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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.

The former Midland Bank headquarters at 33 Bennetts Hill which could house a new restaurant or bar

Restaurant plans for former Midland Bank building

Real Estate Investors lodges application to covert offices into restaurant or bar following £1.5m acquisition in April

1st Place: Selim Ozturk, General Manager, Birmingham Turkish Airlines; Paul Rice, Sam Hufton, Alun Thorne.

Warwickshire Golf and Country Club was the setting for the Birmingham Post golf day

Turkish Airlines sponsored the second Birmingham Post Autumn Pairs Challenge at Warwickshire Golf and Country Club.

New managing partner at CPBigwood Brett Williams (centre) with the man he replaces Nigel Curry (left) and senior partner Rory Daly

New managing partner at CPBigwood

Brett Williams succeeds Nigel Curry in the hot seat of growing firm as it continues to hunt buyout opportunities

Formal Affair wedding hire firm bought out of administration

Managing director acquires own company after it suffered downturn due to reduction in weddings during 'unlucky' 2013

New recruits at DTZ in Birmingham (from left) Jonathan Browning, Oliver Bates, Paul Reynolds, James Potter, Lewis Rollason, Ian Forrester and Peter Fullam

DTZ recruits eight new faces to Birmingham team

  • DTZ

Real estate adviser boosts rating and property management teams with swoop on city rivals to bolster Colmore Square team

Lee Cartwright, new managing partner and head of office at Mazars in Birmingham

Mazars appoints new managing partner for Birmingham

Lee Cartwright takes over top job from David Chapman who is focusing on his role as national head of acquisitions

Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

Shanghai investors and footballers were welcomed to Birmingham during an evening reception hosted by top city Chinese and dim sum restaurant, Chung Ying Central.

Paul Belfield, Handelsbanken; Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation; David Hall, Toastmaster; Dawn Mobbs, Band Hatton Button; Phil Costigan, Band Hatton Button.

Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button hosted a charity ball at the Hilton Hotel

Coventry and Warwickshire's business community attended a glittering charity ball staged by Coventry-based law firm Band Hatton Button at the Coventry Hilton Hotel in Walsgrave.

Gisela Stuart MP, Sir Albert Bore, Gaynor Cheshire.

Birmingham Ormiston Academy re-launches Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre

Students perform at Birmingham Ormiston Academy's re-launch of Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre.

Steve Hollis, GBSLEP; Suzie Branch, BMET; Alex Bishop, Shoosmiths; Derrick McEvoy, Aspect Consultants.

BPS Birmingham welcomed Steve Hollis to speak at GBSLEP: A Year in Review event

Steve Hollis of The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership spoke at BPS Birmingham's GBSLEP: A Year in Review event.

Grant Thornton's business development team in Birmingham, David White, Nicola Haldane, Mary McLaughlin and Ben Eason

Specialist hire boosts Grant Thornton's business development team

A specialist in working with professional practices, Ms Haldane joins Grant Thornton with wide experience in business development and marketing positions in law firms

Yves de-Sevin, managing director of FIDAL, with Mark Jeffries, senior partner at Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve's French connection strengthened

  • Law

The agreement builds on the existing relationship between the firms, who have been working together since 2012 and refer work when clients require advice on cross-jurisdictional matters

Lasan chef director Aktar Islam and property developer Anthony McCourt outside 130 Colmore Row where Lasan is opening a new venture

Lasan Group expands with 130 Colmore Row deal

Team behind the award-winning restaurant are preparing to launch their latest venture in the heart of the city's business district

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti to speak at Birmingham Law Society event

  • Law

A qualified barrister, Ms Chakrabarti was a panel member for the Leveson Inquiry, the judicial inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the UK press, which focused on the phone hacking scandal

From left: Glyn Pitchford and Dominga Devitt, chairman and honorary secretary of the Birmingham Big Art Project, Tim Watts of Pertemps and William Wong, of Chung Ying Central restaurant attend the Chung Ying Walk to raise funds for the art project

£3,000 raised for Birmingham Big Art Project

Charity walk held to coincide with the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to bring in cash for major art commission

Ian Dove QC from No5 Chambers, who is set to become a High Court Judge

No5 Chambers silk set to become High Court Judge

  • Law

Described by Legal 500 as "an excellent strategist and advocate", Mr Dove QC was called to the Bar in 1986

Mark Smith, regional chairman of PwC in the Midlands

PwC grows revenue to £2.8bn

Midlands arm of financial services firm reports seven per cent rise in turnover

Chord Investments' St Paul's Place mixed-use scheme in the Jewellery Quarter

Shoosmiths advises Chord Investments on St Paul's Place deal

The Jewellery Quarter scheme combines 148 apartments and a substantial commercial office space off St Paul's Square

Darren Billinge, Lloyds Bank, Phil Westwood, Dunwood, and Keith Moore, Lloyds Bank

Lloyds backs Dunwood Travel's expansion

Dunwood Travel offers holidays for the over 50s, including coach travel, day trips and mini-breaks across the UK, and has additional sales teams operating from offices in Nuneaton and Coventry

Ian Cornock (red tie), Jones Lang LaSalle's Midlands region lead director, with the newly promoted team in Birmingham (from left) Dan Powers, Shirley Greenlees, Steven Jaggers, Ben Kelly, Sarra Mason, Vicky Beach and Richard Sykes

JLL promotes seven in Birmingham

National director role for capital markets team leader while six others step up at Church Street office

In This Week's Paper


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