Over the next editions of Prosper, we will be introducing you to some businesses and organisations of the region in this new spotlight feature.

The University of Wolverhampton

Since it was established over 180 years ago, the University of Wolverhampton has earned a reputation for creativity and innovation.


Collaboration with local industry aids the University in achieving one of its key goals: developing students and staff who are entrepreneurial, eminently employable, and well-connected. The University values the relationships it holds with the business communities in the Black Country and is proud to be a Patron of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, supporting its members with skills development, innovation and research.

Here to support you – Business Engagement at the University of Wolverhampton

At the start of 2020, the University established a new Business Engagement Team, focused on providing access to the wide variety of services available to businesses in the region.


Even in the grips of the global pandemic, the University of Wolverhampton is very much open for business.

We recognise that Covid-19 means businesses are having to adapt, re-align, diversify and change their day-to-day operations, which may be a daunting process. Our thinkers, educators, and innovators are on hand to ensure your business continues to thrive during unprecedented times and we have a number of initiatives designed specifically with business in mind.


The package of support available includes student and graduate placements, apprenticeships, funded support, knowledge transfer, research, executive education, and a dedicated Covid-19 Business Support Hub.

For more information on how the University could support your business, contact the Business Engagement Team at: or visit: 

Apricate Associates, an International Business Development Service

  • Is sales growth important to you? 

  • Are you an SME manufacturing company in electrical & industrial construction products? 

  • Is your company working flat out, but you know that you could achieve more?

  • Do you think that you could sell more product if you had more time, resources, knowledge?

  • Could your products be sold globally, but you haven’t had time for research? 

  • Would a cost-effective, low-risk way of adding additional resource with no impact on your payroll be attractive to you?

I’m a sales and marketing professional and I provide business expertise and cost-effective, low-risk sales representation for a commission or fixed fees. I’m passionate about international trade and have +25 years’ experience working at Director level in SMEs and Corporations. 

  • I can help you save money and grow sales by reducing the cost of adding additional sales resource.

  • I can help you reduce the risk to your company, normally associated with recruiting a new employee.

  • I can help you grow sales faster by reducing the time to find reliable business partners.

  • I can help you reduce your exposure to any one market by growing your sales internationally.

If you are good at what you do but need more sales resource, I can help. I already have the skills, knowledge, experience and network to respond quickly to your needs.

For a free no obligation meeting:

or telephone 07753390103 

Nant Ltd are a leading water safety company specialising in Legionella control and associated products based in the Black Country.

To celebrate the holiday season this year Nant will be raising money for three charities, Edwards Trust, Cure Leukaemia and Midlands Air Ambulance.


Raising funds through their #WeCare Campaign, Nant will undertake various activities giving advent calendar prizes and Christmas hamper giveaways.

For more information use this link

Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

Nant have also launched their holiday season deal


They are giving away 20% discount on their L8 remote units. 

The L8 remote is water temperature monitoring system which takes water temperature every 2 minutes going over the above the government guidelines. It saves time and money and helps save the environment with carbon savings. 

Nant’s offer lasts until the end of the year, so hurry don’t miss out

If you’d like to know more about any of the above campaigns, please email: or call 01902636355

We are an award-winning, family run business who specialise in helping SMEs worldwide implement and maintain ISO and BS EN management systems.


We provide a complete ISO implementation service, taking you from initial assessment to certification in under eight weeks.  In addition, we offer ongoing support and provide ISO training and ISO consultancy services to help you maximise the benefits of your certification.


We are well accustomed to working with a diverse range of organisations and our combined experience makes us experts in our field.  We promise to help you implement management standards in a positive way and to share our passion for business improvement with you.


Whatever your ISO need, we have the solution.  We offer a simple, cost effective service with flexible payment terms and can provide each of our services independently or as part of a tailored package.  Our full range of services include: ISO implementation and certification, ISO consultancy, ISO training (online and physical) and ISO for SME.

Get in touch with our team today to find out more: 0330 058 5551 or email

Stainless Steel Stockholder & Processor with a fully comprehensive stock range and a wide range of in-house processing facilities.




  • Slitting available from 0.4 mm to 4.0 mm thick

  • Shearing 0.4 mm – 10.0 mm thick 

  • Edge Dressing coils up to 300 mm wide and edge-bow removal 

  • Tube, Pipe & Bar Sawing up to 460 mm Dia and mitre cutting 

  • We can also offer a free-issue processing service

  • Our in-house processing facilities include

  • Slitting available from 0.4 mm to 4.0 mm thick

  • Shearing 0.4 mm – 10.0 mm thick 

  • Edge Dressing coils up to 300 mm wide and edge-bow removal 

  • Tube, Pipe & Bar Sawing up to 460 mm Dia and mitre cutting 

  • We can also offer a free-issue processing service

Located in the heart of the West Midlands we are able to service our customers with a next day delivery. We are able to offer a fast, flexible service!

Walsall College is passionate about helping businesses become a force for the future.


What we offer:

• Apprenticeships/Traineeships

• A free recruitment and selection service 

• Work-based, professional and higher-level courses 

• Tailored and bespoke training 

• Specialist short courses 

• Pre-recruitment training 

• An undergraduate industry placement service 

• An Apprenticeship-Levy advice service 

Why choose Walsall College?


Study anytime, any place

We offer on-site, on campus and remote/distance learning to fit around your business operations and workforce priorities.

Excellent training facilities

We have invested significantly in our facilities, including those at our Digital Engineering Skills Centre.  Our new site in Cannock town centre allows us to work closer with businesses on Apprenticeships, digital skills, pre-employment training and redundancy support.

Forward thinking

From spring 2021, we’re offering electric/hybrid vehicle servicing and repair training, supplemented by new diagnostic equipment, vehicles and workshops.

A new Birmingham base 

In addition to our construction-based campus, we have acquired the Construction College Midlands (formerly CITB’s National Construction College Birmingham) for the delivery of sector-specific, specialist courses.

High success rates

94% of apprentices we train progress to positive destinations, including permanent employment, further training and self-employment.

Whatever your skills need, and the size and nature of your company, the training programmes and services we provide will help futureproof your business in any climate.

Find out more HERE or call 01922 651129 or email

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