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The Times, the FT and the Chancellor focus on late payment 

13 May

o Earlier two football clubs were commended on this site: Liverpool managed an average of 27 days, beating Arsenal’s 35.


Kind Stourbridge lawyers launch fundraising initiative for Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

20 Apr

STAFF from a Stourbridge-based law firm have pledged their support to help Birmingham Children’s Hospital carry out its life-saving care.


More good news from West Midlands manufacturers: ADI Electrical, W H Tildesley and Brooks Forging 

30 Mar

o Gasification Plant Converting Waste to Fuel – a ’world first’ This post updates the 2016 coverage of Adi Electrical, whose head office is in Kings Norton, Birmingham.


Bromsgrove firm acquires video production company 

28 Mar

IT'S lights, camera, action at Bromsgrove firm Superdream, following the purchase of Birmingham-based film production company HIPSTER.


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...


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Data protection help for small businesses 

21 May

Innovation Birmingham start-up launches online platform to help businesses cope with GDPR.


Rubbish business comes to Birmingham following bin strikes 

21 May

Industrial action provides the inspiration for recycling expansion.


Midlands housing provider seeks ambitious planning reforms 

21 May

Call for affordable homes schemes to cover Midlands.


Boost for Birmingham brownfield development 

17 May

£3.6 million backing from WMCA Collective Investment Fund.


Primera Air launches Birmingham operation 

15 May

New addition to airport takes off.


Medieval meets modern through video imagery 

10 May

Warwick Castle joins forces with Birmingham production company.


Gateway city centre site sold to Barratt Homes 

9 May

New development planned on the site of former college.


Staying Cool takes creativity to new heights 

3 May

Tenth anniversary plans announced for city centre apartments.


More flights from Birmingham to India announced 

2 May

Air India to increase frequency of flights to Amritsar.


Gallery opens in prestige city premises 

2 May

Great Western Arcade exhibits its latest independent retailer.


Sandwell education chief calls for increased business education 

2 May

College Principal stresses the importance of education and upskilling.


Staffordshire firm’s security acknowledged 

1 May

Coolair awarded new cyber security accreditation.


Almost everything in moderation 

25 Apr

Reporting back from Food & Drink Expo 2018, held recently at the NEC.


Business and government leaders give commitment to young people 

25 Apr

Prince’s Trust develops new skills hub in Birmingham.


New Birmingham company celebrates investment gain 

23 Apr

Investors see the future in technology start-up.


South East Asia trade experts to visit Birmingham 

21 Apr

Exporters to be encouraged at city event.


NHS campaigners call for clarity over Midland Metropolitan 

20 Apr

Campaigners demand government solution to PFI hospital “fiasco”.


Midlands consortium showcases future car and highway technology 

16 Apr

Innovations including ‘talking car’ developments shown to industry chiefs.


Recruitment now open for Social Entrepreneurs Programme – Midlands 

5 Apr

Financial support, a learning programme and dedicated banking mentor on offer.


Recognition for community loaners contribution to West Midlands economy 

29 Mar

ART Business Loans receives major finance accolade recognising twenty-year contribution.


School pupils help name Birmingham street 

28 Mar

Historic link maintained in new housing scheme.


Food and drink awards launched 

27 Mar

Recognition for booming Midlands industry.


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Birmingham’s hotbed of tech talent could be key to success says leading innovation director 

25 May

Greater Birmingham and the West Midlands has a unique opportunity to embrace the latest PropTech trend says a leading innovation director from property experts JLL, with the largest tech & digital sector outside London.


Growing language school expands into new Birmingham office 

23 May

Blue Marble Asset Management (Blue Marble) has helped the Birmingham office of an international network of higher-education institutions to expand into new premises.


Design guru inspires booming Birmingham’s next generation 

23 May

An architect and interior designer, famous for transforming the living spaces of families across Britain, has inspired the next generation of property professionals in the thriving West Midlands.


Willmott Dixon brings collaboration to the fore with new Birmingham city centre hub 

18 May

Willmott Dixon is putting collaboration at the heart of its business, having moved in to its new city centre hub in Birmingham.


BOSS helps flexible office provider iHub double its space in Birmingham 

18 May

BOSS, the Birmingham-based commercial property agency that acts for tenants seeking office space, has acquired the 18,400 sq ft third floor of Colmore Gate in central Birmingham on behalf of clients iHub.


Rugby triumph as Midlands Property team reclaims crown 

18 May

Midlands property specialists have claimed a national rugby crown for the 10th time in 11 years after winning the inaugural Four Regions Cup held at Northern Football Club, Gosforth.


EGL helps developer to hit hat-trick of property deals 

15 May

A Birmingham-based law firm has helped a leading commercial property developer to complete three major new deals in the Midlands.


Ed Kennerley joins Knight Frank Birmingham industrial team 

14 May

Property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Ed Kennerley as an associate in its Midlands logistics and industrial agency team.


Holt Commercial expands with new starters 

14 May

A commercial property agency, which has offices in Coventry and Birmingham, has appointed two new recruits to continue its growth.


Pure Gym pumped up for launch at The Arcadian 

14 May

Pure Gym has announced it is pumping up its Birmingham presence by opening a gym at the leading city centre leisure destination, The Arcadian.


West Midlands’ property market in good health despite Brexit fears 

9 May

Cushman & Wakefield has presented its Birmingham Property Outlook for 2018 and beyond.


Non-core areas disappearing from Birmingham office market 

9 May

Birmingham’s central core continued to dominate the city’s office market in the first quarter of 2018, as Edgbaston, Digbeth and Eastside almost disappeared from the Q1 take-up figures, according to Birmingham-based independent commercial ...


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