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Former rugby pro to open new café in Birmingham 

19 Feb

Venue in Bull Street will be Sam Smith's second caf after launching his new venture in Worcester in 2016...

Works starts on new HMRC building in Birmingham 

19 Feb

More than 3,600 tax and pensions workers will be relocated to new city centre home in 2020...

This 17th century Solihull farmhouse is to be transformed into a pub and restaurant 

19 Feb

Company behind Birmingham bar The Physician is hoping to renovate listed farmyard complex...

Barclays hosts event for corporate and wealth clients 

19 Feb

Barclays held an event for its corporate and wealth clients and the Birmingham professional community...

Post-Brexit, with an ageing workforce and a shortage of graduates with science, engineering or mathematics qualifications, effective training is needed for younger and older workers 

18 Feb

In April 2017 an apprenticeship levy was introduced.

Comment: Message to GKN shareholders – stick with it 

16 Feb

Shareholders now have a choice between what Melrose and current GKN Management are offering, says Professor David Bailey...

Rail college and conservatoire make RICS 2018 shortlist 

16 Feb

Host of development and regeneration projects across Birmingham feature in shortlist for prestigious regional awards...

West Midlands Mayor guest speaker was at grant-giving charity’s dinner 

16 Feb

Heart of England Community Foundation trustee Sir Dominic Cadbury welcomed key figures from across the area to a dinner at Muirhead Tower, within the University of Birmingham campus.

The key findings from Aston Villa’s latest accounts 

15 Feb

Sharp drop in gate receipts and commercial revenues fail to stop club reducing losses after fruitful transfer activity...

City tech company to supply World Athletics Champs 

15 Feb

Voice Mobile will provide mobile phones and sim cards to staff working on IAAF Championships at Arena Birmingham next month...

Edgbaston set to hold England and Australia Ashes 2023 Test 

14 Feb

It has been awarded a Test match in four of the five scheduled years...

Middle East retail giant invests £15m in new Birmingham hub 

14 Feb

LuLu Group International plans to open European headquarters in Aston to support its global retail operations...

GKN to pay shareholders £2.5bn as firm fights off Melrose takeover 

14 Feb

Latest twist in hostile acquisition drama will see GKN sell off division which could be valued at 2 billion...

Rhino Interiors expands with new Birmingham office launch 

14 Feb

Coventry-based company agrees deal to open new office and showroom in Colmore Row...

Post Office branch returns to Handsworth Wood a decade after closure 

14 Feb

Community gets their branch back after major cull in 2008...

First pictures of how The Ivy restaurant will look when it opens in Birmingham 

13 Feb

The swanky London restaurant will open a branch in Temple Row in spring 2018...

Homes and transport bonanza for Perry Barr thanks to Commonwealth Games 

13 Feb

First look at where athletes from around the world will live during sports jamboree...

Thomas Cook flights to Tunisia resume after 2015 Sousse massacre 

13 Feb

Thomas Cook will be flying from Birmingham to Enfidha...

Cherry Reds cafe in Kings Heath is up for sale 

12 Feb

The popular venue is looking for a new owner...

Flapper pub announces closing date – but fight to save live music venue goes on 

12 Feb

Future of Birmingham's canalside live music venue still worth fighting for say supporters...

103 Colmore Row construction to start this summer 

12 Feb

Main contractor appointed and new images released of 26-storey tower in the heart of Birmingham's business district which is due to be finished in autumn 2020...

Nick Clegg guest speaker at Lunar Society dinner 

12 Feb

The Lunar Society hosted members and guests at the Edgbaston Stadium with The Rt Hon Nick Clegg as guest speaker at its annual dinner.

Barberry to develop next phase of Advanced Manufacturing Hub 

12 Feb

Industrial unit will be speculatively developed after land deal agreed with Birmingham City Council and Homes England...

KPMG hosts debate to mark the launch of MidlandsAbility 

10 Feb

KPMG hosted a panel debate to mark the launch of the new MidlandsAbility network.

BirminghamLive publisher buys Northern and Shell titles including Daily Express and OK! 

9 Feb

Trinity Mirror acquires household names such as Daily Star and celebrity magazine New! in 126.7m deal...

New £1.7m lifeline for ‘at risk’ Birmingham building 

9 Feb

Former Moseley School of Art will be restored to create a vibrant new community hub and business centre...

Co-op plans new Birmingham store 

9 Feb

Society says it will also revamp several of its shop across the West Midlands as part of nationwide investment...

Debenhams to slash 320 store manager roles in cost-cutting drive 

8 Feb

The retailer said efforts to drive down the complexity of management positions...

BYPY launches 2018 entries 

8 Feb

18th annual Birmingham Young Professional of the Year competition will recognise the city's rising talent in the professional services sector...

Elevate acquires former Assay Office site for new apartment complex 

8 Feb

Developer behind Birmingham's most expensive city centre apartment signs fourth deal to build flats in the Jewellery Quarter...

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Midlands UK presents its success story at MIPIM 2018 

20 Mar

Refreshed Midlands Engine Investment Portfolio highlights £11 billion of investment opportunities.

Sports stars promoting region’s economic growth 

16 Mar

Denise Lewis OBE joins region’s leaders to celebrate Commonwealth Games win at MIPIM 2018.

Chance to look round motorway construction work 

14 Mar

Free tour of a live Highways England site, with BMV.

£250 million finance available to Black Country businesses 

14 Mar

Briefing to launch major investment boost to region.

Bruntwood set to acquire Innovation Birmingham 

14 Mar

New era of growth for Midlands’ science and tech sector promised.

WMCA welcomes Chancellor’s boost for West Midlands housing 

13 Mar

£350 million Housing Deal for the West Midlands announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer in Spring Statement.

Solihull plan for new urban quarter receives double boost 

13 Mar

Groundbreaking partnership with HS2 Ltd to design new infrastructure and connectivity.

Blueprint for UK’s growth capital to be unveiled 

13 Mar

West Midlands to launch £10 billion prospectus for the UK’s most investable region.

Dance Hub extension to become major centre for performing arts 

9 Mar

Birmingham development receives £1.48 million funding to expand dance services in the region.

Birmingham Airport continues to support the future working generation 

8 Mar

Employment positions available at expanding airport.

Birmingham business puts money where its heart is 

8 Mar

Travel momento start-up helping fight global poverty.

FinditinWorcestershire celebrates its seventh birthday 

5 Mar

Anniversary for Worcestershire networking group.

Housing assocation marks Apprenticeship Week with recruitment drive. 

5 Mar

Midland Heart makes bid to recruit more apprentices.

Too Beeb or not to beeb- and other questions of the week 

3 Mar

                   Richard Lutz rifles through another mess of a week..

Going for goal at Innovation Birmingham 

2 Mar

Birmingham office expansion for leading global sports media group.

Birmingham outreach project coming to successful end 

1 Mar

Mental health first aid training provider supports 1,600 young people in Birmingham.

New air routes to boost Transatlantic traffic from Birmingham 

27 Feb

Primera Air prepares for take off.

Midlands UK showcase investment opportunities at MIPIM 2018 

24 Feb

Region to present investment opportunities worth almost £10 billion to thousands of international investors.

Good wood for Wolverhampton 

23 Feb

New social enterprise aims to help the environment while training prospective employees.

Training the Wright way 

22 Feb

Birmingham company launches new apprentice training programme.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund launches £100 million equity fund 

22 Feb

Launch is latest wave of £250 million Midlands Engine Investment Fund.

Digital dining discount scheme launched 

21 Feb

Top restaurants sign up to Birmingham’s new digital dining and events club.

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LSH helps Accord Housing to build on its manufacturing base 

19 Mar

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has secured a high quality industrial unit for social housing provider Accord to enable it to increase its off-site homes manufacturing facility.

Overbury completes property giant’s Birmingham HQ 

19 Mar

International real estate advisor Savills has completed its move to Birmingham landmark office building 55 Colmore Row after the fit out was completed by Overbury.

Coup as construction firm opens new city centre office 

19 Mar

Coleshill-based construction and property services company Willmott Dixon is opening a new office in Birmingham city centre.

Fazenda saddles up at 55 Colmore Row 

15 Mar

A new Brazilian rodizio bar and grill is set to open in Birmingham city centre.

New era of growth for Midlands’ science and tech sector as Bruntwood to acquire Innovation Birmingham 

13 Mar

Leading property company, Bruntwood is set to acquire Innovation Birmingham, heralding a new era of major expansion at the region’s leading digital and technology campus.

Birmingham ranked 5th most attractive city for occupiers in Europe 

13 Mar

Birmingham is amongst the top five most attractive cities for occupiers in Europe, according to Colliers International’s latest Cities of Influence report, which was released at MIPIM this week.

Repositioning works to refresh workspaces at 60 Church Street 

13 Mar

A comprehensive £1.8 million refurbishment programme is currently underway at Birmingham’s 60 Church Street.

New film shows Birmingham’s biggest single office development Three Snowhill 

12 Mar

M&G Real Estate, alongside development partner Ballymore, has released a new video showing how Three Snowhill will fit into the Birmingham skyline.

KWB secures 15% rent increase at central Birmingham office building 

12 Mar

Birmingham independent commercial property agency KWB has increased the average rent at a Birmingham city centre office building by 15%.

Construction law expert to lead new division at EGL 

7 Mar

A construction law expert with more than 12 years’ experience has been appointed to lead a new division at Birmingham law firm Emms Gilmore Liberson (EGL).

Blue Marble sells Tamworth HQ office investment 

5 Mar

Blue Marble Asset Management (Blue Marble) has sold the freehold of a modern self-contained HQ office building in Tamworth for well in excess of the asking price, representing a net initial yield of 6.6%.

Europa Capital and Sovereign Centros complete new lettings at One Stop shopping centre, Perry Barr 

5 Mar

Europa Capital, in partnership with Sovereign Centros, has completed a letting to The Food Warehouse at One Stop Shopping Centre in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

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