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Law staff to scale new heights with children’s hospital challenges 

28 Jun

STAFF from a Midlands law firm will be swapping their day roles for hiking boots and aerodynamic lycra to raise more than £10,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


Aston’s JS Wright sets up prefabrication unit 

14 Jun

As construction workers from EU countries leave following the Brexit vote and the skilled British workforce is ageing, Britain is once more turning to prefabrication.


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.


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Charity boost to homeless fight 

17 Jul

Enterprise Rent-A-Car donates £6,000 to West Midlands Homelessness Task Force.


Warning about building site danger ahead of school holidays 

16 Jul

Students learn site safety after visit from St.


Local success story for Birmingham mum 

15 Jul

New beauty product to help tackle exhaustion wins national award.


Birmingham MPs back Red Cross at parliamentary reception 

13 Jul

Call for more public support after record year for emergency organisation.


Black Country to help transform careers education 

13 Jul

National Careers Hub launch event takes place at Dudley academy.


Celebrate Black Country Day with #MadeintheBlackCountry 

11 Jul

Black Country LEP encourages local businesses to get involved.


Obituary: Ken Jackson 

7 Jul

Tributes paid to former West Midlands journalist.


Prince’s Trust opens new centre in Birmingham 

6 Jul

Helping young people develop skills and encouraging business ideas.


Birmingham firm helps huge project at Grenfell Tower 

3 Jul

Assistance sent in response to DIY SOS call.


Girl Power as Coleshill agency secures business award 

2 Jul

Triumph for ad firm at inaugural awards ceremony.


Sandwell Business Ambassadors sponsors apprenticeships award 

2 Jul

Support for youth employment at awards ceremony.


Birmingham to host major international music industry conference 

29 Jun

Pivotal 2018 to take over Jewellery Quarter in September.


Regional start up investment revealed 

26 Jun

Loans in the West Midlands: Where they went and how were they spent? The government lending scheme Start Up Loans, has created an interactive guide revealing how new business funding was spent across the UK last year.


New company to run Metro 

21 Jun

Savings and new fares as TfWM launches West Midlands Metro.


Mayor calls for Clean Air Revolution 

20 Jun

Response to city council’s proposal for clean air zone.


Stakeholders sit down and relax with West Midlands Trains 

20 Jun

Passenger groups given preview of rail company investment.


Wakes week 

19 Jun

Leading UK contractor brings volunteer programme to Birmingham.


Solihull salon carries off mational hair award 

19 Jun

Aesthetics in Solihull are winners.


Living with a stammer 

15 Jun

Adam Black writes about how his life was changed.


Railways deal for region renewed 

13 Jun

Benefits for passengers the target through Chiltern Railways, TfWM and West Midlands Rail partnership deal.


Wolverhampton ad agency marks rebrand with new contracts 

12 Jun

Harley Davidson amongst new clients as agency expands.


Mayor warning for region’s bosses 

12 Jun

Lack of diversity amongst bosses risks damaging the economy and wider society.


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All change at New Street, Birmingham 

17 Jul

Attwood House, on New Street in Birmingham, welcomes two new retailers.


Plans for Peddimore employment park underway 

16 Jul

Plans to create Peddimore, a new high-quality employment park are underway as Birmingham City Council’s development partner sets out its commitment to create an economic asset that Birmingham, Royal Sutton Coldfield and the Midlands can be...


GVA continues PMC expansion with double appointment 

11 Jul

GVA has continued to expand its Property Management Consultancy (PMC) team in the Midlands with two new appointments.


Experienced Birmingham property agent joins KWB 

11 Jul

One of Birmingham’s most experienced commercial property managing agents has joined KWB.


Lord Mayor opens Birmingham’s new private medical practice 

11 Jul

A new initiative to combat ill-health among Birmingham’s professional services staff has been opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Yvonne Mosquito.


Companies looking to follow Greggs and Subway into Redditch development 

9 Jul

Work on a major industrial/trade park development in Redditch has been completed – and companies are lining up to take space at the scheme.


Central Birmingham office market take up figures Quarter 2, 2018 

6 Jul

Office take up in quarter two, 2018 in the central Birmingham office market totalled 169,929 sq ft in 31 deals as scheduled in the table below, compiled by the Birmingham Office Market Forum.


“Good value” commercial property investments harder to find 

6 Jul

The weight of money flowing into commercial property investments is making it increasingly hard for investors to find good value opportunities, but they should not be tempted to overpay, according to Birmingham-based specialist real estate...


Bond Wolfe deals reflect demand hotting up for West Midlands business space 

6 Jul

Commercial property agents Bond Wolfe have completed another two deals which reflect the continuing strength of the West Midlands property market.


GVA secures major appointment to Birmingham’s landmark Beorma Quarter 

4 Jul

GVA has been appointed to manage a major mixed-use development in Birmingham, which will include a 27-storey office and residential tower.


Masgroves swaps London for Birmingham with new approach to communication 

4 Jul

A leading communication specialist is relocating to Birmingham after securing a number of new contracts in the West Midlands.


Steelpark success sees Goold repay loan early 

3 Jul

A commercial property company has re-paid a three-year loan ahead of schedule after attracting several high-profile occupiers to a multi-million pound speculative development in the West Midlands.


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