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Driverless cars an 'opportunity to be grasped' by Midlands automotive sector

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

In a report commissioned by the Society of Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) automotive experts at KPMG have predicted driverless or ‘connected’ cars will have a massive impact on UK manufacturing and society as a whole

Fort Dunlop-based communications company wins second national award in a year

Voice Mobile is based at Fort Dunlop
Voice Mobile has won best ‘B2B Dealer’ at the 2015 Mobile News Awards

Birmingham 'shoppers' tax' is scrapped - for now

Michele Wilby, BID executive director of the Colmore Business District
Birmingham City Council charge for business improvement districts would hit high streets, say Tories

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham
Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

RICS president Louise Brooke-Smith named Outstanding Woman in Construction

Louise Brooke-Smith
Ms Brooke-Smith is currently the global president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – the first person from the West Midlands to hold the post in its 147-year history

Graham Drew to oversee Secure Trust Bank's asset finance arm

Graham Drew, managing director of Secure Trust Bank Asset Finance
Graham Drew, who has been appointed as managing director, is joined by Arthur Burton, who has been appointed risk director for asset finance
Designs by Tibor Reich

Tibor Reich textile designs to go on display at city university

Exhibition of Reich textile designs at Birmingham City University celebrates long relationship between Reich family and the Midlands

Fort Dunlop-based communications company wins second national award in a year

Voice Mobile is based at Fort Dunlop
Voice Mobile has won best ‘B2B Dealer’ at the 2015 Mobile News Awards
Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

Birmingham 'shoppers' tax' is scrapped - for now

Michele Wilby, BID executive director of the Colmore Business District
Birmingham City Council charge for business improvement districts would hit high streets, say Tories

Review: The Jew of Malta, RSC's Swan Theatre

This powerful production at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre is fabulous

Review: Beethoven and Brahms, CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall

CBSO, at Symphony Hall
David Hart reviews Beethoven and Brahms by the CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Photography trail covering three-mile stretch of Stratford Road on display this summer

It is hoped the images will paint a picture of what it is to live and work on the Stratford Road, giving an insight into the rich history of the area
International Ladies day speakers: Helen Fraser CBE, The Girls Day School Trust; Ian Allen, Cure Leukaemia; Pauline Biddle, Deloitte.

Annual Women's Day lunch raises £3,500 for charity

Deloitte held the annual Birmingham charity lunch to mark this year's International Women's Day.

Launch of B1 app for young job-seekers in Birmingham

Shilpi Akbar, Stacey Barnfield, Cllr Penny Holbrook and Andy George at the B1 Jobs App Launch at The Lighthouse in Aston.
A unique recruitment and training app was officially launched at the Lighthouse Young People’s Centre in Aston.

Halesowen firm host quiz night for Birmingham St Mary's Hospice

Simon Greenfield, Colour Cubed; Ryan Southall, Chantrey Vellacott; Hamish Shilliday, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.
Colour Cubed attracted 17 teams to a successful quiz night that the Halesowen-based firm hosted in support of Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.
Barker Brettell patent partner Jenny Atkinson

Barker Brettell secures place on patent panel for University of Oxford's Isis Innovation

The appointment follows a competitive tender process launched late last year by Isis Innovation – the research and technology commercialisation arm of the University of Oxford

Halfords recruits new chief from McDonald's

Jill McDonald, current UK chief executive of the fast food chain, will replace Matt Davies in May

Record profit for Real Estate Investors

Paul Bassi
Birmingham property group reports another positive year after string of deals boosts rental income

BYPY 2015 shortlist revealed

BYPY 2014 winner Jodie Cook will be among the judges today grilling candidates vying for the 2015 prize
Candidates vying to be crowned Birmingham Young Professional of the Year will go in front of the judges today

Videos & Photos

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

Driverless cars an 'opportunity to be grasped' by Midlands automotive sector

Former Spitfire pilot Sid Cleaver.

RAF pilot Sid Cleaver: I saw the Spitfires and thought 'wow'

The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

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