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News
£174,101 – The typical profit each Tamworth landlord could make in the next 25 years 

10 Aug 18

I AM of the opinion that buy to let investment in Tamworth, in the long-term, will bring substantial returns for landlords, irrespective of latest regulation and tax changes.


News
Two Solihull gyms get £1m transformation 

10 Aug 18

TWO gyms in Solihull have been transformed following a £1million investment.


News
More battery-powered trams on the way 

9 Aug 18

The UK’s first battery-powered tram was launched in the West Midlands in April – now Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is looking to add up to 50 more to the expanding network.


Council
Milestone-marking manufacturer completes six-figure investment 

8 Aug 18

A Warwickshire precision manufacturing company, which is marking 40 years in business, has completed a £700,000 investment drive.


News
Purposeful investment in a learning culture: one children’s services journey to ‘good’ 

8 Aug 18

A local authority that has “significantly improved” its services to children has been praised by Ofsted for its determination to “strive for improvement and an openness to learning”.


Saddlers
Dean Keates: ‘Hungry’ Morgan Ferrier ‘a Great Investment For the Club’ 

7 Aug 18

Keates, who came up against the then-Boreham Wood striker while he was in charge of National league outfit Wrexham, admitted that he was impressed with the 23-year-old, but never thought he would be able to meet his true valuation.


Rugby
Buying a property in Birmingham could be the best investment you will ever make – here’s why 

3 Aug 18

See the benefits you can reap from investing in property in the Second City…


Business
Polluting cars “a problem for all” – travel firm 

2 Aug 18

Clean Air Zone proposals lead to investment in greener vehicles.


Blog feature
URGENT: #SaveLightHouse Appeal is launched 

26 Jul 18

PRESS AND PUBLIC STATEMENT BY LIGHT HOUSE CINEMA AND CAFÉ BAR WOLVERHAMPTON AN URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE THE BLACK COUNTRY’S KEY CULTURAL VENUE 26 July 2018 Following last week’s announcement that Light House in Wolverhampton, The Black Country’s …


Business
Birmingham’s largest office investment exchange of 2018 completed 

26 Jul 18

RPMI Railpen and Nurton Developments have exchanged on Birmingham’s largest investment transaction of the year, with Railpen acquiring 2 Colmore Square and Cannon House in the city centre.


Business
Pantheon Park poised for significant investment 

25 Jul 18

One of the UK’s leading car dealership groups has been given approval to create a major new car sales facility in Wolverhampton, Stoford Developments and Bridges Fund Management announced today.


Business
Knight Frank Investment Management funds £9.5m distribution warehouse at Worcester Six 

24 Jul 18

The Birmingham office of Knight Frank’s Capital Markets team has advised Knight Frank Investment Management in the funding of a £9.575 million distribution warehouse now under construction at the Worcester Six Business Park.


Business
Colliers’ IPM continues to go from strength to strength with latest recruitment drive 

24 Jul 18

Colliers International’s Investment Property Management (IPM) team is continuing to go from strength to strength as they welcome five new recruits to the Birmingham office.


Blog comment
Castle House opens for business 

23 Jul 18

This week we’re celebrating the opening of the brand new £15.4 million civic centre Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle.


Rugby
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall is set to be transferred from Birmingham City Council to SCART 

23 Jul 18

The town council approved the move although council leader Cllr Simon Ward said he was ‘deeply disappointed’ by the city’s lack of investment…


Rugby
The lowdown on Wes Edens: The American sports team owner involved in Aston Villa takeover 

22 Jul 18

Its understood that funds have been set aside to support this investment and take Aston Villa forward…


Rugby
The astonishing revelation that shows just how skint Aston Villa were 

22 Jul 18

AVFC were in a truly dangerous position prior to the investment of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens…


Rugby
Who is Wes Edens? The American sports team owner involved in Aston Villa takeover 

20 Jul 18

Its understood that funds have been set aside to support this investment and take Aston Villa forward…


News
Aston Villa: ‘Significant investment’ deal with Nassef Sawiris & Wes Edens announced 

20 Jul 18

Aston Villa agree a deal with businessmen Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens that will see “significant investment” into the club.


Rugby
Revealed: The Egyptian behind the Aston Villa takeover is Nassef Sawiris 

20 Jul 18

AVFC are to benefit from significant capital investment from NSWE…


News
Dr Tony Xia and Aston Villa Football Club announce deal with Middle East businessmen. 

20 Jul 18

Dr Tony Xia and Aston Villa Football Club have this afternoon (20/07) announced a deal with Middle East businessmen.


Rugby
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia closes in on fresh investment 

19 Jul 18

AVFC now have a preferred bidder on board…


Council
£1million+ summer investment in Sandwell roads 

18 Jul 18

Roads the equivalent size of almost 50 football pitches will be resurfaced in Sandwell over the summer.


Business
KKR and Quadrant Estates sell Gallagher Shopping Park, Junction 9, Wednesbury 

18 Jul 18

KKR, a leading global investment firm, announces the sale of its retail park at Junction 9 on the M6 to Korean investors, Hana Financial Investments in a real estate fund managed by Korea Asset Investment Management (KAIM), at a transaction…


Business
£270k investment set to transform Halesowen pub 

17 Jul 18

BUILDING work has begun this week on a major £270,000 refurbishment of the Hare and Hounds pub in Halesowen.


News
County growth programme set to deliver 20,000 jobs and boost workplace skills 

15 Jul 18

BUSINESS development and infrastructure projects so far completed by the county council as part of a decade-long growth project could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs.


Blog comment
Housing 33: a tale of two cities 

14 Jul 18

The Times reports that housing developments in Birmingham have benefited from billions of pounds of new investment attracted by the prospect of HS2, the high-speed rail line that is planned to connect London Euston to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds…


Business
Lichfield District Council launches prospectus to attract new business investment just days after Friarsgate plan collapses due to lack of private funding 

13 Jul 18

Economic development officer Jonathan Percival and Cllr Ian Pritchard launching the new ‘Investment Prospectus’ A new guide outlining why companies should invest in Lichfield has launched – just days after the collapse of…


Blog comment
County’s growth plans In front of Select Committee 

13 Jul 18

This week we will see a renewed focus on the County Council’s efforts to boost the economy, deliver major business investment projects and create nearly 20,000 jobs by 2024.


Rugby
‘Birmingham is forging ahead of its rivals’ – why now is a great time to invest in the city and West Midlands 

10 Jul 18

See what some of Greater Birmingham’s key figures are saying about the wave of development and investment sweeping across Birmingham…


News
Aston Villa: Club not up for sale but must make cutbacks, says owner Tony Xia 

6 Jul 18

Aston Villa are not up for sale but will consider minority investment, owner Tony Xia tells supporters of the Championship club.


Rugby
Danger junction in Sutton Coldfield benefits from £27k Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council investment 

6 Jul 18

The Wylde Green Road – East View Road junction has been scene of a number of nasty collisions in recent years…


News
Jaguar Land Rover top boss warns ‘bad Brexit deal’ could cost jobs and £1.2bn a year 

5 Jul 18

JAGUAR LAND ROVER has called for ‘greater certainty’ in Brexit negotiations so it can guarantee UK investment amid job losses and falling profits.


News
Jaguar Land Rover boss: Brexit threatens £80bn UK investment 

5 Jul 18

The UK’s biggest car maker says a “bad” Brexit deal would jeopardise its £80bn UK investment plans.


News
Deal put PP on course for £40m 

3 Jul 18

PP Control Automation, which employs over 230 people at its world class facility at Cheslyn Hay, has received significant investment from Ardenton Capital Corporation, who now own a majority stake in the organisation…


Rugby
Trillion Trophy Asia, transfers and investment – Garry Monk’s intriguing insight into rebuilding Birmingham City 

28 Jun 18

BCFC boss discussed his relationship with TTA and his summer plans…


News
Major regeneration aims as council buys key town centre site 

28 Jun 18

TAMWORTH Borough Council has purchased a key town centre site for investment purposes, and with the longer term aim of finally unlocking it for major regeneration.


Business
Insurance company Chubb takes space at The Colmore Building 

28 Jun 18

AshbyCapital, the property investment advisory company, has let the remaining space on the second floor at The Colmore Building, its multi-let office building in Birmingham’s Colmore Business District, to international insurance company, Chubb…


Business
Halesowen retail investment changes hands for £1.625million 

26 Jun 18

A retail warehouse investment in Halesowen has been bought for £1.625 million.


Business
Regional start up investment revealed 

26 Jun 18

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.


Business
REI pays £4million for prestige Bromsgrove business park 

25 Jun 18

Real Estate Investors (REI), the Birmingham-based, AIM-listed real estate investment trust, has acquired the freehold of a major business park close to Junction 1 of the M42 in Worcestershire.


News
£38million committed to invest in Staffordshire’s roads 

23 Jun 18

AN investment of over £38million to maintain and improve Staffordshire’s roads over this financial year has been approved this week.


News
Conservative councillors likely to be barred from airing views as Lichfield District Council prepares to confirm collapse of Friarsgate development 

23 Jun 18

Conservative councillors will not be able to offer their own views on the future of the Friarsgate redevelopment at a meeting next week – even though it is being held in private.


Rugby
The struggles Aston Villa are facing as Tony Xia seeks outside investment 

21 Jun 18

The latest AVFC news and views…


Business
Stakeholders sit down and relax with West Midlands Trains 

20 Jun 18

Passenger groups given preview of rail company investment.


Rugby
Revealed: Why Dr Tony Xia is running out of time to save Aston Villa 

19 Jun 18

The AVFC owner is now desperately seeking outside investment as the bills continue to add up…


Rugby
Revealed: Tony Xia is running out of time to save Aston Villa 

18 Jun 18

The AVFC owner is now desperately seeking outside investment as the bills continue to add up…


News
Government and trade unions welcome Jaguar Land Rover investment in Solihull 

13 Jun 18

Decision to shift production of the Discovery to Slovakia is part of plan to secure the future of the Solihull plant…


News
Jaguar Land Rover to move production of its Discovery model from Solihull to Slovakia.  

12 Jun 18

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that is will be moving production of its Land Rover Discovery SUV model from the Solihull factory to Slovakia from next year.


News
Jaguar Land Rover shifting Discovery production to Slovakia is ‘deeply concerning’ 

12 Jun 18

Solihull MP is worried about Jaguar Land Rover announcement but welcomes future investment in car plant…


Business
The Crystal Centre in Stourbridge changes hands for £2.25million 

12 Jun 18

The Crystal Centre retail park in Amblecote, Stourbridge, has been bought for £2.25 million.


Business
Bond Wolfe achieves £1.2million for Birmingham investment 

12 Jun 18

Property agents Bond Wolfe have recorded yet another million pound sale as interest from investors in Midlands commercial property continues to hot up.


News
Bannatyne Group opens new cafe bar at Tamworth health club 

8 Jun 18

The BANNATYNE Group has invested £160,000 in an exciting new café bar at its Tamworth health club, which offers members and spa guests healthy eating options in well-appointed surroundings.


Business
New Investment in 5 axis machining 

7 Jun 18

We are pleased to announce, we have ordered our first fully simultaneous 5 axis machining centre from Hurco.


Business
Harris Lamb acquires Solihull gym for private investor 

4 Jun 18

A Solihull fitness club has been bought by a private buyer in an investment deal worth more than £1.5 million.


Blog comment
How will Project Condor affect Digbeth’s ‘arch’ businesses? 

2 Jun 18

CoStar reports that through Rothschild Co (Email: condor.


Business
We have commissioned our 14th Salvi Cold Heading Machine! 

30 May 18

We are pleased to announce the commissioning of our 14th
Salvi cold heading machine.


Business
We have commissioned our 15th Salvi Cold Heading Machine!5 

30 May 18

We are pleased to announce the commissioning of our 15th
Salvi cold heading machine.


Blog feature
Engagement Officer for The Albion Foundation 

29 May 18

The Albion Foundation works in partnership with West Bromwich Albion Football Club, delivering multi-sports and educational programmes The Foundation would like to invite applications for an Engagement Officer vacancy.


Business
JLR pledges to continue with £4.5bn investment programme 

24 May 18

Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to continue with its massive investment programme despite a slowing in sales.