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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.

Peter Shearer, Aston Business School; Leigh Purnell, Petalite; and Laurence Handley, Aston University, at the launch of Aston Business Network.

Launch of Aston Business Network

Aston Business School launched its new monthly networking event, Aston Business Network.

Peter White, Barry Leadbetter, Martyn Liberson, Monty Don, Guest Speaker and Patron; Philippa Pickavance, Kate Hartigan, Caroline Clutton-Brock and Anders Jones, Trustees, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball.

Monty Don guest at Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball

Monty Don joined Trustees and 350 of their guests to raise a staggering £18,000 at Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball.

Katherine Kennedy

Family law organisation Resolution calls for changes to divorce and separation laws

  • Law

Katherine Kennedy, an associate at the Birmingham office of law firm Mills & Reeve, said: “Divorce can be one of the most traumatic life events a family can go through, and we all have a responsibility to ensure it’s dealt with in a way that minimises conflict

John Painter and Phil Taylor at the Resource Efficiency Forum.

Support for businesses using renewable energy

Law firm mfg Solicitors and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce recently held the first of their Resource Efficiency Forums.

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Aspen Pumps' shareholders on sale to 3i Group

The business was previously backed by Inflexion Private Equity. Under Inflexion’s ownership Aspen has seen sustained growth, focusing on product innovation

Stephen Rosser, Clarke Willmott's chief executive

Clarke Willmott re-elects Stephen Rosser as chief executive

  • Law

As part of Mr Rosser's re-election, the firm has adopted a new three-year strategy based on continuing growth

Blake Thomas (left), new head of business development at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, with David White, partner

Grant Thornton appoints head of business development

Blake Thomas, who has more than 10 years’ experience in professional services, joins Grant Thornton from insurance provider to the accountancy sector Abbey Tax Protection, where he was regional account manager for the Midlands and East Anglia

Birmingham Post Rich List 2015 lunch held at the Hyatt Hotel on Birmingham's Broad Street.

Birmingham Post Rich List lunch

Business people got the opportunity to grill Ian Strachan, the compiler of the Birmingham Post Rich List, at the launch at the Hyatt Regency.

Architect John Madin in front of Central Library

A brutal end for the vision of John Madin

Demolition starts this month to tear down one of Birmingham's most recognisable landmarks. As fans of Central Library bid it a fond farewell, Tamlyn Jones takes a look at the legacy of its controversial architect

Robin Lovell, Fergus Hicks, David Tonks, Simon Lloyd, Jon Leedham and Ben Clarke at the DTZ Networking and Property Research Presentation at Austin Court, Birmingham.

DTZ hosts Outlook 2015 event

Global real estate services firm DTZ welcomed more than 130 property professionals to Austin Court in Birmingham city centre to hear the latest research findings of its Outlook 2015 research.

Gareth Jones, John Cooke, Michelle Rayner, Lara Morgan and Steve Meadows at Innovation Birmingham's Inspire Keynote Event.

Entrepreneur speaks at Innovation Birmingham's Inspire Keynote Event

Innovation Birmingham held the second event in its Inspire Keynote Event series.

New recruits at Core Warren Clarke and Lydia Stockdale

Core boosts PR and design team

City centre agency adds former journalist and graphic designer to team following spate of client wins

Great Charles Street Queensway

Real Estate Investors buys Great Charles Street property

Deal by Paul Bassi's firm follows a host of activity on the street set to be transformed in the Snow Hill Masterplan

Colmore Square

Jacobs Engineering set to follow HS2 to Birmingham

The Post understands the US-owned company is opening an office in the business district to be near the HS2 headquarters

Peter McLintock, a corporate partner in Mills & Reeves private sector business services team

Mills & Reeve team advises 99p Stores on Poundland deal

  • Law

The deal comprises £47.5 million in cash and £7.5 million of Poundland shares and is conditional on the approval of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA). The process is anticipated to take around two months

Helen Benussi, Benussi & Co; Tammy Paleari, Eversheds; Cecelia Russell, Barclays, at Barclays' Beat the January Blues networking event in Snow Hill.

Barclays host networking event at Snow Hill

Barclays hosted a Beat the January Blues networking event at its offices in Snow Hill.

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan

Birmingham branch of NatWest gives bright sparks chance to grow businesses

Eighty entrepreneurs have set up home in the heart of NatWest's Birmingham headquarters in a partnership aiming to produce the successful firms of tomorrow.

Sanjay Anand MBE, Madhus; Major Samuel Edgar, The Salvation Army; Shabana Mahmood MP, Councillor John Lines.

Birmingham restaurant owner celebrates milestone by waiting on homeless people

Birmingham restaurant Itihaas celebrated its ten year anniversary by inviting 25 of the city's most vulnerable people to dine on a menu of authentic Indian cuisine

Rob Laugharne, senior associate in Irwin Mitchell’s corporate team

Irwin Mitchell corporate team advises Reconomy on acquisition of Countrywide Waste Management

The enlarged Reconomy group of companies will have a combined turnover of £80 million

Sally Peplow, DJ Derek and Den Woods at the Bright Old Things launch at Selfridges, Birmingham.

UK's oldest DJ helps celebrate Selfridges' Bright Old Things event

The UK's oldest record spinner, DJ Derek, hit the decks at the launch of Selfridges' first creative campaign for 2015, Bright Old Things.

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