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Developers plan 800 new homes for Birmingham regeneration site 

27 Jun 17

Soho Loop project back on the agenda after receiving the green light from the city council almost two years…


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London celebrity haunt The Ivy is opening on Temple Row in Birmingham 

26 Jun 17

Acclaimed The Ivy restaurant will open on Temple Row…


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How Birmingham’s economy has slowed down faster than almost anywhere in Europe 

26 Jun 17

The latest figures show it dropped to just 8% above the European average in 2014…


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The latest store to open at Bullring revealed 

23 Jun 17

Volkswagen has become the latest firm to sign up to Birmingham’s top shopping centre…


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42-storey skyscraper builder looking for more projects in Birmingham 

23 Jun 17

Moda Living, behind 183 million Broad Street tower, is eyeing up more sites…


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Monarch flights to Valencia, Split, Naples and Rhodes launch 

22 Jun 17

Low cost airline is the only carrier to take passengers from Birmingham to Valencia and Split – see prices and how to book…


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Three rail firms bidding to run the West Coast Main Line and HS2 have been named 

22 Jun 17

Government reveals shortlist of three firms hoping to run rail services on the West Coast Main Line and High Speed Two…


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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: BCU reveals why it is sponsoring the Business of the Year category 

22 Jun 17

Birmingham City University has an inspiring reason for sponsoring this award at BPBA 2017…


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New Hilton hotel at Birmingham Airport to assembled like a Lego set 

21 Jun 17

Hotel rooms to be built in China and shipped over for assembly on site…


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Exclusive: Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory has been sold 

21 Jun 17

The sale also includes Fazeley Studios and warehouses in Heath Mill Lane…


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Purity Brewing Company reveals why it is taking on Vélo Birmingham Business 100 challenge 

21 Jun 17

Purity Brewing Company has several surprising links to cycling…


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Birmingham plunges 51 places in cost of living league table 

21 Jun 17

But the world’s most expensive city is Luanda in Angola according to the Mercer index…


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This is what Boston Tea Party has done to old Edgbaston bank 

20 Jun 17

New Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston will have the city’s highest coffee shop ceiling and an orangery…


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M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun 17

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people…


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£200 million Black Country Metro line will create jobs, growth and business in the area 

20 Jun 17

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street delivers Brierley Hill to Wednesbury line business case to Transport Secretary…


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Worker dies at Jaguar Land Rover plant 

19 Jun 17

A spokesperson for the car giant said it was deeply saddened by the incident…


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Properties going from £1 at largest auction ever held in Birmingham 

19 Jun 17

Former police stations, pubs and post offices are among the 157 properties up for grabs with prices ranging from 1 to more than 500,000…


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Thousands of new jobs as Jaguar Land Rover to expand AGAIN 

19 Jun 17

The expansion would see Jaguar Land Rover boost its UK workforce by 15 per cent to more than 40,000 staff…


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Birmingham ‘ruinpub’ heritage project gets thumbs up from West Midlands Mayor 

19 Jun 17

Andy Street highlights Christopher Wray redevelopment as shining example for preserving city’s heritage…


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Launch of industrial units in Kingswinford 

17 Jun 17

More than 50 property professionals from across the West Midlands attended the official launch of Prime Point.


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Birmingham Hippodrome appoints new chairman 

16 Jun 17

Andy Hogarth takes over the hot seat from John Crabtree who has been a trustee for 16 years…


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£2m deal for Birmingham tech firm 

16 Jun 17

Wambiz sells intellectual property rights to education group Tribal…


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US firm swoops for Birmingham manufacturer in £106m deal 

15 Jun 17

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has been snapped up New York-based Liberty Hall Capital Partners…


News
Black Country Living Museum given green light to create retro town in £10 million expansion plan 

15 Jun 17

The ambitious project has been given the green light thanks to lottery funding…


Business
M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun 17

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands…


Business
Sertec Group looking to another half century of growth with BGF 

15 Jun 17

Sertec supplies body shell components to automotive firms such as Jaguar Land Rover and Ford.


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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Ricoh Arena sponsors celebrity hosts 

15 Jun 17

Ricoh Arena reveals why it is backing this year’s celebrity hosts at BPBA 2017…


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New Birmingham building to have no electricity bills 

15 Jun 17

Green industrial project in north Birmingham said to be UK first as it combines solar panels and battery technology…


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Major plans for £125m Birmingham apartment complex 

15 Jun 17

City developer Court Collaboration has taken over run-down site which has been the subject of countless stalled projects since the 1990s…


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Real Estate Investors in triple property deal 

14 Jun 17

Listed group sells office block in Birmingham’s business district and also buys retail-led premises…


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Black Country manufacturer plans £3m HQ renovation 

14 Jun 17

Assa Abloy to introduce host of changes and improvements to its UK headquarters in Willenhall…


Business
New Birmingham funder launches with first deal 

13 Jun 17

Frontier Development Capital backs team at digital agency Ingenuity to undergo a management buyout…


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Mad Goose and Pure UBU brewer Purity drinking to success 

13 Jun 17

The Warwickshire brewery is enjoying sustained growth with the help of winning partnership with Tesco…


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Guhring unveils £12m investment in new Aston hub 

12 Jun 17

German-owned manufacturing group has opened its new base in Birmingham which will create 50 new jobs and help it double in size…


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Manchester Airport is opening a pop-up shop in Birmingham city centre 

12 Jun 17

Airport says it wants to tell the people of Birmingham about its US routes and give away gifts and a 1,500 holiday…


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Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home 

12 Jun 17

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre…


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I Want! I Want! exhibition opens at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 

12 Jun 17

​I Want! I Want! Art and Technology, is open to the public at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery until October 1.


Business
Barclays hosts event on funding for entrepreneurs 

11 Jun 17

Barclays hosted an event at its Birmingham Eagle Lab looking at funding options for entrepreneurs.


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Birmingham Airport chief executive to step down 

9 Jun 17

Long-serving head Paul Kehoe will focus more on his regional commitments with business bodies following his departure…


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Wavenet continues acquisition spree 

9 Jun 17

Solihull technology firm makes second deal of 2017 following 35m management buyout last year…


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Rugby legend Martin leads Velo Birmingham Business 100 training ride 

9 Jun 17

Martin Johnson CBE led over 150 Vlo Birmingham participants on a 29-mile Saturday morning cycle through Warwickshire countryside.


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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: JLT Speciality reveals why it is sponsoring the event 

8 Jun 17

Global insurance brokers and risk management experts JLT Speciality are thrilled to back BPBA 2017 for good reason…


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Healthcare company finds new Solihull home 

8 Jun 17

Abbott takes space at Blythe Valley Park…


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First look at lavish new Broad Street apartment block 

7 Jun 17

Newly released CGI shows how 183 million, 42-storey tower in Birmingham’s night-life capital will look…


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Furniture brand Neptune coming to Edgbaston 

7 Jun 17

Group confirms it will be opening its first West Midlands outlet on historic city estate this autumn…


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New faces at Naismiths 

7 Jun 17

Pair of project managers appointed to Birmingham office of property consultancy…


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Black Country office block sold for £1.45m 

7 Jun 17

Developer plans to convert West Bromwich building into flats…


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See inside Moseley pub dating back to 1870 after facelift 

6 Jun 17

Patrick Kavanagh has had a makeover…


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Wyatt International expands PR team following client wins 

6 Jun 17

Edgbaston agency has boosted team with seven new faces as it secures 500,000 of new business…


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Sky’s the limit for Birmingham travel agency 

6 Jun 17

Company which offers holidays geared towards people with disabilities takes share of 450,000 funding pot…







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