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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
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General | 26th November 2018

New Chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority HS2 Growth Delivery Board announced

The HS2 Growth Delivery Board has appointed prominent West Midlands businessman Steve Hollis as its new Chair today (Tuesday 18th September).

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New Chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority HS2 Growth Delivery Board announced26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

There is still time to sign up the Thrive at Work Wellbeing Trial

Do you want to be part of 148 companies who will be selected to participate in an exciting new Workplace Wellbeing research trial?

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There is still time to sign up the Thrive at Work Wellbeing Trial26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Drive Midlands launches new programme for the automotive industry

Drive Midlands, which supports and promotes the region’s automotive industry, is launching a new programme for the supply chain within the area.

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Drive Midlands launches new programme for the automotive industry26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

New FinditinBirmingham member steps up growth plans through senior appointment

Birmingham-based Sigma has appointed a director who will lead its new consultancy division targeted at the utilities sector.

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New FinditinBirmingham member steps up growth plans through senior appointment26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

New FinditinBirmingham member wins contract worth £1.5m

A Birmingham firm has secured a combined partitions, ceilings and screeding works package at the Gilders Yard project in Birmingham's jewellery Quarter, from contractor Shaylor Group

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New FinditinBirmingham member wins contract worth £1.5m26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Funding boost for innovative Birmingham companies

Receive the funding you need to drive innovation and business growth for your company with an Innovation Voucher

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Funding boost for innovative Birmingham companies26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Commonwealth 2022 athletes village build moves closer

Plans are speeding up for Birmingham 2022 with the submission of the plans at the former Birmingham City University campus in Perry Barr

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Commonwealth 2022 athletes village build moves closer26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Keep an eye out for FinditinBirmingham's Autumn events

There are lots of exciting plans in the pipeline for FinditinBirmingham events, so watch this space!

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Keep an eye out for FinditinBirmingham's Autumn events26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Latest phase of Birmingham's metro line planned for early autumn

A September start is scheduled for the next construction phase of Birmingham's metro line extension from Victoria Square to Centenary Square

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Latest phase of Birmingham's metro line planned for early autumn26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

BID Services' Christmas Craft Fair 2018

Are you a local business with Christmas gifts to sell - Why not support the local community and join BID Services at its Christmas Craft Fair.

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BID Services' Christmas Craft Fair 201826/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

There is still time to apply to Pitchfest 2018

Pitchfest improves your ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting your business’s profile - application deadline 13 August 2018

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There is still time to apply to Pitchfest 201826/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

What is the BASIS Project?

The Birmingham and Solihull Industrial Symbiosis Project, or BASIS, aims to create a diverse network of businesses across the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), with the aim of supporting their trans...

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What is the BASIS Project?26/11/2018
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General | 26th November 2018

Heathrow's Business Summit for SMEs is coming to Birmingham

On Thursday 25 October 2018, Midlands businesses will have the chance to hear from Heathrow about its runway expansion plans and the supply chain opportunities available for local SMEs.

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Heathrow's Business Summit for SMEs is coming to Birmingham26/11/2018