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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.

Steven Fifer; Jeffrey Knight; Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Sophie Ash, KPMG; and Paul Gerrard attend KPMG's annual event held at the firm's Birmingham office.

300 guests attend KPMG's annual event in Birmingham

KPMG's annual event at the firm's Birmingham office attracted 300 attendees.

NatWest Tower, which has peered over Birmingham's roof tops since the 1970s, looks set to be demolished

John Madin's NatWest Tower could finally go

Vacant office block has become 'poster boy' for lack of speculative development in Birmingham, according to the company charged with its regeneration

Richard Canner, President, Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society; with Ken Wilkinson, President 60 years ago, attending the Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society's monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club.

Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society meeting goes with a swing at golf club

Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society held its monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club.

Kirsty promoted to new role at intellectual property specialists Forresters

Ms Gallagher will be leading firm’s business development activity

Ian Hyde, from Pinsent Masons, who has been appointed as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

Pinsent Masons' partner Ian Hyde to become tribunal judge

Ian Hyde will be a ‘fee-paid’ judge, meaning he will sit on a part time basis, and will take up the position later this year

Bruntwood's Mclaren building in Birmingham city centre

Profit surge at Bruntwood as interest renews in regional cities

Commercial property group reports positive 2014 as it continues investment in projects such as 2 Cornwall Street

A dominant feature of Birmingham's skyline, the NatWest Tower looks set to be demolished updated

NatWest Tower set to be demolished for new building

Property deal in November kick-started rebirth of key city centre business address which has lain vacant for over a decade

Catherine Style, John Male, Managing Director, EFG; and Jennifer Morries, at the EFG Independent Financial Advisers reception held at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

EFG holds annual reception for its clients at museum

EFG Independent Financial Advisers held its annual reception for clients, colleagues and intermediaries at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co's HR director Chris Oglethorpe

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co appoints new director of human resources

Chris Oglethorpe joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where he held various senior positions, including HR director of the new Williams & Glyn bank

Birmingham-based Geoff Davies, Grant Thornton's head of advisory services in the Midlands

Grant Thornton retains top spots for deal volume

Nationally the firm advised on 136 deals in 2014 and outperformed the market – recording a 3.8 per cent increase on deals recorded in 2013. The total volume of industry deals increased by two per cent last year

Andrew Flynn, Burgis & Bullock; and William Clemmey, Chief Executive, Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs.

Warwickshire accountants host charity quiz night

Warwickshire-based accountancy firm Burgis & Bullock held its 10th annual quiz night at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Nand Ram, Richard McComb, Anita Sharma-James, Paul Fulford and Llewela Bailey take part in the Birmingham Press Club's first ever Curry Cook-Off Challenge at Jojolapa Restaurant in Birmingham.

Birmingham Press Club's curry cook-off

Wednesbury-based KTC (Edibles) Ltd sponsored Birmingham Press Club's first ever Curry Cook-Off Challenge.

Joanna Dyer, James Wong and Ed James at the Nails & Networking festive meet-up at Colmore Row's Chung Ying Central.

Nails & Networking group held festive gathering in Birmingham

Nails & Networking held its festive meet-up at Colmore Row's Chung Ying Central.

Direct Line House has been sold for £25.1m

Direct Line buys city centre base for £25m

The building in Colmore business district has been sold by German investor to insurance group

Ian Copley, new head of sales for Wesleyan's medical north team

Wesleyan appoints new head of sales for medical north team

Ian Copley will lead a team of 94 financial consultants and seven area managers in the North of England, providing advice and products to meet the needs of medical professionals

Matthew Giles, Squire Patton Boggs; Steve Webb MP, Guest Speaker; and Catherine McKenna, Squire Patton Boggs, at the Squire Patton Boggs pensions dinner.

Squire Patton Boggs hosts pensions dinner

Squire Patton Boggs' Pensions Team hosted a private dinner in Birmingham.

Paul Wilson and Andy Raynor from Shakespeares

Andy Raynor to take over from Paul Wilson as Shakespeares' chief

  • Law

Mr Wilson, who will be replaced as Shakespeares’ chief executive by the firm’s chief client officer Andy Raynor, is moving to Toronto to become managing director of Canadian law firm Smart & Biggar

Peter Horton

Rich List 2015: No.24 - Sir Peter Horton & family

Peter Horton leads the Horton family as deputy chairman on the board of Horton Estates.

Nick Dawson, corporate partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office

Irwin Mitchell advises Redditch pharmaceutical firm Lexon on Norchem acquisition

The family-run business, which has a turnover of £150 million and employs over 400 members of staff, purchased the Norchem group of companies for an undisclosed sum

Martino Giaquinto, a construction litigation partner at Mills & Reeve's Birmingham office

Mills & Reeve lands client satisfaction accolade

  • Law

Two partners from the firm’s Birmingham office – Richard Santy, an employment specialist, and Martino Giaquinto, a construction litigation expert – were among four partners from across the practice singled out in the survey

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