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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.


Pay deal for Cadbury workers in Bournville 

19 Sep

Trade union members agree deal which it says will counter inflation...


College is ‘futureproofing’ student learning 

18 Sep

CADBURY College has introduced an innovative new approach to learning for its students to ensure they are prepared for a future in the digital age.


Sainsbury’s to fine drivers who illegally park on-site £70 

18 Sep

It is understood four number plate recognition cameras will be erected at the retailer in a bid to tackle the problem...


Halesowen software developer boosts sales team 

14 Sep

HALESOWEN software developer Capewell Data Solutions has bolstered its team with the recruitment of two sales experts.


Engineering group chief executive to retire 

14 Sep

GKN head will step down at the end of the year after 16 years on the Worcestershire group's board...


Halfords swoops on Dixons Carphone for new chief executive 

13 Sep

Graham Stapleton will take over the top job at listed group in early 2018...


Land Rover unveils its new Discovery 

12 Sep

Model is the first to carry the SVX badge...


Former chief exec to leave Carillion in boardroom shake-up 

11 Sep

Richard Howson among the directors who will exit the listed construction group as other senior appointments are made...


Halesowen family on a mission to get children playing outdoors 

8 Sep

A HALESOWEN couple making their own ‘mud kitchens’ have been flooded with orders from across the UK, just weeks after launching a new venture aiming to get more children playing outdoors.


Birmingham Post golf day is a big success 

8 Sep

The Birmingham Post held its Autumn Pairs golf tournament in association with LDV...


Dudley firm Acam marks first six months in business by netting new ‘Wolves’ deal 

7 Sep

AFLEDGLING Dudley-based production company has scored a major contract with one of the Midlands largest football clubs – just six months after it launched.


Jaguar Land Rover to go electric from 2020 

7 Sep

Luxury car manufacturer says all new cars will be either electric or hydrid...


Hundreds of jobs to go at Asda as part of cost-cutting drive 

6 Sep

The grocery giant informed around 288 affected staff about the cull on Wednesday afternoon, instructing all of those workers to leave their posts immediately...


Licences granted for new Black Country casino 

6 Sep

Dudley Borough Council backs relocation of new casino which will create 100 jobs...


From clerk to director: Boss celebrates 20 years at Halesowen housebuilding firm 

4 Sep

A HALESOWEN housebuilding firm’s director is celebrating 20 years of working his way up the career ladder after starting at his firm as a clerk.


Holiday company resumes Tunisia flights from Birmingham Airport 

25 Aug

Thomas Cook says the change follows a relaxation in the advice issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office...


Vaping store is the latest addition to the Moor Centre 

23 Aug

BUSINESS is booming for a vaping store since it moved to a larger store in the heart of Brierley Hill.


These are the stores coming to the new Selly Oak Shopping Park 

23 Aug

Household names have signed up to open outlets on the long-awaited Battery Park site which will be anchored by a Sainsbury's supermarket...


Airline to create 100 new jobs at Birmingham Airport 

23 Aug

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These are the plans to improve Birmingham’s train services as London Midland loses bid 

10 Aug

Key elements of the bid include free wi-fi on all services, 20,000 extra seats for rush hour passengers in Birmingham and 100 new carriages on an extended Cross City Line...


£1 billion rail investment as London Midland loses franchise 

10 Aug

New joint venture between Dutch and Japanese companies will run services across Birmingham and West Midlands from December...


Arc Specialist Engineering Limited: Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Walsall 

6 Aug

Arc Specialist Engineering Limited, formerly known as Bowman Birmingham Limited, is a group of steel processing businesses formed in March 2013 which manufacture and supply various specialist steel products.


Nuttall quick to achieve ISO 9001:2015 for quality management 

3 Aug

DUDLEY’S interior fit out and display specialist, The Alan Nuttall Partnership, has become one of the primary leaders in the manufacturing industry in the UK to be accredited to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard.


Mayor opens E.ON’s new Academy of Excellence in Kingswinford 

2 Aug

A NEW and bespoke national electrical skills training academy has been officially opened in Kingswinford by the Mayor of Dudley.


West Midlands Mayor Andy Street leads Birmingham trade delegation to Canada 

1 Aug

Canadian pension funds have already snapped up shares in Birmingham Airport and Grand Central - more could be on the way...


Halesowen software developer takes aim at Silicon Valley with latest platform 

31 Jul

AN ambitious Halesowen digital start-up is attempting to take on the world’s tech giants with a new platform aimed at simplifying bookkeeping for small businesses.


New cinema and restaurants planned for Merry Hill 

31 Jul

Owner Intu has bought the building currently housing the Odeon and is in talks to move it to new leisure hub...


New Birmingham Airport service fails to take off 

25 Jul

Irish airline falls foul of authorities after it did not secure a licence to operate routes between Birmingham and Republic of Ireland...


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...


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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.


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.


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