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General | 21st March 2019

Could your business benefit from a senior corporate mentor?

‘Mentoring for Growth’ is a new national programme designed to support SME business growth across the UK.

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Could your business benefit from a senior corporate mentor?21/03/2019
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General | 13th March 2019

Planning permission granted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Plans for the new £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been given the green light.

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Planning permission granted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre13/03/2019
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General | 13th March 2019

Government approval for Birmingham Clean Air Zone plans

Birmingham City Council’s plan for a Clean Air Zone to help tackle the problem of air pollution in the city has received Government approval

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Government approval for Birmingham Clean Air Zone plans13/03/2019
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General | 11th March 2019

Apprentices playing key role in Birmingham 2022 plans

Apprentices are at the forefront of Birmingham City Council’s effort to deliver some of the key infrastructure projects that are needed for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Apprentices playing key role in Birmingham 2022 plans11/03/2019
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General | 7th March 2019

Commonwealth Games briefing to headline Coventry & Warwickshire Business Trade Expo

Visit the FinditinBirmingham exhibition stand at the upcoming C&W Chamber Trade Show & learn more about the Birmingham 2022 Business Portal

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Commonwealth Games briefing to headline Coventry & Warwickshire Business Trade Expo07/03/2019
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General | 7th March 2019

Birmingham still a prime location for start ups

The city has been ranked second for entrepreneurs looking to launch a new business

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Birmingham still a prime location for start ups07/03/2019
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General | 6th March 2019

Ashted Circus improvement scheme completed

The completion of works to improve a major Birmingham junction has been marked with an opening ceremony.

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Ashted Circus improvement scheme completed06/03/2019
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General | 28th February 2019

GBSLEP Growth Hub wants to hear the views of local businesses

Every quarter, businesses in the region are asked to complete the Greater Birmingham Quarterly Growth Survey

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GBSLEP Growth Hub wants to hear the views of local businesses28/02/2019
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General | 28th February 2019

Leaders come together in Birmingham to highlight HS2 benefits

Local, regional and national political leaders joined High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) at an event to present a positive message about how HS2 is the ‘missing piece’ in bridging national conne...

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Leaders come together in Birmingham to highlight HS2 benefits28/02/2019
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General | 28th February 2019

“How to Tender and Win Business” with Birmingham City Council

The city council spends millions of pounds on the procurement of work, supplies and services each year, with a diverse local supply market (of all sizes), offering a wide range of commercial opportuni...

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“How to Tender and Win Business” with Birmingham City Council28/02/2019
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General | 15th February 2019

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust celebrates ten years, with ten more homes

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) is celebrating its ten year anniversary with the completion of ten new homes.

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Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust celebrates ten years, with ten more homes15/02/2019
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General | 12th February 2019

Birmingham announces major regeneration proposals for Ladywood

Birmingham City Council has announced plans to take forward proposals for a housing led regeneration initiative for the Ladywood area.

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Birmingham announces major regeneration proposals for Ladywood12/02/2019
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General | 11th February 2019

Details of Phase 2 of Perry Barr regeneration announced

Proposals for the second phase of the regeneration of Perry Barr have been unveiled by Birmingham City Council.

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Details of Phase 2 of Perry Barr regeneration announced11/02/2019
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General | 11th February 2019

First tracks laid for Birmingham Westside Metro extension in Victoria Square

Tram tracks are now being laid in Birmingham city centre in a clear sign that construction of the West Midlands Metro extension to Centenary Square is continuing at pace and on schedule.

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First tracks laid for Birmingham Westside Metro extension in Victoria Square11/02/2019
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General | 8th February 2019

Workshop to discuss the 'Provision of Homes to Schools Transport' contract

Local taxi and private hire companies are invited by Birmingham City Council to attend a workshop to discuss the forthcoming contract

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Workshop to discuss the 'Provision of Homes to Schools Transport' contract08/02/2019
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General | 7th February 2019

Leafy milestone for Centenary Square

The redevelopment of Birmingham’s Centenary Square reached a leafy milestone as work began to plant the first of the site’s trees.

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Leafy milestone for Centenary Square07/02/2019
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General | 7th February 2019

Perry Barr improvements help prepare for Commonwealth Games and years beyond

A programme of highway infrastructure improvements at Perry Barr to support the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and its regeneration legacy are due before the city council’s Cabinet on 12 February

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Perry Barr improvements help prepare for Commonwealth Games and years beyond07/02/2019
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General | 5th February 2019

Plans submitted for £165M Regeneration Scheme

More than 750 new homes could be constructed on a derelict site on Birmingham’s Main Line Canal after the £165m plans were submitted to the city council for consideration.

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Plans submitted for £165M Regeneration Scheme05/02/2019
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General | 28th January 2019

£270,000 Peddimore Community Fund launched by IM Properties

IM Properties has launched a £270,000 community fund to assist local projects surrounding the proposed Peddimore employment park

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£270,000 Peddimore Community Fund launched by IM Properties28/01/2019
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General | 24th January 2019

Greater Birmingham and Solihull region records another year of economic success

Greater Birmingham’s regional economy has continued to perform strongly in areas ranging from job creation to quality of life, according to data* analysed by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local En...

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Greater Birmingham and Solihull region records another year of economic success24/01/2019
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General | 23rd January 2019

Birmingham stays top of the board for start-ups

For a sixth consecutive year, Birmingham is named as the location of choice for start-up businesses

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Birmingham stays top of the board for start-ups23/01/2019
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General | 18th January 2019

Green light for ‘transformational’ £200m Digbeth scheme

SevenCapital has been given the go ahead for its scheme that will transform part of Digbeth into a major residential development.

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Green light for ‘transformational’ £200m Digbeth scheme18/01/2019
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General | 17th January 2019

Planning application submitted for Peddimore Employment Park

A planning application for Peddimore, a major new employment site in Minworth which could create up to 6,500 direct new jobs and attract leading manufacturing and logistics companies, has been submitt...

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Planning application submitted for Peddimore Employment Park17/01/2019
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General | 17th January 2019

Birmingham gives go-ahead for first modular home

Today, 17 January 2019, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), Birmingham City Council’s house-building arm, received planning permission to install its first modular home.

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Birmingham gives go-ahead for first modular home17/01/2019
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General | 17th January 2019

Chief Executive confirmed for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee

Ian Reid has been confirmed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC), the team organising the largest event ever to be staged in the We...

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Chief Executive confirmed for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee17/01/2019
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General | 9th January 2019

Birmingham City Council announces preferred development partner for Birmingham Smithfield

Birmingham City Council has announced Lendlease as its development partner to deliver the transformation of the 17-hectare Birmingham Smithfield site.

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Birmingham City Council announces preferred development partner for Birmingham Smithfield09/01/2019
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General | 21st December 2018

Birmingham marks 12 months as Commonwealth Games host city

Today marked one year since Birmingham and the West Midlands region was officially awarded the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Birmingham marks 12 months as Commonwealth Games host city21/12/2018
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General | 20th December 2018

Plans for Commonwealth Games Village are approved

Birmingham’s preparations to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games sprinted ahead today (December 20) with the approval of the Planning Application for the residential element of the Athletes Village.

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Plans for Commonwealth Games Village are approved20/12/2018
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General | 19th December 2018

Construction of Birmingham’s tallest office tower now underway

BAM Construction has started work on the £80 million tower that will be 26 storeys, with the apex 246m above sea level.

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Construction of Birmingham’s tallest office tower now underway19/12/2018
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General | 19th December 2018

West Midlands Combined Authority welcomes Allan Cook as new Chair of HS2 Ltd

The Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Chair of the region’s HS2 Growth Delivery Board have welcomed the appointment of Allan Cook CBE as Chair of HS2 Ltd.

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West Midlands Combined Authority welcomes Allan Cook as new Chair of HS2 Ltd19/12/2018
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General | 18th December 2018

Birmingham City University shortlisted for national employability award

Birmingham City University has been shortlisted for a National Undergraduate Employability Award, in recognition of the institution’s initiatives to support students on their career journey.

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Birmingham City University shortlisted for national employability award18/12/2018
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General | 13th December 2018

IM Properties is looking to engage with local SMEs and social enterprises

IM Properties is looking to engage with local SMEs and social enterprises to work with them on construction related goods and services for the Peddimore Birmingham Employment Park

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IM Properties is looking to engage with local SMEs and social enterprises13/12/2018
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General | 12th December 2018

House-building target exceeded in Birmingham

The number of new homes built in Birmingham over the last three years has exceeded the annual targets by 108%, showing that confidence in the housing market in the city is continuing to improve.

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House-building target exceeded in Birmingham12/12/2018
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General | 11th December 2018

Designs unveiled for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Designs for the new £60m state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been unveiled and are out for public consultation.

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Designs unveiled for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre11/12/2018
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General | 7th December 2018

Birmingham-based PR firm rebrands after record year

A Birmingham-based public relations agency has rebranded after achieving a record year and has unveiled plans for "significant growth" over the next three years. Story Comms, which was established fo...

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Birmingham-based PR firm rebrands after record year07/12/2018
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General | 7th December 2018

Developer secures £75m loan for major housing projects

Developer St Modwen has been provided with a £75m loan from Homes England to help build more than 13,000 new homes across England over the next seven years.

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Developer secures £75m loan for major housing projects07/12/2018
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General | 6th December 2018

Your new FinditinBirmingham business portal is live with a range of new features

FinditinBirmingham's improved functionality and user-friendly interface has made it easier for you to post and manage your opportunities

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Your new FinditinBirmingham business portal is live with a range of new features06/12/2018
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General | 5th December 2018

Council revises its Business Charter to help construction industry workers

An update to Birmingham City Council’s Social Value Policy and the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility, are set to go before Cabinet on 11 December

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Council revises its Business Charter to help construction industry workers05/12/2018
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General | 3rd December 2018

FinditinBirmingham members host Birmingham merger event

Partners from law firm mfg Solicitors hosted a drinks reception for clients at Birmingham’s Opus restaurant to mark its merger with historic city legal practice, Pearson Rowe.

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FinditinBirmingham members host Birmingham merger event03/12/2018
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General | 28th November 2018

Principal contractor announced for Perry Barr development

Birmingham City Council has announced the appointment of Lendlease Ltd as principal contractor for the Perry Barr regeneration development.

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Principal contractor announced for Perry Barr development28/11/2018
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General | 28th November 2018

Hundreds attend business briefing for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

More than 500 people from local businesses attended a Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games briefing at the ICC yesterday (27 November), to hear about how they could benefit from the largest sporting and...

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Hundreds attend business briefing for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games28/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Mace appointed to project manage Alexander Stadium renovation

Mace has won the role of project manager for the revamp of the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham ahead of the Commonwealth Games in the city in 2022.

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Mace appointed to project manage Alexander Stadium renovation26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Team England unveils new brand at Birmingham 2022 Athlete’s Village

Team England has today revealed its new look and feel at the proposed site of the Birmingham 2022 Athlete’s Village.

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Team England unveils new brand at Birmingham 2022 Athlete’s Village26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

The new look FinditinBirmingham website is on its way

Plans to bring you a new and improved FinditinBirmingham are underway

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The new look FinditinBirmingham website is on its way26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Heathrow hosts successful supplier event in the Midlands

Local businesses, business leaders and partners all gathered together this morning for a stakeholder reception and business summit to discuss supply chain opportunities for SMEs across the region

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Heathrow hosts successful supplier event in the Midlands26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Venues plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games confirms

The Sport and Venue Programme for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games was confirmed and celebrated today, Friday 19 October, as five Team England medallists joined Birmingham 2022 Chairman John Cra...

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Venues plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games confirms26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

UK’s largest science and technology property partnership formed

Bruntwood and Legal & General Capital (Legal & General) have established a landmark 50:50 partnership to create the UK’s largest property platform dedicated to driving science and technology growth in...

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UK’s largest science and technology property partnership formed26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

UK Finance and FMB launch guide to development finance for SME housebuilders

SME housebuilders are to be given help in navigating the development finance process and accessing the funding they need, following the publication of a new guide by UK Finance and the Federation of M...

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UK Finance and FMB launch guide to development finance for SME housebuilders26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Shaping the Market: What's New

The 'Shaping the market' web pages keep providers informed about developments in the social care market in Birmingham and nationally

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Shaping the Market: What's New26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Your are invited to Heathrow's Stakeholder Breakfast

Heathrow is delighted to invite you to the stakeholder breakfast launch of Heathrow Business Summit Midlands, which will take place in Birmingham on Thursday 25th October 2018.

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Your are invited to Heathrow's Stakeholder Breakfast26/11/2018