Your Space Plc announces CVA plan

Serviced offices provider Your Space PLC has announced that it has finalised the terms of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) in a bid to secure the company’s long-term future.

The directors of the group, which includes Workspace (North West Limited) and Your Space (UK) Limited, have appointed Daniel Butters and Bill Dawson of business advisory firm Deloitte as joint Nominees.

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St Philips Point secures 17,000 sq ft of new lettings

St Philips Point

A joint venture between Patron Capital Partners and Princeton Investments has let 17,600 sq ft at the St Philips Point office scheme in central Birmingham.

Solicitors Weightmans have extended their occupation of the building to  more than 23,000 sq ft with the acquisition of an additional 8,600 sq ft on the newly refurbished third floor; the firm has also extended its  commitment to the building for another ten  years.

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Birmingham’s hotel market suffers

Birmingham’s hotels are continuing to struggle, according to the latest research from business advisory firm Deloitte.

The results of its hotel survey show occupancy levels in the city’s hotels for the year-to-September at just 62.8 per cent. Continue reading

Graduates take first step on career ladder with Deloitte


Deloitte's new graduate recruits Deepti Bassi and Matt Snowdon with graduate recruitment manager Darren Page

More than 60 new graduates have started work at Deloitte’s Birmingham office as part of the business advisory firm’s annual graduate intake programme.

Deloitte recruits more than 1,000 graduates and undergraduates each year to work in its UK offices and the competition for vacancies this year has been the toughest yet.

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Birmingham Law Society chief executive steps down



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Paul Farrow

Paul Farrow is stepping down from his role as chief executive of Birmingham Law Society.

Mr Farrow has been in the three day-a-week post since December 2006, when he became the 191-year-old Society’s first ever chief executive.

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Secondhand laptops pose major risk to company security

David George

David George, head of Deloitte's Enterprise Risk Services practice in the Midlands

A Midlands information and technology risk expert has warned of the dangers to businesses of secondhand personal computers and laptops being sold at car boot sales.

David George, partner and head of Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services practice in the Midlands, said PCs and laptops, along with other computer hardware, sold at car boot sales may still contain sensitive business data, which could cause significant damage to a company’s reputation if it falls into the wrong hands.

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Midlands businesses failing to rein in expenses

A leading Midlands expert in business risk has warned that companies are not doing enough to monitor employees’ expenses.

David George, associate partner and head of Deloitte’s information and technology risk services practice in the Midlands, said businesses in the region were overlooking one of the largest controllable costs in failing to rein in expenses.

“In tougher economic times cost control is more important than ever for employers,” he said. Continue reading