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General | 14th October 2021

Stadium contractor benefits Birmingham groups with final round of You Matter Communities scheme

The winners for the third round of the You Matter Communities Community Fund have been announced.
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Stadium contractor benefits Birmingham groups with final round of You Matter Communities scheme14/10/2021
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General | 12th October 2021

Supplier event provides opportunity to meet Jaguar Land Rover

Coventry Building Society will be joined by automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover and Coventry University will will share their knowledge and experience of working with smaller businesses within their su...
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Supplier event provides opportunity to meet Jaguar Land Rover12/10/2021
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General | 8th October 2021

Midlands businesses engage with workplace wellbeing campaign ahead of World Mental Health Day

A Midlands-wide campaign helping improve support for mental health in the workplace has seen more than 800 employers taking the first steps to make positive improvements in their organisations.
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Midlands businesses engage with workplace wellbeing campaign ahead of World Mental Health Day08/10/2021
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General | 7th October 2021

HS2 to present a series of virtual engagement events

Local suppliers and subcontractors have an opportunity to meet the contractors for the HS2 main works and stations.
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HS2 to present a series of virtual engagement events07/10/2021
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General | 5th October 2021

Frankfurt Christmas Market recruiting for 200-plus jobs

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is once again looking to recruit more than 200 people to support its stalls when it returns to the city centre next month.
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Frankfurt Christmas Market recruiting for 200-plus jobs05/10/2021
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General | 1st October 2021

Expand your horizons and help your business grow with the government’s new Help to Grow: Management scheme

Businesses in the West Midlands can join 30,000 senior business leaders in a practical management training programme delivered by leading business schools across the UK.
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Expand your horizons and help your business grow with the government’s new Help to Grow: Management scheme01/10/2021
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General | 29th September 2021

Consultation launched on design options for Kings Heath and Moseley Places for People

Consultation has now opened on new Places for People designs for both sides of Kings Heath High Street, in a bid to improve air quality and create safer streets for walking and cycling.
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Consultation launched on design options for Kings Heath and Moseley Places for People29/09/2021
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General | 23rd September 2021

Made Smarter helps 100 companies

A programme which helps West Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms to adopt cutting-edge digital technology has seen 100 companies sign up in just a few months.
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Made Smarter helps 100 companies23/09/2021
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General | 22nd September 2021

Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success

The main ticket ballot is now open and applications will close at 8pm on 30 September. A ticket ballot is the fairest way to allocate tickets. Applications are made and the system allocates tickets at...
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Top tips for Birmingham 2022 ballot success22/09/2021
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General | 20th September 2021

Completion of Phase Two of Paradise Birmingham goes in for planning

Three new detailed planning applications have been submitted to Birmingham City Council to complete Phase Two of Paradise, the £700 million redevelopment of the heart of the city.
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Completion of Phase Two of Paradise Birmingham goes in for planning20/09/2021
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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