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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...

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...

Chance Brothers Glassworks added to ‘at risk’ register 

13 Sep

The Victorian Society says a sensitive approach is needed to preserve former glass factory in Smethwick...

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...

Birmingham Post golf day is a big success 

8 Sep

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

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...

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...

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


New owner for Black Country hotel 

15 Aug

Ramada in Oldbury has been acquired by growing hotel group...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

A Perry & Co: new staff and new premises 

18 Jul

Good news has been received about yet another family-owned firm.

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...

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...

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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.

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...

Midlands estate reaches full capacity for first time in 10 years 

5 Jul

Commercial agents in the Midlands are celebrating after securing full occupancy at a West Bromwich industrial estate for the first time in more than a decade.

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.

Parham House proves appeal of unloved office buildings at auction 

7 Jun

Black Country commercial property agents Bond Wolfe have sold Parham House in West Bromwich for £1.45 million.

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.

Hinton completes £5 million Travelodge development 

17 May

A new hotel in West Bromwich has opened its doors to guests for the first time following the completion of the £5 million development, it was announced this week.

West Midlands Fire Academy sold for more than £1.5m 

9 May

Property consultancy Harris Lamb has confirmed the sale of a former fire service training academy in Smethwick to Black Country-based manufacturer Hadley Group for use as a new Head Office along with the development of a new manufacturing ...

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...

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.

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.

Bond Wolfe gives Midlands Group a lift 

5 Apr

Forklift components supplier Midland Group is expanding into larger warehouse and office premises in a deal arranged by property agents Bond Wolfe.

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