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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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


£3.7 million boost for Black County business park development 

23 Sep

West Midlands Combined Authority invests in major new warehouse scheme in Wednesfield...


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...


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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.


Harris Lamb oversees £600,000 refit at Wolverhampton industrial estate 

25 Oct

Harris Lamb’s building consultancy team has overseen a circa £600,000 refurbishment project at a Wednesfield industrial estate.


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.


University shows TV architect amazing spaces at Springfield 

20 Oct

The University of Wolverhampton hosted a visit by celebrity architect, George Clarke – showing him amazing spaces at the Springfield redevelopment project.


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.


Developer takes wraps off Steelpark development 

11 Oct

Developers have taken the wraps off a multi-million pound speculative development of a range of industrial and warehouse units at a key West Midlands site.


Birmingham office recognised at UK’s top workplace awards 

4 Oct

Birmingham City Council’s flagship office building last night scooped another prestigious national award, six years after first opening its doors.


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.


Bulleys appointed to manage Wynford Industrial Estate 

25 Sep

Commercial property specialists Bulleys have been appointed to manage a south Birmingham industrial estate.


Bulleys’ growth continues with recruitment of Joseph Scott 

15 Sep

Commercial property specialists Bulleys have recruited Joseph Scott as a general practice surveyor.


Clegg completes multi-million pound University science centre in Wolverhampton 

12 Sep

Clegg Construction has completed a new multi-million pound development for the University of Wolverhampton which will provide high specification laboratory and workshop space for science and engineering businesses.


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.


Pennycuick Collins back Baches as it stengthens agency team 

8 Sep

Birmingham based independent property consultancy Pennycuick Collins has strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of Richard Bache as a senior surveyor.


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.


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