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New look, new name and new approach for Oldbury business centre 

21 Nov

AN Oldbury business centre has rebranded itself after changing management.

Council’s controversial Service Birmingham IT company to be wound up in January saving £43 million over four years 

17 Nov

Parent company Capita will still provide IT support to city council...

Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless vehicles on public roads 

17 Nov

Luxury car manufacturer has taken to city centre streets for trials among everyday traffic...

Virgin Trains’ West Coast staff vote to STRIKE in pay dispute 

16 Nov

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said the dispute involves almost 1,800 train managers...

New GKN chief leaves firm before starting the job 

16 Nov

Kevin Cummings was meant to take over top job in January as company prepares for another write off...

£7m deal for Longbridge housing development 

16 Nov

St Modwen sells land overlooking Cofton Park to Taylor Wimpey...

New housing plans for site once courted by Tesco 

16 Nov

Long-running saga over proposed supermarket moves forward with new plans for apartments on derelict site...

‘No room for complacency’ – Black Country businesses warned over new GDPR regulations 

15 Nov

A SEMINAR dealing with the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) which will come into force in May 2018 has been held by a Cradley Heath law firm.

Giant designer outlet village plans just FIVE MILES from Birmingham 

14 Nov

Sandwell Council chiefs expected to approve an extension to an agreement which will allow more time for developers to draw up plans...

Tesco rumoured to be opening new store in Sutton Coldfield and people aren’t happy 

10 Nov

Traders in Sutton Coldfield fear retail giant will force them out of business...

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.

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...

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...

Mayor cuts ribbon to officially reopen Oldbury’s refurbished Dunelm store 

26 Oct

A LARGE queue of excited shoppers waited eagerly early on Tuesday morning to get a look at Dunelm’s new look store in Oldbury.

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...

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...

How you can help deliver presents with Royal Mail this Christmas 

10 Oct

It's more than just delivering packages...

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...

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New premium designer outlet centre proposed for Oldbury 

8 Nov

A new Premium Designer Outlet Centre with the potential to generate two thousand jobs could be built in Oldbury subject to Cabinet approval of an extension to the agreement for a developer to prepare plans.

Bulleys successfully sell five Black Country industrial units 

6 Nov

Commercial property specialists Bulleys has succeeded in selling five industrial units in the Black County with a total space of more than 8,500 sq ft.

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.

West Bromwich centre proving popular with refurbishment winning the day 

25 Oct

Black Country commercial property specialists Bond Wolfe have announced a new letting at Kingston House in West Bromwich.

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.

Bulleys helps firms expand in the Black Country 

18 Oct

Black Country property specialists Bulleys have brokered two major lettings on Wednesbury Trading Estate.

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.

Trebor Developments wins National Industrial Award 

3 Oct

Leading Midlands based commercial developer, Trebor Developments LLP, has been recognised as delivering outstanding industrial premises, having been awarded at the Industrial Agents Society (IAS) National Awards 2017 Best Project under 250...

Online discount retailer agrees 10-year deal on Wednesbury warehouse 

22 Sep

Harris Lamb has acquired a fully refurbished Wednesbury warehouse on behalf of discount online retailer Poundshop.

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.

Bulleys maintains award-winning level of deals 

6 Sep

Commercial property specialists Bulleys has maintained its award-winning level of deals in the first six months of 2017, despite a general shortage of industrial sites and properties.

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...

GVA assists the AA in Oldbury expansion 

25 Jul

The Midlands office of property adviser GVA has secured a significant lease extension for the AA at its Oldbury offices for a further 10 years.

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...

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