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CDI Group marks 30th anniversary with celebration 

27 May 17

Birminghams CDI Group celebrated its 30th year anniversary by hosting a sparkling party at the Birmingham Library…


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Unite snaps up Selly Oak flats 

26 May 17

Student accommodation group expands its footprint in Birmingham with buyout of halls of residence on Battery Park site…


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National planning consultancy opens in Birmingham 

26 May 17

Indigo adds a fifth office to its stable with new base in Colmore Row…


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Swoopos secures new funding for national launch 

26 May 17

Birmingham-based mobile payment app will use newly secured capital to support rollout of technology to clients nationally…


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Halfords hit by weak pound as profit dips 

25 May 17

Retailer sees overall revenue rise but timing of Easter and 2016 Brexit vote damages pre-tax profit…


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John Shepherd lands another deal 

25 May 17

Letting agency expands footprint into Harborne with Lomond-back buyout of Wolf’s…


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Assay Office could be stopped from using anchor mark abroad 

25 May 17

Birmingham Assay Office could be forced to reverse decision to allow historic anchor symbol to be used by Indian sub-office after hallmarking council breaches ministerial undertaking…


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Tide turning for Aston Martin on back of DB11 success 

25 May 17

Pre-tax profit back in the black as ‘Second Century’ transformation programme show signs of working…


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Tech ‘will be fastest-growing sector’ in Greater Birmingham 

24 May 17

New report says more companies are looking at Birmingham as an alternative to London…


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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Seven top companies reveal why they are sponsoring our awards 

24 May 17

HSBC, Birmingham Airport and Browne Jacobson are among this year’s BPBA sponsors…


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University of Birmingham to launch Middle East campus 

24 May 17

Edgbaston institute will expand its global reach by opening new hub in Dubai alongside other universities…


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Jaguar Land Rover posts huge profit rise and record sales 

23 May 17

Luxury car manufacturer sees sales in China rise by a third as profit stays above the 1.6bn mark…


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How wages are shrinking faster in Birmingham than rest of UK 

23 May 17

The full-time employee pay is not adjusted for inflation, which means that the drop is likely to be more painful…


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Birmingham NEC reviews concert safety measures following Manchester bombing 

23 May 17

Public urged to be vigilant at concerts at Genting Arena and Barclaycard Arena…


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New £12m casino to open in the Black Country 

23 May 17

Casino 36 plans to launch new casino and bingo hall next year…


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Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station 

22 May 17

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience…


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See Martin Johnson train with Vélo Birmingham cyclists for Business 100 Challenge 

22 May 17

Vlo Birmingham is sold out but you can still enter the 100 mile sportive Business Challenge – see how here…


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Chiltern abandons on-board catering service 

22 May 17

Operator which runs service from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone says decision was taken due to customers buying food before boarding…


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Emirates to fly a second A380 out of Birmingham 

22 May 17

Airline plans to add another of the iconic Airbus planes to its service between Birmingham and Dubai…


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Labour offers lifeline to struggling live music pubs 

22 May 17

Birmingham’s Jug of Ale pub helped start the careers of bands like Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene and Blur…


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Annual Birmingham Post Golf Day 2017 goes with a swing 

22 May 17

The annual Birmingham Post Corporate Pairs Challenge in association with Sheridan Maine took place at Blackwell Golf Club…


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Birmingham PR agency boosts team 

19 May 17

Liquid makes series of promotions and appointments after experiencing period of growth…


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Property consultant named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 

19 May 17

Michael Parker took home top prize at the 17th annual running of awards dedicated to the city’s professional services sector…


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University of Birmingham sweeps board at RICS Awards 

19 May 17

Institute scores quartet of wins at annual awards including project of the year for its research into the effects of CO2 on woodland…


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Birmingham City Council and Capita scrap Service Birmingham Joint Venture 

18 May 17

Professor David Bailey welcomes Birmingham City Council and Capita’s decision to scrap the Service Birmingham Joint Venture…


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On-demand beauty company raises £3.5m for Birmingham launch 

18 May 17

Blow offers customers the chance to order blow dries, nail and make-up services directly to their home, office or hotel…


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Marston’s acquires Bombardier brewer for £55m 

18 May 17

Listed Black Country brewery buys out rival as acquisition strategy continues…


Business
Architecture practice appoints new Birmingham head 

18 May 17

Tariq Shaikh takes over the running of Gensler’s base in the city which opened last year…


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Perry Barr flood management project wins ICE Award 

18 May 17

Scheme to protect homes in north Birmingham among the winners at last night’s 2017 West Midlands Awards…


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Birmingham office block undergoes £2.7m revamp 

17 May 17

4 Temple Row has been renovated after being acquired by Nurton Developments in 2015…


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7 more reasons why the Birmingham Post Business Awards are the biggest event in this calendar 

17 May 17

Here are seven more amazign reasons why BPBA is so important to business in Birmingham…


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Cadbury wins latest trademark battle with Nestlé 

17 May 17

Swiss group has tried to protect the distinctive shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar but fails in the Court of Appeal…


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Council IT supplier Service Birmingham to be wound up to save taxpayers’ money 

17 May 17

Controversial joint-venture company dissolved by 2018 and 200 staff moved back to the city council…


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Victory for Birmingham colleges as Government performs u-turn over apprenticeship funding 

17 May 17

City politicians and colleges win their battle to get funding for Birmingham colleges to provide apprenticeships…


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Sign up for Birmingham’s biggest quiz night 

17 May 17

Brain Game returns for 16th year to raise funds for Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull…


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Aston Expressway bomb: This is how much it cost Birmingham 

16 May 17

Business leaders estimate the road closures as a result of discovering the undetonated bomb would have a series impact on the region’s economy…


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Coventry’s streets to shape City of Culture if victorious 

16 May 17

City unveils some of the details in its bid document as it continues campaign to win 2021 crown…


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Rare Aston Martins raise £5m at auction 

16 May 17

Annual sale of old and new cars sees one car fetch more than 560,000…


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Channel 4 ‘should relocate to Longbridge’ 

16 May 17

General election candidate says regenerating town in south Birmingham would provide perfect home for national broadcaster…


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Manufacturer sets up base in hotel after bomb discovery 

16 May 17

Guhring is forced out of its new home due to discovery of unexploded Second World War bomb in Aston…


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Jewellery Quarter creative space and JLR factory win RIBA Awards 

16 May 17

Annual ceremony which recognises exceptional architecture unveils the top projects in the West Midlands…


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Eversheds strengthens senior team 

16 May 17

Law firm makes series of promotions and appointments to bolster its teams at Birmingham office…


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Birmingham is a top ten location for creatives – report 

16 May 17

City ranks above Bristol and Leeds as a destination for companies in sector such as publishing and TV…


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£1m co-working space launches in Birmingham city centre 

15 May 17

Seven firms have already signed up to take space at Alpha Works off Broad Street…


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Calthorpe Estates plans hotel expansion 

15 May 17

Historic building on Edgbaston estate will be converted from office space into 14 news bedrooms…


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Gusto restaurant and cocktail bar reveals plans to open in Sutton Coldfield 

13 May 17

Restaurant chain which opened in the city centre last year is now eyeing up vacant units at new development in Sutton Coldfield…


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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street reveals his deputy mayor 

12 May 17

Head of Solihull Council handed the job of being new mayor’s right-hand man…


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West Midlands-wide backing for Birmingham Commonwealth Games bid 

12 May 17

Also backing for region’s bid for Channel 4 headquarters as Andy Street holds first board meeting as mayor…


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Lloyds backs Birmingham apartment scheme with £17m funding 

12 May 17

New finance package will be used to forward fund the construction and purchase the 22-storey development of flats to rent…


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Why Moseley won’t be getting £2 million health centre 

12 May 17

New health centre scrapped due to lack of interest from GPs and new plans put forward…


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Birmingham’s history has an economic future 

11 May 17

Architect Joe Holyoak makes a final plea to retain two historic city buildings tabled for demolition as part of massive new housing development…


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Shortlist unveiled for ICE Awards 

11 May 17

The West Midlands top civil engineering projects will be recognised at annual ceremony in Birmingham next week…


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Mangobean relaunches Birmingham café 

11 May 17

Coffee shop is under new franchisee after being used by national chain as a test bed site to develop new ideas and products…


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New £26m industrial development for Solihull 

11 May 17

IM Properties is planning to build five industrial units on business park…


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National Express plans more bus fare cuts 

10 May 17

Further West Midlands routes to benefit from reduced fares following uptake in passenger numbers after price cuts in Black Country…


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Missguided recruits Birmingham IT firm for store launches 

10 May 17

Online fashion brand is venturing out into bricks and mortar shops…


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Birmingham developments reach key milestones 

10 May 17

Topping out ceremonies held at new HSBC UK head office and BCU’s campus expansion in Edgbaston…


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Birmingham companies among UK’s ‘most inspiring’ 

10 May 17

Group included in new report published by London Stock Exchange which highlights most-dynamic UK businesses…


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New tenants sign up to Livery Place 

10 May 17

Consultancies relocate from elsewhere in Birmingham to take top floor space in Livery Street building…


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KWB acquires Worcestershire consultancy 

10 May 17

Birmingham property group expands range of services after buying out specialists in receivership and insolvency…