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Bosses of Lichfield freight firm set to hand over ownership of the business to employees 

3 Oct

The owners of a Lichfield freight firm have begun to hand over ownership to their workers.

Shoe shop in Shenstone to create eight new jobs 

2 Oct

Eight jobs are being created as a new shoe shop opens in Shenstone.

Plan to convert Lichfield industrial unit into dance and gymnastics studio 

29 Sep

A new dance and gymnastics studio could open in an industrial unit in Lichfield.

Owner of new funeral home keen to find out more about history of Lichfield city centre building 

28 Sep

The owner of a Lichfield business is keen to find out more about the history of her company’s new home.

Armitage couple behind The English Indian chosen to appear in new advertising campaign for Square 

22 Sep

An Armitage couple are set to feature in a new advertising campaign for an international company.

Boost to campaign to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham as Culture Secretary hints it will be forced to move out of London 

14 Sep

Bringing Channel 4 to Birmingham could boost the economy by 5 billion according to local leaders...

National retailer completes relocation of headquarters to Lichfield 

7 Sep

A retailer has moved its head office to Lichfield.

Lichfield District Council could seek compensation for business rates lost due to construction of HS2 

31 Aug

Lichfield District Council says it could ask for compensation for business rates lost due to the closure of companies in the path of the new HS2 rail line.

Plan unveiled for new commercial development on the Birmingham Road in Lichfield 

31 Aug

A new commercial development could be created in Lichfield.

Shenstone workers put their best foot forward for Meningitis Now charity 

29 Aug

Staff from a Lichfield training company have taken part in a fundraising event in aid of the Meningitis Now charity.

High-tech architects battle for HS2 top billing 

24 Aug

Regular Birmingham Post columnist Joe Holyoak welcomes the return of an elder statesmen architect who vowed never to work with Birmingham again...

New 30,000 sq ft industrial unit could be built in Burntwood 

22 Aug

The land where an industrial unit could be built in Burntwood Plans for a 30,000 sq ft industrial unit in Burntwood have been unveiled.

Youngsters at Spark in Burntwood boosted by activity set donation from local business 

17 Aug

Youngsters at a children’s centre in Burntwood are being kept busy after a local business donated a new construction kit.

Nursery business based in Lichfield and Burntwood acquires more new sites 

11 Aug

A Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business has acquired more new sites.

UK Central chiefs move to revamp HS2 station plans 

9 Aug

Next step in plans to create major mixed-use development have been taken as growth company submits proposals to change planned infrastructure around Solihull HS2 station site...

Workers at Lichfield company get sporty to raise money for St Giles Hospice 

26 Jul

Sporting staff at a Lichfield accountancy firm have raised £11,000 for St Giles Hospice.

Plans drawn up to build extension to Lichfield city centre pub 

21 Jul

Plans have been drawn up to extend a Lichfield city centre pub.

Final chance to grab a bargain at Lichfield company’s summer sale 

20 Jul

Time is running out for shoppers to bag a bargain at an historic Lichfield cutlery business.

Balfour Beatty and Carillion scoop £4bn HS2 contracts 

17 Jul

Companies behind troubled Midland Metro extension and Library of Birmingham development land major projects on high-speed line...

Market traders urged to back Lichfield city centre initiatives after crowds turn out to watch big screen 

17 Jul

Market traders have been urged to embrace efforts to bring new business into Lichfield after a temporary giant screen was put up in the city centre.

Details of routes for HS2 high-speed railway scheme set to be unveiled 

16 Jul

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the Government will ensure communities affected by the railway receive appropriate support...

Plan to move Lichfield Health and Fitness Club to make way for 14 new homes 

10 Jul

New homes could be built on the site of a Lichfield gym.

Marks and Spencer confirms plans to move Lichfield city centre foodhall into new Friarsgate development 

10 Jul

The Friarsgate scheme has received a boost after Marks and Spencer confirmed it would relocate to the new Lichfield city centre redevelopment.

Plans unveiled for new bakery business in Lichfield city centre 

3 Jul

Lichfield could be getting a new bakery if plans are approved.

Report admits Friarsgate delays are “disappointing” but insists Lichfield District Council is still hopeful work will begin this year 

26 Jun

A report has admitted delays to the start of the Friarsgate redevelopment are “disappointing” – but Lichfield District Council says it still hopes to see work on the project begin this year.

Region must feel the economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

23 Jun

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says it is essential that businesses in Lichfield feel the economic benefit of HS2.

Three rail firms bidding to run the West Coast Main Line and HS2 have been named 

22 Jun

Government reveals shortlist of three firms hoping to run rail services on the West Coast Main Line and High Speed Two...

Exclusive: Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory has been sold 

21 Jun

The sale also includes Fazeley Studios and warehouses in Heath Mill Lane...

M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...

Team of Burntwood builders beat fundraising target after completing charity trek event 

20 Jun

Staff at a Burntwood building firm have beaten their fundraising target after taking on a trekking challenge.

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