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DHH agrees merger with Baldwins Accountants 

14 Mar 16

Staff will move with immediate effect into Baldwins Accountants Stourbridge office in Copthall House on New Road…


Business
Finance Birmingham backs On-Power 

14 Mar 16

Birmingham-based electrical services contractor secures new finance package with the aim of doubling in size over next three years…


Business
Stoford unveils new development plans at £38m site 

14 Mar 16

Birmingham developer is working Liberty Property Trust on the speculative project in Staffordshire…


Business
New name for Birmingham office development 

14 Mar 16

Bruntwood unveils what it will call the revamped Two Cornwall Street in the Colmore Business District when it opens later this year…


Business
UBS Wealth Management expands Birmingham team 

14 Mar 16

New client adviser joins city centre team of financial services firm…


Business
Attraction World expands with online acquisition 

14 Mar 16

Birmingham ticketing specialist buys Day out with the Kids to expand its offering…


News
Black Country in unlikely bid for UK’s largest garden city 

13 Mar 16

Parts of Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Walsall and Dudley earmarked for 45,000 high quality homes as part of new garden city project…


Business
Aston Martin launches new design and engineering consultancy 

11 Mar 16

Luxury car-maker targets new markets and projects by setting up dedicated consultancy arm to work with outside partners…


Business
Steel & Jelly go full steam ahead at Grand Central 

11 Mar 16

Hundreds of guests attended the official launch of the new flagship store of menswear company Steel Jelly in Grand Central in Birmingham…


Business
Formula 1 supplier invests in new production line after funding boost 

11 Mar 16

The undisclosed investment, together with a 3 million facility from Barclays, will allow Paintbox to add in a fourth robotic paint line at its Birmingham site, operational in late 2016…


Business
University of Birmingham to open new hotel and conference centre 

11 Mar 16

New plans to expand facilities for weddings and conferences on Edgbaston campus as part of wider 300m overhaul…


News
Watchdog criticises George Osborne for cutting police funding after he promised not to 

10 Mar 16

The Chancellor said there would be no cuts in the police budget at all but government funding for the police was actually cut…


Business
55 Colmore Row secures first new tenant 

10 Mar 16

Law firm Pinsent Masons signs up to revamp of historic building to relocate Birmingham office in 2017…


News
Rare works from Shakespeare to go on show in Birmingham for 400th anniversary 

10 Mar 16

Free family friendly exhibition at Library of Birmingham to be launched as part of cultural partnership with the British Library…


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Revealed: The £300,000 cost to open up M6 Toll Road during crisis 

10 Mar 16

Senior councillor slams Highways England after it decided not to trigger deal with M6 Toll despite total gridlock on West Midlands motorway network…


Business
Real Estate Investors expands portfolio with £10.5m double deal 

10 Mar 16

Paul Bassi’s property group has acquired buildings in West Bromwich and Birmingham…


Business
New executives join Marketing Birmingham 

10 Mar 16

Richard Hutchins and Nicola Hewitt will bring public and private sector experience to inward investment body…


Business
Smart move for Birmingham PR firm in digital merger 

10 Mar 16

Smarts Illuminate joins forces with specialist digital consultancy twentysix to create new full-service agency…


News
Business leaders call for same Budget support in Midlands as Northern Powerhouse 

10 Mar 16

Chamber wish list includes a new investment hub to support infrastructure and a plan for the visitor economy…


News
Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart ‘to head up Vote Leave’ 

9 Mar 16

Edgbaston Labour MP Ms Stuart has become one of the most prominent advocates of a departure from the European Union in recent weeks…


News
Weeks of strikes at University of Birmingham threatened in bitter cuts row 

9 Mar 16

Union members have voted for weeks of strike action in April, June and beyond over plans for cuts to pharmacology, engineering, and modern languages…


News
It’s either horrific or elegant: Opinion divided over Smallbrook Queensway plans 

9 Mar 16

Subject of city centre regeneration has become ‘Marmite’ topic on social media with some keen to see the back of landmark building and others opposed to its replacement…


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Make the M6 Toll free when other roads are jammed, Government urged 

9 Mar 16

Solihull MP Julian Knight is asking Transport Ministers to make the M6 Toll road free for motorists when needed, following a day of chaos on the M6 in February…


Business
Why ‘our Regent Street’ must be saved 

9 Mar 16

Architect Joe Holyoak takes a dim view of the latest plans to build new offices in Birmingham city centre – and wave goodbye to part of the city’s architectural history…


News
Plans to transform historic Smallbrook Queensway building 

9 Mar 16

Curved complex which stretches from Holloway Circus to Bullring is to be partially demolished to make way for new 22-storey apartment tower and offices…


News
International food court to open at Beorma Quarter 

9 Mar 16

New plans have been brought forward for five-storey complex where ‘East meets West’ to capitalise on forthcoming regeneration in Digbeth…


Business
University of Wolverhampton students unveil new Formula 3 car 

8 Mar 16

Institute is only university to be running a Formula 3 car in this year’s championships…


Business
NSPCC runners take up Great Birmingham 10K Business Challenge 

8 Mar 16

Team aim to raise funds for ChildLine as it celebrates 30th year – in partnership with the Great Birmingham Run…


Business
Solihull and Oldbury jobs fears as npower axes 2,400 jobs 

8 Mar 16

Cuts follow losses of 100 million…


News
Trebor to build speculatively at Advanced Manufacturing Hub 

8 Mar 16

Firm behind new Assay Office will construct the first speculative development at the specialist hub in Aston…


Business
Outrage as catalogue of errors that led to 24-hour M6 closure revealed 

7 Mar 16

Leaked document reveals a lack of signs, traffic experts stuck in traffic, a five-hour wait to reveal fuel spill and resurface delay left drivers stranded for hours…


Business
Small business network launches in Birmingham 

7 Mar 16

Enterprise Nation aims to offer support and growth opportunities for small businesses and support new company launches…


Business
Greater Birmingham Growth Hub secures £1m boost 

7 Mar 16

Business support service secures another two years after Department for Business, Innovation Skills awards new funding…


Business
New chapter for Stoford as founder retires 

7 Mar 16

Birmingham developer behind revamp of Stock Exchange building undergoes management buyout which sees new leadership team take over…


Business
BPS professionals enjoy Body Shop networking event 

7 Mar 16

Young professionals from BPS Birmingham Future met for a night of pampering and networking at a free event at The Body Shop…


News
New recruits at Enoch Evans 

7 Mar 16

Solicitors join employment and childcare teams at Black Country law firm…


News
New images show future of Madin’s Powergen site 

7 Mar 16

Newly released CGIs coincide with planning approval for the demolition of another Madin building to make way for a retirement village and houses…


Business
Anger as French win British medals contract 

5 Mar 16

Ian Austin, Labour MP for Dudley North, has blasted a decision to award a contract for Birmingham-made British medals to a French firm…


Business
WATCH: Loveable Jack Russell Chico Chugg becomes Birmingham’s newest TV star 

5 Mar 16

Chico Chugg, which charts the life of a loveable dog, is filmed on canalsides across the city…


News
New Street station and Assay Office make RIBA shortlist 

4 Mar 16

Eight projects from across the West Midlands are named on shortlist for 2016 awards and the chance to be considered for Stirling Prize…


Business
New apartments for ‘Soviet-era’ Birmingham street 

4 Mar 16

Latest project by developer Seven Capital welcomed by planning chiefs as more city centre living comes to Birmingham…


Business
Barclays event in support of entrepreneurs 

4 Mar 16

Barclays hosted an event at Innovation Birmingham looking at the skills gap and challenges facing businesses as they seek to grow…


News
Badly-injured Birmingham councillor loses his job – because Labour didn’t write a sick note 

3 Mar 16

Councillor Phil Walkling was so badly injured last summer he was unable to attend public meetings – and ended up losing his seat…


Business
New Bears boss has held talks about renaming Edgbaston cricket ground 

3 Mar 16

Chief executive Neil Snowball revealed several parties had expressed an interest in naming rights…


News
Housing plan rejected for Yardley playing fields which launched Premier League stars 

3 Mar 16

We need exceptional reasons to build on playing fields and I cannot see any in this case, said planning committee member Keith Linnecor…


News
Green light for renovation of ‘major asset’ Belmont Works 

3 Mar 16

City council says it has been looking at restoring the historic building in Eastside since before a blaze struck in 2007…


Business
Birmingham Big Art Project unveils final shortlist 

3 Mar 16

Five artists will continue to prepare their work as they vie to be chosen for 2m public art installation in Eastside…


Business
Deadline fast approaching to enter BYPY 2016 

3 Mar 16

Just over a day to go until nominations close for this year’s awards celebrating the finest up-and-coming talent in Birmingham’s business community…


Business
Ten reasons to enter BYPY 2016 – as deadline fast approaches 

3 Mar 16

Just over a day to go until nominations close for this year’s awards celebrating the finest up-and-coming talent in Birmingham’s business community – in partnership with BYPY…


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Why reputation is a key factor in choosing where to study for an MBA 

3 Mar 16

Aston Business School is in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide – advertising feature…


News
Watchdog to grill city council leaders again 

3 Mar 16

Next week’s meeting of government-appointed improvement panel could be the final one as leaders hope the threat of intervention will finally be lifted…


Business
Masterplan unveiled to build Birmingham’s hub of knowledge 

3 Mar 16

Major regeneration plans for Eastside district would see Typhoo Wharf brought back to life, new public realm and city parks and cultural quarter with cinema screen…


Business
New digital Shakespeare map launches at Library of Birmingham 

3 Mar 16

The Shakespeare’s Life and Legacy touch table map allows visitors to explore the life and work of the famous writer and his contemporaries…


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Public square with cinema screen part of new vision for Birmingham’s Eastside 

3 Mar 16

Major regeneration plans for Eastside district would see Typhoo Wharf brought back to life, new public realm and city parks and cultural quarter with cinema screen…


Business
Innovation Birmingham’s new tech incubator programme opens 

2 Mar 16

The ‘Serendip’ centre will host the new scheme when it opens in the 8m iCentrum building later this month…


News
Clancy accuses opponents of ‘misdirection’ over £88m cuts 

2 Mar 16

Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy says ‘Dismantling of welfare state’ is real legacy of poor Whitehall deal…


Business
Poundland chief executive to retire after ten years in role 

2 Mar 16

Former BQ chief O’Byrne will take over from Jim McCarthy who has led budget retailer through massive period of expansion…


News
University of Birmingham agrees long-term collaboration with Melbourne 

2 Mar 16

The centrepiece is a joint PhD programme co-funded by both institutions giving up to 20 Priestley Scholars in engineering…


Business
New public sector partner at Grant Thornton 

2 Mar 16

Mark Stocks promoted to senior team in Birmingham office of financial services firm…


Business
NC Creative wins Solihull BID brief 

2 Mar 16

Marketing agency will publish magazine InSolihull and collaborate on the forthcoming Fashion Week event next month…