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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.

 

Alison Brodie, Natalie King, Zoe Tranter and John Lands attend Wolfs' Champagne Networking event at Hotel Du Vin

Wolfs host networking event for key figures in property industry

Property Professionals Wolfs hosted a Champagne Networking event at Hotel Du Vin, attended by over 90 guests

Richard Sobol's Capital Outsourcing Group has expanded north with a £7m buyout

Capital Outsourcing expands north with £7m buyout

Recruitment group eyes growth outside its Midlands heartland with acquisition of Qualtech Resourcing

Business & Property Review - February edition

Digbeth's role in the city, how one crane operator sees Birmingham and concern over warehouse supply all feature in February's Business & Property Review supplement

Nigel Gardner has joined the partnership at Freeths

Freeths appoints new commercial partner

City centre law firm hoping to bolster commercial offering by recruiting new partner who specialises in hospitality, outsourcing and supply chain agreements

Stoneleigh Park will host the UK Game Fair later this year

Liquid wins UK Game Fair brief

City centre PR agency appointed to promote show in Warwickshire which celebrates rural life

From left: Thomas Sondrup, head of Audux technology with the original POBIT, chairman Dennis Wright and Audux co-founder Claus Estrup Vesterskov

Midven backs broadcast tech firm Audux

New company has secured £255,000 to support its rollout of high-quality broadcast technology aimed at making it accessible to all

Media strategy director John Keane and the Crave & Lamb team at its new home in Two Snowhill

New Birmingham base for media agency Crave & Lamb

London agency which works with Ben Sherman and Coral branches out into Midlands

Charlie Toogood, Ian Stinger, both GVA; Martin Guest, CBRE

CBRE hosts party to mark anniversary

CBRE marked the first anniversary of its move to 55 Temple Row with a party for its peers in the property industry

Paul Mourton, Get A-Head trustee; Tom Bromwich, Get A-Head chairman

Get A-Head's annual ball raises thousands for cancer charity

The event, run for Birmingham-based head and neck disease and cancer charity Get A-Head, managed to collect £46,000

First it was Zizzi, now Byron is the latest restaurant group to have designs on the old ABC cinema in New Street

Hamburger chain Byron has designs on former New Street cinema

Last year it was poised to welcome Italian chain Zizzi but now the old ABC and Regent building is set to house the West Midlands' first Byron restaurant

The sale of Colmore Plaza was one of the major deals in Birmingham last year

Investment on the rise in Birmingham property

Transactions hit £845 million as city property deals continue to attract interest and investment

Business Growth Fund backs Castleton Technology for international expansion

Sutton Coldfield software firm secures £4.5 million in new funding to acquire rival and support further growth

CGI shows planned roof extension which The Victorian Society is objecting to

Victorian Society hits out at 'unacceptable' plans for Louisa Ryland House

Conservation group says it will object to the 'negative impact' caused by redevelopment of historic Grade II building and the planned roof extension

Councillor Michael Hammon, Lord Mayor of Coventry; Derek Richardson, Wasps; Lady Mayoress of Coventry, David Armstrong, Wasps; Jacky Isaac, Ricoh Arena; Nick Smart, Hilton Worldwide; Barry Butterworth, Coventry City Council; Andy Gibb, Ricoh Arena

Doubletree hotel opens at the Ricoh Arena

The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry has opened following a multi-million pound refurbishment

Jackie Hendley, of Smith Cooper and Mark Berrisford-Smith, of HSBC, at the economic and business briefing hosted by Smith Cooper and HSBC

Smith Cooper and HSBC host business lunch

Business owners from across the city attended an economic and business briefing hosted by Smith Cooper and HSBC

Gary Gilburd, co-founder of Sigma which has been bought by Sanclare

Sigma acquired by Digicall's UK arm

Outsourcing specialist which is bringing 700 new roles to Birmingham has been bought out by Sanclare

RSA is set to shut its office in Colmore Gate, placing 190 roles under threat exclusive

Jobs threat as RSA announces closure plan

Insurance firm says it hopes to remain in Birmingham but Colmore Row operation will close, threatening 190 staff with the axe

Gusto's restaurant in Manchester will have a sister site in Birmingham later this year

Gusto and The Alchemist confirm Birmingham launches

Bar and restaurant brands will launch new venue in The Grand as the long-running regeneration of the historic building continues apace

David Varnham will lead Mills & Reeve's banking team in Birmingham

New Birmingham banking chief at Mills & Reeve

David Varnham joins from London office of Allen & Overy as firm looks to grow banking sector in the city

Part of Central Hall has been acquired for £1m

Historic Birmingham building sold for £1m

The new owner of part of the Grade II*-listed Central Hall is now planning to revamp the site to attract further tenants

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor