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General | 14th September 2021

Law firm boosts commercial property team with appointment of new partner

Midlands legal firm mfg Solicitors has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of a new partner.
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Law firm boosts commercial property team with appointment of new partner14/09/2021
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General | 14th September 2021

Additional restriction grants launch a second round

Birmingham city council has launched a second opportunity for businesses to apply for additional restrictions grants.
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Additional restriction grants launch a second round14/09/2021
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General | 13th September 2021

Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins

The main ticket ballot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is now live
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Birmingham 2022 main ticket ballot begins13/09/2021
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General | 10th September 2021

Alexander Stadium contract social value highlighted in new report

The community benefits that have been achieved during the first 12 months of the project to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium are detailed in a new report published today (10 September).
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Alexander Stadium contract social value highlighted in new report10/09/2021
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General | 9th September 2021

Bid now for second round of Celebrating Communities funding

Residents and community groups now have a second chance to bid for a slice of a £2million council fund created to help people celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Bid now for second round of Celebrating Communities funding09/09/2021
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General | 7th September 2021

Calling all creatives!

A great opportunity is being launched to support the council’s role in welcoming VIPs and dignitaries during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Calling all creatives!07/09/2021
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General | 26th August 2021

Call out to innovators in transport to help lead the 5G revolution

5PRING – the consortium behind the UK’s first 5G commercial application accelerator – has announced the Future of Transport challenge.
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Call out to innovators in transport to help lead the 5G revolution26/08/2021
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General | 25th August 2021

Plans for Perry Barr move forward

The ongoing regeneration of Perry Barr ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has taken another step forward with the approval of plans for a new bus interchange.
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Plans for Perry Barr move forward25/08/2021
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General | 24th August 2021

Help to Grow management programme launches cohort 2

Registrations open for Help to Grow: Management programme at Aston Business School
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Help to Grow management programme launches cohort 224/08/2021
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General | 18th August 2021

Birmingham City Council launches new Match My Project portal

A new portal which acts as a meeting point for the business and community sector
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Birmingham City Council launches new Match My Project portal18/08/2021
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General | 11th August 2021

Opportunities for sports-related creative commissions

The Birmingham 2022 Cultural Programme is offering Birmingham and West Midlands artists/cultural organisations the opportunity to submit a proposal for commissions of up to £25,000 to create public ar...
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Opportunities for sports-related creative commissions11/08/2021
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General | 9th August 2021

Pioneering mental health campaign created by employers for employers is launched

A new campaign created by employers for employers to boost mental health and productivity by encouraging open conversations in workplaces in the West Midlands has been officially launched.
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Pioneering mental health campaign created by employers for employers is launched09/08/2021
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General | 9th August 2021

Arup announces move to Paradise

Arup, the employee-owned built environment consultancy, is set to move its third largest global office to Paradise Birmingham in a move that will bring 1,000 jobs to Birmingham city centre.
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Arup announces move to Paradise09/08/2021
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General | 6th August 2021

The Sustainable Business Series 2021: Net Zero

Learn best practice and understand the commercial benefits of reducing your carbon emissions, whilst creating a better world for future generations.
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The Sustainable Business Series 2021: Net Zero06/08/2021
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General | 5th August 2021

Award-winning highways scheme completes in Stechford

The circa £13 million Iron Lane junction improvements scheme has enhanced links to employment sites and local retail, reduced congestion and provided improved facilities for cycling and walking.
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Award-winning highways scheme completes in Stechford05/08/2021
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General | 29th July 2021

Birmingham City Council announces £62m investment in the sustainable supply of affordable homes

Birmingham City Council has announced a £62m capital investment to increase the sustainable supply of affordable homes to prevent people from presenting as homeless.
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Birmingham City Council announces £62m investment in the sustainable supply of affordable homes29/07/2021
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General | 28th July 2021

Birmingham's Commonwealth Games venue is already the best stadium in the country

Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletics legend Sir Brendan Foster has labelled Birmingham's Alexander Stadium 'the best in the country' even before major building work on new-look venue is complete.
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Birmingham's Commonwealth Games venue is already the best stadium in the country28/07/2021
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General | 27th July 2021

Peddimore set to help unlock growth for the region

IM Properties has reached a major milestone with the beginning of construction work of Peddimore, a major new high-quality employment park in Minworth which is set to become one of the region’s most i...
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Peddimore set to help unlock growth for the region27/07/2021
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General | 26th July 2021

Stadium contractor announces final round of You Matter Communities scheme

McLaughlin & Harvey, the lead contractor for the council at the Alexander Stadium Redevelopment, has announced a third and final round of the You Matter Communities scheme.
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Stadium contractor announces final round of You Matter Communities scheme26/07/2021
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General | 22nd July 2021

Design Competition for Commonwealth Games presentation items launched

A great opportunity is being launched to support the council’s role in welcoming VIPs and dignitaries during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Design Competition for Commonwealth Games presentation items launched22/07/2021
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General | 15th July 2021

Perry Barr 2040 Masterplan consultation now live

People are being invited to have their say on the Perry Barr 2040 Masterplan proposals for how to further improve the area over the next two decades.
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Perry Barr 2040 Masterplan consultation now live15/07/2021
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General | 14th July 2021

Birmingham 2022 ticket ballot now open for the West Midlands

People who live in the West Midlands region can now apply for tickets to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in an exclusive ballot.
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Birmingham 2022 ticket ballot now open for the West Midlands14/07/2021
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General | 9th July 2021

Perry Barr 2040 Masterplan outlines ambitious future vision for area over next two decades

A draft Masterplan outlining an ambitious vision for how to further improve Perry Barr over the next two decades has been published today.
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Perry Barr 2040 Masterplan outlines ambitious future vision for area over next two decades09/07/2021
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General | 5th July 2021

Be the first to apply for tickets

Businesses and residents of the West Midlands can apply for an early release of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games tickets next week!
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Be the first to apply for tickets05/07/2021
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General | 1st July 2021

Paradise Birmingham development team to join MEPC

London – MEPC, the wholly owned development and asset management subsidiary of the international business of Federated Hermes, announces that Argent’s eight-strong team working on the £700 million Par...
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Paradise Birmingham development team to join MEPC01/07/2021
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General | 29th June 2021

New homes for social rent get council go-ahead

Birmingham City Council has given the green light for dozens of new homes for social rent to be built in the Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East Ward.
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New homes for social rent get council go-ahead29/06/2021
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General | 29th June 2021

Smithfield Birmingham milestone will deliver thousands of new jobs

Smithfield Birmingham development reached a significant milestone today (29 June 2021) as Lendlease and the city council finalised a joint venture contract for the £1.9bn scheme.
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Smithfield Birmingham milestone will deliver thousands of new jobs29/06/2021
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General | 23rd June 2021

Birmingham bids for more than £60 million to regenerate key parts of the city

Birmingham City Council has bid for circa £64 million from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund to support four major schemes in the city.
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Birmingham bids for more than £60 million to regenerate key parts of the city23/06/2021
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General | 23rd June 2021

Excitement building ahead of event with Dragons' Den star

A high-profile online networking event is preparing to go live on Tuesday after the guest line-up was announced, giving business owners the chance to pick the brains of leading entrepreneurs.
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Excitement building ahead of event with Dragons' Den star23/06/2021
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General | 22nd June 2021

City council urges government to extend deadline for EU citizens seeking settled status

Thousands of EU nationals living and working in Birmingham may remain undocumented just days before the deadline for the Government's EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).
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City council urges government to extend deadline for EU citizens seeking settled status22/06/2021
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General | 22nd June 2021

Birmingham secures funding for electric bikes

Birmingham City Council will roll-out the electric bicycles later this year in partnership with local organisations, to help increase cycling provision for vulnerable people and the wider community.
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Birmingham secures funding for electric bikes22/06/2021
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General | 21st June 2021

Applications open for creative city grants

Up to 150 community groups across Birmingham can apply to benefit from £2m of funding in partnership with Birmingham City Council
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Applications open for creative city grants21/06/2021
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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