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General | 27th May 2020

FinditinCW opens booking for its first 'Meet the Buyer' webinar

SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire can find out about how they can access upcoming contracts connected with HS2 and Tier 1 contractor Balfour Beatty Vinci JV
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FinditinCW opens booking for its first 'Meet the Buyer' webinar27/05/2020
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General | 21st May 2020

Birmingham secures funding for e-cargo bike pilot scheme

Following a successful bid application, Birmingham City Council has secured £58,000 in government grant funding to run an e-cargo bike pilot in the city.
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Birmingham secures funding for e-cargo bike pilot scheme21/05/2020
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General | 18th May 2020

Avison Young secures major Birmingham City Council property investment brief

The Council has appointed Avison Young to review it's Commercial Investment Property Portfolio.
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Avison Young secures major Birmingham City Council property investment brief18/05/2020
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General | 18th May 2020

Business support- a message from Councillor Ian Ward

Councillor Ian Ward's message for businesses in Birmingham needing support during these difficult times.
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Business support- a message from Councillor Ian Ward18/05/2020
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General | 15th May 2020

More than £85,000 awarded to community projects supporting refugees

Innovative community projects supporting refugees - through the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme - have received over £85,000 in grants awarded by Birmingham City Council.
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More than £85,000 awarded to community projects supporting refugees15/05/2020
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General | 15th May 2020

More than 330,000 items of PPE delivered across city

More than 330,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been distributed to care settings across Birmingham by the city council.
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More than 330,000 items of PPE delivered across city15/05/2020
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General | 13th May 2020

Lord Mayor’s team pick up 30,000 face masks for frontline workers donated by Nanjing

Members of the Lord Mayor’s team collected a shipment of 30,000 face masks, donated by the city of Nanjing - one of Birmingham’s partner cities in China - yesterday (12 May 2020)
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Lord Mayor’s team pick up 30,000 face masks for frontline workers donated by Nanjing13/05/2020
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General | 12th May 2020

10 priorities for the West Midlands economic recovery after coronavirus

A West Midlands road map to secure a successful post-Covid 19 economic recovery focusing on 10 key goals was announced at the end of last week. (Thursday 7 May)
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10 priorities for the West Midlands economic recovery after coronavirus12/05/2020
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General | 4th May 2020

New City Council Programme Director for Birmingham 2022 is named

A new Programme Director has been appointed by Birmingham City Council to head-up the local authority’s involvement in the planning, preparation and delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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New City Council Programme Director for Birmingham 2022 is named04/05/2020
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General | 30th April 2020

Missing information could cost Birmingham businesses COVID-19 grant funding

Up to 5,000 businesses in Birmingham could potentially miss out on grants of £10,000 or £25,000 if they do not provide up-to-date details for payments to be processed.
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Missing information could cost Birmingham businesses COVID-19 grant funding30/04/2020
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General | 27th April 2020

Grant pay-outs rapidly underway

Council officers have been pushing out all the stops, including working on weekends, to process submissions from Birmingham business to receive grants to support their businesses.
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Grant pay-outs rapidly underway27/04/2020
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General | 27th April 2020

Grants available to help vulnerable adults during pandemic

Voluntary, community and faith groups are invited to bid to the city council for grants to help support vulnerable adults affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Grants available to help vulnerable adults during pandemic27/04/2020
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General | 24th April 2020

West Midlands recovery plan to be drawn up as scale of Covid-19 impact on regional economy is revealed

A recovery action plan is to be drawn up specifically tailored to help the West Midlands economy bounce back quickly once lockdown restrictions start to be lifted.
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West Midlands recovery plan to be drawn up as scale of Covid-19 impact on regional economy is revealed24/04/2020
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General | 24th April 2020

HS2 station plans approved

Birmingham's landmark Curzon Street station is the first HS2 station in the UK to get planning approval after councillors voted unanimously for it.
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HS2 station plans approved24/04/2020
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General | 24th April 2020

Birmingham fundraisers donate face masks to city council key workers

Overseas Chinese Association (Birmingham) has donated thousands of face masks to Birmingham City Council to give to its key workers.
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Birmingham fundraisers donate face masks to city council key workers24/04/2020
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General | 23rd April 2020

A brand-new Findit launches in the West Midlands

A new business Findit site aimed at SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire has been launched today (Thursday 23 April) to provide organisations with high-profile supply chain opportunities, news and events...
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A brand-new Findit launches in the West Midlands23/04/2020
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General | 22nd April 2020

City agrees land deal with Homes England for major development

A major regeneration scheme is set to go ahead in Birmingham
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City agrees land deal with Homes England for major development22/04/2020
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General | 21st April 2020

£5m support package for care providers

A five million pound package of financial support for care providers across the city has been approved by Birmingham City Council.
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£5m support package for care providers21/04/2020
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General | 17th April 2020

Council proposal for a Business Survival Fund

Birmingham City Council with the support of the Core Cities has submitted a proposal to Government.
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Council proposal for a Business Survival Fund17/04/2020
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General | 15th April 2020

West Midlands Combined Authority launches new 'COVID-19 Support Platform'

In these testing and unprecedented times, the West Midlands community is rallying to offer support for frontline services, businesses and citizens affected by COVID-19.
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West Midlands Combined Authority launches new 'COVID-19 Support Platform'15/04/2020
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General | 14th April 2020

Coronavirus: West Midlands businesses urged to join protective equipment ‘battle’

The CBI has urged even more businesses in the region to join the ‘battle’ to produce protective equipment for the NHS and front-line workers.
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Coronavirus: West Midlands businesses urged to join protective equipment ‘battle’14/04/2020
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General | 14th April 2020

West Midlands Board for Tourism asks UK Government to expand support for region’s visitor economy

Industry leaders from the West Midlands have come together to highlight how the government can provide more support for the region’s tourism businesses during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
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West Midlands Board for Tourism asks UK Government to expand support for region’s visitor economy14/04/2020
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General | 6th April 2020

New grants available for industry impacted by Covid-19

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.
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New grants available for industry impacted by Covid-1906/04/2020
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General | 6th April 2020

Government business grants to be paid from early April

Grants totalling around £231 million will begin to be paid to eligible businesses in Birmingham from next week
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Government business grants to be paid from early April06/04/2020
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General | 2nd April 2020

New interim Chief Executive for Birmingham City Council

The City Council has today announced the appointment of Chris Naylor as interim Chief Executive as part of an agreement with Barking and Dagenham Council, where he is currently fulfilling that role.
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New interim Chief Executive for Birmingham City Council02/04/2020
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General | 2nd April 2020

Trading Standards warn of scam sites selling personal protective equipment (PPE)

Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team are urging crowd-funders, consumers and businesses to beware of scam sites selling hard-to-find PPE.
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Trading Standards warn of scam sites selling personal protective equipment (PPE)02/04/2020
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General | 2nd April 2020

Donations of protective equipment urgently required

CALLING BIRMINGHAM BUSINESSES - Please help
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Donations of protective equipment urgently required02/04/2020
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General | 2nd April 2020

Covid-19: Update for construction industry

Thursday 2 April news - Updated Site Operating Procedures
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Covid-19: Update for construction industry02/04/2020
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General | 30th March 2020

Support measures for Birmingham businesses

Thousands of Birmingham businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply to the Government's Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.
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Support measures for Birmingham businesses30/03/2020
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General | 26th March 2020

New points-based immigration system for employers

The Government has published more detailed information on the UK’s new points-based immigration system.
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New points-based immigration system for employers26/03/2020
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General | 26th March 2020

Donate to Change into Action to help region’s homeless during Coronavirus pandemic

Residents and businesses across the West Midlands are being urged to donate to Change into Action to help the region’s rough sleepers during the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Donate to Change into Action to help region’s homeless during Coronavirus pandemic26/03/2020
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General | 24th March 2020

Findit's tips for working at home

A lot of us are now working from home and it’s fair to say we’ve never experienced a time like this.
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Findit's tips for working at home24/03/2020
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General | 23rd March 2020

Supporting Birmingham businesses through the coronavirus outbreak

Birmingham City Council has stepped up efforts to help small businesses in Birmingham meet the coronavirus challenge.
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Supporting Birmingham businesses through the coronavirus outbreak23/03/2020
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General | 20th March 2020

Moving away from substance misuse and into employment

Like every city Birmingham finds itself challenged on dealing with the negative effects of substance misuse. By substance misuse we specifically mean drugs and alcohol.
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Moving away from substance misuse and into employment20/03/2020
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General | 19th March 2020

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market scoops top award for third year

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market has been named the Best Outdoor Event in the city, by readers of What’s On magazine, it was announced today (19 March 2020).
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Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market scoops top award for third year19/03/2020
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General | 18th March 2020

Help and guidance on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for Birmingham businesses

Findit will closely follow the Government’s advice and guidelines and work with support organisations to bring all our members the current business information.
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Help and guidance on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for Birmingham businesses18/03/2020
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General | 18th March 2020

Contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium awarded to McLaughlin & Harvey

The contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium into a high-quality venue for diverse sporting, leisure, community and cultural events has been awarded by the council to McLaughlin & Harvey.
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Contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium awarded to McLaughlin & Harvey18/03/2020
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General | 16th March 2020

Birmingham automotive firm powers ahead with 100 new engineering jobs

A recruitment partnership has seen dozens of engineers beginning new roles at a Birmingham automotive firm which is driving innovations in low carbon and electric vehicle technology.
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Birmingham automotive firm powers ahead with 100 new engineering jobs16/03/2020
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General | 10th March 2020

Revised Full Business Case - Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme

A report detailing the extensive progress already made on delivering the Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme (PBRS) and the measures needed to ensure the project’s successful completion is due before Birmi...
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Revised Full Business Case - Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme10/03/2020
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General | 14th February 2020

The race is on to find the Community Champions of Birmingham

A search to find the unsung heroes of Birmingham to spearhead an exciting new community campaign has been launched by Birmingham City Council.
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The race is on to find the Community Champions of Birmingham14/02/2020
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General | 11th February 2020

Leader of Birmingham City Council issues statement on HS2

Cllr Ian Ward makes comments following the Government's decision to give HS2 the go ahead
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Leader of Birmingham City Council issues statement on HS211/02/2020
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General | 10th February 2020

Budget outlines programme of investment, support and transformation

A significant programme of investment, transformation and support for the most vulnerable against continued financial challenges is detailed in Birmingham City Council’s latest financial plan.
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Budget outlines programme of investment, support and transformation10/02/2020
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General | 7th February 2020

WMCA Board set to approve Birmingham Eastside Metro extension

The next Birmingham city centre extension to the West Midlands Metro network is set to be given the green light by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) next week.
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WMCA Board set to approve Birmingham Eastside Metro extension07/02/2020
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General | 3rd February 2020

Kier appointed as interim services provider for Birmingham highways contract

Kier Highways has been appointed as the preferred bidder to manage the 15-month interim highway services contract for Birmingham Highways Ltd (BHL) from 1 April 2020 to 29 June 2021.
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Kier appointed as interim services provider for Birmingham highways contract03/02/2020
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General | 30th January 2020

Birmingham 2022 plans take major step forward as Alexander Stadium revamp is approved

Proposals for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium were today approved by the council's Planning Committee – marking a major milestone in the preparations for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 plans take major step forward as Alexander Stadium revamp is approved30/01/2020
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General | 20th January 2020

Birmingham City Council Leader calling for continued commitment to HS2

The Leader of Birmingham City Council has issued a statement adding his voice to the support for HS2.
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Birmingham City Council Leader calling for continued commitment to HS220/01/2020
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General | 20th January 2020

West Midlands’ conferencing offer lauded by national industry survey

Birmingham was named the country’s most popular location outside London for conferencing and events
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West Midlands’ conferencing offer lauded by national industry survey20/01/2020
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General | 17th January 2020

Winner chosen to design new landmark markets at Birmingham Smithfield

A highly energetic and collaborative team led by David Kohn Architects has been chosen as the winner of an international competition to design a new home for the historic Birmingham markets
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Winner chosen to design new landmark markets at Birmingham Smithfield17/01/2020
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General | 16th January 2020

Leading to Grow - FREE business support programme for West Midlands micro-businesses

The Leading to Grow Programme can support small business owners to grow, innovate and increase productivity
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Leading to Grow - FREE business support programme for West Midlands micro-businesses16/01/2020
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General | 13th January 2020

Region urged to go #BlueMondayGreen and banish the blues

People and organisations in the region are being urged to turn #BlueMondayGreen and banish the blues on what is reputedly one of the most miserable days of the year.
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Region urged to go #BlueMondayGreen and banish the blues13/01/2020