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Aldi plans new Birmingham store within a mile of Sainsbury’s and Morrisons 

25 Jul

Budget group returns with another application to redevelop site 11 years after it first bought it...


Truckman teams up with Dudley College for new specialist apprenticeship 

24 Jul

TRUCKMAN'S investment in the next generation of composite laminators is being supported by a new partnership with Dudley College.


Thousands of pounds set to be invested into Halesowen after businesses back BID 

24 Jul

BUSINESSES have voted in favour of a scheme which is set to create thousands of pounds worth of investment for Halesowen town centre.


Talbots move into new £750,000 Stourbridge headquarters 

20 Jul

ONE of the Black Country’s largest law firms has strengthened its presence in the region by investing in a bigger Stourbridge headquarters.


New flights from Birmingham to New York AND Boston revealed 

20 Jul

After Birmingham Airport suffered a blow when United Airlines pulled out, transatlantic flights are back...


Protecting data leads to £2.7m order boom for Bryland Fire 

19 Jul

A DUDLEY based fire product specialist has seen turnover increase by 33 per cent after securing a string of new contracts with data centres across the UK and Europe.


14 UK employers on the future of the workplace, apprenticeships and skills 

19 Jul

Companies including Applied Automation, Triton Showers, Boots and Hargreaves Lansdown give their opinions on how the business world will look in 2050...


Balfour Beatty and Carillion scoop £4bn HS2 contracts 

17 Jul

Companies behind troubled Midland Metro extension and Library of Birmingham development land major projects on high-speed line...


London Midland wins franchise extension on key Birmingham route 

17 Jul

Rail operator will continue running busy commuter service across the city after government misses deadline to award new franchise...


Apprenticeships vs higher education – which is the best option for you? 

17 Jul

It is becoming an increasingly complex world for graduates to navigate every summer when they embark on their careers...


Apprenticeships vs higher education – which is the best option for you? 

17 Jul

It is becoming an increasingly complex world for graduates to navigate every summer when they embark on their careers...


Dedicated Darren scoops national housebuilding award 

14 Jul

A HALESOWEN site manager has scooped a national award after being commended in a competition to find Britain’s best-run building sites.


Jaguar lifts lid on latest SUV 

13 Jul

New E-Pace will sit below the F-Pace in the marque's SUV line-up which will be further expanded when Jaguar launches its all-electric I-Pace next year...


Direct flights to New York from Birmingham set to return 

13 Jul

Birmingham Airport intimates that a new carrier will step into the void being left by United Airlines which is dropping its daily service to Newark...


Birmingham to New York flights axed as United Airlines pulls out 

13 Jul

Major blow for Birmingham Airport as regular service to Newark set to end...


These two Cadbury bars will now be made in Birmingham 

6 Jul

Chocolate maker unveils first big change at Bournville plant since completion of 75m investment into new production lines...


Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Jaguar Land Rover sponsors Company of the Year 

5 Jul

UK's largest automotive manufacturer reveals how it wants to boost business in Birmingham...


New Hobbycraft store set to create 20 jobs at Merry Hill 

4 Jul

ARTS and crafts giants Hobbycraft is set to open its new store in Merry Hill next weekend, creating 20 jobs for local people.


Dudley firm launches new ‘Wire Finder’ app 

26 Jun

A DUDLEY-based supplier of wire in ‘high performance alloys’ has launched a new ‘app’ to help its global customer base find the right material for their applications.


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

21 Jun

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


Top posts in June: Linecross Composites & Newby Foundries – USA interest & a visitor from Kazakhstan 

21 Jun

It is interesting to see these 2013 posts attracting attention and an unprecedented number of visitors from the United States – three times as many as from the UK, which usually heads the list.


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

20 Jun

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


Worker dies at Jaguar Land Rover plant 

19 Jun

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


Thousands of new jobs as Jaguar Land Rover to expand AGAIN 

19 Jun

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


Launch of industrial units in Kingswinford 

17 Jun

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


Enterprise turn to Truckman for major fleet project 

16 Jun

A DUDLEY firm has secured a significant project from national vehicle hire specialists Enterprise to supply almost 200 hardtops for its fleet of pick-up trucks.


Sertec Group looking to another half century of growth with BGF 

15 Jun

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


Mad Goose and Pure UBU brewer Purity drinking to success 

13 Jun

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


Birmingham Airport chief executive to step down 

9 Jun

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


Investigation into state aid for Jaguar Land Rover’s Slovakian factory 

2 Jun

EU Commission is looking into plans by the Slovakian government to grant 108 million to car maker for new factory in Nitra...


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Harris Lamb acquires Brierley Hill site for Poundstretcher 

25 Jul

Harris Lamb has acquired a Black Country high street site for Poundstretcher as the business continues its UK expansion plan.


Guttering specialists take on third unit at The Pensnett Estate 

11 Jul

A rapidly growing gutter replacement specialist has taken on new premises in the Black Country to cope with demand, leading investment and property management company LCP has announced.


Contractor appointed for Airfield 55 spec industrial unit 

5 Jul

Leading Midlands’s commercial developer, Trebor Developments and funding partner, Kay Properties (Midlands) Limited, have appointed A&H Construction Limited to build a speculative 55,000 sq ft high quality industrial unit, to be delivered...


Landchard House proving a popular Black Country choice 

20 Jun

Apprenticeship, training and education provider Succeed has taken part of the first floor at Landchard House, West Bromwich, in a deal put together by agents Bond Wolfe.


Next secures intu Merry Hill for West Midlands flagship 

2 Jun

Next is to invest in a multi-million pound state-of-the-art new store at intu Merry Hill as part of the shopping destination’s transformation programme.


Bruton Knowles appoints Peter Hadley as partner 

30 May

Property consultancy Bruton Knowles has appointed Peter Hadley as partner and head of professional services at its office in Worcester.


Tachbrook Park going from strength to strength 

25 May

Bromwich Hardy have acted jointly with Avison Young on behalf of A C Lloyd Group in securing two new occupiers at Tachbrook Park.


Over the Moon at Crescent Trade Park 

11 May

Redditch’s dire shortage of smaller industrial units is set to be addressed by the commencement of the £3.5m Crescent Trade Park at Moons Moat Drive in the centre of the town’s premier employment zone.


Planning granted for speculative industrial development at Airfield 55 

3 May

Leading Midlands’s commercial developer, Trebor Developments and funding partner, Kay Properties (Midlands) Limited, have achieved detailed planning consent for their speculative 55,000 sq ft, high quality, industrial unit on the 3.34 acre...


LCP officially launches Prime Point speculative development 

3 May

More than 50 property professionals from across the West Midlands have attended the official launch of Prime Point, a multi-million pound speculative development by a LCP, a leading property investment and management company.


Contractor appointed to build Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills 

2 May

The University of Wolverhampton has appointed Midlands based contractor, Shaylor Group, to build its Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) Spoke at the former Thomas Dudley factory site in Tipton, Dudley.


Stourbridge trading estate achieves full occupancy further to £1m refurbishment 

28 Apr

A Stourbridge trading estate is fully let further to the completion of a two-and-a-half year refurbishment programme costing in excess of £1m.


LCP adds Leek industrial estate to its portfolio 

26 Apr

Leading property investment and management company LCP has increased its portfolio after being appointed to manage Churnet Park in Leek, North Staffordshire.


Harris Lamb sells Dudley warehouse/showroom to Western Trading Group 

13 Apr

Harris Lamb has sold a Dudley warehouse and showroom complex to Midlands based Western Trading Group for an undisclosed price.


Darby Keye Property secures new tenant for Prologis 

10 Apr

Darby Keye Property has secured a new tenant at Bromford Gate, in Erdington, Birmingham – one of Prologis’ premier industrial and logistics parks located in the heart of the West Midlands.


Prime Point starts to take shape 

4 Apr

A multi-million pound speculative development in the Black Country by leading commercial property investment company LCP is beginning to take shape, with the construction of the steel frame well under way.


TAG Heuer chooses intu Merry Hill for first West Midlands store 

29 Mar

TAG Heuer has chosen intu Merry Hill for its first store in the West Midlands ahead of a multi-million pound investment programme at the shopping centre.


Aldi signs as anchor for Telford Shopping Centre’s Northern Quarter development 

15 Mar

Sovereign Centros, the UK retail investor and asset manager, and Orion Capital Partners, have signed leading discount supermarket Aldi to launch the £15 million development of the Northern Quarter at Telford Shopping Centre.


Sensors Take Flight at Birmingham Airport to Ease Passengers Minds and… 

10 Mar

Birmingham Airport joins UK Airports Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester airports by implementing BlipTrack queue management technology from BLIP Systems.


Telford Shopping Centre boosts its regional status as Next and New Look sign up 

6 Mar

Sovereign Centros, UK retail investor and asset manager, and Orion Capital Partners, have accelerated plans for an exciting new fashion mall at Telford Shopping Centre, by signing major pre-lets with fashion giants Next and New Look Both retailers...


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