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Wragge & Co offices in Colmore Row

Colmore Row

The Colmore Row area is the beating heart of Birmingham's business community. The main street runs from Victoria Square to just beyond Snow Hill station. The area has 23 listed buildings and is the most prestigious business address in the city. It is home to the likes of Wragge & Co, Eversheds, Clearwater Corporate Finance and FleetMilne Property. Follow the latest news from the area with the Post team below.

Ex-Lloyds banker claims 'risky derivatives sold to as many as possible'

Disturbing inside story of claims against household name revealed in High Court document

Family law solicitor Sue Brookes from Mills & Reeve, who has qualified as a mediator

New mediator boosts Mills & Reeve's family law team

Ms Brookes, who has worked at the firm for six years, advises on all issues arising from relationship breakdowns, focusing on financial settlements and child arrangements

Visitors enjoy live entertainment at Colmore Business District Food Festival 2014

Record numbers attend Colmore Business District Food Festival

Organisers say crowds flocked to city centre despite bad weather on second day

Chris Gregory, partner at Orbis Partners

Orbis Partners advise TT Electronics on Roxspur acquisition

The acquisition of Roxspur, which has annual sales of around £8 million, will form part of TT’s sensing and control division

David Fennell

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co achieves turnover of £172 million

The financial picture for the firm was revealed as it announced the results of its legacy firms - Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham - for the financial year to April 2014

Zeus Capital helps Epwin realise AIM ambitions

Zeus Capital advised Epwin as nominated adviser and sole broker, including the £94 million institutional fundraise

John Dyson, John Harris, Peter Stienlet, John Stewart.

Stewart & Harris celebrate joining Patrick Parsons

Birmingham consulting engineers Stewart & Harris celebrate becoming part of national firm Patrick Parsons.

DWF’s managing partner & CEO, Andrew Leaitherland

Double-digit profit rise for DWF

  • Law

Profits increased from £20.8 million in 2012/13 to £25.5 million for the 2013/14 financial year, with revenue rising by two per cent from £188 million to £191 million

Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

​Brooke Smith Planning celebrated 20 years in business at its annual Summer Garden Party at The Cloisters in Edgbaston.

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Firm is second architecture practice to win a design brief for £450m mixed-use scheme and will create building to replace Central Library

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Infrastructure chief to join HS2's Birmingham team

Hunts is now on for executives to lead the £50bn high-speed rail project in the city

Steve Parkinson, Parkinson Estates Plc; Tom Finnegan, Radleigh Group Ltd; Mark Anslow, BDO; Stephen Hemming, Lambert Smith Hampton.

BDO hosts dinner for housebuilders to discuss 'Homes For All' report

BDO spoke to 50 UK housebuilders across the country to canvass views on the key challenges facing the industry and how to overcome these.

Vax's headquarters at Two Colmore Square

Vax invests £1m in R&D centre in Birmingham's Colmore Square

Midland floorcare manufacturer is investing £1 million into building laboratories and product development workshops at its central Birmingham offices located at Two Colmore Square

Keith Ross, Barclays' corporate director for Leicestershire and Warwickshire

Barclays appoints new corporate director for Midlands counties

Mr Ross, who will lead a team of relationship directors across the region, has been acting corporate director in the area for the last 12 months

The 10 local students who spent a two-week internship with Grant Thornton in Birmingham are pictured with audit director Becky Eagle (centre front) and colleagues Ria Hitchens (immediate left) and Melissa Hollis (right), who helped organise the programme

Grant Thornton internship programme continues to target tomorrow's talent

Year 12 students came from a range of schools across the West Midlands, including CTC Kingshurst Academy, Solihull, King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge and St Peter’s Collegiate College School, Wolverhampton

Christian Bull, real estate partner at Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve advise on BCU property deal

The 28,000 sq ft purchase is the city's largest office transaction of the year and will be the location for the university’s administrative function and official head office

Jan Thompson, Midlands chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle

HS2 Birmingham move 'will put welcome pressure on city's office market'

The first phase of the 100,000 sq ft offices will come on stream in 2015, meaning only two Grade A options were available – Colmore Plaza and Two Snow Hill - experts warn

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill will house new HS2 team in Birmingham

Colmore business address to accommodate 1,500 staff moving to city to lead construction of high-speed rail link between London and the city

Professor David Cox, CTC; Councillor James McKay, Richard Leonard, Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution tells business leaders to get on their bikes

Birmingham City Council and BPS hosted a business breakfast at The Library of Birmingham.

Jonathan Dodworth, Deloitte; Ashley Hollinshead, Deloitte; Paul Kehoe, Guest Speaker, Birmingham Airport Ltd; Edwin Bray, Deloitte.

Deloitte hosts dinner for real estate sector

Deloitte hosted a dinner for more than 40 key representatives from across the Midlands’ real estate sector at their offices in Brindleyplace.

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