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New Birmingham Airport service fails to take off 

25 Jul

Irish airline falls foul of authorities after it did not secure a licence to operate routes between Birmingham and Republic of Ireland...


Famous Birmingham bar is the latest city centre venue to close 

25 Jul

The bar will reopen later this year as The Texan Sports Cafe Bar...


Another Birmingham city centre bank branch closes 

25 Jul

Lloyds shuts its outlet in Colmore Row as customers continue to shun face-to-face banking in favour of digital alternatives...


Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Nominations deadline extended as Inspirational Magzine reveals sponsorship 

25 Jul

Nominations deadline for BPBA 2017 extended to Friday July 28...


Aldi plans new Birmingham store within a mile of Sainsbury’s and Morrisons 

25 Jul

Budget group returns with another application to redevelop site 11 years after it first bought it...


New chairman for Birmingham business improvement district 

25 Jul

Richard Norgrove takes over the reins from Grand Central chief Jonathan Cheetham...


O2 renews naming rights deal with Birmingham venues 

24 Jul

Academy and Institute will retain O2 branding for another decade after 70m deal with telecommunications firm...


Irish group swoops for Birmingham hotel in £31m deal 

24 Jul

City centre hotel will undergo a rebrand by the end of 2017...


Truckman teams up with Dudley College for new specialist apprenticeship 

24 Jul

TRUCKMAN'S investment in the next generation of composite laminators is being supported by a new partnership with Dudley College.


Pertemps is backing Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games – here’s why 

24 Jul

Lifetime President of Pertemps, Tim Watts, explains why the Midland-based recruitment giant is backing the Birmingham bid...


Harris Lamb marks 25 years in business 

24 Jul

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


Birmingham’s Future Faces Awards shortlist unveiled 

24 Jul

Chamber of commerce's annual awards celebrate the top professionals aged 35 and under...


Argos to open logistics hub in Birmingham 

24 Jul

High street retailer will occupy new green development Hub 69...


£246 million battery technology investment to be launched by Business Secretary in Birmingham 

24 Jul

Cabinet minister Greg Clark will outline Faraday Challenge fund to spur innovation, research and development of the next generation of battery technology...


Investor wanted to run Birmingham City Centre’s new £1 billion Smithfield development 

23 Jul

City Council to appoint firm to bring in new homes, shops, markets and leisure facilities under 15 year regeneration project...


Edgbaston shopping parade now full after new openings 

21 Jul

Deli, bridal wear retailer and beauty salon all launch on Calthorpe Estate...


New offices and public square development get the green light 

20 Jul

Axis Square development unanimously backed by Birmingham's planning committee...


Restaurant group to open next venue in Sutton Coldfield 

20 Jul

Mexican-themed venue will launch in former bathroom and kitchen fittings store Ripples...


Comment: Birmingham’s divine crop of city centre churches 

20 Jul

Mary Keating, from campaign group Brutiful Birmingham, casts her eye over some of the city's churches and asks why some seem more worthy of listing than others...


New flights from Birmingham to New York AND Boston revealed 

20 Jul

After Birmingham Airport suffered a blow when United Airlines pulled out, transatlantic flights are back...


Birmingham universities launch new education partnership 

20 Jul

Institutes will work together to expand educational offer and bring in more people from a broader range of backgrounds...


Voice of Birmingham universities on skills and choices 

20 Jul

Is doing a degree right for you and what sort of skills do applicants have these days? We asked two Birmingham universities for their take...


Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: ICC and Jerroms announce sponsorship 

20 Jul

Nominations for entries close tomorrow (Friday July 21...


14 UK employers on the future of the workplace, apprenticeships and skills 

19 Jul

Companies including Applied Automation, Triton Showers, Boots and Hargreaves Lansdown give their opinions on how the business world will look in 2050...


Vélo Birmingham Business 100 has almost sold out 

18 Jul

Want to sign your firm up to the hotly anticipated 100 mile closed road sportive? Then you had better be quick...


Birmingham young people on what they want from future employers 

18 Jul

Two undergraduates gives us their take on what they would like to see a company offer its staff and the future of the workplace...


£1.2 million city centre restaurant Viva Brazil in shock closure 

17 Jul

Birmingham restaurant lasts just 14 months after initial failure to launch properly...


Balfour Beatty and Carillion scoop £4bn HS2 contracts 

17 Jul

Companies behind troubled Midland Metro extension and Library of Birmingham development land major projects on high-speed line...


London Midland wins franchise extension on key Birmingham route 

17 Jul

Rail operator will continue running busy commuter service across the city after government misses deadline to award new franchise...


Apprenticeships vs higher education – which is the best option for you? 

17 Jul

It is becoming an increasingly complex world for graduates to navigate every summer when they embark on their careers...


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HS2 College launches high speed rail qualification 

21 Jul

Technical certificate aims to help fill vacancy gap.


Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £71,417 

20 Jul

Convictions follow investigation into pilgrimage fraud.


Aston company gain heat network consultant status 

20 Jul

JS Wright engineers receive sustainable energy accreditation.


Protecting data leads to order boom for Black Country firm 

20 Jul

Investment support provides expansion into new markets.


Electric Vehicle Market sparks into life as ICE age comes to end? 

19 Jul

Professor David Bailey on the boom in electric vehicles...


Birmingham is ‘community capital’ of UK 

19 Jul

68 per cent of Brummies say community feel and diversity is makes city a great place to live.


Business technologies drive earns region praise 

14 Jul

National recognition for West Midlands initiative.


Going Dutch a thousand times over 

14 Jul

Loyal passenger takes milestone flight with KLM.


June gives Birmingham Airport another record month 

13 Jul

Passenger numbers continue to show growth.


Google digital garage returns to Birmingham 

12 Jul

Sign up for free face-to-face training right on the high street.


New boost to Cure Leukaemia appeal 

12 Jul

Birmingham tech company to support expansion fund.


Foreign investment in West Midlands continues to grow 

7 Jul

West Midlands job creation figures exceed all UK locations outside London.


Developer eyes Birmingham HQ with £2 million investment 

7 Jul

Funding from Finance Birmingham’s £56 million Regional Mezzanine Fund.


New chairman for Birmingham Airport 

6 Jul

Local businessman takes over from previous incumbent.


Choosing a conference venue in Birmingham 

6 Jul

Renowned business consultant Sally McNamara explains what the city centre has to offer.


West Midlands submits case for Channel 4 

5 Jul

Broadcaster’s relocation could add £5 billion to the local economy.


New era for 300 year-old Birmingham company 

5 Jul

State of the art technology transforms historic manufacturer.


Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP announces search for new chair 

4 Jul

Champion for the region sought as replacement.


New small business loan fund for Birmingham 

4 Jul

Aim is to help city’s budding entrepreneurs.


Eat, drink and be merry on Worcestershire information 

4 Jul

Retail advice available at breakfast event.


Cheers for arrivals at MyPub 

4 Jul

New strategic appointment for Midlands pub group.


Illness leads to hairdressing breakthrough 

3 Jul

Award-winning hairdresser aims salon for sensory sufferers.


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Barberry secures planning to build speculative Birmingham warehouse 

27 Jul

Construction of a speculatively built 46,000 sq ft warehouse is to commence imminently at a prominent Birmingham brownfield site, Barberry Developments has announced.


Strong second half of year expected in Birmingham’s office market, says GVA 

27 Jul

While office activity in Birmingham may have got off to a slow start in 2017, leading real estate adviser GVA believes that the second half of the year will see a significant improvement.


Coup for Burley Browne as Merrick comes on board 

26 Jul

Sutton Coldfield-based commercial property consultancy and Chartered Surveyors Burley Browne has further strengthened its management team, by recruiting one of the leading lights of the property market, James Merrick.


More office space needed despite Brexit’s ‘choppy waters’ 

25 Jul

More than 1.6 million sq ft of additional office space is likely to be in demand  in Birmingham over the next decade as office-based employment continues to rise regardless of Brexit, The British Council for Offices (BCO) has predicted.


IM Properties signs up Argos at The Hub 

24 Jul

IM Properties has signed up Argos, one of the UK’s leading digital retailers to its new sustainable logistics building in Birmingham, ahead of its completion.


Letting secured as Great Charles Street welcomes SDL Bigwood 

20 Jul

Property and auction business, SDL Group is consolidating two of its Birmingham offices by taking three floors at AG Dunedin’s 154 Great Charles Street.


Regus to extend Birmingham network 

20 Jul

Global workspace provider Regus has announced plans to open a new Birmingham business centre.


Top marks as Overbury wins university projects 

19 Jul

National fit out and refurbishment specialist Overbury has been instructed to deliver projects for four Midlands universities in time for the start of the new academic year.


APC success for Cushman & Wakefield 

19 Jul

Four employees from Cushman & Wakefield’s Birmingham office have passed their Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) exams after completing the company’s training scheme.


Long-term leisure investment sold for £1.2million 

19 Jul

A prominent commercial premises in a thriving Birmingham suburb has been sold to a private investor, national commercial consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has announced.


Vanti Technology Solutions to relocate to Birmingham City Centre 

19 Jul

Vanti, an internationally award-winning technology systems integrator, is relocating to a property on Upper Gough Street in Birmingham City Centre.


Opportunities in Midlands Engine office market are ‘abundant’ – LSH 

18 Jul

The opportunities for growth and return on investment in the office market in the Midlands Engine region are abundant, according to national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).


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