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Rare Aston Martin to sell for £900k 

29 Apr 17

1960s lot is considered one of the rarest post-war Aston Martins and features in the annual Bonhams auction…


Business
Marketing Birmingham morphs into new regional body 

28 Apr 17

After 35 years the team tasked with promoting the city to outside investors will now take on a broader remit…


Business
Employment Law focus in Birmingham Post supplement 

28 Apr 17

Gender pay gap and the minimum wage feature in special legal supplement…


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Law firm finds new Birmingham home 

28 Apr 17

Thompsons Solicitors will relocate to new base in Colmore Business District…


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Birmingham cancer centre to undergo £3.2m expansion 

28 Apr 17

Work to start imminently on new wing for pioneering centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham…


Business
We don’t want tiny ‘Colditz’ type flats in Birmingham, say city planners 

28 Apr 17

Barratt Homes slammed over bland ‘shoebox’ designs and tiny apartment blocks…


Business
Aviva Investors tell DLA Piper’s breakfast club why they’re investing in Birmingham 

28 Apr 17

DLA Piper recently hosted the latest Breakfast Club Briefing for the real estate market.


Business
Trio of Birmingham buildings crowned region’s best 

27 Apr 17

British Council for Offices recognises three city centre workplaces as exemplars in the Midlands region…


Business
Revealed: The shocking generation gap in Birmingham’s unemployment 

27 Apr 17

ts one of the biggest differences between two age groups seen out of anywhere in the UK…


Business
Digby Jones: The West Midlands needs a business leader, not a politician, as mayor 

27 Apr 17

Former CBI Director General Lord Jones of Birmingham reveals who he is backing to be mayor of Birmingham in the election on May 4…


Business
Head chef and 7 other great jobs on offer in the West Midlands NOW 

27 Apr 17

Birmingham Rep, Aston University and six other great companies are recruiting right now…


Business
Boparan invest £5m in Crawshaws 

26 Apr 17

Birmingham food entrepreneur takes major stake in Yorkshire group of butcher’s…


Business
RICS to relocate team to Birmingham 

26 Apr 17

Property industry body decides against keeping Coventry staff in the city in favour of a new home in Birmingham…


Business
Birmingham City Council has issued ‘Brummie Bond’ to build homes 

26 Apr 17

Professor David Bailey welcomes Birmingham City Council’s decision to issue a ‘Brummie Bond’ to build homes.


Business
HS2 regen chief quits to take up new role in London 

26 Apr 17

Woman charged maximising development around Birmingham’s new HS2 station in Eastside has been appointed to similar post in the capital…


Business
Another café to open in Birmingham city centre 

26 Apr 17

Independent Medicine to open new coffee shop, gallery and bakery in New Street…


Business
£45 million council housing investment through new Brummie Bonds scheme 

25 Apr 17

Council borrows cash from corporate investors to plough into new housing and other major projects…


Business
Virgin Trains teams up with French operator for HS2 bid 

25 Apr 17

SNCF has thrown hat into the ring as battle hots up to run InterCity West Coast franchise and high-speed services…


Business
400 runners compete for PKF Cooper Business Challenge glory at 10K 

25 Apr 17

30 business teams set to take on Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K on Sunday (April 30…


Business
8 interesting, rewarding and well paid jobs on offer in the West Midlands now 

25 Apr 17

Birmingham Rep, Aston University and six other great companies are recruiting right now…


Business
Opening date revealed for Birmingham’s new 50m swimming pool 

25 Apr 17

University of Birmingham unveils long-delayed launch date of new 55m sports complex…


Business
Birmingham City University appoints new vice-chancellor 

25 Apr 17

Prof Philip Plowden from the University of Derby will take up the role in September…


Business
Tech company finds new home in Solihull 

25 Apr 17

SOTI takes space at new St Alphege Place above the Carluccio’s restaurant…


Business
Ex John Lewis boss splashes £1 MILLION on campaign to be Birmingham’s mayor 

25 Apr 17

Andy Street spends a fortune on wooing voters as rivals call for a level playing field…


Business
Conservative Government won’t scrap HS2 says mayor candidate 

24 Apr 17

Conservative mayoral candidate dismisses back bench calls to scrap HS2…


Business
Buyout expands Vinci Energies’ foothold in nuclear sector 

24 Apr 17

Solihull engineering services provider has acquired Meldrum in undisclosed deal…


Business
Fitness First closure paves way for controversial new Lidl 

24 Apr 17

Budget supermarket group handed a boost after landlord serves notice on gym in Stirchley as it strives to sell building…


Business
West Midlands businesses recognised in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 

21 Apr 17

Companies from across Birmingham and the wider region recognised in the annual list of business excellence…


Business
Mexican restaurant chain plans Birmingham launch 

21 Apr 17

London-based group has designs on converting Colmore Row property for only its second venue outside the capital…


Business
Mazars hosts charity tea at The Cube 

20 Apr 17

Mazarshosted a Ladies Afternoon Tea in aid of charity at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar Grill at The Cube in Birmingham.


Business
Debenhams places ten stores at risk in major review 

20 Apr 17

Company also plans to shut 11 warehouses but stops short of naming specific shops which are threatened…


Business
Birmingham IT firm acquired by Arden Group 

20 Apr 17

Coventry group makes third acquisition in the space of 18 months as it aims to boost its roster of services…


Business
Birmingham Airport passes 12m passenger mark 

19 Apr 17

Record numbers pass through terminal which has seen a 14.3 per cent increase over the past 12 months…


Business
New rail apps aim to keep London Midland passengers on track 

19 Apr 17

Rail operator working with Birmingham tech companies to develop innovations and ideas which are set to improve passengers’ journeys…


Business
Cushman & Wakefield to lead Smithfield masterplan 

19 Apr 17

Property consultancy will work with Birmingham City Council to find a development partner and create a masterplan…


Business
JS Wrights wins £3.5m Dandara contract 

19 Apr 17

Aston-based building services provider will install mechanical and electrical services at new city centre apartment blocks…


Business
‘Sculptor in sound’ wins £2m Birmingham Big Art Project 

18 Apr 17

Turner Prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz lands prize to build new piece of public art which will sit in Eastside City Park…


Business
Moore Stephens reveals survey findings at launch event 

18 Apr 17

Moore Stephens revealed the findings of its Owner Managed Business survey at a launch event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Birmingham…


Business
Big Cat feeds off new client wins 

18 Apr 17

Agency expands portfolio of clients in Birmingham’s hospitality sector…


Business
‘Building Brum’ looks to the future 

17 Apr 17

More than 70 people attended an event to hear the latest update on the project to transform the public realm around Snow Hill…


Business
Sutton Coldfield restaurant Fleet Street Kitchen closes after £20 million redevelopment opens next door 

15 Apr 17

Venue in Belwell Lane, Mere Green, was formerly Apres and Flints…


News
New Brum school for future web designers and app developers 

15 Apr 17

The BOA Digital Academy gets green light from Government to open in September 2018…


News
Why Solihull’s green belt is in firing line 

14 Apr 17

Also why a communist is standing for election, how the Tories deal with anti-Semitism and why council officials get big pension payouts…


News
Ban ‘rabbit hutch’ apartments says city planning chief 

14 Apr 17

Councillor slams developments which see former office buildings turned into flats with rooms ‘barely the size of a single bed…


News
Who will be mayor? Join the FINAL live debate 

13 Apr 17

Join us as mayoral candidates are put through their paces at Resort World Birmingham on Sunday, April 23…


News
These road junctions have been named the worst in Birmingham 

13 Apr 17

West Midlands Mayoral candidates will be able to set transport, and roads, policy for the region – so we asked them what they would do about the traffic…


News
Finally! National Express will let you pay for your bus with a debit card 

13 Apr 17

Bus operator plans to roll out new technology after testing it out on routes between Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry…


Business
Campaigners battle to save historic Birmingham church 

13 Apr 17

Conservation campaigners are calling for Barratt Homes to halt plans to demolish the church and former orphanage as part of major new housing estate…


Business
Record month for Birmingham Airport 

13 Apr 17

March was a busy month for the airport as more than 900,000 passengers passed through the terminal…


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Black Country car supermarket to open 

13 Apr 17

Trade Centre UK makes its first foray into England by launching new car supermarket in the Wednesbury…







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