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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.

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

From left: International footballer Fan Zhiyi, chief executive of XPro Geoff Scott, Birmingham Lord Mayor Shafique Shah and James Wong, onwer of Chung Ying restaurant

Chung Ying Central hosts Shanghai team Clever FC

Chinese party visits Birmingham ahead of charity match at Ricoh Arena during history tour of UK

Alison Hancock and Emma Shipp of SGH Martineau

Partner promotion at SGH Martineau

Alison Hancock, a chartered legal executive who joined the firm in 2003, is a litigator working in the leisure and retail sector, and represents a wide range of clients in court most weeks

James Cook, director in Grant Thornton's public sector team, who will lead its national work with Clinical Commissioning Groups

New national role for Grant Thornton director

  • NHS

Public sector team member James Cook to lead firm's work with Clinical Commissioning Groups

Two Snowhill, Birmingham

Two Snowhill sold to M&G Real Estate

Investment company acquires key Birmingham business address ahead of launch of new base for 1,500 HS2 staff

Helen Platt, Squire Patton Boggs; Martina Navratilova, Nick Green, Squire Patton Boggs; Monique Sutherland, Squire Patton Boggs.

Birmingham Law firm serves up tennis ace Martina Navratilova for hard-hitting talk

Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs recently welcomed tennis legend Martina Navratilova to a client breakfast to discuss diversity.

Richard Sykes, employment partner at the Birmingham office of Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve reappointed to legal panel of London Universities Purchasing Consortium

LUPC is a professional purchasing organisation that acts on behalf of over 60 member institutions made up of universities and colleges as well as government agencies, research organisations and museums and other cultural establishments

Ian Reynolds (left), new relationship director with Barclays in Birmingham, and head of the Midlands mid-corporate team Graham Nicoll

New relationship director at Barclays

Ian Reynolds joins team working advising clients with turnover in excess of £5 million

Clayton and Tracey Blackmore.

Exciting finish to the 2014 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall

Eddie Pepperell secured the 2014 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship title after a tense play-off with TP Tour Qualifier Jak Hamblett.

Simon Howard, Director, Myton Restaurants; Gemma Meah, Front of House Manager, Le Monde.

Le Monde Fish Bar and Grill restaurant opens in Brindleyplace

Le Monde Fish Bar and Grill has opened to the public in Brindleyplace.

Some of the Birmingham developments which sparked a reaction from planners

Tombstones, UFOs and turds: the 10 schemes panned by Birmingham planners

A look back at 10 plans for developments in Birmingham which drew acerbic responses from the city's planning committee

Martin Dwyer, Deloitte; Joanne Haslehurst, Deloitte; Paul Snelgrove, Deloitte.

Deloitte held its International HR Forum at its office in Brindleyplace

Deloitte held its latest International HR Forum at its office in Brindleyplace.

Legal services manager at Browne Jacobson, Sally Swift

Browne Jacobson helps spearhead law apprenticeships

Specialists at the firm have been working with the Department for Business and Department of Education on the Trailblazers Apprenticeship in Law initiative

Mayor Consort, Paul Kehoe, Mayor Councillor Kate Wild, Panjaj Srivastava, Lord Lieutenant Paul Sabapathy.

Growth of city's India air link is celebrated at Birmingham Airport

Air India and Birmingham Airport held a celebratory dinner to mark the airline's first anniversary of operating from Birmingham Airport.

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