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Business
Southern Manufacturing Stand Upgrade 

18 Jan 18

Following investment to expand our capabilities within all the divisions of The Encompass Group we have decided to upgrade our stand at next months Southern Manufacturing Exhibition in Farnborough which will run over the 6th-8th February.


Business
New Year, new mandates for Colliers’ property management team 

17 Jan 18

Colliers International’s Investment Property Management team in Birmingham is kicking off the year with a host of new client mandates, representing a combined contract value of £2 million over the next three years.


Business
Five promoted at Birmingham office of Colliers International 

16 Jan 18

Hard work and dedication is rewarded at Colliers International as five new promotions are announced within the firm’s Birmingham office.


Blog
Greggs to open 130 new bakeries – and there’s more drive-thrus on the way 

16 Jan 18

Greggs boss Roger Whiteside said 2018 would see record investment in the group’s supply chain…


Business
Stand Upgrade at Southern Manufacturing Exhibition 

11 Jan 18

Following investment to expand our capabilities within all the divisions of The Encompass Group we have decided to upgrade our stand at next months Southern Manufacturing Exhibition in Farnborough which will run over the 6th-8th February.


Blog comment
Rail Franchising Opposition Day Debate 

10 Jan 18

On Wednesday 10 January 2018 an Opposition Day Debate was held on Rail Franchising.


Business
Ambitious developer HDD bolsters Birmingham team 

8 Jan 18

Development and investment specialist Simon Horan has joined a leading developer of retail led mixed-use schemes at its new Birmingham headquarters.


Business
Investment and Capex Plans for 2018 

8 Jan 18

As with most years there will be many challenges and opportunities that present themselves and to that end I wanted to just draw your attention to our continued appetite to support growth and expansion within the sector.


Business
£10m investment tops off successful 2017 for start-ups at leading digital campus 

7 Jan 18

The leading location for Birmingham’s digital and tech community saw an upsurge in investment during the last few months of 2017 as companies on the Innovation Birmingham Campus raised over £10m, driving growth and innovative product development…


Business
Successful 2017 for start-ups at leading digital campus 

5 Jan 18

£10 million investment rounds off good year for new Birmingham tech firms.


Business
Lidl signs up following £4million investment in retail park 

4 Jan 18

Ambitious plans for IM Properties (IMP) new Bromsgrove town centre retail scheme have taken a major step forward, after supermarket giant, Lidl, signed up.


Rugby
Watch: Inside £9 million leisure centre set to open in Stechford NEXT WEEK 

4 Jan 18

The centre is part of a city-wide investment of 40 million by Birmingham City Council…


Rugby
Why this area of Birmingham is booming for property investors in 2018 

4 Jan 18

Founder of property investment agency predicts that Birmingham will continue to be one of the strongest buy-to-let markets in the country…


Business
Southern Manufacturing Stand Upgrade 

4 Jan 18

Following investment to expand our capabilities within all the divisions of The Encompass Group we have decided to upgrade our stand at next months Southern Manufacturing Exhibition in Farnborough which will run over the 6th-8th February.


Business
Review of 2017 – April: £75m Cadbury investment, battle to save church and Big Art Project winner 

26 Dec 17

Cadbury’s owner Mondelēz International showcased the result of a 75m investment into the factory in Bournville which brought some Daily Mail manufacturing home and campaigners opposed plans to demolish a historic church&#xa…


Business
Finance now flowing from Midlands Engine Investment Fund 

22 Dec 17

Four businesses secure backing as part of £250 million commitment to region’s SMEs.


Business
Career Opportunities at Sorion Electronics 

20 Dec 17

Due to our continued growth and investment in the company, Sorion have exciting opportunities for the following positions:Project ManagerQuality AdministratorTechnical Service EngineerElectrical Design EngineerApplications EngineerUndergraduate…


Sport
Special report: What West Brom winger Oliver Burke’s first start told us about Albion’s investment 

19 Dec 17

We take a look at the Baggies winger and his time at The Hawthorns so far…


News
Staffordshire sees year end with near full employment 

13 Dec 17

FIGURES released today confirm that Staffordshire will go into 2018 with near full employment – with more business investment planned across the county.


News
County Council Sets Out Challenging Budget For Next Five Years 

13 Dec 17

RECORD spending of £310 million on care, growing a strong economy and attracting investment into Staffordshire are at the heart of a challenging budget being set out by the county council.


Business
Railway investment means holiday timetable changes 

13 Dec 17

Passengers advised to plan ahead while track upgraded.


News
New West Midlands Railway franchise launched – what passengers can expect 

12 Dec 17

The new service will see 1 billion worth of investment…


Business
New regional train company plans for expansion. 

12 Dec 17

West Midlands Trains starts £1 billion investment into the UK rail network.


Business
REI sells prime city centre office investment 

11 Dec 17

Real Estate Investors plc (REI) has moved quickly to take advantage of market conditions by selling one of its prime Birmingham city centre locations.


Business
Nursery investment sale at Chase Meadow, Warwick 

8 Dec 17

The freehold of the purpose-built Busy Bees children’s nursery building at Chase Meadow, Warwick has been sold for £2.3 million.


News
Birmingham attracts £300m investment from Hong Kong creating over 1,000 new homes. 

6 Dec 17

Birmingham is targeting leading Asian investors as a range of city projects are showcased at international property summit MIPIM Asia.


Blog comment
Birmingham looks to Asia for post-Brexit investment 

1 Dec 17

City attracts £300 million investment from Hong Kong creating over 1,000 new homes.


Business
Colliers’ Investment Property Management team welcomes new recruits 

30 Nov 17

Colliers International’s Investment Property Management team has welcomed four new recruits to its busy Birmingham team.


Sky Blues
Episode 164 – I listened to the Nii Lamptey Show and all I got was this lousy t-shirt 

29 Nov 17

Cheap as chips and spun from pure gold, wearing a Nii Lamptey Show t-shirt will make members of your preferred gender of sexual partner drop to their knees and worship at your feet.


Business
Productivity investment plays its part in PRESSMARK’s sales success 

29 Nov 17

PUSHING up productivity has been a core strategy for components maker Pressmark Pressings since a new management team bought into the business last year.


Council
Meggitt PLC announces £130 million investment in facility in the Midlands 

29 Nov 17

International aerospace and defence engineering group Meggitt PLC today announces plans to build a multi-million pound facility in the West Midlands.


Blog comment
The Budget and what it means for Staffordshire 

29 Nov 17

Last week we had the Chancellor’s Budget with Pledges to invest more in the NHS this winter, a drive to increase house building and extra investment in education and skills, Alongside this was increases in personal tax allowances for people, and …


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP meets with Arts Council to discuss funding for Town Hall 

28 Nov 17

Andrew Mitchell MP and Councillor Ewan Mackey met with Peter Knott and Rebecca Blackman of the Arts Council England to discuss investment in the Royal Town and specifically in our Town Hall.


News
Communities in Staffordshire to share in HS2 road safety scheme fund 

25 Nov 17

COMMUNITIES affected by the construction of Phase One of HS2 are set to benefit from almost £3 million extra investment in road safety schemes, as part of a £30 million cash boost announced today.


Blog feature
Warwick experts analyse how inward investment is likely to be affected by Brexit 

23 Nov 17

The University of Warwick has published the second in a series of briefings exploring the implications of Brexit for the job market, workers’ rights, and employment policy.


News
Leader of Staffordshire County Council welcomes budget pledge on NHS – but warns of need for adult social care funding 

23 Nov 17

The leader of Staffordshire County Council has welcomed the Chancellor’s budget pledge for NHS investment – but warned adult social care still poses significant changes in areas like Lichfield and Burntwood.


Business
Birmingham tax specialist calls for investment help in budget 

21 Nov 17

Government action “holds the key to innovation boost.


News
Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing 

19 Nov 17

The chancellor says investment will “prepare the ground” for the cars to be on UK roads by 2021.


Blog
Cheers! Popular pub in Great Barr reopens after huge revamp 

17 Nov 17

Following a significant investment eight new jobs have been created…


Business
Investment opportunities for new local businesses 

16 Nov 17

Digital tech start-ups to pitch for investment at Birmingham showcase.


News
Tamworth residents to benefit from highways improvements 

14 Nov 17

RESIDENTS from Riverside in Tamworth are to benefit from around £250,000 worth of investment to improve footpaths on the estate.


Business
Birmingham Business Park office investment sold in off-market deal 

13 Nov 17

Quartz Investments has sold its freehold investment in a 26,000 sq ft office building at Birmingham Business Park in an off market deal.


Blog comment
Walsall Town Centre, Tameway Plaza – ‘No Mortgage’ Investment Opportunity 

13 Nov 17

If you follow the Walsall Property Market News like I do (not just the residential) then, you will be well versed with past, present and planned future developments.


Business
£150 million Black Country Land and Property Investment Fund launched 

9 Nov 17

Funding earmarked for projects supporting re-use of brownfield land and buildings.


Business
REI reports record rent and new acquisitions 

8 Nov 17

Birmingham-based property group Real Estate Investors plc (REI) has reported record contracted rent and a rise in overall occupancy in its latest trading update.


Business
Black Country company newly-minted 

8 Nov 17

£1 million machine investment proves just Mint for the new pound coin.


Business
KWB sells major Birmingham industrial investment property 

7 Nov 17

Birmingham independent commercial property agency KWB has sold the freehold investment in a 35,000 sq ft Birmingham industrial warehouse.


Blog comment
New approach needed for investment across region 

6 Nov 17

In my previous piece, I set out how the Government should be radically redefining the economic model through nationalising key industrial sectors, whilst businesses should be looking at the social…


News
University of Birmingham launches campaign to bring cycle hire scheme onto campus 

6 Nov 17

The University of Birmingham has today (06/11) launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign to bring cycle hire scheme onto campus.


Rugby
Birmingham remains UK property hotspot – report 

2 Nov 17

Research into investment potential of UK and European cities ranks Birmingham above London but behind Manchester…


Business
Birmingham remains UK property investment hotspot – report 

2 Nov 17

Research into investment potential of UK and European cities ranks Birmingham above London but behind Manchester…


Sport
BRIGHT FUTURE FOR ABBEY HULTON FC AS LORD MAYOR AND MAYORESS SWITCH ON NEW FLOODLIGHTS 

30 Oct 17

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Business
£800,000 worth of new machinery here at Sentinel! 

30 Oct 17

In a commitment to continually develop our capacity, in-house
capabilities, and stay up to date with the latest technology, Sentinel have now
invested in 5 new CNC machines in the last 12 months!
The £800,000 investment consists of: 3 DMG…


Rugby
Plush apartment plans near Birmingham’s most expensive flat 

26 Oct 17

Court Collaboration unveils its latest residential scheme in the city which has again tapped into Asian investment…


Business
Plush apartment plans near Birmingham’s most expensive flat 

26 Oct 17

Court Collaboration unveils its latest residential scheme in the city which has again tapped into Asian investment…


Business
New £10 million Science Centre open for business 

26 Oct 17

The University of Wolverhampton showcased its investment in a new £10 millionScience Centreaddition on its Science Park, to potential tenants recently.


Business
INVESTMENT ALLOWS EWS TO PRESS AHEAD WITH NEW PRODUCTS 

23 Oct 17

The cold roll formed product manufacturer is set to bring a number of new products to market after investing heavily in upgrading its capabilities.


News
Could Wimpy burger chain be coming back to Coventry? 

22 Oct 17

The casual dining chain was born over 60 years ago and the company are expected to announce some big investment and expansion plans soon…


Business
Birmingham City University welcomes senior Chinese delegation 

21 Oct 17

“Impressive” university hailed as further investment promised.


Football
£133,500 OF FA INVESTMENT TO START NEW GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL TEAMS IN STAFFORDSHIRE 

20 Oct 17

89 new grassroots teams will be created in Staffordshire thanks to £133,500 of new investment in the form of Grow the Game grants.