Regional UK hotels set to recover ahead of those in the capital

Hotels in Birmingham and the regions are set to recover ahead of those in London according to the latest research from business advisory firm Deloitte. Continue reading

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Bulpitt family welcome redevelopment of historic factory

Iris Bulpitt visits the Kettleworks, where she worked as a comptometer operator more than 60 years ago

Iris Bulpitt visits the Kettleworks, where she worked as a comptometer operator more than 60 years ago

A redundant Birmingham factory, which manufactured kettles and other kitchenwares for more than a century, is to be transformed into new offices. Continue reading

CBRE launches urban snap awards

CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest commercial property adviser, today launched the 2009 Urban Photographer of the Year Award, which is designed to capture the essence of urban life.

Urban Photographer of the Year Winner 2008

Urban Photographer of the Year Winner 2008

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Funding dilemma for entrepreneurs presents opportunity for private equity

More than half of the UK’s entrepreneurs are relying on working capital to stay afloat, according to a survey by business advisory firm Deloitte. Continue reading

CBRE hits bullseye for Australia’s future fund

In one of the largest retail investment transactions for 2009, CB Richard Ellis’ Retail Capital Markets team has advised Australia’s Future Fund, on the purchase of Land Securities’ 33% stake in Birmingham’s iconic Bullring Shopping Centre for circa £200 million. Continue reading

Recession increases claims against professional advisers

It’s an unfortunate fact that during a recession claims against professional advisers, such as solicitors, brokers, accountants and surveyors, amongst others, increase significantly.

Mounting pressure on businesses during the recession has fuelled a sharp rise in the number of advisers being sued for professional negligence.

Sarah Trendell-Smyth, senior solicitor in Mills & Reeve’s Birmingham insurance team, looks at this growing trend and what advisers can do to deflect rising premiums.

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Graduates take a step on career ladder with Amey

Cllr Neville Summerfield (left) and Mel Ewell, CEO of Amey, at the Futures jobs fair

With graduates across Britain facing a challenging career search, 17 lucky young people, including seven in Birmingham, have taken their first steps on the career ladder by joining support services company Amey’s graduate training programme.

More than 250 people have taken part in the programme since the scheme launched in 2006, and the company is already planning for its 2010 intake.

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