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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Estates Gazette - West Midlands enterprise zones, 5 November 2011


Should the West Midlands be dancing with joy? The recently-announced Birmingham and Black Country Enterprise Zones - big opportunity or big confusion? Thoughts, comments and relevant contacts by 10th October.

Estates Gazette - Retail Supplement - November 2011


Three features, comments/contacts from those with a real knowledge of these areas most welcome:

Private equity: Are private equity firms buying the property or the business, or buying the business despite the property?

Plus size: With the outsize clothes market predicted to be worth £8bn by 2016, will there be a rush to open shops in the sector? (Emmerdale lovely Lisa Riley opens a new plus-size store in Liverpool, above).

Jewellery: How is the sector holding up in the current economic climate?

Deadline for comments/contacts is Thursday 29th September 2011.