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Business
Get Smart with Centro 

6 May 16

Applications invited for smart transport start-ups.


Business
Kings Heath farmers’ market celebrates this Saturday 

6 May 16

Village Square to host tenth birthday party.


Business
Britain’s best vintage fair comes to Wolverhampton 

5 May 16

Opportunity for vintage buyers to roll back the years.


Business
Business Birmingham top UK investment agency – global locations magazine 

4 May 16

Agency praised by Site Selection in annual Best to Invest awards.


Business
West Midlands schoolchildren to improve their financial literacy 

4 May 16

My Money Week initiative aims to give personal finance lessons.


Business
Region’s prized architecture rewarded 

29 Apr 16

RIBA award winners in the West Midlands announced.


Business
Solihull recognised as ‘China-ready’ at tourism awards 

27 Apr 16

Beijing recognition for town’s tourist industry.


Business
Work underway on Innovation Birmingham’s Universities Centre 

26 Apr 16

Expansion of enterprise space on campus.


Business
Of VW, cheating and my car 

23 Apr 16

RICHARD LUTZ is still wary of any promises  that Volkswagen offers… Two letters pop through my underused postbox.


Business
West Midlands benefits from European investment more than UK average 

23 Apr 16

Over a six-year period, the West Midlands received 239.5 million in European Social Fund grants and 315.9 million in European Regional Development Fund grants…


Business
Steel: A good first step, but Government must steel itself for further action 

22 Apr 16

David Bailey on the progress still needed on the 5 Asks for the UK steel industry…


Business
Birmingham Royal Ballet raise the curtain at John Lewis 

22 Apr 16

Free events as part of Shakespeare birthday celebrations.


Business
Centro schemes in the spotlight with government award 

22 Apr 16

Recognition for travel scheme that helps tackle unemployment.


Business
Birmingham cleaning company shortlisted for franchisor awards 

19 Apr 16

Commercial cleaners in line for prestigious recognition.


Business
Bournville building renovation in running for top award 

19 Apr 16

Iconic refurbishment in line for recognition.


Business
American gas for Europe? 

18 Apr 16

It is not just the steel industry and the impact of the international market which is making the headlines right now, says solicitor Andrew Whitehead…


Blog music
We go Back to Black 

17 Apr 16

Vinylmania engulfs Britain as black is the new black.


Blog food
Sadler’s soar 

14 Apr 16

Export boost for Black Country brewery.


Business
Howard: Bigtime interview with Cammo about his personal finances 

10 Apr 16

Prime Minister David Cameron has sat down with Lord Howard Elston, our money editor, about getting his hand caught in the cookie jar Lord Howard Elston : Prime Minister, thank you for sitting down with me this Sunday morning when you could…


Business
What does a steel sector conservatorship need to be successful? 

8 Apr 16

David Bailey
and Paul Forrest
continue on from their earlier blog to look at what the government will need to do in order for a conservatorship to be successful.


Business
Sir Chris Hoy to open Birmingham exhibition 

8 Apr 16

Legendary Olympian promotes manufacturing sector.


Business
Online platform aims to offer responsible lending 

8 Apr 16

Community company aims to reduce cost of borrowing.


Business
Harborne Farmers Market celebrates tenth anniversary 

7 Apr 16

Landmark for popular food event.


Business
New website launched to help Solihull jobseekers 

7 Apr 16

Agency aims to give employment headstart to clients.


Business
Could the government ‘conserve’ the UK’s Steel industry? 

6 Apr 16

David Bailey and Paul Forrest look at whether conservatorship could be successful for the steel industry…


Business
Birmingham generation renters can get bills paid for year 

6 Apr 16

Utilities company offering households chance to become bill free.


Business
Time for Birmingham to banish our inferiority complex and make this right 

3 Apr 16

Architect Joe Holyoak takes the marketing men to task after another bout of over-hyping – this time for the new Birmingham Smithfield plan…


Business
Steel Trap 

31 Mar 16

BRITAIN HOLDS ITS BREATHE AS THE AXE HANGS OVER ITS LARGEST STEEL PLANT.


Business
Number One to Paradise 

29 Mar 16

Alan Clawley on the latest city centre property developments.


Business
Manufacturing boss to head Sandwell Business Ambassadors programme 

25 Mar 16

Borough business bosses to aid investment growth.


Business
Nissan struggles to keep up with Qashqai demand 

24 Mar 16

Nissan has stated that the next phase of the Qashqais development will see the introduction of autonomous driving technology to the model in 2017.


Business
Volkswagen changes tack, loses market share, and another boss exits 

23 Mar 16

Professor David Bailey on Volkswagen changing tack over the ‘dieselgate’ affair.


Business
The Office 

23 Mar 16

Alan Clawley looks back at Birmingham’s innovative office blocks.


Business
Green technology entrepreneurs sought 

23 Mar 16

Climate-KIC announces launch of ClimateLaunchpad 2016 competition at Innovation Birmingham Campus.


Business
Eastside Locks showcased at MIPIM 2016 

17 Mar 16

Eastside Locks is set to transform its site into a thriving Business and Innovation Hub.


Business
Birmingham development becomes largest city centre office project outside London 

16 Mar 16

Three Snowhill supports the Treasury’s vision for making the Midlands a powerhouse for growth.


Business
Exhibition boost for Greater Birmingham 

16 Mar 16

Birmingham city centre Enterprise Zone launches relocation service to cope with unprecedented demand.


Blog food
Cadbury World creates giant egg for NEC fair 

16 Mar 16

Cadbury aim to show potential apprentices how to taste success.


Business
Midlands comes together to win £14 billion of investment 

15 Mar 16

Set to create 178,000 jobs, 32,000 new homes and 57.9 million sq ft of property space.


Business
Innovation Birmingham announces winners of The Next Big Idea 

15 Mar 16

Start-up link with Canadian university.


Business
Apprentice Academy builds sustainable workforce 

15 Mar 16

Success for young workers.


Business
Brexit – hard facts and uncertainties 

14 Mar 16

Andrew Whitehead on the legal processes that UK policymakers would likely have to negotiate in the event of a Brexit.


Business
Marketing Birmingham bolsters Executive Management Team 

10 Mar 16

New directors to boost services to region.


Business
Boost for city centre shoppers 

10 Mar 16

Three hours of complimentary parking at Mailbox this March.


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…


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…


Business
Total Freelance announces affiliation with IPSE 

8 Mar 16

Boost for freelance workers in Birmingham.


Business
Lettings agency launches new enterprise 

8 Mar 16

Property brothers expand business.


Business
West Mids exports rise in 2015 

4 Mar 16

Region is third-largest exporting area in the country.


Business
£1 million boost for Greater Birmingham Growth Hub 

4 Mar 16

Funding will enable Growth Hub to offer a wider range of support to local firms.


Business
Wolverhampton firm on track for good causes 

3 Mar 16

Pallet-Track raises £13,000 for childrens cancer charity.


Business
Birmingham technology centre close to opening 

1 Mar 16

Innovation Birmingham launches Serendip Smart Cities Incubator.


Business
Barclays to join Birmingham start-up project 

26 Feb 16

Bank announced as partner in Innovation Birmingham iCentrum® incubator.


Business
Birmingham food business poised for expansion 

26 Feb 16

Miss Macaroon marks birthday with millionth macaroon and 100 new jobs plan.


Business
Major investment for Midlands software firm 

25 Feb 16

Extra funding will enable the roll out of services across North America, Europe and Australia Pacific.


Blog comment
City MP claims victory in HS2 site campaign 

25 Feb 16

Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath.


Business
Honour for Birmingham tech firm 

23 Feb 16

Vanti wins international award at InAVation Awards 2016.


Blog comment
Greater Birmingham – Today, Tomorrow and Beyond 

19 Feb 16

Midlands regions join forces to promote flagship projects at MIPIM 2016.


Business
Major refit sees transformation of city centre store 

19 Feb 16

Further boost for retail sector.


Business
Who deserves an Easter treat? 

18 Feb 16

Vehicle company seeks to brighten up Easter.