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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.

Managing director of the Burlington Hotel Derek McDonagh with the water sourced from below the building

Still waters run deep for Birmingham hotel with its own well

The Macdonald Burlington in New Street has developed a unique cottage industry pumping water up from an underground well dating back to the hotel’s origins in 1873.

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

  • Law

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Raj Rana, founder of Itihaas Restaurant

Itihaas creates own craft beer with Lion Heart brewery

Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas Group, joined forces with the Lion Heart brewery in Coventry, and the partnership has resulted in Sambha IPA

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co wins Fujitsu brief

Law firm's appointment puts a further pension arrangement operated by the UK subsidiary of Japanese company under its legal guidance

Paul Summerton, senior manager for healthcare at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (second from right) with the new recruits (from left) Andrew Pearson, Jenny Holmes, Harvey Sandford, Sarah Woodward and Phil Perry

Lloyds Bank Commercial recruits new healthcare team

Group of appointments in the Midlands is wider of 29-strong recruitment round nationwide for banking group

Board of Hortons' Estate, from left: Peter Lee, property director Richard Norgrove, Simon Gulliford, chairman Peter Horton, chief executive Tony Green and non-exec director Henry Horton

New board line-up at Hortons' Estate

Property company recruits another member of the Horton family as chairman while two other directors join senior team

CGI of Two Cornwall Street

Green light for £14m Birmingham office renovation

Bruntwood plans a wholesale revamp of vacant complex in Cornwall Street after previous demolition project never came to fruition

John Foskett (left), new director at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, pictured with David Hillan, head of corporate tax

Director for Grant Thornton's corporate tax team

Since joining Grant Thornton from PwC three years ago Mr Foskett has helped to grow the firm’s corporate tax service to Midlands businesses.

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co experts advise Grid Essence on solar park sales

The first phase involved the sale of the portfolio of solar parks to Capital Stage, a German publicly-listed solar and wind park operator, for £67.7 million

1st place award winners Kevin Mann and Matthew Holden-Jones with Jamie Rodden from Sheridan Maine (left) and Debbie Cant, at the Birmingham Post Golf Day at Blackwell Golf Club sponsored by Sheridan Maine

Rain fails to dampen the annual Birmingham Post Corporate Pairs Challenge

The annual Birmingham Post Corporate Pairs Challenge, in association with Sheridan Maine, took place at Blackwell Golf Club.

Michael Ward, chief executive of Gateley which is set to float on AIM

Birmingham law firm is first in UK to float on stock exchange

  • Law

Gateley, which is headquartered in Edmund Street, has confirmed it will float on the London Stock Exchange in a bid to “expand and diversify” its business.

BYPY 2015 winner Katie Kershaw with (from left) host Rachel Riley, Sue Gee from headline sponsor Chiltern Railway and chairman of the judging panel Paul Kehoe

BYPY crowns Katie Kershaw 2015 winner

Judges say Katie Kershaw from Node Urban Design truly embodied what they were looking for and will inspire Birmingham's young professionals

Charlotte Watkivs, Birmingham City University

BYPY 2015: Charlotte Watkivs, Birmingham City University

Graduate trainee Charlotte Watkivs takes our final Q&A ahead of tonight's 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year

Kathy Toon with Shoosmiths' head of real estate in Birmingham, Jason Jackson

Kathy Toon joins Shoosmiths' real estate team

Kathy Toon’s appointment follows the appointment of retail partner, Ellis Gardner-Browne to Shoosmiths’ Nottingham office from Geldards, where he was head of retail property. Their appointments follow the recruitment of other new starters in the national retail team in recent months

Ben Ternent has been promoted to executive chef at the Opus group of restaurants

New executive chef at Opus at Cornwall Street

Ben Ternent steps up to top role following sudden departure of group co-founder David Colcombe last month

Head of CBRE in Birmingham Martin Guest (front right) with new executive directors Ashley Hancox (front left) and Ed Gamble (back right) and other newly promoted members of the team

New directors lead promotions at CBRE

All change at Birmingham office of consultancy as two new executive directors are appointed while ten other staff step up

Lewis Sinclair Parry, Aston University Business School

BYPY 2015: Lewis Sinclair Parry, Aston University

Our penultimate 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year finalist takes on the Q&A

Pinsent Masons receptionist Angela Cooling celebrates 50 years service

Angela Cooling celebrates 50 years at Pinsent Masons

Ms Cooling, a reception team leader for Pinsent Masons’ Birmingham office, joined Pinsent & Co in Spring 1965 as an office junior on £4 a week

Michael Ward, chief exexutice of Gateley which is set to float on AIM

City law firm Gateley set to float on AIM

Move would make the Birmingham-basd practice the first in the UK to trade on the stock exchange

Emily Rose, University of Birmingham

BYPY 2015: Emily Rose, University of Birmingham

The first of three aspiring talents starts the countdown to the 2015 ceremony for Birmingham Young Professional of the Year

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