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General | 15th June 2021

£7.2m council investment into Cleaner Greener Streets is announced

A fleet of Mobile Household Recycling Centres (MHRCs) is set to roll out on the streets of Birmingham as part of the council’s effort to achieve cleaner streets.
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£7.2m council investment into Cleaner Greener Streets is announced15/06/2021
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General | 10th June 2021

Incorporatewear to supply Games uniform

Incorporatewear Ltd has been appointed by Birmingham 2022 as Official Workforce Uniform Provider, responsible for designing, producing and supplying the uniform to the entire Games workforce, followin...
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Incorporatewear to supply Games uniform10/06/2021
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General | 3rd June 2021

HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project

HS2 Ltd is holding a series of weekly webinars to ensure British businesses benefit from over 400,000 contract opportunities that building Britain’s new high speed railway will create.
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HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project03/06/2021
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General | 1st June 2021

Birmingham’s journey to cleaner air takes its next step forward

Today (1 June 2021) marked the launch of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone with a colourful exhibition at Library of Birmingham.
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Birmingham’s journey to cleaner air takes its next step forward01/06/2021
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General | 1st June 2021

Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open

The search to find more than 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun
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Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open01/06/2021
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General | 27th May 2021

'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event

Businesses in the West Midlands will have the opportunity to quiz a former Dragons' Den star and the youngest finalist in the history of the BBC’s The Apprentice about the importance of collaboration ...
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'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event27/05/2021
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General | 19th May 2021

Are you new to export?

The Export Academy, from the Department for International Trade (DIT), gives new, novice and in-experienced exporting businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world with confidence.
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Are you new to export?19/05/2021
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General | 18th May 2021

Plans to bid for World Athletics Road Running Championships approved by Cabinet

The city council's Cabinet today (18 May) approved a proposal to help cement Birmingham’s reputation as a host of major international sporting events.
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Plans to bid for World Athletics Road Running Championships approved by Cabinet18/05/2021
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General | 18th May 2021

More than £15 million funding boost for Digbeth High Street

The revival of Birmingham’s ‘creative quarter’ takes another step today.
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More than £15 million funding boost for Digbeth High Street18/05/2021
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General | 17th May 2021

Birmingham 2022 appoints CSM Live as Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage

The Organising Committee has announced that CSM Live, the branding and live experience division of CSM Sport and Entertainment, has been appointed as the Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Sign...
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Birmingham 2022 appoints CSM Live as Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage17/05/2021
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General | 14th May 2021

Birmingham 2022 joins forces with PwC in new sponsor deal

PwC UK has today been unveiled as the latest addition to the family of sponsors that have shown their ongoing support to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 joins forces with PwC in new sponsor deal14/05/2021
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General | 13th May 2021

Council House refurbishment set to offer opportunities to residents

The planned project will create a range of jobs and opportunities for local people, including long-term unemployed and apprentices
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Council House refurbishment set to offer opportunities to residents13/05/2021
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General | 12th May 2021

Applications to the Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Credit Scheme are now open

Birmingham City Council has officially launched its Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Credit Scheme.
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Applications to the Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Credit Scheme are now open12/05/2021
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General | 12th May 2021

New plans for Paradise prioritise public transport and active travel

The newly-unveiled Paradise Public Transport Improvement Scheme looks to respond to the city’s air pollution challenges by prioritising the road for buses, trams, taxis (hackney carriage) and bicycles...
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New plans for Paradise prioritise public transport and active travel12/05/2021
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General | 11th May 2021

Council to bid for World Athletics Road Running Championships

A proposal to help cement Birmingham’s reputation as a host of major international sporting events is set to be considered by the city council’s Cabinet on 18 May
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Council to bid for World Athletics Road Running Championships11/05/2021
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General | 10th May 2021

More good causes benefit from Stadium contractor community scheme

The winners for the second round of the You Matter Communities Community Fund have been announced.
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More good causes benefit from Stadium contractor community scheme10/05/2021
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General | 3rd May 2021

Appointments made as council reshapes to invest in city’s future

Plans to reshape Birmingham City Council to better meet the city’s priorities took a significant step forward on 30 April.
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Appointments made as council reshapes to invest in city’s future03/05/2021
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General | 28th April 2021

University supports start-up aiming to turn waste into renewable energy

Experts from the University of Wolverhampton are supporting a West Midlands start-up that is investigating the use of advanced thermal technologies to turn waste into renewable heat and electricity th...
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University supports start-up aiming to turn waste into renewable energy28/04/2021
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General | 27th April 2021

Kier Highways awarded extension on Birmingham ISC

Kier Highways has been awarded a six-month extension from Birmingham Highways Ltd (BHL) on its Birmingham Interim Services Contract (ISC). The extension will run until 30 December 2021.
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Kier Highways awarded extension on Birmingham ISC27/04/2021
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General | 26th April 2021

Peer Networks programme launches second round of support

Following a successful pilot in 2020, the national Peer Networks programme is now recruiting a second round of cohorts across the West Midlands.
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Peer Networks programme launches second round of support26/04/2021
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General | 22nd April 2021

First Restart Grants are paid to businesses in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has started to process the first Restart Grants to businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure industries a week after they reopened their doors to the public.
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First Restart Grants are paid to businesses in Birmingham22/04/2021
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General | 19th April 2021

Regional fund manager launches 1-2-1 support sessions

Maven’s local investment team in the West Midlands has launched support sessions for local businesses to help address funding and support needs across the region.
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Regional fund manager launches 1-2-1 support sessions19/04/2021
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General | 15th April 2021

New University Station construction project event

BCRRE along with the Rail Alliance, Digi-Rail and GBSLEP Growth Hub are delighted to announce an additional Stay Connected event in conjunction with Volker Fitzpatrick Ltd who are the lead contractor ...
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New University Station construction project event15/04/2021
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General | 13th April 2021

Court Collaboration builds on success with new Construction Director

Birmingham-based developer Court Collaboration is building on its successes and bolstering its team with the appointment of Joe Oxford as Construction Director.
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Court Collaboration builds on success with new Construction Director13/04/2021
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General | 7th April 2021

Key actions to improve air quality in Birmingham

With less than two months to go until the launch of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone, the City Council has published its Air Quality Action Plan 2021.
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Key actions to improve air quality in Birmingham07/04/2021
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General | 1st April 2021

Open call for creative proposals for Birmingham 2022 Festival

The Birmingham 2022 Festival is excited to receive proposals from artists and cultural organisations based in Birmingham and the West Midlands in response to one of three specific creative briefs.
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Open call for creative proposals for Birmingham 2022 Festival01/04/2021
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General | 30th March 2021

West Midlands businesses urged to tap into skills fund

Distance learning expert Open Study College is encouraging eligible Midlands businesses to apply for a grant of up to £18,000 for staff training to upskill and develop their workforce.
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West Midlands businesses urged to tap into skills fund30/03/2021
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General | 30th March 2021

Businesses encouraged to sign up to fleet payment demonstration ahead of launch of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

Businesses with vehicles that may be subject to the daily charge when Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone launches on 1 June 2021 can join a demonstration of the payment service.
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Businesses encouraged to sign up to fleet payment demonstration ahead of launch of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone30/03/2021
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General | 25th March 2021

City Council’s partner to deliver Birmingham Clean Air Zone’s Scrappage and Travel Scheme

The Council has partnered with Motorpoint to offer people working in the Clean Air Zone the chance to scrap their old car and receive £2,000 credit towards a compliant vehicle, or a mobility credit.
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City Council’s partner to deliver Birmingham Clean Air Zone’s Scrappage and Travel Scheme25/03/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs

Businesses have been encouraged to contact their Growth Hubs in the West Midlands by an entrepreneur who went from being a bank cashier to a millionaire Dragon.
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Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs23/03/2021
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General | 19th March 2021

Supporting businesses to re-open safely

Birmingham City Council has started an engagement programme with the city’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to help retail and hospitality reopen safely.
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Supporting businesses to re-open safely19/03/2021
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General | 19th March 2021

Steelworks at Alexander Stadium redevelopment reach exciting milestone

Progress on the redevelopment of the Alexander Stadium is on the brink of another significant milestone – the completion of the steelworks.
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Steelworks at Alexander Stadium redevelopment reach exciting milestone19/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

Birmingham 2022 legacy plan released

New national plan outlines Commonwealth Games Firsts for a healthier, greener, more prosperous West Midlands and UK.
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Birmingham 2022 legacy plan released18/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

Leader welcomes BBC announcement

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, has welcomed an announcement by the BBC today which will see more programming created in the region.
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Leader welcomes BBC announcement18/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

Redevelopment of Birmingham’s Southside to start next month

The estimated £9.5 million scheme will deliver improved walking and cycling routes to New Street Station and a new public square adjacent to Birmingham Hippodrome.
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Redevelopment of Birmingham’s Southside to start next month17/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses

On Tuesday 16 March the West Midlands Growth Hubs joined forces with the online platform Findit, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Department for International Trade to hold its first even...
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West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses17/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Council finalises details of £6million Commonwealth Games Community Fund

Plans to utilise the final third of Birmingham City Council’s £6million Commonwealth Games Community Fund are due before the council’s Cabinet on 16 March.
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Council finalises details of £6million Commonwealth Games Community Fund08/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era

An expert panel of speakers will tell their inspirational stories of opportunity, resilience and business growth at a free event to mark a new post-Brexit era for the West Midlands.
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Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era08/03/2021
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General | 1st March 2021

Birmingham 2022 - Celebrating Communities

Bid now for a slice of a £2million council fund created to help people celebrate Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 - Celebrating Communities01/03/2021
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General | 17th February 2021

Detailed plans revealed for first buildings at Peddimore

Proposals for the first two buildings at Peddimore, the new, high-quality employment park in Minworth, have been unveiled as part of a consultation about the site which is set to become one of the reg...
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Detailed plans revealed for first buildings at Peddimore17/02/2021
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General | 16th February 2021

More walking and cycling improvements to be delivered across Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has been awarded circa £4.5m as part of the second tranche of funding from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund.
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More walking and cycling improvements to be delivered across Birmingham16/02/2021
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General | 15th February 2021

COVID support grants launched for Birmingham taxi drivers

Birmingham City Council is joining several cities across the country by introducing much needed financial grants to eligible taxi drivers of private hire and hackney carriage vehicles.
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COVID support grants launched for Birmingham taxi drivers15/02/2021
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General | 15th February 2021

Round two of business support grants launches following first round success

Birmingham City Council has launched the second round of business support grant payments following a round of successful grant pay-outs to struggling businesses.
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Round two of business support grants launches following first round success15/02/2021
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General | 9th February 2021

£5,000 grant for Birmingham’s hackney carriage drivers to prepare for the Clean Air Zone

Birmingham City Council has announced a new £5,000 grant for Birmingham-licensed hackney carriage drivers.
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£5,000 grant for Birmingham’s hackney carriage drivers to prepare for the Clean Air Zone09/02/2021
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General | 5th February 2021

Birmingham City Council launches a series of Clean Air Zone webinars

Birmingham City Council has launched a series of webinars to help residents, city centre workers and businesses prepares for the Clean Air Zone, which launches on 1 June 2021.
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Birmingham City Council launches a series of Clean Air Zone webinars05/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) at Ansty Park in Coventry is to be equipped with its own private 5G network which manufacturers can come and use to test and explore new production methods.
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MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity04/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

Arena Birmingham set for new indoor track in £1.2m council investment

Plans to invest in a much-needed replacement indoor athletics track at Arena Birmingham are due before the city council’s Cabinet on 9 February.
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Arena Birmingham set for new indoor track in £1.2m council investment01/02/2021
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General | 26th January 2021

Our Future City Plan public consultation launched today

Businesses and communities across Birmingham are being called upon to help shape a bold new future for their city which has been launched today (26 January 2021).
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Our Future City Plan public consultation launched today26/01/2021
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General | 25th January 2021

Birmingham community projects set to benefit for a second time

McLaughlin & Harvey, lead contractor at the Alexander Stadium Redevelopment, has announced a second round of the You Matter Communities scheme – with a focus on tacking the local impact of COVID-19.
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Birmingham community projects set to benefit for a second time25/01/2021
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General | 19th January 2021

West Midlands firm uses 5G to transform manufacturing

AE Aerospace, a leading manufacturing business in Birmingham, will be the first UK SME (small to medium sized enterprise) to use a 5G private network
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West Midlands firm uses 5G to transform manufacturing19/01/2021