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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.

Birmingham has seen an increase in the number of financial services vacancies

Financial services vacancies on rise in Birmingham

City sees greater pool of positions while the number is falling London and the South East

West Midlands jobs threat as Lloyds bank set to axe 9,000 jobs

The group, which is 25% owned by the taxpayer and employs thousands of people in the West Midlands, said it plans to "digitise" the bank

Ricoh Arena, home of Coventry City FC

Pinsent Masons lawyers advise on Ricoh Arena deal

The deal will see Wasps relocate their home games to the Ricoh Arena from December 2014

New promotions at KPMG (from left) Kaljinder Nijjar, Colin Brearley, Nick Taylor, Mike Steventon (Midlands regional chairman), Gordon Docherty and Gwyn Llewelyn

Six director promotions in KPMG's Midlands teams

Group steps up to senior roles in audit, transactions and restructuring, and tax teams

122 Colmore Row which has undergone a £500,000 refurbishment

Historic Colmore Row building undergoes £500k refurb

Property company Evenacre leads upgrade of its city centre building which it purchased in 2011

Sarah Hulland, Susan Morrissy and Louise Roberts attend MFG Solicitors' mini food festival-style reception at Ludlow Kitchen.

MFG Solicitors' hold food-themed event for Shropshire clients

Midland law firm MFG Solicitors recently held a food-themed event for their Shropshire clients at the Ludlow Kitchen.

West Midlands Leaders' Roundtable at Trowers & Hamlins' offices in Colmore Row, Birmingham

Leading lights put future of region in the spotlight

Key figures from the city's private and public sectors came together to debate projects in the region and future collaboration

Construction litigation partner Vijay Bange has joined Trowers & Hamlins' Birmingham office

Construction litigation partner relocates to Trowers & Hamlins' Birmingham office

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Mr Bange will be leading the firm’s regional construction litigation practice from its Birmingham base

Dave Quinney, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Nathan Gilbert, Siobhan Gilbert G E Gilbert and Son; Mark Ellis, Head of Property, SME Banking at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Clifford Gilbert, G E Gilbert and Son, attend Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's Midlands property team event at Primitivo Bar.

Lloyds Bank hosts property team event in Birmingham

Lloyds Bank hosts property team event at Primitivo Bar on Barwick Street, Birmingham.

Phil Ewing, HB&O; Martin Taylor, Wyndon Motors; Mike Durkin, Santander; Mike Wakeling, Lodders, attend Harrison Beale & Owen's annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Charity golf day in Warwickshire raises over £3,000

More than 40 people swung into action at Harrison Beale & Owen's (HB&O) annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club in Warwickshire.

DLA Piper team advises Dignity on bond issue

Sutton Coldfield funeral services firm issued the bond which saw £64 million to shareholders and a reduction in debt service costs

David Hillan, head of corporate tax for Grant Thornton in the West Midlands

Grant Thornton call on Chancellor to help mid-sized businesses

The firm is calling on the Chancellor to announce measures specifically designed to help mid-sized businesses (MSBs) in a bid to boost the UK economy.

PwC's Neal Smith, Rebecca Cooke and Dan Brew

PwC makes promotions in risk assurance business

Rebecca Cooke has been promoted to partner and Dan Brew and Neal Smith have been promoted to director.

Shakil Najib, who has joined Birmingham set No5 Chambers

Commercial and chancery barrister Shakil Najib joins No5 Chambers

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Mr Najib, who was called to the Bar in 1999, will be a member of the commercial & chancery, international and public law groups

Jeremy McGinn, managing director of Jeremy McGinn and Co , Mark Corfield, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Nick Archer, financial director at Jeremy McGinn and Co

Lloyds back Jeremy McGinn and Co Redditch move

Jeremy McGinn and Co has relocated to The Old Church, a converted church building in Alcester Street a short distance from its original headquarters on Church Green East

Court Collaboration recruits Ivan Woodward as projects director

Director will oversee development of former Snobs building and 130 Colmore Row, where Lasan is setting up a new venture

Larrington Walker, Lenny Henry, Joivan Wade, Rudy's Rare Records Cast Members; Danny Robins, Writer of Rudy's Rare Records, attend the stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records at Birmingham Rep.

Stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records at Birmingham Rep

The stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records starring Lenny Henry opened at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Nick Fear, BCL Legal; Paul Worsnop, Wragge Lawrence Graham, Co & chair, Birmingham Trainee Solicitors Society, at the social event for new members of the Birmingham Trainee Solicitors' Society.

Birmingham based BCL sponsors networking event for law firms

Birmingham based BCL Legal sponsored the first social event for new members of the Birmingham Trainee Solicitors' Society.

Sunny Gill, Laura Whitmore and Priya Patel Suraj attend the unveiling of the new menswear department at Selfridges Birmingham.

Hundreds attend launch of Selfridges Birmingham's exclusive menswear department

Selfridges Birmingham unveiled the biggest and most exclusive menswear destination in the city earlier this month.

Les Ferdinand

Les Ferdinand to speak about journey from dressing room to boardroom

Former England footballer Les Ferdinand is coming to KPMG’s Birmingham office to speak about barriers to career advancement and the benefits of a programme designed to promote diversity in the boardroom.

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