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Strike action at Pilkington Automotive called off

Trade union and management agree to enter ACAS Conciliation discussions over the current pay proposal amid claims of discrepancies between two sites

Major investment for Birmingham Prototypes

Matt and Mick Adams from Birmingham Prototypes
Sheet metal company ploughs £1.2m into factory expansion and new laser machine to add £2m in sales

More plans for Birmingham student accommodation

This vacant building in Hockley could house 57 student bedrooms
Two new developments have landed with the city council to build on a car park and redevelop a vacant commercial block

Shakespeare Martineau event marks Employee Ownership Day

Gary Davie, Shakespeare Martineau
The purpose of Employee Ownership Day is to encourage businesses to consider whether employee-ownership could be part of their strategic plan

Jaguar gives best glimpse yet of F-Pace crossover

Jaguar will set the pace for Team Sky when a prototype version of the highly anticipated Jaguar F-PACE will lead the team at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht
A prototype version of it will be supporting Team Sky at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht this Saturday

Profits up at restaurant group San Carlo

Carlo Distefano managing director of San Carlo Restaurants
Italian chain which was born in Birmingham continues expansion plan with new sites in Turkey and China
Matt and Mick Adams from Birmingham Prototypes

Major investment for Birmingham Prototypes

Sheet metal company ploughs £1.2m into factory expansion and new laser machine to add £2m in sales

Shakespeare Martineau event marks Employee Ownership Day

Gary Davie, Shakespeare Martineau
The purpose of Employee Ownership Day is to encourage businesses to consider whether employee-ownership could be part of their strategic plan
This vacant building in Hockley could house 57 student bedrooms

More plans for Birmingham student accommodation

Two new developments have landed with the city council to build on a car park and redevelop a vacant commercial block

Public services in Birmingham are in decline, but is improvement on the way?

Birmingham City Council
The city council's annual performance report threw up the sad fact that 62 per cent of key targets were missed in 2014/15 - Neil Elkes looks at the issues
Oklahoma at Birmingham Hippodrome. Pictured are Lucy May Barker as Ado Annie and Gary Wilmot as Ali Hakim

Review: Oklahoma! at Birmingham Hippodrome

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical is surely one of the best ever made. The reason is simple, lyrics, dancing, dialogue and music fit together easily until you get a perfectly balanced classical whole.

Review: Elizabeth Watts and Audrey Hyland at Tardebigge Church

Soprano Elizabeth Watts
This was a pretty dark programme. Thomas Traherne settings by Finzi and Elizabeth Maconchy could almost have been light relief, had Maconchy’s vocal lines not been so ferociously angular, her tonal language so overcast.

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, St Paul's Church in Hockley

Birmingham Bach Choir
A thought-provoking, mainly solemn evening of religious choral music, the Bach Choir certainly had challenges and one wonders how often they were able to rehearse with the full organ sound rather than an accompanying piano.
Gavin Davis and John Dennison, BDO.

BDO focuses on IT management for mid-market senior bosses

BDO's Technology Advisory Team hosted the fourth in its series of briefings for the "Reluctant IT Director" at BDO's offices in Colmore Row.

Lambert Smith Hampton reports on growing optimism

Alex Tross, Tony Fisher, Adam Ramshaw, all Lambert Smith Hampton.
More than 60 property professionals from across the Midlands attended the launch of the 2015 edition of the LSH annual Office Market Report at its Birmingham offices.

Sizzling summer fashion shows at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Jennie Walker; Rebecca Meah; Beth Goodrham, Beth Goodrham Personal Stylist; Lorraine Goodman; Helen Roberts.
More than 200 women gathered at Birmingham Botanical Gardens to get inspiration for their summer looks as well as raise more than £7,000 for the educational charity.
Gary Davie, Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau event marks Employee Ownership Day

The purpose of Employee Ownership Day is to encourage businesses to consider whether employee-ownership could be part of their strategic plan

Profits up at restaurant group San Carlo

Carlo Distefano managing director of San Carlo Restaurants
Italian chain which was born in Birmingham continues expansion plan with new sites in Turkey and China

BDO focuses on IT management for mid-market senior bosses

Gavin Davis and John Dennison, BDO.
BDO's Technology Advisory Team hosted the fourth in its series of briefings for the "Reluctant IT Director" at BDO's offices in Colmore Row.
Mark Payton, chief executive of Mercia Technologies

Mercia backs Impression Technologies with £1.5m

Henley technology investor takes part in £4m funding round to help aluminium forming company buy a new press facility

Jaguar Land Rover signs partnership to produce vehicles in Austria

The two millionth Land Rover Defender takes shape on the Solihull production line
The partnership has been described as one that will “complement” UK production rather than signalling a move away from the company’s core UK manufacturing base

Record-breaking results for St Modwen

Stephen Prosser, St Modwen
Property and regeneration group enjoys major increase in profit and revenue as it continues to believe in the regional marketplace

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Weeford House Farm in Church Hill, Weeford, Lichfield.

400-year-old Lichfield property aims to please

Gavin Davis and John Dennison, BDO.

BDO focuses on IT management for mid-market senior bosses

Apartment 6 of Besford Court Estate in Worcestershire.

Take centre stage in this sublime historic estate

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