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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...


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...


Google returns to Birmingham with Digital Garage project 

12 Jul

US tech giant will launch six-month hub in New Street after housing first UK 'garage' at Library of Birmingham in 2015...


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...


Worker dies at Jaguar Land Rover plant 

19 Jun

A spokesperson for the car giant said it was deeply saddened by the incident...


Properties going from £1 at largest auction ever held in Birmingham 

19 Jun

Former police stations, pubs and post offices are among the 157 properties up for grabs with prices ranging from 1 to more than 500,000...


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...


Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home 

12 Jun

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre...


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...


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...


Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Seven top companies reveal why they are sponsoring our awards 

24 May

HSBC, Birmingham Airport and Browne Jacobson are among this year's BPBA sponsors...


Jaguar Land Rover posts huge profit rise and record sales 

23 May

Luxury car manufacturer sees sales in China rise by a third as profit stays above the 1.6bn mark...


Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station 

22 May

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience...


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J Tomlinson starts work on Midlands industrial and warehouse scheme 

14 Jul

J Tomlinson has begun construction of a multimillion-pound speculative development of a range of industrial and warehouse units at a key Midlands site.


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...


Pennycuick Collins announces trio of senior promotions 

4 Jul

Birmingham based independent property consultancy Pennycuick Collins has announced three senior promotions.


Housebuilder gets help finding new Midlands home of its own 

29 Jun

A West Midlands commercial agent has helped one of the UK’s leading housebuilders find a home of its own in the region.


Goold’s Steelpark development gets underway 

28 Jun

Construction of a multi-million pound speculative development of a range of industrial and warehouse units at a key West Midlands site is underway, commercial property company Goold Estates has announced.


Construction progress at Pilot Business Park 

23 Jun

The steel work is now well underway at C75 Pilot Business Park, Coventry and the joint agents for M&G Real Estate are confident that the new 75,350 sq ft warehouse unit with 12m eaves will prove a big letting success.


Wolverhampton Business Park banks another building 

20 Jun

Developers Broadlands Wolverhampton Ltd, the joint venture between B&R Properties and Peveril Securities, are adding a further 24,295 sq ft (2,257 sq m) of high spec office space to Wolverhampton Business Park.


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.


Construction super campus phoenix rises from the ashes in The Smoke 

15 May

The University of Wolverhampton celebrated its investment of £100 million in a construction super campus at a prestigious event at the House of Lords in London.


Electrical wholesaler wired for Wolverhampton expansion 

10 May

A leading electrical wholesaler is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the opening of new, larger trade premises in Wolverhampton.


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...


Precious metal as Goold unveils Steelpark plans 

3 May

Multi-million pound plans for a speculative development of a range of industrial and warehouse units at a key West Midlands site have been unveiled by commercial property company Goold Estates.


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.


SP+M appointed by Coventry University Technical Park 

24 Apr

Commercial property specialist Shortland Penn + Moore has been appointed by Coventry University Technology Park.


Architects help put university in pole position 

19 Apr

Birmingham architects Pinnegar Hayward Design (PHd) have helped put a Midlands university in pole position in the race to address the skills shortage in automotive and motorsport engineering by delivering a £1.4 million flagship addition to...


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