Press Releases

Five arrests in £120m tobacco smuggling investigation

Mar 14, 2014 15:58 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Five men have been arrested in a series of early morning raids in the West Midlands as part of an investigation into a suspected £120 million tobacco smuggling fraud.

Cardiff printer must pay £135k for VAT fraud

Mar 06, 2014 14:11 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Cardiff VAT fraudster has been told to pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) almost £135,000, or serve 32 weeks in jail.

£60K Improvement Package for Whitlocks End Station

Dec 17, 2013 17:14 GMT London Midland Rail passengers travelling from Whitlocks End are benefitting from a range of new station facilities, thanks to funding sourced by London Midland and transport authority Centro.

£100k contracts surge for Acutec

Dec 16, 2013 17:50 GMT UK IT Association Trio of deals for Coleshill-based firm which specialises in managed IT services to software and web development

Internship Pays Off

Nov 29, 2013 12:53 GMT UK IT Association Borwell are so proud of Software Engineer Sam Williams - a rather shy student who joined the company in July 2011 - for achieving the award for ‘Best 3rd Year Project in Computing’ from University of Worcester.

Nov 29, 2013 12:49 GMT UK IT Association UKITA member Coventry University’s Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE) will showcase its expertise and services at the West Midlands Cloud, Data & Smart Mobility Expo in Birmingham this week.

IT firm grows with help of Government programme

Nov 13, 2013 08:30 GMT UK IT Association A West Midlands IT firm is working to the adage that ‘profit is for sanity’ after joining a programme to help it grow by 30 per cent over each of the next five years. Earlier this year, ACUTEC joined the Government-backed GrowthAccelerator service in a bid to meet managing director Chris Roche’s ambitious growth plans for the firm.

Oct 29, 2013 10:45 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Five people from the Midlands have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in gift aid fraud estimated at £450,000.

More seats than ever before on Virgin Trains West Coast line

Sep 20, 2013 14:47 BST Virgin Trains Virgin Trains December 2013 timetable will maximise the use of our recently lengthened Pendolinos, typically delivering 153,000 seats on weekdays.

Road haulage taskforce tackles West Midlands criminals

Jul 12, 2013 12:42 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Enforcement agencies in the West Midlands combined forces yesterday (11 July 2013) to target drivers in the haulage industry on the M6 and M42 suspected of tax evasion and other criminal activity.