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Business
Creative England backs Birmingham healthcare tech company 

16 May 16

Investment body supports Kaido with 50,000 in new funding to support development and testing of new online platforms…


Blog feature
Brexit would harm the UK’s inward investment 

13 May 16

Leaving the European Union would see foreign direct investment into the UK drop dramatically, taking four years to recover and remaining at a reduced level in the long-term.


Business
City’s largest nightclub creates 120 new jobs 

12 May 16

THE company behind Birminghams biggest club is set to bring 120 new jobs to the city, it has announced.


Business
Business leaders welcome BBC investment in Birmingham 

12 May 16

THE decision by the BBC to pledge more resources to Birmingham has been welcomed by business leaders and the citys inward investment body.


Business
GKN heads down Mexico way after £12m investment 

12 May 16

THE automotive arm of Worcestershire-based engineering giant GKN has launched production at a new factory in Mexico.


Business
Innovation grant for healthcare programme 

12 May 16

Kaido secures £50,000 funding from Creative England.


News
BBC announces further investment in Birmingham The BBC has today… 

11 May 16

BBC announces further investment in Birmingham The BBC has today announced a package of measures that will build on the Corporation’s existing £125m investment in Birmingham by creating a new dual base for BBC Three in the city.


Business
REI spends another £5m in ‘window of opportunity’ 

11 May 16

PROPERTY investment firm Real Estate Investors has dipped into its war chest again after spending £5.135m on two Midlands properties.


Business
REI targets Telford and Nottingham 

11 May 16

Real Estate Investors plc (REI) has snapped up two more investment properties across the Midlands.


News
​£440k to be spent on specialist staff at Walsall Manor… 

10 May 16

NEARLY half a million pounds will be invested on specialist staff for Walsall Manor Hospital as part of ongoing improvements following its inadequate rating by inspectors.


Local news
Plan to identify the investment required to regenerate Druids Heath set to go ahead 

10 May 16

The city councils cabinet is set to give the all clear on the development of a plan to identify the investment required to regenerate Druids Heath.


Council
Next step for Druids Heath regeneration 

10 May 16

Cabinet is set to give the go-ahead to the development of a plan to identify the investment required to regenerate Druids Heath.


Business
Chinese delegation chooses Coventry as sole UK destination 

10 May 16

A CHINESE delegation is to visit Coventry next week as its only UK stop on a European tour looking for investment opportunities.


Business
City centre restaurant to open after £1.2m investment 

9 May 16

A BRAZILIAN restaurant chain is to open in Birmingham next week after spending £1.2m refurbishing its site.


News
Chinese businesses line up Coventry and Warwickshire for yet more multi-million pound investment 

9 May 16

A high-powered delegation from the Far Eastern powerhouse is in the region next week keen to follow-up existing projects…


Business
More manufacturers are failing to protect their online data 

6 May 16

ALMOST half of manufacturers in the West Midlands have failed to increase their investment in cyber security in the past two years, leaving them vulnerable to hacks.


Business
Brexit fails to destabilise Birmingham’s booming commercial property sector 

5 May 16

FEARS that next months EU referendum could destabilise the West Midlands booming commercial property investment market have proved unfounded, experts have said.


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
Deal of the Month: Retailer makes first post-MBO investment 

3 May 16

THE acquisition by renowned Birmingham retailer Lee Longlands of four stores has been named as April\’s Deal of the Month by TheBusinessDesk.


Business
Liberty House confirms bid for Tata Steel UK assets 

3 May 16

Investment group which rescued Caparo last year is now planning to attempt a deal for Tata’s UK arm…


Council
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Friend or Foe? Seminar 

3 May 16

Bringing together academic, civil society, political & intergovernmental voices to discuss the myths & realities surrounding the investment chapter of TTIP and other international investment treaties.


Blog comment
Charities’ Pledge sees Funding for Landmark Dementia Research Institute Soar to £250 million 

2 May 16

A quarter of a billion pounds has been pledged towards the UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute (DRI), as 2 major UK charities announced £100 million of new investment yesterday.


Business
Travel Alert: Rail users warned of Bank Holiday disruption 

29 Apr 16

RAIL passengers planning to travel over the Bank Holiday have been warned of potential delays in the West Midlands due to engineering work.


Blog feature
Open EDRF Calls for the West Midlands 

29 Apr 16

There are currently a number of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) calls that are open in the West Midlands.


Business
Secure Trust Bank backs multi-million electronics acquisition 

26 Apr 16

SOLIHULL-based Secure Trust Bank has backed investment firm SKG Capital in making a new multi-million pound acquisition.


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…


Blog
New Fear Effect game campaign launched on Kickstarter at halfway… 

21 Apr 16

A NEW Fear Effect game could be released next year if it manages to raise 100,000.


Business
Commercial warehousing crisis threatens West Midlands economic prosperity 

21 Apr 16

THE West Midlands faces losing out on much-needed investment if it cannot meet industrys need for quality commercial space, business leaders in Birmingham have been told.


Business
New CNC Capacity 

20 Apr 16

We are pleased to announce that as part of our continuous investment philosophy we have invested in a new Doosan DNM500 CNC vertical machining centre.


Blog feature
Binary Options – How they work. 

18 Apr 16

For many years, a key way to invest some of your hard earned cash was through the buying of stocks and shares.


Business
Blue Marble looks to boost regional client base with investment director 

18 Apr 16

A REAL estate asset manager has recruited one of the West Midlands best known investment agents to spearhead its drive for growth in the region.


News
Dragon’s Den star brings wacky and inspiring workshop to… 

16 Apr 16

MORE than 200 children visited Lichfield Cathedral School recently to take part in an inspiring science workshop.


Business
New £1 Million Pound Investment 

15 Apr 16

Eighteen
months Subcon Laser invested close to £1 million
pounds in a 5kw Trumpf Brightline Fibre laser cutting machine and a nitrogen
generating system, which helped them remain at the forefront of the
laser industry whilst greatly reducing…


Business
Expansion reaps rich rewards for KPMG private client team 

15 Apr 16

AN investment in new talent has reaped dividends for Big Four accountants KPMG in Birmingham.


Business
Wolverhampton prepares to green light £50m transport investment plan 

14 Apr 16

THE success of Wolverhamptons transportation capital programme has delivered a multi-million pound boost to the citys regeneration over the last three years, it has been claimed.


Blog comment
Devo Investment Funds aren’t bespoke – just off-the-peg and a lousy fit 

14 Apr 16

‘Pig’s breakfast’ – ‘something unattractive or unappetising; a mess, a muddle’, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary.


Blog food
Sadler’s soar 

14 Apr 16

Export boost for Black Country brewery.


Business
New recruit for IPF Midlands board 

14 Apr 16

Rachel Williams has joined the board of the Midlands branch of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).


Business
Adtech firm used by Tesco and Groupon opens business accelerator with €5m fund 

13 Apr 16

Digital marketing firm Tradedoubler, a company boasting clients including Tesco, Groupon and Microsoft, has launched TD Ventures a business accelerator with 5m of investment available to companies across the UK, France and Germany.


Business
IPF appointment for DLA Piper senior associate 

13 Apr 16

A SENIOR associate in the real estate team at the Birmingham office of global law firm DLA Piper has joined the board of the Midlands branch of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).


Business
Blue Marble Asset Management recruits top investment agent for client growth 

13 Apr 16

Blue Marble Asset Management has recruited one of the West Midlands’ best known investment agents to spearhead the drive for new clients.


News
Hammerson’s Oldbury scheme set for green light from planners 

12 Apr 16

PLANNERS have been recommended to approve proposals for a new mixed-use retail development in Sandwell that could generate millions of pounds of investment and create hundreds of new jobs.


Business
Restaurant entrepreneur unveils latest concept for Birmingham 

12 Apr 16

REAL estate investment advisor AshbyCapital has appointed The Genuine Dining Co.


Business
£5m investment in training centre to create 32 jobs 

12 Apr 16

A £5m investment in EEF\’s training centre in Aston has resulted in the creation of 32 jobs.


Business
Purplebricks appoints Birmingham firm as auditor and adviser 

12 Apr 16

SOLIHULL-based estate agency business, Purplebricks has appointed Grant Thornton in Birmingham as its auditor, tax and growth adviser.


Blog comment
Tata Steel Confirmed Deal to Sell Scunthorpe Plant and Safeguard more than 4,000 Jobs 

11 Apr 16

Tata Steel has confirmed a deal to sell its Long Products Europe business, including its Scunthorpe plant, to UK-based investment firm Greybull Capital.


News
‘People in positions of power need to be more transparent about their finances’ – Labour deputy leader Tom Watson hands David Cameron 24-hour deadline to publish all offshore investments 

8 Apr 16

During Coventry visit, Labour heavyweight said the PM should publish his entire investment portfolio since he became Tory leader…


Business
University invests a further £4m in its upgrade 

8 Apr 16

THE University of Wolverhampton has continued the latest phase of its £250m investment strategy with the appointment of a contractor to work on its £4m city centre campus.


Business
Multi-agency study investigates arts funding in Birmingham 

8 Apr 16

NEW ways of investing in the arts and culture sector are being investigated as part of a multi-agency study in Birmingham.


Business
Sertec presses ahead with £10m+ ‘ZANI’ investment 

8 Apr 16

One of the UK’s fastest growing automotive
suppliers has signed its largest ever ‘press’ investment ahead of MACH 2016.


Business
Sertec presses ahead with £10m+ ‘ZANI’ investment 

8 Apr 16

One of the UK’s fastest growing automotive suppliers has signed its largest ever ‘press’ investment ahead of MACH 2016.


Business
Sertec unveils £10m investment 

7 Apr 16

Automotive supplies manufacturer signs largest ever injection of capital into Birmingham factories…


Business
Machine press firm benefits as Sertec invests £10m to meet JLR’s demands 

6 Apr 16

A LEADING supplier to Jaguar Land Rover has helped pass on the car makers success by investing £10m in a new equipment order.


Event
Birmingham launches Cultural Investment Inquiry 

6 Apr 16

Inquiry will use commercial and analytical skills of the city’s business community, national and international exemplars.


Business
Property firm submits revised plans for Birmingham shopping centre revamp 

6 Apr 16

PROPERTY investor NewRiver has submitted amended plans to its scheme proposing a major revamp of a Birmingham shopping centre.


Blog feature
Pitchfest WM Applications are Still Open 

5 Apr 16

Applications are still open for Pitchfest WM 2016 – the pitching competition that gives entrepreneurs a better chance of winning investment.


Business
Overseas investment remains strong but UK institutions are most prominent investors in central Birmingham assets 

5 Apr 16

UK institutions have been the most prominent investors in the Birmingham office market, accounting for over 58% of the value of transactions in 2015, according to the latest Who Owns Central Birmingham report.


News
Cultural Investment Inquiry to find new ways to invest in arts… 

4 Apr 16

Cultural Investment Inquiry to find new ways to invest in arts and culture across Birmingham.


Council
Finding new ways to invest in arts and culture 

4 Apr 16

Birmingham is launching a Cultural Investment Inquiry to look at new ways of investing in the arts and culture sector.


Business
BGF backs ambitious surveyors with £6.5m investment 

4 Apr 16

A CHARTERED surveyor which has recently completed its expansion into Birmingham has secured a £6.5m investment to support its continued growth.