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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.

Mark Stocks, Becky Eagle, both Grant Thornton; Toby Carpenter, Psigma; and Wendy Fellow, Punter Southall, at the Grant Thornton Promotions Event

Promoted duo welcomed by Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton hosted guests from across the city to welcome two newly promoted partners, Sue Knight and Becky Eagle.

Andy Higgs, senior director at CBRE in Birmingham (front centre), with new faces in the building consultancy team, from left: Veenam Korpal, Nick Green, David Medcraft, Michael Stewart, team secretary Karen Goodman and Owen Williams

CBRE boosts building consultancy team

New director, senior surveyor and three graduates add to the team based in Birmingham city centre

Paul Fulford, Tom Cullen, Alev Dervish and Tom Carroll at Connolly's Wines tasting event at the Library of Birmingham

Connolly's wine tasting event at the Library of Birmingham hailed a success

Scores of wines from around the world were served at Connolly's Wine Merchants' annual winter tasting event.

Managing partner of Freeths Richard Beverley (left) and partner Lee Clifford

Freeths finds new Birmingham home

Law firm will move to new 8,000 sq ft home in Colmore Business District as it eyes further expansion in the city

Ahmed Farooq is new chief finance officer at Wesleyan

Wesleyan appoints new chief finance officer

Ahmed Farooq takes senior promotion after joining the finance firm in 2010 and later leading its general insurance business

HSBC pledges half of managers recruited to Birmingham HQ will be women

Fewer than a third of the bank's bosses are women at the moment, despite female employees accounting for more than half of its total workforce

A £6m grant will help to complete restoration of the Grand Hotel

£6m boost to complete Grand Hotel works

Historic building in Birmingham city centre will finally reopen as a hotel in 2018 following grant award

Joe Bates, managing partner at Clement Keys

Clement Keys unveils merger plan with PKF Cooper Parry

Birmingham-based practice looking to tie up with East Midlands counterpart in a move which could create one of the largest chartered accountancy firms in the region

Gary Davison, managing director at QualitySolicitors Davisons (left) and Jason Nash, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

QualitySolicitors Davisons establishes city centre presence with Colmore Row office

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The new flagship branch on Colmore Row is the firm’s first in the city centre

Mark Burnett, Mike Richardson, Quantem; Paul Judd.

Quantem celebrate first anniversary

Quantem is celebrating its first year in business in Birmingham.

New images show NatWest Tower demolition progress

While work to knock down the 22-storey John Madin building is largely taking place behind cover, these images show it is on track

David MacKenzie, Jessica Hidgkiss, both Vantage Motor Group; George Lakin, National Conference Centre.

500 delegates visit Birmingham Chamber's Expo

More than 500 delegates visited Birmingham Chamber’s Expo at the National Conference Centre at Bickenhill, near Solihull

Ian Leggett, Alison Hunter, both Trustees; Jon Snow, Chairman; David Bliss, Trustee, all Heart of England Forest.

Broadcaster outlines vision for the Heart of England Forest

Jon Snow outlined his vision for the Heart of England Forest charity during an introduction to the forest for local business leaders

Paul Beckley, Centro, Charlotte Crossley, Innovation Birmingham, Matt Williams,, and Steve Corbett, Robert Walters.

Innovation Birmingham holds Summer Tech BBQ for 200 guests

Stakeholders, partners and tenants based at the Innovation Birmingham Campus, were among the guests at Innovation Birmingham's Summer Tech BBQ

Andrew Cleaves, Principal, BMet, Khalid Mahmood MP.

James Watt College officially opened after £8.5million refurbishment

Following an £8.5million refurbishment the James Watt College has been officially opened by Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood

David Doogan, Amy Flavell and Edward Sunderland from Pinsent Masons

Restructuring specialist Amy Flavell joins Pinsent Masons as partner

The restructuring and insolvency specialist joins from Squire Patton Boggs in Birmingham

Jen Woolmer, Interstate; Madeleine Tye, Interstate; Rosalind Wilson, Birmingham Hippodrome; Gill Allen, Birmingham Museums.

Marketing Birmingham gives update on changes

More than 100 of the region’s leisure tourism community attended Marketing Birmingham’s commercial members meeting at ​​The Studio on Cannon Street

Company of the Year - Fracino

Fracino brewing success with Company of the Year award

Manufacturer of coffee machines launched in the 1960s takes home top prize and export gong at 2015 Birmingham Post Business Awards

Mustafa Abdulhusein, head of Grant Thornton's advisory team in the Midlands

Grant Thornton team brokers £185m Logson Group deal

Directors of Logson Group, which has a turnover of more than £185 million, have sold a majority stake in the business to W&R Barnett

Left to right: Andy Brooksbank, Patrizia, Jason Blakey, Gleeson Recruitment Group, Marcus Hayes, Boss, Ben Thacker, GBR Phoenix Beard and Theo Holmes, CBRE

Gleeson signs up at Edmund House after refurbishment

Recruitment group takes eighth floor at Birmingham city centre office block following facelift by new owners

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