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Peaky Blinders founder: This is why Channel 4 should come to Birmingham 

30 Mar

The Hollywood director, who is set to open a major film studio in the city, said he was happy to spell out to the publicly-funded broadcaster why it should join him here...


US finance giant invests £42m in Birmingham company 

30 Mar

118 Group secures major backing to support growth of its business data services...


BBC Three starts recruiting in Birmingham ahead of move 

30 Mar

Corporation launches training and apprenticeship initiative in the city as part of move by online-only channel...


New jobs in Birmingham at software firm 

30 Mar

Edge Testing Solutions plans to add a further 60 staff to its team in Broad Street...


How much is St Andrew’s worth? This is what Birmingham International Holdings report says 

29 Mar

Interim report presented to Hong Kong Stock Exchange - the key points...


Calls for Channel 4 to move to Birmingham with relocation on the cards 

28 Mar

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced she will look into moving the broadcaster out of London...


Qatari investors to explore Birmingham opportunities 

28 Mar

Middle East business delegation join Prime Minister in the city to learn about new development and investment projects...


See inside Sutton Coldfield’s chic new restaurant Bistrot Pierre 

28 Mar

Bistrot Pierre has opened in Mulberry Walk, Mere Green...


Birmingham photographer wins global awards 

28 Mar

Tim Cornbill takes home double prize at Sony World Photography Awards for his photo taken in Berlin...


Birmingham office market has ‘everything to play for’ 

28 Mar

Jonathan Carmalt from JLL assess the future for the city's office market as work on HS2 gets going and the squeeze on supply starts to ease...


How Town Hall & Symphony Hall CEO has inspired staff to enter 10K 

28 Mar

Cheif Executive Officer Nick Reed has high running hopes for his Great Birmingham 10K Business Challenge team...


University of Birmingham appoints first female business dean 

28 Mar

Prof Catherine Cassell will lead Birmingham Business School from September...


See stunning new pictures of Birmingham’s rapidly changing skyline 

28 Mar

Series of beautiful pictures taken from Alpha Tower show sun rising over Birmingham at dawn...


Why Longbridge golf club owners should ditch housing developer 

28 Mar

Councillor calls for owners of former North Worcestershire Golf Club to...


The Cannon Hill Park high-wire course will not be built – here’s why 

28 Mar

Developer has withdrawn speculative planning application for eight metre high assault course in Birmingham's premier park...


Double delight for university projects in RIBA shortlist 

28 Mar

Pair of developments on University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus make 2017 shortlist of the best projects across the West Midlands region...


Birmingham chamber finance chief to retire 

28 Mar

Mike Hibbert is bowing out after a 22-year spell with city's chamber of commerce...


Fundraising boost for Birmingham Big Art Project 

28 Mar

Consultant joins team to help raise capital to support new piece of public art in Eastside...


Qatar business conference comes to Birmingham 

28 Mar

Qatar-UK delegation heads to ICC to discuss international trade and investment opportunities...


Birmingham pub blasts BrewDog after u-turn on Lone Wolf trademark threat 

27 Mar

After being 'bullied' by BrewDog over trademark infringement, siblings Joshua and Sallie McFadyen from Sheldon, spent thousands on rebranding from Lone Wolf to The Wolf bar...


Birmingham finance firm merges with London rival 

27 Mar

Jasper Corporate Finance has teamed up with Assay to expand footprint and range of services...


Jones Bootmaker stores to close 

27 Mar

Trio of shops in Birmingham area to close despite administrators securing rescue deal with private equity firm Endless...


The Birmingham REP celebrates International Women’s Day 

27 Mar

Some of the city's most influential businesswomen came together to celebrate International Women's Day at Birmingham Repertory Theatre...


Star City casino could make a return 

27 Mar

Operator Genting is assessing the future of its base in Aston which could include a new, smaller casino and a restaurant...


Latest plans revealed for The Grand as public get first chance to see it 

26 Mar

Birmingham's famed hotel is undergoing one of the most dramatic building restorations in the UK...


Warrior Doors in Tyseley 

26 Mar

Warrior Doors Ltd is an SME manufacturing company making stainless steel, aluminium and fully glazed high  security doors  for commercial properties, industrial premises, banks, bullion dealers, jewellers, local authority housing and housing...


See inside Birmingham’s stylish new city centre restaurant 

24 Mar

The new Wildwood restaurant offers casual dining in a sophisticated atmosphere...


This secret basement is going to be Birmingham’s biggest underground bar 

24 Mar

A basement boiler room at The Grand will be refurbished into an underground bar...


BYPY 2017 finalists unveiled 

24 Mar

Shortlist announced for annual celebration of young talent in Birmingham's professional services community...


After four years the detailed plans for Icknield Port Loop housing are ready to be unveiled 

24 Mar

The long-awaited regeneration of the 43 arce Icknield Port Loop site, one of Birminghams largest single development schemes, is another step nearer.


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West Midlands apprentices quiz MPs on skills support 

30 Mar

Westminster visit provides opportunity to show value of training.


Birmingham start-up announces collaboration with property club 

30 Mar

Oportunity for landlords to manage properties interactively.


Why Channel 4 should move to Birmingham – council leader 

29 Mar

“The type of place where audiences live.


Midlands at heart of Britain’s offer to Qatar 

29 Mar

Qatar commits to investing £5 billion in the UK over the next three to five years.


Aldermore employees choose charity for 2017 

28 Mar

Child death charity to benefit from fundraising.


Photo shoot charters Birmingham’s evolving skyline at sunrise 

28 Mar

Views from iconic tower block made public.


Finance provided for rail company 

23 Mar

New rail funding to fast track innovation.


Virgin Media boost for Comic Relief 

23 Mar

Staff volunteer to handle Red Nose Day calls.


Greater Birmingham welcomes prospective investors during MIPIM 2017 

21 Mar

Key projects showcased while panel discussions draw large crowds.


Black Country High Value Manufacturing City showcased on world stage 

17 Mar

£1 billion boost to local economy from energy investment opportunities.


Start ups work with London Midland 

17 Mar

Technology challenge to improve rail passenger experiences.


Greater Birmingham connectivity entices MIPIM investment 

16 Mar

Events range from discussions about HS2 to the launch of The Hub’s Growth & Investment Plan.


Black Country LEP in move towards Garden City principles 

16 Mar

Agencies and local authorities to work together.


First Midland Engine trade summit a great success 

16 Mar

Delegates aim to deliver export success.


Birmingham Airport celebrates two years of month on month growth 

16 Mar

Record passenger numbers using airport.


UK Central Hub sets out HS2 site growth plan 

15 Mar

Plan outlines potential to add £4.1 billion GVA to local economy and create 77,500 new jobs.


WMCA gives backing towards Birmingham factory site development 

15 Mar

Combined Investment Fund helps with £5.5 million investment.


Housing company director goes back to the floor 

15 Mar

Inspiration as part of National Apprenticeship Week.


Birmingham “leading English city outside London for quality of life” 

14 Mar

Birmingham retains its position in Mercer’s global Quality of Living Index.


Birmingham development set to attract 10,000 jobs 

14 Mar

New scheme will be worth £350 million to the local economy.


False truth crossing and other tales 

11 Mar

Bend in the Severn Didn’t Dylan write a song called I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine? The old boy wrote so many I’ve lost track.


Sixth generation distiller in Worshipful company 

11 Mar

Latest member of Oldbury distillery family honoured.


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John Truslove helps BID Marketing’s strategic relocation 

29 Mar

A telemarketing company is looking to take advantage of the M5 technology corridor after moving from Birmingham to Bromsgrove.


10 Temple Street refurbishment boosts Grade A Birmingham office stock 

29 Mar

Some much-needed high quality office stock is coming to the Birmingham market, following the completion of refurbishment works at 10 Temple Street.


Naismiths plays part in rebirth of factory site 

29 Mar

National commercial property and construction consultancy Naismiths will play its part in the rebirth of a landmark former factory site in Birmingham.


JLL joins up with Crisis in new fundraising partnership 

27 Mar

JLL has entered into a new charity partnership with Crisis, the national charity for homeless people.


GJS Dillon secures Worcestershire’s largest office sale in past 18 months 

27 Mar

Worcestershire commercial property consultancy GJS Dillon has secured the largest office sale in Worcestershire in the last 18 months, helping its client to re-locate into central Birmingham.


Birmingham’s new skyscraper restaurant unveiled 

27 Mar

Birmingham is to get a dining venue to match its growing foodie reputation, as the developers behind 103 Colmore Row unveil images of their skyline restaurant.


Birmingham office market in best place to enjoy record take up in future years 

21 Mar

Birmingham has everything to play for in the office market in 2017 and beyond says property expert, Jonathan Carmalt from JLL as it launches its new office outlook report.


Harris Lamb oversees £440,000 refurb project on new SPI HQ 

21 Mar

Harris Lamb’s Building Consultancy team has overseen an extensive refurbishment at the new Birmingham headquarters of a frozen seafood distribution company.


Naismiths welcomes 55 Colmore Row business boost 

20 Mar

National commercial property and construction consultancy Naismiths has welcomed completion of the £30million redevelopment of 55 Colmore Row as a major boost for Birmingham’s key business district.


Global energy firm powers towards new training and service centre 

20 Mar

A new UK service centre for a global energy technology company is taking shape in Staffordshire.


Birmingham set for golden era of economic growth 

20 Mar

Birmingham and the West Midlands is set to enter a new golden era, according to the head of one of the region’s most successful property investment companies.


Aldi signs as anchor for Telford Shopping Centre’s Northern Quarter development 

15 Mar

Sovereign Centros, the UK retail investor and asset manager, and Orion Capital Partners, have signed leading discount supermarket Aldi to launch the £15 million development of the Northern Quarter at Telford Shopping Centre.


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