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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.

Barrister Simon Ward with the Steiner Academy Hereford team competing in the final of the Citizenship Foundations Bar Mock Trial competition

Birmingham barrister supports students in national law competition bid

  • Law

Mr Ward, who is based at St Philips Chambers, has been guiding 15 year 10 students from Steiner Academy Hereford, who will be competing in the national final of the Citizenship Foundation’s Bar Mock Trial competition

St Philip's Square with the Crimean War Memorial, Birmingham Cathedral and NatWest Tower in the background

Birmingham Cathedral gets £500,000 grant to carry out vital internal repairs

300-year-old building is one of 30 English cathedrals to get a share of The First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

The team at Colmore Insurance Brokers (back to front) Andy Copeland, Jon Chance, Andy Smallwood, Dean Nelson and Richard Waltier

New insurance broker launches in Birmingham

Group of directors has brought together years of experience to launch Colmore Insurance Brokers to focus on four main sectors

Some of the Mills & Reeve team doing the Great Birmingham 10k Business Challenge

Mills & Reeve signs up to Birmingham 10k Business Challenge

Team of 36 from city law firm to take on run in May in aid of Birmingham Crisis Centre

CGI of Lumina, work on which could start within next 12 to 18 months

Sterling confident on Lumina and Great Charles Square

Head of property firm behind key regeneration sites is bullish over their futures but keen to pin down pre-let on Lumina

Colmore Row

Lloyds Bank bolsters acquisition finance team

Richard Thomas joins Colmore Row base as a director and will deliver senior debt and working capital facilities

Steve Allen, head of the Birmingham office of Mills & Reeve, with new recruit Claire O'Brien

Intellectual property expert joins Mills & Reeve

  • Law

Claire O’Brien, formerly director of the IP team at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, specialises in contentious intellectual property matters

Church Street in Birmingham City centre

Jobs boost as Bellpenny to open Birmingham office

The financial planning firm is opening an office on 45 Church Street, at the heart of the city’s business district

CGI of Three Snowhill

Landmark vision for Three Snowhill unveiled

Long-awaited office scheme will offer 360,000 sq ft of grade A offices over 16 storeys, along with 40,000 sq ft of leisure and retail space and parking spaces

International Ladies day speakers: Helen Fraser CBE, The Girls Day School Trust; Ian Allen, Cure Leukaemia; Pauline Biddle, Deloitte.

Annual Women's Day lunch raises £3,500 for charity

Deloitte held the annual Birmingham charity lunch to mark this year's International Women's Day.

Bernard Shepherd received a lifetime achievement award at last night's Birmingham Law Society Awards

Eversheds claims honours in Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

The Colmore Row firm, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, was crowned Law Firm of the Year at the annual event at the International Convention Centre

BIDs in areas like the Jewellery Quarter will now not have to pay a new admin charge

City council scraps BID charge

U-turn by authority after warnings that Birmingham's business improvement districts could be pushed into the red by so-called 'shoppers' tax'

Shilpi Akbar, Stacey Barnfield, Cllr Penny Holbrook and Andy George at the B1 Jobs App Launch at The Lighthouse in Aston.

Launch of B1 app for young job-seekers in Birmingham

A unique recruitment and training app was officially launched at the Lighthouse Young People’s Centre in Aston.

Demolition work on the NatWest Tower will be delayed after the city council refused planning permission

NatWest Tower developers hit out at council after plans refused

A Sterling Property Ventures director said he was "extremely disappointed" after proposals to demolish the tower were turned down by councilors

Demolition of the NatWest Tower has been blocked by city councillors

NatWest Tower demolition blocked

City councillors concerned that plot could lie vacant if plan to construct new building falls through

Greg Lowson, Pinsent Masons' Birmingham head of office

Raft of partner promotions at Pinsent Masons

The Birmingham based new partner promotions include; Didar Dhillon (infrastructure), Gayle Ditchburn (universities and higher education), Sean Elson (regulatory), Clare Francis (commercial) and Nicole Livesey (corporate)

Simon Greenfield, Colour Cubed; Ryan Southall, Chantrey Vellacott; Hamish Shilliday, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.

Halesowen firm host quiz night for Birmingham St Mary's Hospice

Colour Cubed attracted 17 teams to a successful quiz night that the Halesowen-based firm hosted in support of Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.

CGI of the entrance to the new 103 Colmore Row at its corner with Newhall Street updated

New vision for NatWest Tower with demolition set to start

New computer-generated images show major changes are afoot for the well-known John Madin building

Birmingham Cathedral will be welcoming people this week to watch the solar eclipse

Birmingham Cathedral to host solar eclipse viewing event

Astronomers from the University of Birmingham will be in St Philip's Square on Friday morning to offer a commentary on the eclipse

Tim Munn, Senior Director, CBRE Global Investors; Phil Tily, Guest Speaker, Head of UK & Ireland Client Services, IPD; Tim Hurdiss, Larkstoke Properties, at the Investment Property Forum meeting hosted by CBRE.

Investment Property Forum hears Birmingham is now a commercial investment hot-spot

The Investment Property Databank (IPD) finding was presented at an IPF meeting hosted by CBRE.

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor