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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.

 

Jayne Magee, BITC; David Darlaston, Founder and CEO, PLANit Global; Lisa Nicholson, BCC.

Innovative online careers platform for young launched

More than 60 guests from business, education and the public sector attended the launch of PLANit Global

Simon Forster, Rachel New, Andy Davis, Capital FM; Louise Loughrey, Rebecca Khan, Eleven Brindleyplace.

Charity 'Bake Off' at Eleven Brindleyplace

Eleven Brindleyplace organised a World Coffee Morning event in aid of cancer charity Macmillan

Ian Kenny, Louise Williams, Josephine Quinlan, Sam Bird, Cath Caswell and Poonam Patel.

Selfridges' Live + Loud reception treated guests to Shakespeare-inspired performances

Guests were treated to Shakespeare-inspired performances, including an exclusive presentation from Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Conservatoire

Adrian Griffith, Bilfinger GVA; Doug Bonham, Colliers; Malcom Jones, KWB; Andrew Riach, JLL; Ross Bendal, Pennycuick Collins

BBQ and crazy golf challenge at K3 office launch

West Midlands office agents enjoyed a spot of golf at the launch of K3.

Roy Meredith, Marketing Birmingham; Ian Cody, Hermes Real Estate; Ashley Hancox, CBRE.

Hermes welcomes guests to Baskerville House event

Hermes Investment Management welcomed more than 100 guests at the launch of the last remaining 56,562 sq ft of available office space at Baskerville House in Birmingham

Starbucks to open seventh café in Birmingham city centre

US coffee chain lodges new plans with Birmingham City Council to open a venue in Cherry Street

Birmingham City Council director Waheed Nazir

Comment: Partnerships are pathway to transformational change

Birmingham City Council's planning director Waheed Nazir explains the importance of partnerships between private companies and public bodies in moving the city forward

Andrew Hawkins, NEBOSH; Teresa Hawkins, Assessment Delivery Manager, NEBOSH; Teresa Budworth, Chief Executive, NEBOSH; Neil Budworth, NEBOSH; Dan Liquorish, Assessment Delivery Team Leader NEBOSH; Rhian Liquorish, NEBOSH.

Safety in numbers as 1,500 attend RoSPA awards

1,500 people descended on the Hilton Birmingham Metropole for the 60th annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards

Historic Futurist Cinema opened again - as restaurant, club and cocktail bar

First look inside Lobster Peninsula which has transformed this familiar building

John Campion, Richard Taylor, Stephen Bottley, Pat Murphy, Huw Dolphin.

DLA Piper hosts Signature Dinner in city

Law firm welcomed guests to a dinner at its office in Birmingham city centre

Jonathan Carmalt, director of office agency with JLL in Birmingham

Comment: Embrace changing face of Colmore Row

Jonathan Carmalt, director of office agency in JLL's Birmingham office, reflects on the past and looks to the future, to see how the city is refreshing one of its major property assets

Nick Morris, Dudley Canal Trust; Gavin Williamson CBE MP, South Staffordshire; Dan Lewis, IoD Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Policy; Calum Nisbet, IoD West Midlands.

IoD treats dinner guests to a canal boat trip

Guests at the IoD Black Country Dinner gained a fascinating insight into the region’s industrial heritage from a pre-dinner canal boat trip

Leo Kattoe, Simpsons

Garden party showcases the best of Irish produce

Over 30 of the country’s top chefs enjoyed a lunch at Bord Bia’s Irish Garden Party, hosted at Simpsons, Birmingham

Georgina Platt, Eddie Ludlow, Maya Ladwa and Rob Worsfold.

Eddie Ludlow's whisky masterclass is perfect apéritif for festival

Eddie Ludlow held a whisky masterclass for the local media, commentators and enthusiasts.

Peter Ferrari, chief executive of AshbyCapital

Comment: Invest in Birmingham as companies turn attention away from London

Investing in Birmingham's commercial property market is essential for the city to remain attractive to major occupiers, says head of adviser AshbyCapital Peter Ferrari

Steve George, HSBC; Ian Gardner, Getset For Growth; Alison Bradley, Central Finance and Des Ferguson, Getset For Growth.

Finance firm hosts its first networking lunch in city

Central Finance hosted a professional networking lunch at one of Birmingham's latest openings - Saint Pauls House

Stuart Broster, Park Regis; Sam Watts, General Manager, Selfridges Birmingham; Josephine Quinlan, Selfridges; Robin Ford, Park Regis.

Two iconic brands team up at launch of green car

Selfridges and Morgan are creating a limited edition of the EV3, called UK 1909 Edition, blending Morgan’s engineering know-how and iconic design with Selfridges’ famous flair for fashion

Alex Mansfield, Ellen Moody, Becky O'Brien, Georgina Dalton, Nathan Falcus.

Mazars welcomes new recruits with a barbecue

International accountancy firm Mazars held a welcome barbecue for the 13 recruits taken on by the Birmingham office

Director Rob Freer (left) and investment manager Andrew Skinner, from NorthEdge Capital in Birmingham

NorthEdge Capital launches Birmingham base

Private equity house firmly established in North West is now looking to expand its investment deals across

Elizabeth McGrath QC, 3PB Barristers in Birmingham

Barristers' chambers opens in Birmingham

3PB joins the city's legal sector with Elizabeth McGrath QC taking up residence as first tenant

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