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Review: One Love – The Bob Marley Musical at the Birmingham REP 

17 Mar 17

Never got to see Bob Marley in concert? The last 20 minutes of One Love, on stage at the Birmingham REP until mid-April, will make you feel like you were right there at the legendary peace concert in …


Business
Orbis advises on new IT acquisition 

17 Mar 17

Birmingham-based Orbis Partners has advised on the sale of a Welsh IT firm.


Business
Multi-million apartment scheme unveiled for Jewellery Quarter 

17 Mar 17

Developers are seeking permission for 220 new apartments in the heart of Birminghams historic Jewellery Quarter.


Business
£1bn Black Country manufacturing strategy looks to lure investors 

17 Mar 17

Investment opportunities in a ground breaking High Value Manufacturing City development have been highlighted by the Black Country LEP at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Business
600-homes plan for Wolverhampton’s Canalside 

17 Mar 17

The canalside regeneration of Wolverhampton has been laid out to potential investors at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Business
Birmingham Airport underlines its importance to region’s transport infrastructure 

16 Mar 17

Birmingham Airport has underlined its importance to the region and its transport infrastructure by announcing two years of continuous record monthly passenger growth.


Business
Partner promotions at Birmingham law firm 

16 Mar 17

Law firm Gowling WLG has announced five partner promotions three of them at its Birmingham office.


Business
LEGO artist brings Brick Wonders to Wolverhampton 

16 Mar 17

LEGO lovers of all ages are in for a treat this spring as artist, Warren Elsmore\’s major exhibition is coming to Wolverhampton Art Gallery.


Business
Builders’ merchant set for fresh expansion in Birmingham 

16 Mar 17

Shirley-based builders\’ merchant, EH Smith is set for fresh expansion in its West Midlands heartland.


Business
Jaguar unleashes new EV onto the roads of the UK 

16 Mar 17

Jaguar has unleashed its first electric vehicle the Jaguar I-Pace onto the streets of the UK for the first time.


Business
Wolverhampton’s academic revolution centre stage at MIPIM 

16 Mar 17

The academic revolution being planned for Wolverhampton is taking centre stage at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Business
Wolverhampton out to charm MIPIM investors with Westside story 

15 Mar 17

Wolverhampton Council has continued its attempt to lure investment into the city by highlighting the new £55m Westside development to visitors to the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Business
Photographic firm exposes itself to growth after new funding deal 

15 Mar 17

A Black Country photographic business is set to expand after securing a new funding deal.


Business
Birmingham biotech expores export opportunities in United States 

15 Mar 17

A Birmingham healthcare company has made the first tentative steps towards opening up an export pipeline with the United States.


Business
Neville in rethink over controversial £200m St Michael’s scheme 

15 Mar 17

Football star turned property mogul Gary Neville has asked Manchester City Council to hold off making a decision over the controversial £200m St Michaels scheme.


Business
New high quality office accommodation set to attract occupiers to Birmingham 

15 Mar 17

Over the next four years, occupiers in Birmingham city centre are set to have a large choice of high quality, Grade A office accommodation.


Business
Property Appointments: Investment Property Forum; Savills; Lichfields 

15 Mar 17

Two new directors have joined the board of the Midlands branch of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).


Business
HS2 fast-tracking investor interest at MIPIM 

15 Mar 17

Birminghams unique connectivity options are attracting strong interest from investors at this years MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes, the citys delegation at the event has said…


Business
WMCA backs Birmingham redevelopment with multi-million funding injection 

15 Mar 17

The £5.5m redevelopment of a former landmark factory site in Birmingham has secured backing from a new regional investment fund.


Business
MIPIM told speculative development a sign of Coventry & Warwickshire’s strength 

15 Mar 17

Speculative development of both large sheds and smaller units is a key barometer of the strength of Coventry and Warwickshires commercial property sector, investors at the MIPIM property exhibi…


Business
City law firm appointed to advise on UK Central development 

15 Mar 17

One of Birminghams largest law firms has been appointed as legal advisor to one of the Midlands most important development projects.


Business
Birmingham civil engineering consultancy lands £30m data centre deal 

14 Mar 17

Birmingham civil and structural engineering consultancy, CWA, has been appointed to deliver a £30m data centre in the heart of London.


Business
New technology sees digital high streets adopted in the Midlands 

14 Mar 17

A Sutton Coldfield business has launched an innovative new scheme intended to rejuvenate the shopping experience for visitors to towns across the Midlands.


Business
Growth chiefs outline 20-year strategy to maximise UK Central 

14 Mar 17

The 20-year plan to capitalise on one of the Midlands most strategically important development sites has been officially unveiled.


Business
Leading Midlands property figure dies 

14 Mar 17

One of the Midlands most experienced commercial property figures has died.


Business
Award winning architect announced for city’s flagship development 

14 Mar 17

City of Wolverhampton Council is hoping to lure investors at the annual MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes to check out some of the opportunities that exist in the Black Country.


Business
Adhesives manufacturer sticks to expansion plan 

14 Mar 17

A West Midlands manufacturer has expanded its operation after securing a new lease.


Business
Property company makes significant investment in Birmingham’s Southside 

14 Mar 17

Black Country-based property investment company LCP has expanded its portfolio with a new acquisition in Birmingham city centre.


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Hat-trick of lettings for Black Country industrial estate 

14 Mar 17

A West Bromwich industrial magnet is proving a magnet to new business after securing a hat-trick of lettings since the start of the year.


Business
Birmingham steps up Commonwealth Games bid 

14 Mar 17

Birmingham may bring forward its timetable for staging the Commonwealth Games following a decision by the events governing body to strip Durban of the right to host the 2022 Games.


Business
City law firm sees near 3% decline in revenues 

14 Mar 17

Law firm DLA Piper has announced an increase in profits despite a near 3% decline in revenues.


Business
RSC supplier aims to make light work of expansion 

14 Mar 17

A Coventry business that designs and manufactures specialist LED lighting for locations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Emirates Stadium and Twickenham, has announced plans to double in s…


Business
Plans unveiled for £350m business development in Birmingham 

14 Mar 17

Plans have been unveiled for one of the countrys biggest industrial developments, which could create 10,000 jobs in Birmingham.


Business
MIPIM boost for Birmingham as quality of life survey heaps praise on city 

13 Mar 17

Birmingham has been ranked in an influential new report as having the highest quality of life of any English city outside of the capital.


Business
Birmingham property firm appointed to £28m London apartment scheme 

13 Mar 17

Birmingham property firm Naismiths has been appointed to project manage a £28m office redevelopment in south London.


Business
Traffic Alert: Fire closes M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar 17

Problems continue on the M6 around Birmingham, with long delays on the northbound carriageway after a serious fire.


Business
Traffic Alert: Multi-vehicle accident gridlocks M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar 17

All lanes are reported to be temporarily blocked on the M6 southbound between junction 7 (Great Barr) and 6 (A38/Birmingham city centre) following a multi-vehicle collision.


Business
Stoford brewing up for £200m Typhoo Wharf redevelopment 

13 Mar 17

The £200m redevelopment of a key project in Birminghams Eastside has been entrusted to city-based Stoford Developments.


Business
Accountancy firm appoints fit-out specialists for new offices 

13 Mar 17

Accountants and business advisor PKF Cooper Parry has appointed Paragon Interiors Group to design and fit-out its new West Midlands office.


Business
West Midlands Chambers publish business manifesto for elected Mayor 

13 Mar 17

Three West Midlands Chambers of Commerce have united to produce a business blueprint for the work of the West Midlands elected Mayor.


Business
Italian group buys IT software business 

13 Mar 17

Italian group Safo, which specialises in automotive IT, has taken over Coventry-based TR Fleet.


Business
University showcases £430m investment plans to maintain cutting edge 

13 Mar 17

Coventry University will commit more investment to the development of its campus over the next five years than at any similar period in its history.


Business
Strong automotive sector buoys Birmingham logistics group 

10 Mar 17

A Birmingham logistics business has seen a strong first quarter, with export volumes up 60% compared with the same period last year.


Business
NEC duo promoted after conferencing venues pull in more than £5m 

10 Mar 17

Birminghams International Convention Centre and its sister site, the Vox conference centre at the Resorts World Birmingham complex have generated combined revenues in excess of £5m for parent, …


Business
Birmingham insolvency practitioners relocate to new offices 

10 Mar 17

A Birmingham insolvency practitioners has relocated to new offices in the city as it prepares to embark on a new stage of its growth.


Business
Pension fund puts prime offices up for sale at £20m 

10 Mar 17

A Solihull office building has been put up for sale by its pension fund owner at an asking price of more than £20m.


Business
Hop into Birmingham says city’s latest hotel operator 

10 Mar 17

Birmingham\’s latest hotel operator picked a novel way to celebrate its opening – staging a spacehopper race through the streets of the city centre.


Business
Expanding private equity firm moves into Colmore Row 

10 Mar 17

Private equity firm Beech Tree is putting down roots in Birmingham as it prepares for its next phase of growth.


Business
Art student on the right track for HS2’s arrival 

10 Mar 17

A Birmingham City University visual communications student has beaten beat off stiff competition to win an art competition marking the arrival of HS2 in Birmingham.


Business
Meet the man helping Birmingham get a taste – and nose – for wine 

10 Mar 17

You may have enjoyed your fair share of pinot, merlot and chardonnay over the years.







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