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CDI Group marks 30th anniversary with celebration 

27 May

Birminghams CDI Group celebrated its 30th year anniversary by hosting a sparkling party at the Birmingham Library...

Unite snaps up Selly Oak flats 

26 May

Student accommodation group expands its footprint in Birmingham with buyout of halls of residence on Battery Park site...

National planning consultancy opens in Birmingham 

26 May

Indigo adds a fifth office to its stable with new base in Colmore Row...

Swoopos secures new funding for national launch 

26 May

Birmingham-based mobile payment app will use newly secured capital to support rollout of technology to clients nationally...

Halfords hit by weak pound as profit dips 

25 May

Retailer sees overall revenue rise but timing of Easter and 2016 Brexit vote damages pre-tax profit...

Tide turning for Aston Martin on back of DB11 success 

25 May

Pre-tax profit back in the black as 'Second Century' transformation programme show signs of working...

John Shepherd lands another deal 

25 May

Letting agency expands footprint into Harborne with Lomond-back buyout of Wolf's...

Assay Office could be stopped from using anchor mark abroad 

25 May

Birmingham Assay Office could be forced to reverse decision to allow historic anchor symbol to be used by Indian sub-office after hallmarking council breaches ministerial undertaking...

Tech ‘will be fastest-growing sector’ in Greater Birmingham 

24 May

New report says more companies are looking at Birmingham as an alternative to London...

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Seven top companies reveal why they are sponsoring our awards 

24 May

HSBC, Birmingham Airport and Browne Jacobson are among this year's BPBA sponsors...

University of Birmingham to launch Middle East campus 

24 May

Edgbaston institute will expand its global reach by opening new hub in Dubai alongside other universities...

Jaguar Land Rover posts huge profit rise and record sales 

23 May

Luxury car manufacturer sees sales in China rise by a third as profit stays above the 1.6bn mark...

How wages are shrinking faster in Birmingham than rest of UK 

23 May

The full-time employee pay is not adjusted for inflation, which means that the drop is likely to be more painful...

Birmingham NEC reviews concert safety measures following Manchester bombing 

23 May

Public urged to be vigilant at concerts at Genting Arena and Barclaycard Arena...

German readers head the stats list: Aquapak Polymers top post 

22 May

Twice as many German readers visited the site last week compared with UK visitors – why? Most read news: a March entry, Aquapak Polymers, a sustainable plastics manufacturer, is relocating from Kings Norton to new 50,000 sq ft production...

Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station 

22 May

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience...

Brierley Hill tax expert picks up finance award 

22 May

A TAX expert at a Brierley Hill law firm was “surprised but honoured” to pick up the finance prize at the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards.

See Martin Johnson train with Vélo Birmingham cyclists for Business 100 Challenge 

22 May

Vlo Birmingham is sold out but you can still enter the 100 mile sportive Business Challenge - see how here...

Chiltern abandons on-board catering service 

22 May

Operator which runs service from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone says decision was taken due to customers buying food before boarding...

Emirates to fly a second A380 out of Birmingham 

22 May

Airline plans to add another of the iconic Airbus planes to its service between Birmingham and Dubai...

Labour offers lifeline to struggling live music pubs 

22 May

Birmingham's Jug of Ale pub helped start the careers of bands like Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene and Blur...

Annual Birmingham Post Golf Day 2017 goes with a swing 

22 May

The annual Birmingham Post Corporate Pairs Challenge in association with Sheridan Maine took place at Blackwell Golf Club...

Birmingham PR agency boosts team 

19 May

Liquid makes series of promotions and appointments after experiencing period of growth...

Property consultant named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 

19 May

Michael Parker took home top prize at the 17th annual running of awards dedicated to the city's professional services sector...

University of Birmingham sweeps board at RICS Awards 

19 May

Institute scores quartet of wins at annual awards including project of the year for its research into the effects of CO2 on woodland...

Birmingham City Council and Capita scrap Service Birmingham Joint Venture 

18 May

Professor David Bailey welcomes Birmingham City Council and Capita's decision to scrap the Service Birmingham Joint Venture...

On-demand beauty company raises £3.5m for Birmingham launch 

18 May

Blow offers customers the chance to order blow dries, nail and make-up services directly to their home, office or hotel...

Architecture practice appoints new Birmingham head 

18 May

Tariq Shaikh takes over the running of Gensler's base in the city which opened last year...

Perry Barr flood management project wins ICE Award 

18 May

Scheme to protect homes in north Birmingham among the winners at last night's 2017 West Midlands Awards...

Birmingham office block undergoes £2.7m revamp 

17 May

4 Temple Row has been renovated after being acquired by Nurton Developments in 2015...

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West Midlands property market shows growth despite Brexit fears 

26 May

Survey reveals positive outlook for the regional property market.

Free workshop for West Midlands musicians 

25 May

New series of UK-wide events for musicians and songwriters visits Birmingham.

Work begins on M42 industrial site 

25 May

Hodgetts accelerate infrastructure programme at Tamworth distribution hub.

Vocational learning in the spotlight 

25 May

The West Midlands’ best apprentices revealed.

Dragon’s din 

22 May

Brindleyplace prepares to paint the town red in aid of Cure Leukaemia.

Passport to Employment receives national recognition 

19 May

Recognition for Black Country training project.

ICC Champions Trophy in Birmingham 

18 May

ICC celebrates cricket in the heart of the city.

Waste coffee collection launched in Birmingham 

17 May

Aim to save businesses money and cut CO2 emissions.

New development for city centre 

11 May

Loft-style residential development in Birmingham’s business district now complete.

Global finance firm create 100 jobs in city centre 

4 May

Birmingham business base continues to expand.

West Midlands Growth Company established to promote region 

28 Apr

New company to co-ordinate business and tourism assets to secure investment from around the world.

West Midlands manufacturers urged to have their say 

26 Apr

National Manufacturing Barometer aims to show state of British industry.

Quillow talk 

21 Apr

Local company shortlisted for national award.

Leading entrepreneur urges West Midlands businesses to start exporting 

21 Apr

Series of events aims to boost region’s global reach.

John Lewis Partnership begins support for local disabled college 

21 Apr

New tie-up aims to support charity and strengthen community links.

Going for a song? 

20 Apr

It’s the annual Record Store Day on Saturday.

Leisure centre opportunities for local businesses 

20 Apr

Birmingham suppliers and contractors in meet the buyer event hosted by website.

Warning for High Street estate agents 

20 Apr

“Adapt, shape up – or be left behind.

Successful launch of Black Country Skills Factory courses 

14 Apr

Aim to address the region’s skills gap.

Digital Test Hub concept challenging offshore testing 

14 Apr

Customer demand leads to Birmingham opening.

Business community promotes shuttle bus for employees 

13 Apr

Public transport commuting encouraged.

Record start to Spring at Birmingham Airport 

12 Apr

New routes help boost passenger numbers.

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West Midlands property market shows steady growth despite Brexit fears 

26 May

Cushman & Wakefield has presented its Birmingham Property Outlook for 2017 and beyond following a year of unprecedented economic and political change.

11 promoted at CBRE in Birmingham 

26 May

Eleven staff members at the Birmingham office of CBRE have climbed the promotion ladder.

Tachbrook Park going from strength to strength 

25 May

Bromwich Hardy have acted jointly with Avison Young on behalf of A C Lloyd Group in securing two new occupiers at Tachbrook Park.

New partner and service line at Rapleys 

25 May

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

Lois helps Naismiths build on record start to the year 

24 May

Leading property consultancy Naismiths has strengthened its team as the firm enjoys a record start to the year.

Birmingham boom time for digital tech sector says new report by JLL and Tech City UK 

23 May

Research by property experts JLL, and Tech City UK, suggests the digital tech sector will be the fastest-growing sector in Greater Birmingham’s economy over the next five years.

Birmingham office enquiries remain strong despite below average Q1 take-up 

23 May

Take-up of office space across the ‘Big Nine’ cities during the first quarter of 2017 was at its lowest level for five years, however enquiries and business confidence remain high in Birmingham.

KWB secures Kidderminster’s largest office letting for five years 

23 May

Birmingham independent commercial property agency KWB has secured the largest office letting in Kidderminster for the past five years.

Harris Lamb celebrates 25 years in business 

22 May

Property consultancy Harris Lamb marked 25 years in business with an anniversary party for colleagues and clients at Bank restaurant in Birmingham.

Vail Williams welcomes property investment expert, Richard Goodhall 

19 May

Leading commercial property advisers, Vail Williams, has appointed Richard Goodall as Partner to its commercial property investment team in Birmingham.

Nurton Developments completes refurbishment of 4 Temple Row 

17 May

Birmingham based Nurton Developments has completed a £2.7 million modernisation of 4 Temple Row, in their joint venture WINDL offices Ltd.

AG Dunedin appoints Savills to Birmingham’s Great Charles Street estate 

17 May

AG Dunedin has appointed the Birmingham offices team from Savills as joint letting agent for three of the buildings on its Great Charles Street estate in central Birmingham.

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