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Capita staff in Birmingham to strike for six days in pensions row 

22 Sep

Trade union claims some workers will be left up to 70 per cent worse off in retirement following changes to company pension scheme...

Bruton Knowles hosts drinks party 

22 Sep

There was a fantastic turnout for Bruton Knowles' Birmingham office Summer Drinks Party...

Birmingham Mail and Sunday Mercury nominated for newspaper of the year 

21 Sep

Bumper shortlisting for Birmingham titles with staff, campaigns and stories featuring in ten different categories at 2017 Midlands Media Awards...

HMRC to bring thousands of tax staff to Birmingham development 

21 Sep

Government confirms location of its planned new regional tax hub which will consolidate its West Midlands offices into one site...

Private equity focus in Birmingham Post supplement 

21 Sep

LDC leads special pullout on thriving sector which is helping businesses grow...

£4m investment supports new Birmingham IT training centre 

20 Sep

Sparta Global secures capital injection which will create 100 new jobs across two sites...

New jobs created by logistics firm’s move 

20 Sep

BCA is expanding its team in the West Midlands with relocation to Birmingham Business Park...

Colmore Business District team cycling for Sifa Fireside 

19 Sep

Quintet of workers from Birmingham business quarter are hitting the roads on Sunday to raise cash for homelessness charity...

Tech entrepreneur crowned Future Face of Greater Birmingham 

19 Sep

Tom Charman founded an app which aims to make it easier to get to know cities...

Pay deal for Cadbury workers in Bournville 

19 Sep

Trade union members agree deal which it says will counter inflation...

College is ‘futureproofing’ student learning 

18 Sep

CADBURY College has introduced an innovative new approach to learning for its students to ensure they are prepared for a future in the digital age.

Sainsbury’s to fine drivers who illegally park on-site £70 

18 Sep

It is understood four number plate recognition cameras will be erected at the retailer in a bid to tackle the problem...

Launch of city Culture Card by Brumpic 

16 Sep

Guests came to Reuben Colley Fine Arts to celebrate the launch of the Culture Card by Brumpic.

Development consultancy to open Birmingham office 

15 Sep

New base in Colmore Business District will bring portfolio of UK offices up to 11...

Boost to campaign to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham as Culture Secretary hints it will be forced to move out of London 

14 Sep

Bringing Channel 4 to Birmingham could boost the economy by 5 billion according to local leaders...

Engineering group chief executive to retire 

14 Sep

GKN head will step down at the end of the year after 16 years on the Worcestershire group's board...

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Liberty House shows support for professional services 

14 Sep

Commodities group is latest to add their name to an impressive list of category sponsors at 2017 awards...

Menswear chain to launch new store in Birmingham 

14 Sep

Charles Tyrwhitt to open its first Midlands shop in city centre unit previously home to Ted Baker...

Halfords swoops on Dixons Carphone for new chief executive 

13 Sep

Graham Stapleton will take over the top job at listed group in early 2018...

This is what is replacing the Pottery & Pieces shop in Moseley 

13 Sep

Loki Wine is expanding from Great Western Arcade and opening in the popular suburb...

Yorkshire Bank launches new B store in Birmingham 

13 Sep

UK banking group uses Birmingham as test bed for the first of its new digitally focused banking branches...

This is when M&S in Moseley will open – and there will be free glasses of fizz for first customers 

12 Sep

Free glass of 'fizz' promised to the first customers...

This is why top city restaurant Lasan is currently closed 

12 Sep

Famous Birmingham restaurant Lasan will be completely transformed...

Homelessness under spotlight at city event 

12 Sep

Birmingham restaurant will bring together a panel of experts to discuss what is becoming a growing problem in the city centre...

Property developer launches first Birmingham office 

12 Sep

Group's new Midlands office aims to help it capitalise on new opportunities in the region...

Land Rover unveils its new Discovery 

12 Sep

Model is the first to carry the SVX badge...

Former chief exec to leave Carillion in boardroom shake-up 

11 Sep

Richard Howson among the directors who will exit the listed construction group as other senior appointments are made...

Birmingham businessman named among church stabbing victims 

11 Sep

Karl George says he is fine but a little shaken after man attacks churchgoers yesterday morning...

Birmingham Post golf day is a big success 

8 Sep

The Birmingham Post held its Autumn Pairs golf tournament in association with LDV...

Metro and Redwood: new banks offering loans and savings accounts for small and medium sized companies 

7 Sep

Metro Bank started operations in 2010.

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Midland Heart boss makes the cut 

22 Sep

Housing charity director on ‘most influential’ list.

Media Awards: Eight battle it out for Midlands Newspaper of the Year 

21 Sep

Newcomer of the Year is the most hotly-contested category of this year’s Midlands Media Awards, with 26 entries received from media students and trainee reporters.

Retirement Village opens at Longbridge 

20 Sep

Charity expand operations onto former car factory site.

West Midlands companies losing out on tax savings – claim 

15 Sep

Taxation specialist warns region’s businesses are failing to take advantage of scheme.

New Mailbox appointment aims to boost communication 

15 Sep

High-end retail complex appoints RileyRaven as Lead Creative Agency.

Birmingham rises higher 

13 Sep

Topping out of one of the tallest residential buildings in the city centre.

China next to ban diesels and petrol engined cars?  

12 Sep

China has set an ambitious target of selling some 7m New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) by 2025.

Organisations urged to access funding to develop skills base 

5 Sep

Funds worth £26.8 million on offer to support skills and learning development across Greater Birmingham & Solihull.

Levi’s expand music programme into Birmingham 

1 Sep

Clothing giant announces partnership with Birmingham artist.

Oldest clubs in Birmingham join forces 

31 Aug

Two of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in Birmingham are linking up.

Commonwealth Games 2022 – Going beyond the sport 

29 Aug

A host of recent announcements from both Birmingham and Liverpool.

Boost for region’s business investment 

29 Aug

British Business Bank launches first £120 million tranche of Midlands Engine Investment Fund.

City of London Police investigation leads to local convictions 

28 Aug

Five West Midlands people sentenced for leaking customer data.

Staff expansion at East Midlands Airport 

25 Aug

New look Aviation Development Team dressed for success.

High-tech architects battle for HS2 top billing 

24 Aug

Regular Birmingham Post columnist Joe Holyoak welcomes the return of an elder statesmen architect who vowed never to work with Birmingham again...

Public procurement special breakfast event with FinditinWorcestershire 

23 Aug

Networking event to place emphasis on public sector investment.

London Midland gives back to the Prince’s Trust 

18 Aug

Bumper year for staff engagement allows train company to make significant donation to charity.

Finding it in Birmingham 

15 Aug

Opportunity for property developers to work with council.

Comment: Rail investment great news for West Midlands 

10 Aug

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling says 1 billion investment is needed as demand on rail network has quadrupled...

Bankers in charity cycle ride 

5 Aug

Lloyds staff to raise funds for mental health support.

Comment: Old designs with a place in the modern world 

4 Aug

Mary Keating, from campaign group Brutiful Birmingham, fights the corner for three buildings all in the same city centre street...

Search for Birmingham Smithfield developer begins 

4 Aug

City council looks to transform former markets site.

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Arena Central secures largest Birmingham pre-let in a decade 

22 Sep

Birmingham’s Arena Central development has completed a letting for 240,000 sq ft to the Government in a development to be funded by Legal & General’s (L&G), representing the largest pre-let to take place in the city in a decade.

New appointments and promotions at Richborough Estates 

21 Sep

Leading strategic land promoter Richborough Estates has made a duo of senior appointments and promotions as the company continues to go from strength-to-strength.

Birmingham Business Park secures largest 2017 Solihull and M42 Corridor letting 

20 Sep

Following their recent purchase and refurbishment of 1320 Solihull Parkway Quartz Investments LLP has secured the largest office letting in Solihull and the M42 corridor this year, with the lease of more than 20,000 sq ft of grade A refurbished...

Leading software company expands at Eleven Brindleyplace 

20 Sep

The country’s leading provider of occupational health software is expanding in Birmingham after a successful string of client wins.

Indigo officially opens new office in Birmingham 

20 Sep

Indigo, RTPI Planning Consultancy of the Year 2017, has announced the opening of its latest office in Birmingham.

1 Newhall Street refurbishment brings fresh Grade A space to Birmingham 

19 Sep

Some 50,000 sq ft of Grade A office space has been brought to the market in Birmingham city centre following the £9m transformation of 1 Newhall Street.

GJS Dillon lets 28,000 sq ft Bromsgrove industrial unit 

19 Sep

Worcestershire commercial property consultancy and Chartered Surveyors GJS Dillon has let a 28,000 sq ft industrial / warehouse unit in Bromsgrove.

REI declares £6.4 million profit and dividend up 20% in first half of 2017 

19 Sep

Real Estate Investors plc (REI), the Birmingham-based property group and listed real estate investment trust, has turned in another impressive set of half year figures.

Landlords could help reduce impact of ‘staircase tax’ 

18 Sep

Landlords could help office tenants affected by the so-called ‘staircase tax’ hiking their business rates bills reduce current and future demands, according to a leading business rates expert.

Bulleys’ growth continues with recruitment of Joseph Scott 

15 Sep

Commercial property specialists Bulleys have recruited Joseph Scott as a general practice surveyor.

Innovative funding key to unlocking West Midlands potential 

14 Sep

A strong appetite for investment and a focus on delivery will shape the West Midlands over the coming months according to the range of experts speaking at the recent West Midlands Forum for Growth event held in Birmingham.

Forward-thinking office design in spotlight 

14 Sep

West Midlands’ business leaders and office designers are being invited to take inspiration from the innovative thinking behind the recent refurbishment of Deloitte’s Birmingham office.

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