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Halesowen home developer Lovell invests in management trainees and apprentices 

17 Nov

HOMES developer Lovell has recruited six new management trainees and apprentices to help deliver its growing portfolio of projects across the region.


New Lush store opens at intu Merry Hill 

15 Nov

LUSH has moved to a bigger store at intu Merry Hill.


Hands-on college event aims to challenge student minds and morals 

9 Nov

VISITORS to Cadbury College's open day are in for a surprise as traditional talks with teachers have been replaced with live interactive experiences.


Halesowen home worth £315,000 to be raffled off for £1 

8 Nov

A HALESOWEN house worth more than £300,000 is set to be raffled off as part of the UK’s first ever house competition platform.


Brumpic launches culture card to celebrate city heritage 

3 Nov

Ticket discount deals are in place with 40 venues including The Glee Club, Cadbury World and art gallery Ikon...


Jaguar landmark gets poppy makeover 

1 Nov

F-Type mounted to side of Birmingham factory has been wrapped in special livery to mark Remembrance Sunday and UK tour...


Worcester Presses moves to Dudley 

1 Nov

MAJOR demand from customers in automotive and white goods has helped a Black Country manufacturing specialist relocate, putting it on course for another record year.


MPs debate laws to help electric vehicle manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover 

31 Oct

MPs have asked the public for contributions as they debate the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, designed to help firms like JLR succeed...


Raft of promotions at KPMG 

31 Oct

Big Four financial services firm promotes almost 100 staff in its Birmingham office...


Carillion swoops on Wates for new chief executive 

27 Oct

Andrew Davies will join troubled infrastructure group next year as it pushes on with turn around plan following half-year losses...


Airline to create 120 jobs at Birmingham Airport – here’s how to apply 

26 Oct

Recruitment drive started after operator decides to take ground crew roles in house...


New flights from Birmingham to Canada to launch next year 

24 Oct

Low-cost airline Primera Air will expand its range of transatlantic services out of Birmingham Airport...


JD Sports fined £60,000 for fire safety breaches at Merry Hill store 

20 Oct

West Midlands Fire Service inspectors found crates blocking fire exits putting customers and staff at risk...


Kingswinford company gives football team a lift in their bid to rise up the league 

19 Oct

A Kidderminster football team have been given a major lift by securing a sponsorship agreement with a West Midlands homelifts specialist.


Former Sainsbury’s Bank chief takes over LEP 

13 Oct

Tim Pile succeeds Steve Hollis as chairman of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership...


Jaguar man gives speech at law firm’s get-together 

13 Oct

More than 80 professionals from the West Midlands business community attended Talbots Not So Breakfast Club last week...


Simworx rides wave of BGF support to target international growth 

12 Oct

Our latest profile of BGF's clients in the West Midlands takes us to Kingswinford and Simworx which design indoor attractions for theme parks...


How you can help deliver presents with Royal Mail this Christmas 

10 Oct

It's more than just delivering packages...


Hunters continues expansion with new office in Sedgley 

9 Oct

HUNTERS, one of the country’s leading estate agents, has opened a new branch in Sedgley, Dudley, adding to its fast expanding network.


April King Legal opens Dudley office 

6 Oct

APRIL King Legal has opened an office in Dudley town centre.


Passengers LOCKED inside plane at Birmingham Airport – when ground crew couldn’t find key 

5 Oct

Workers search for steps to get travellers off flight...


KPMG consultant to take up senior role with Birmingham City Council 

4 Oct

Council has new assistant chief executive, but many senior staff are still on interim contracts...


Royal Mail workers vote in favour of strike action – what you need to know 

3 Oct

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) backed walkouts by 89...


Hundreds of Birmingham staff made redundant following collapse of airline Monarch 

2 Oct

Administrators KPMG confirm that 389 Birmingham staff have lost their jobs after Monarch goes bust...


Chaos at Birmingham Airport as passengers seek alternative flights after Monarch goes bust 

2 Oct

Holidaymakers were left trying to find alternatives and, in some cases, had to cut their holidays short...


This is what Birmingham Airport is saying about Monarch 

2 Oct

Airline was airport's third largest carrier but collapse has left tens of thousands stranded abroad...


Carillion posts £1bn loss for half year 

29 Sep

Infrastructure group also issues fresh warning over full-year revenue as its woes continue...


See inside the new Marks and Spencer Foodhall which has opened in Moseley 

27 Sep

More than 5,000 lines, flowers galore, a cafe and parking are all features of Moseley's new MS...


Jaguar Land Rover ‘looking to buy’ another car brand 

25 Sep

West Midlands manufacturer is reportedly on the hunt for acquisition both within the automotive sector and elsewhere...


Sedgley business featured in Parliamentary Review 

21 Sep

A SEDGLEY building company has appeared in this year's Parliamentary Review - a Government publication that highlights tops British businesses.


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Wakemans completes on phase two at Tamworth West Business Park 

1 Nov

National property and construction consultancy Wakemans has completed work on a new development at one of the most popular industrial/distribution schemes in the Midlands.


Crescent Trade Park, Redditch taking shape 

31 Oct

A new £3.5 million industrial and trade park project, which will create around 75 new jobs in Redditch, is taking shape.


214,000 sq ft distribution centre sold at Whitley Business Park, Coventry 

20 Oct

Travis Perkins Properties has successfully concluded the investment sale of a 214,000 sq.


Supporting local employment at Paradise Birmingham 

18 Oct

As the £700m development at Paradise steams ahead, almost 100 new jobs have been created to support the delivery of phase one of the scheme, supporting local people with full-time employment.


Jaguar Land Rover strategic car storage development unveiled by Stoford 

16 Oct

Proposals to create a 52-acre car storage facility for Jaguar Land Rover in Staffordshire are set to be unveiled at public consultations this month, Stoford Developments has announced.


Debenhams opens at the Mander Centre 

13 Oct

A brand new 93,000 sq ft anchor Debenhams store has opened at the Mander Centre in Wolverhampton.


JLL expands industrial team as it enjoys another strong year in the region 

11 Oct

JLL is expanding its Industrial team with the appointment of Richard James-Moore as director.


Bulleys appointed to manage Wolverhampton industrial estate 

4 Oct

Commercial property agents Bulleys have been appointed to handle management and lettings at one of the main Wolverhampton industrial estates.


Midlanders need to unite and take pride in Midlands Engine to fuel growth 

28 Sep

The Midlands Engine represents a real vehicle for change but the message it conveys is confusing.


Ford joins Johnson Fellows as partner 

12 Sep

Leading chartered surveyors Johnson Fellows has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new partner.


Super September of fundraising in the Midlands for GVA 

1 Sep

The Midlands office of leading real estate adviser, GVA is committing to raise £15,000 for good causes by undertaking two sporting challenges in September.


Agents appointed at fast-growing distribution park 

30 Aug

Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and Dowley Turner Real Estate (DTRE) have been appointed to market two new industrial units on a growing West Midlands distribution park with highly-regarded occupiers including Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover...


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.


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