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West Midlands jobs saved after Albemarle & Bond takeover

Albemarle & Bond

Stores in Birmingham city centre, Bearwood, Kings Heath, Acocks Green, West Bromwich, Northfield and Chelmsley Wood have all survived the cull

Land Rover in Virgin Galactic deal to supply astronauts

Jaguar Land Rover will supply Virgin Galactic astronauts
Solihull-based Land Rover has revealed a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic

Insolvency risk falls for region's businesses, says R3

Richard Philpott, a partner at KPMG in the region and Midlands chairman of the R3 insolvency trade body
Trade body says new research shows risk of insolvency is dropping among key sectors

2 Sisters' founders make Asian rich list

Ranjit Boparan Singh
Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan feature in countdown of UK's richest Asians

Catalyst advises on Fabulous Bakin' Bros buyout

Mark Wilson, partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance in Birmingham
Birmingham-based partner helped Dutch firm Daelmans acquire the well-known UK cake brand

HSBC launches £500m funding pot for region's SMEs

HSBC is looking to increase growth among West Midlands SMEs with new funding pot
Move part of bank's plan to release £6billion to small- and medium-sized companies as new report predicts year of growth
DTZ's new recruits Alan Vandrill (left) and Derek Lawrence

Building services team boost for DTZ

Birmingham office of real estate services firm strengthens project and building consultancy team

Insolvency risk falls for region's businesses, says R3

Richard Philpott, a partner at KPMG in the region and Midlands chairman of the R3 insolvency trade body
Trade body says new research shows risk of insolvency is dropping among key sectors
Stocking the shelves at the Resource Central Foodbank

Use of foodbanks more than doubles in the West Midlands

Volunteers at Trussell Trust provided 93,461 people in the West Midlands with three days worth of emergency food in 2013/14, compared to 41,396 the previous year

Chief constable hits out as terror chief brought in to Trojan Horse probe

Chief Constable Chris Sims described the appointment of Peter Clarke as “desperately unfortunate”, saying it would “inevitably draw unwarranted conclusions from his former role as national co-ordinator for counter terrorism"

Vote for your favourite movie to watch outdoors at this year's Brindleyplace Film Festival

Last year’s festival attracted more than 12,000 visitors, making it Brindleyplace’s most successful event to date

Architecture festival returns to Birmingham

Birmingham city centre at night
Four-day event will showcase the finest architecture from across the city.

Review: Status Quo/Wilko Johnson at Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Status Quo
Jon Griffin reviews Status Quo and Wilko Johnson at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
Stuart Franks, Coltham Developments; Dan Anderson, Anderson's Bar & Grill; Mike Hargreaves, Coltham Developments; Jilly Cosgrove, Barques Design; Eddie Morse, EMC Consultancy; Simon Marsh, Anderson's Bar & Grill.

Alternative MIPIM event in Birmingham

The Alternative MIPIM event in Birmingham saw more than 100 leading figures from the commercial property sector networking over a long leisurely French-themed meal

Property professionals at industrial report launch

Alex Carr, LSH; Gemma Butler, LSH; Graham Hardie, Aberdeen Asset Management.
Property professionals came together for the launch of Lambert Smith Hampton's (LSH) annual Industrial and Logistics Market Report.

Media world gathers for charity lunch

Paul Willoghby, Jon Snow and Steve Dann.
Hundreds from the Midlands media world gathered to hear broadcaster Jon Snow at Villa Park for the Journalists' Charity's Annual Celebrity Lunch.
DTZ's new recruits Alan Vandrill (left) and Derek Lawrence

Building services team boost for DTZ

Birmingham office of real estate services firm strengthens project and building consultancy team

Mark Wilson, partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance in Birmingham

Catalyst advises on Fabulous Bakin' Bros buyout

Birmingham-based partner helped Dutch firm Daelmans acquire the well-known UK cake brand

HSBC launches £500m funding pot for region's SMEs

HSBC is looking to increase growth among West Midlands SMEs with new funding pot
Move part of bank's plan to release £6billion to small- and medium-sized companies as new report predicts year of growth

£6m funding boost for Coventry manufacturers

Karl Eddy, vice-chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP
New capital worth £6.2m has been awarded to five automotive and aerospace businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire, creating 225 jobs.

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Jaguar Land Rover will supply Virgin Galactic astronauts

Land Rover in Virgin Galactic deal to supply astronauts

The Library Of Birmingham won three categories at the 2014 RIBA West Midlands Awards

Library of Birmingham sweeps board at RIBA Awards

Stuart Franks, Coltham Developments; Dan Anderson, Anderson's Bar & Grill; Mike Hargreaves, Coltham Developments; Jilly Cosgrove, Barques Design; Eddie Morse, EMC Consultancy; Simon Marsh, Anderson's Bar & Grill.

Alternative MIPIM event in Birmingham

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