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Technology & Digital

Digital and technology have been identified as key growth areas for the Birmingham of the future. The West Midlands is home to one of the largest tech clusters in the UK with more than 40,000 people employed in the sector. Web development, data, e-commerce, animation and cloud computing are all on the rise in the region, while gaming has been a traditional strength with a quarter of the UK's games workforce based here. In Birmingham, the sector is particularly strong in two clusters - around Innovation Birmingham at Aston Science Park and in Digbeth.


St Alphege Place in Solihull

Tech company finds new home in Solihull

SOTI takes space at new St Alphege Place above the Carluccio's restaurant

Birmingham IT firm acquired by Arden Group

Coventry group makes third acquisition in the space of 18 months as it aims to boost its roster of services

Labs by London Midland hub at iCentrum in Birmingham

New rail apps aim to keep London Midland passengers on track

Rail operator working with Birmingham tech companies to develop innovations and ideas which are set to improve passengers' journeys

Adaptable co-founders Olly Sorsby (left) and Dan Cooper

Digital agency Adaptable wins tasty brief

Jewellery Quarter-based agency is working with London retailer Lola's Cupcakes as e-commerce partner

Wavenet expands with North West acquisition

Solihull communications technology firm starts spending 'acquisition war chest' following £35m MBO last year

US finance giant invests £42m in Birmingham company

118 Group secures major backing to support growth of its business data services

Edge Testing Solutions is creating 60 new jobs in Birmingham

New jobs in Birmingham at software firm

Edge Testing Solutions plans to add a further 60 staff to its team in Broad Street

Nick Holzherr is behind new HR app Air

Apprentice finalist gets air with new app

Birmingham-based entrepreneur is aiming to help small companies manage their HR operations better with new app

Tech start-up firms working in the Labs by London Midland hub at iCentrum in Birmingham

London Midland backs tech firms to boost train journeys

Rail operator is supporting ten start-up companies to create new technology products which will improve passengers' journeys

CGI of the new Maker Wharf building

Innovation Birmingham reveals latest development plans

Maker Wharf will be a home to fabrication and prototyping facility and will sit next to iCentrum complex

Sir Peter Rigby

Rich List 2017: No.=11 - Sir Peter Rigby

Chairman and Chief Executive of Rigby Group, which owns Coventry Airport, has see his fortunes remain constant at £850 million, despite dropping three places in the 2017 Rich List

Alan Jackson

Rich List 2017: No.33 - Alan Jackson

Founder of Intercity Technology has seen his wealth remain constant at £145 million while dropping seven places on the Rich List

Lombard Risk has opened a new tech hub in Alpha Tower

140 new tech jobs created in Birmingham city centre

Lombard Risk Management also has offices in New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo

Liberty House Group Chief Executive Officer Douglas Dawson

Liberty House Group reveals why it is a proud sponsor of the Birmingham Post Business Awards

International business - with hubs in London, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong - sponsor BPBA2016 Science and Technology Award

Innovation Birmingham Campus will share new funding worth £2.05m

£2m funding for Birmingham tech entrepreneurs

New capital will enable a trio of Birmingham institutions the chance to mentor and support up-and-coming tech companies and SMEs

PMGC Technology Group Managing Director Shez Cheema

PMGC Technology Group sponsor BPBA 2016 Retail Business of the Year

PMGC Technology Group Director Shez Cheema reveals why the IT company is backing BPBA 2016


BPBA 2016 FULL shortlist revealed

See who has made the short list for this year's business awards

From left: Warwickshire CCC's digital media producer Sean Miller, Class Creative co-founders Chris Pyatt and Jonathan Tiernan and Warwickshire CCC's commercial director Gareth Roberts

Warwickshire CCC makes class appointment

Birmingham website design agency will be the club's official digital partner for the next three years

From left: Sophie Thomas, Coral Luck, Sophie Lowe and Liam McCarthy from Ricemedia

Ricemedia expands Jewellery Quarter team

Digital agency has also secured a string of new client wins including renowned household vacuum cleaner brand Vax

Six Degrees opens new Birmingham data centre

Technology infrastructure provider adds to its portfolio of sites with digital hub

In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
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Local Government Correspondent
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News Editor
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Political Editor