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Birmingham Airport invests £100m in long-term growth plan 

27 Sep

BIRMINGHAM Airport is to invest £100m on improvements to its facilities and infrastructure as it looks to keep pace with increasing passenger volumes.


Birmingham Airport plans £100m overhaul 

27 Sep

Transport hub vows to improve parking, speed up baggage handling and add extra capacity for check in...


Jaguar Land Rover lorry death – tributes paid to young worker 

27 Sep

Victim is understood to have been involved in a collision with an HGV...


Man dies after being trapped by lorry at Jaguar Land Rover plant 

27 Sep

Workers at the factory said they were in shock and claimed he was just 22...


Former Jaguar Land Rover chief in new role at defence firm 

27 Sep

THE former chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover has been named as the new Chief Financial Officer of defence supplier QinetiQ.


Housebuilder’s move puts business park to the Fore 

27 Sep

HOUSEBUILDER Taylor Wimpey is relocating its regional office after signing a 10-year lease at Fore Business Park in Solihull.


Jaguar Land Rover chief honoured for helping Wolverhampton economy 

26 Sep

A SENIOR executive at Jaguar Land Rovers Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton has been honoured for his contribution to the citys economic regeneration.


Swedish business cluster targets Coventry for growth 

26 Sep

A CLUSTER of Swedish companies is setting up its first international office in Coventry in a move which could see substantial inward investment to the area.


Déjà vu all over again in Longbridge? 

26 Sep

Shanghai Auto pulls the plug on MG assembly at Longbridge and leaves Prof David Bailey pondering the reasons behind and fallout from the decision...


MG owner set to end production at Longbridge 

23 Sep

THE Chinese-owner of car manufacturer MG UK is set to end its assembly operation in Longbridge in a move which signals the end of car production in Birmingham.


Motoring: Mercedes; Jaguar; Ferrari 

23 Sep

THERES a common theme to this weeks Motoring which was largely by accident than design but it serves as an indication as to where high-end manufacturers think the market is heading.


Car assembly axed at Longbridge despite rising MG sales in the UK 

23 Sep

Cars will no longer roll out of the plant after MG Motor UK owner SAIC announced it would no longer be required...


Manufacturing continues to recover from post-Brexit shock 

22 Sep

MANUFACTURING output has continued to recover from its post-Brexit shock, latest figures have shown.


St. Modwen completes land deal for new housing development 

22 Sep

REGENERATION specialist St.


Why four teams of KPMG staff are taking up the Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge 

22 Sep

The audit department from city professional and financial services firm are set for the 13.1 mile race...


Staffordshire pub crowned Regional pub of the Year 

21 Sep

A PUB in Staffordshire has been crowned Regional pub of the year and named among the top 16 in the country by the Campaign for Real Ale\'s (CAMRA) latest edition of its Good Beer Guide.


Shropshire business park sold for £3.4m 

20 Sep

REGENERATION specialist St Modwen has disposed of a seven-acre business park in Shropshire in a £3.42m deal.


£2.8m manufacturing institute set to create thousands of apprenticships 

20 Sep

NEARLY 2,500 apprenticeships could be created in the West Midlands through a new £2.8m project that will see employers take the lead in developing workforce skills.


Black Country park undergoes £3m facelift with help from Yorkshire firm 

15 Sep

A BLACK Country park has undergone a £3m makeover with support from a Yorkshire contractor.


Bank of England maintains interest rates at historic low 

15 Sep

THE Bank of England has decided to wait and see what the effect of last month\'s interest rate cut will be before considering further action.


The image of the construction industry: Is there a proverbial ‘silver bullet’? 

14 Sep

The Midlands Construction Summit (MCS) is set to return to Coventrys Ricoh Arena on September 27.


Government urged to look again at Birmingham Airport expansion 

14 Sep

THE Government is being urged to take a second look at an enlarged Birmingham Airport in preparation for an increase in business once HS2 opens.


Jaguar Land Rover starts work on £1bn eastern European factory 

14 Sep

Luxury car brand becomes first automotive manufacturer to open a factory in eastern European country...


Jaguar Land Rover starts work on new £1bn factory development 

13 Sep

VEHICLE manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has officially begun the latest phase of its global production expansion with the start of work on its third overseas plant.


New Stourbridge market stall launched by autistic businesswoman 

13 Sep

AN autistic Stourbridge businesswoman and her family have launched their brand new market stall.


Businesses must use transatlantic flights or risk more of them being scrapped 

12 Sep

BUSINESS chiefs in Greater Birmingham have urged firms in the region to continue using services from Birmingham Airport so that the hub does not lose any more flights.


Retired Kingswinford history teacher launches new business venture 

12 Sep

A KINGSWINFORD history teacher is swapping homework for housekeeping as she launches her own eco-friendly domestic homecare business.


Birmingham Airport expansion ‘being considered’ by Prime Minister 

12 Sep

Reports suggest Treasury Minister Jim O'Neill has urged Theresa May to look again at increasing city's airport as a way of tackling London's aviation congestion...


Jaguar to invest £100m in Castle Bromwich plant 

12 Sep

Production of Jaguar XE model will transfer over from Solihull to factory in north Birmingham in a move which will 'future proof' the site...


Jaguar Land Rover set to invest £100m into Birmingham car production 

12 Sep

VEHICLE manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is to invest £100m into its Castle Bromwich plant in a move that will see production of the XE saloon gradually shipped across from the firms neighbouring...


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Prime business space available at Redwood Trade Park 

27 Sep

A unit has come onto the market at one of the Black Country’s busiest business locations.


Taylor Wimpey relocating to IMP’s M42 business park 

27 Sep

Taylor Wimpey is relocating its regional office from the centre of Solihull to IM Properties’ (IMP) Fore Business Park – underlining the attraction of the M42 Corridor.


St. Modwen completes sale of Audley Enterprise Park site 

21 Sep

St.


Midlands firm quadruples office space after doubling client base 

15 Sep

A Coventry education and training provider which has more than doubled its client and learner base has moved into new and expanded premises in the region.


Birmingham Airport backs Coventry’s City of Culture bid 

12 Sep

Coventry’s bid to become UK City of Culture is set for international take off thanks to its latest backing.


Bromwich Hardy and Cushman & Wakefield win Rolls Royce mandate 

25 Aug

Bromwich Hardy and Cushman & Wakefield have been appointed by Rolls-Royce to market 26,600 sq.


Johnson Fellows appoints new head of rating 

23 Aug

Leading chartered surveyors Johnson Fellows has announced the latest in a string of new appointments at its Birmingham office.


Planning application submitted for Avon Business Park, Evesham 

15 Aug

St.


Rush to reshore could be part of the Brexit bounce 

15 Aug

Midlands manufacturers concerned about currency fluctuations post-Brexit hitting the costs of parts they import should consider the pros and cons of reshoring operations, according to Crowe Clark Whitehill’s head of manufacturing.


Raft of new occupiers at Longbridge Technology Park 

12 Aug

St.


Fortune 500 company opens new office in Coventry to be closer to Jaguar Land Rover 

12 Aug

A multinational company specialising in the supply of automotive components has opened a new office in Coventry to be closer to one of its biggest clients.


Plans submitted for latest phase of Telford Shopping Centre redevelopment 

9 Aug

Sovereign Centros, the UK retail and leisure developer and asset manager, has submitted a planning application for the latest phase of the multi million pound redevelopment at Telford Shopping Centre.


Investor snaps up pre-let warehouse at St. Modwen’s Centurion Park for over £5 million 

8 Aug

St.


Smyths Toys and Holland & Barrett come to Longbridge 

8 Aug

Major high street retailers Holland & Barrett and Smyths Toys Superstores are the latest signings at St.


St. Modwen marks completion of major distribution centre at Whitley Business Park 

3 Aug

St.


Road completion paves the way for major business park development 

2 Aug

Development of Meaford Business Park, set to support 2,200 jobs on Staffordshire’s largest brownfield site, has been given a major boost following the completion of supporting road and infrastructure works.


Boots signs up to St. Modwen’s Watling Street Business Park 

2 Aug

Leading health and beauty retailer Boots is one of two businesses to sign up for industrial space at St.


St. Modwen presses ahead with development at Great Western Business Park 

1 Aug

St.


Coseley industrial estate set for relaunch as local economy strengthens 

27 Jul

A new industrial estate is set to go ahead in Coseley in a deal brokered by Black Country property agents Bond Wolfe.


Jobs boost for Redditch as Arcus FM relocates 

18 Jul

A facilities management and engineering maintenance business is set to bring up to 120 jobs to Redditch.


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