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Carillion collapse halts construction at £700m Paradise project in Birmingham city centre 

19 Jan

Mystery continues to surround the future of one of Birmingham's most prominent new office developments as building site remains deserted...


1,000-home Birmingham city centre proposal is ‘Big, bold and fab’ but planners still aren’t happy and this is why 

19 Jan

But council's planning committee wants more from the development of Monaco House site on Bristol Road...


Engineering firm crowned National Apprenticeship winner 

19 Jan

Lander Automotive crowned top SME in recognition of its efforts to grow its team of apprentices...


£10m funding deal for healthcare company 

19 Jan

Sutton Coldfield-based CHS Healthcare is working with BGF on the next stage of its growth following equity deal...


Clarke Willmott hosts a lunch with Paul Kehoe 

19 Jan

Birmingham-based law firm Clarke Willmott LLP last week hosted a lunch for business professionals with keynote speaker Paul Kehoe...


‘Almost no exposure’ to rail sector if companies collapse like Carillion 

18 Jan

Transport minister moves to reassure Parliament that projects such as HS2 will be protected if other contractors follow the same fate as Carillion...


Carillion. What a Mess. 

18 Jan

Professor David Bailey casts his eye over the ongoing fallout from construction and infrastructure group Carillion entering liquidation...


Ranjit Boparan sells Goodfella’s and San Marco pizza for £200m 

18 Jan

Birmingham entrepreneur offloads frozen pizza arm of Green Isle Foods to owner of Birds Eye...


New plans to restore historic former Kings Heath cinema 

18 Jan

Development team is starting consultation on what local community would like to see go into The Kingsway building...


These creative leaders say Birmingham is the place for Channel 4 

17 Jan

The Government says it wants the broadcaster to move out of the capital...


GKN rejects another takeover bid by Melrose Industries 

17 Jan

Engineering group says terms of 7.4 billion offer are 'effectively unchanged' from last week's bid...


New timelapse video shows the amazing transformation of Paradise in Birmingham 

17 Jan

See how Paradise has been transformed at the heart of Birmingham...


Jaguar Land Rover bring back the Defender with 70th anniversary V8 edition 

17 Jan

Defender Works V8 is the most powerful and fastest version that Land Rover has ever created...


New tenant at The Lewis Building 

17 Jan

Regus takes space across three floors of recently renovated Birmingham city centre building...


TV is becoming ‘samey and boring’ and that is why Channel 4 needs to move 

16 Jan

MP says relocation to Birmingham would be good for UK viewers as well the city...


Farewell to Ed Doolan – the Aussie-born Brummie who WAS local radio 

16 Jan

Broadcasting legend told it like it was for more than 40 years...


Farewell to Ed Doolan – the Aussie-born Brummie who WAS local radio 

16 Jan

Broadcasting legend told it like it was for more than 40 years...


Bank of England plays down risk to Carillion’s lenders 

16 Jan

But bank says ripple effect of company going into liquidation is yet to be fully felt as fallout continues over construction group's collapse...


Bank of England plays down risk to Carillion’s lenders 

16 Jan

But bank says ripple effect of company going into liquidation is yet to be fully felt as fallout continues over construction group's collapse...


Rescue deal for recruitment firm saves Birmingham jobs 

16 Jan

Nova Recruitment had traded successfully for nearly 40 years but had suffered unsustainable pressure on its finances in recent months...


Rescue deal for recruitment firm saves Birmingham jobs 

16 Jan

Nova Recruitment had traded successfully for nearly 40 years but had suffered unsustainable pressure on its finances in recent months...


Cabinet to meet over Carillion crisis 

16 Jan

Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet will discuss the ongoing crisis after firm with major public sector contracts is placed into liquidation...


Cabinet to meet over Carillion crisis 

16 Jan

Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet will discuss the ongoing crisis after firm with major public sector contracts is placed into liquidation...


Jeremy Corbyn says Carillion collapse shows it’s ‘time to take back control’ of services 

15 Jan

Labour leader criticised an outsource-first dogma and insisted it's time we took back control...


Jeremy Corbyn says Carillion collapse shows it’s ‘time to take back control’ of services 

15 Jan

Labour leader criticised an outsource-first dogma and insisted it's time we took back control...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


Public contracts held by Carillion are protected 

15 Jan

UK Government says staff should continue to attend work as normal as it steps in to protect public sector contracts held by the collapsed construction giant...


Public contracts held by Carillion are protected 

15 Jan

UK Government says staff should continue to attend work as normal as it steps in to protect public sector contracts held by the collapsed construction giant...


Collapse of Carillion puts future of new £558m Midland Metropolitan Hospital in doubt 

15 Jan

NHS managers are in talks with the Treasury to ensure hospital serving Birmingham and the Black Country can open in 2019 as planned...


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Birmingham company to fit out one of city’s tallest buildings 

19 Jan

New contract boost from major residential development.


West Midlands Trains supports Year of Engineering 

15 Jan

Rail company boost for education and training.


Book launch warns against digital overload 

9 Jan

International experts to launch pioneering digital leadership book at Birmingham tech hub.


Car market to be stuck in the slow lane in 2018? 

5 Jan

Professor David Bailey examines what impact the latest car registration figures will have on the automotive manufacturing sector...


Successful 2017 for start-ups at leading digital campus 

5 Jan

£10 million investment rounds off good year for new Birmingham tech firms.


Birmingham development conference planned 

2 Jan

Planning event to bring together region’s property leaders.


Finance now flowing from Midlands Engine Investment Fund 

22 Dec

Four businesses secure backing as part of £250 million commitment to region’s SMEs.


Honorary degree for record label boss 

22 Dec

Founder of Revolver Records to be honoured at University ceremony.


Concerns about commercial letting aired at property conference 

20 Dec

Landlord raises alarm about pace of Birmingham office lettings.


Boost for Birmingham property company 

15 Dec

Barclays and Cambridge University join forces to help UK businesses scale up.


Public service, or private enterprise? 

13 Dec

Should private companies be undertaking police work? Dave Woodhall argues not.


Railway investment means holiday timetable changes 

13 Dec

Passengers advised to plan ahead while track upgraded.


New regional train company plans for expansion. 

12 Dec

West Midlands Trains starts £1 billion investment into the UK rail network.


EU takes oversight to avoid another ‘dieselgate’ scandal 

11 Dec

Professor David Bailey examines the future for diesel cars and how another PR disaster like that which befell VW can be avoided...


Shropshire architect partnership continues to grow 

6 Dec

£6 million healthcare projects completed.


Tonik for charity at Christmas 

6 Dec

Energy company aims to boost children’s charity through referral scheme.


West Midlands businesses urged to be HS2-ready 

5 Dec

Procurement picks up pace for high-speed project.


Property experts at Maguire Jackson are expecting a strong business performance in 2018 – here’s why 

4 Dec

Maguire Jackson founder Philip Jackson reveals factors his firm expects to boost turnover in the property market in Birmingham in the new year...


Why is the fine design of Port Loop lost on those who should know better? 

1 Dec

Architect Joe Holyoak fights the corner for a major regeneration which wasn't universally loved by the city's planners...


Birmingham looks to Asia for post-Brexit investment 

1 Dec

City attracts £300 million investment from Hong Kong creating over 1,000 new homes.


Birmingham businesses urged to tap into £3 million fund 

1 Dec

Call comes to mark Small Businesses Saturday.


New generation of business brains to step out 

30 Nov

Entrepreneurship consultancy Enploy partners with BCU to help graduates take The Next Step.


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New Year, new mandates for Colliers’ property management team 

17 Jan

Colliers International’s Investment Property Management team in Birmingham is kicking off the year with a host of new client mandates, representing a combined contract value of £2 million over the next three years.


Rapleys adds new service line to Birmingham offer 

17 Jan

Rapleys continues its expansion in the Midlands with the appointment of a new partner to establish and lead the planning team in the firm’s Birmingham office.


Birmingham’s office market poised for another bumper year – LSH 

16 Jan

Birmingham’s office market is poised to enjoy another bumper 12 months following a record-breaking 2017, according to national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).


Legal & General secures letting deal at the Lewis Building 

16 Jan

LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) – the developer behind the major refurbishment of one of Birmingham’s most well- known landmark buildings, The Lewis Building, has secured a 32,000 sq ft letting to premium flexible workplace provider...


Five promoted at Birmingham office of Colliers International 

16 Jan

Hard work and dedication is rewarded at Colliers International as five new promotions are announced within the firm’s Birmingham office.


Willmott Dixon secures third project for University of Birmingham 

10 Jan

Willmott Dixon has added to its recent haul of university work in the Midlands by securing a £7 million contract for a third project at the University of Birmingham.


Double sale for Pendeford commercial property specialist 

10 Jan

Acting on behalf of private clients, Wiggins Lockett Thompson have secured purchasers and completed the sales of two offices on the Pendeford Office Park, Wolverhampton.


Ambitious developer HDD bolsters Birmingham team 

8 Jan

Development and investment specialist Simon Horan has joined a leading developer of retail led mixed-use schemes at its new Birmingham headquarters.


£10m investment tops off successful 2017 for start-ups at leading digital campus 

7 Jan

The leading location for Birmingham’s digital and tech community saw an upsurge in investment during the last few months of 2017 as companies on the Innovation Birmingham Campus raised over £10m, driving growth and innovative product development...


Malcolm Hollis relocates Birmingham office to central location 

7 Jan

Independent commercial building consultancy Malcolm Hollis has announced the relocation of their Birmingham office.


Lidl signs up following £4million investment in retail park 

4 Jan

Ambitious plans for IM Properties (IMP) new Bromsgrove town centre retail scheme have taken a major step forward, after supermarket giant, Lidl, signed up.


Five ‘things to watch’ for West Midlands-based businesses in 2018 

4 Jan

2018 looks set to be another year of challenges for regional businesses according to business and financial advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP.


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