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More foreign investment in Greater Birmingham than any other region

The refurbished Five Brindleyplace, soon to be the home of Deutsche Bank which is one of the city's best foreign investment stories of recent times

The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the Greater Birmingham trumped the 37 other regions, data for the 2014 financial year shows

Carillion plots merger with Balfour Beatty

Carillion headquarters at Birch Street, Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton-based Carillion is in talks with Balfour Beatty, which is struggling after sacking its chief executive more than two months ago, about a deal

Parts Alliance chief keen to 'safeguard talent' with Unipart Automotive buyout

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance
Rescue deal saves 33 branches of Solihull-based company as Parts Alliance marches on to £1bn turnover target

Armstrongs expands with new office launch

Armstrongs directors Paul Farmer (fifth from left) and Peter Georgiades (second right) with the team at its new office in Nuneaton
Chartered accountancy 'investing heavily' as it launches a second operation in Warwickshire town

Development support wins for Gough Bailey Wright

Members of Gough Bailey Wright's community affairs Team, (from left) Georgina Curtis-Iddiols, Richard Harris and Tess Randles
Worcestershire PR and marketing agency to support developers hoping to build major outlet village near Cannock

Huge bill as storm floods bunkers at Little Aston Golf Club

Little Aston Golf Club
Six-figure clean-up cost as downpour ruins sand at one of city's best clubs
Carillion headquarters at Birch Street, Wolverhampton

Carillion plots merger with Balfour Beatty

Wolverhampton-based Carillion is in talks with Balfour Beatty, which is struggling after sacking its chief executive more than two months ago, about a deal

Button making has returned to its roots

James Grove & Sons' staff at the Halesowen factory in the 1950s
Button making was big business in 18th century Birmingham. Chris Upton looks at how it has been revived in the 21st century
Steve McCabe MP

City TV licence bid to be re-run if time limit missed

Birmingham being 'short changed' says MP as Government confirms licence will be re-advertised if deadline not met

Huge bill as storm floods bunkers at Little Aston Golf Club

Little Aston Golf Club
Six-figure clean-up cost as downpour ruins sand at one of city's best clubs
Worcester Cathedral

Summer festival season in full swing

Christopher Morley picks some of the highlights from two classical music festivals taking place this summer.

Inspiring young men to step out in the world of dance

Boys from Man Made Youth, a new contemporary dance company in Birmingham just for young men founded by Johnny Autin
Two new dance companies, including one just for boys, take to the stage this week. Roz Laws meets their founder

Fascinating tales from the Home Front being told in real time over four years

Actors Claire-Louise Cordwell (Alice), Alun Raglan (Ivor) and Ben Crowe (Bill) record an episode of Home Front at the Mailbox.
A major radio drama about the First World War is being made in Birmingham. Roz Laws sat in on a recording.
Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

​Brooke Smith Planning celebrated 20 years in business at its annual Summer Garden Party at The Cloisters in Edgbaston.

BDO hosts dinner for housebuilders to discuss 'Homes For All' report

Steve Parkinson, Parkinson Estates Plc; Tom Finnegan, Radleigh Group Ltd; Mark Anslow, BDO; Stephen Hemming, Lambert Smith Hampton.
BDO spoke to 50 UK housebuilders across the country to canvass views on the key challenges facing the industry and how to overcome these.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution tells business leaders to get on their bikes

Professor David Cox, CTC; Councillor James McKay, Richard Leonard, Birmingham City Council.
Birmingham City Council and BPS hosted a business breakfast at The Library of Birmingham.
DWF’s managing partner & CEO, Andrew Leaitherland

Double-digit profit rise for DWF

Profits increased from £20.8 million in 2012/13 to £25.5 million for the 2013/14 financial year, with revenue rising by two per cent from £188 million to £191 million

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance

Parts Alliance chief keen to 'safeguard talent' with Unipart Automotive buyout

Rescue deal saves 33 branches of Solihull-based company as Parts Alliance marches on to £1bn turnover target

Unipart Automotive collapses with the loss of over 1,200 jobs

Mark Orton, KPMG
Rescue deal save three West Midlands branches but head office and multiple sites have closed

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch
Firm is second architecture practice to win a design brief for £450m mixed-use scheme and will create building to replace Central Library

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Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

Mickledale in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire.

Home of the day: £2,950,000 Mickledale in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

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