come, first-reserved basis. To book your place or for more information, please email giving a brief description of the nature of your business with a link to your company website. Successful applicants will be notified by email – good luck!

More information here

Meet JCB & Jaguar Land Rover Buyers

6th December 2012

Meet the City Region buyers at the Bethel Convention Centre in West Bromwich. On Thursday 6 December world-class decision-makers will be looking to our Greater Birmingham and Black Country business community to fulfil their latest projects.
senior buyers from Jaguar Land Rover are going to attend – and they’re looking forward to meeting face to face with potential new suppliers. Could you be among them?

JLR representatives will include:

* A buyer from JLR’s production-related procurement team, who deals with raw material, machined components and assembly parts
* A buyer from the indirect purchasing team who deals with site maintenance contracts, repairs and operating suppliers.

Relevant suppliers will have the chance to meet with these influential people in one-to-one pre-booked meetings.

To make the day even more productive and valuable, Jaguar Land Rover will be joined by subcontract decision-makers and buyers from three of its first-tier suppliers. They will sit alongside JLR's procurement team in our special Buyers’ Lounge; we’ll announce their names over the coming weeks. Watch this space.

It’s a major coup for our region that clients of the calibre of Jaguar Land Rover and other original equipment manufacturers (such as ...