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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...


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 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...


£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...


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...


Black Country office block sold for £1.45m 

7 Jun

Developer plans to convert West Bromwich building into flats...


Double awards joy for Cradley Heath’s Amvar Handling Solutions 

6 Jun

A CRADLEY Heath firm has scooped two top awards.


Black Country manufacturer secures £12m funding package 

5 Jun

Rimstock will use the capital injection to build a new factory at its base in West Bromwich...


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...


Next is opening one of its biggest ever stores at Merry Hill 

1 Jun

High street fashion brand is planning to open in the former Sainsbury's supermarket store at the Dudley retail hub...


Rigby Group buys exec airline operation at Birmingham Airport 

31 May

The owner of Coventry Airport has expanded its footprint in the West Midlands with undisclosed deal to buyout Marshall's Solihull base...


New baggage handler moves into Birmingham Airport 

30 May

Around 40 jobs have been saved or created after Azzurra Premiere Handling takes contracts at the airport...


Halfords hit by weak pound as profit dips 

25 May

Retailer sees overall revenue rise but timing of Easter and 2016 Brexit vote damages pre-tax profit...


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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.


Bond Wolfe reports strong demand for Black Country commercial property 

4 Apr

A large Black Country industrial site with offices, a warehouse and yard has been sold for £300,000.


New home for Sandwell business hub 

29 Mar

The University of Wolverhampton, in partnership with Sandwell Council and Sandwell College, has extended its support for local businesses across the region by opening a new base for its Business Solutions Centre (BSC) in Sandwell.


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.


Bulleys score hat-trick at Kelvin Way 

13 Mar

The Oldbury office of Bulleys Chartered Surveyors are pleased to report a hat trick of deals at Kelvin Way Trading Estate, West Bromwich.


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