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Business Secretary Sajid Javid vows to champion 'Midlands Engine'

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has vowed to champion the 'Midlands Engine'

Cabinet member and Bromsgrove MP says he plans to harness his power in Whitehall to push the region to greater growth

CircleHealth's private hospital plan for Pebble Mill site

Entrance view of completed hospital
Healthcare company eyes 'plot 5' of former BBC site which is set to become hub of medical and life sciences in the city

Innovation Birmingham recruits six more companies to business programme

Sextet will undergo mentoring and support sessions as part of initiative aimed at growing tech companies

Off yer bike: West Midlands among lowest numbers of UK cyclists, with Birmingham in decline

Bike giveaway: Council cabinet member for sustainability Lisa Trickett with Phil Woodward of Raleigh
City council argues Birmingham Cycle Revolution, which is seeing £60 million invested in ‘bike-friendly’ initiatives over six years to 2018, will see decline reversed

Special planning policy to tackle crowded Birmingham suburb gets council approval

Residents and businesses demanded action to stop the spread of student houses and traffic and parking chaos

Gateley and Smith Cooper advise Ensco 1127 on Sayegh Orthodontics acquisition

Chris Reed, partner at Gateley
Ensco 1127 has been formed by brothers and orthodontist practitioners, Jasbir and Saranjit Nandhra, and orthodontist specialist and owner of Scottish Orthodontics, Samir Sayegh
Business Secretary Sajid Javid has vowed to champion the 'Midlands Engine'

Business Secretary Sajid Javid vows to champion 'Midlands Engine'

Cabinet member and Bromsgrove MP says he plans to harness his power in Whitehall to push the region to greater growth

Innovation Birmingham recruits six more companies to business programme

Sextet will undergo mentoring and support sessions as part of initiative aimed at growing tech companies

Special planning policy to tackle crowded Birmingham suburb gets council approval

Residents and businesses demanded action to stop the spread of student houses and traffic and parking chaos

Off yer bike: West Midlands among lowest numbers of UK cyclists, with Birmingham in decline

Bike giveaway: Council cabinet member for sustainability Lisa Trickett with Phil Woodward of Raleigh
City council argues Birmingham Cycle Revolution, which is seeing £60 million invested in ‘bike-friendly’ initiatives over six years to 2018, will see decline reversed
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.
Alex Tross, Tony Fisher, Adam Ramshaw, all Lambert Smith Hampton.

Lambert Smith Hampton reports on growing optimism

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.

Spoof property awards raise more than £33,000 for city charities

Greg Kirby, Stuart Franks, Rupert Young, Peter Monks, Lucy Hansell, Verity Cubitt, Jilly Cosgrove, George Jennings, Jo Salmon, Sarah Whittington and John Nolan, attend The Brenda Awards, staged at the Burlington Hotel.
The Brenda Awards is the annual tongue-in-cheek event that sees the Birmingham commercial property sector join forces to raise funds for disadvantaged children.
Chris Reed, partner at Gateley

Gateley and Smith Cooper advise Ensco 1127 on Sayegh Orthodontics acquisition

Ensco 1127 has been formed by brothers and orthodontist practitioners, Jasbir and Saranjit Nandhra, and orthodontist specialist and owner of Scottish Orthodontics, Samir Sayegh

MHA Bloomer Heaven to merge with MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Chris Barlow, managing director MHA Bloomer Heaven
The merger with the top 20 accountancy firm will take effect on July 1 and from that date MHA Bloomer Heaven will be known as MHA MacInytre Hudson

Grant Thornton appoints new practice leader in Birmingham

Grant Thornton regional managing partner Dave Munton (left) with new Birmingham practice leader David Hillan
David Hillan picks up the reins from Dave Munton who is taking on regional role covering Birmingham and cities in the North
Stephen Prosser, St Modwen

Record-breaking results for St Modwen

Property and regeneration group enjoys major increase in profit and revenue as it continues to believe in the regional marketplace

New recruits bolster Top Banana

New faces at Top Banana (from left): Head of marketing communications Rebecca Jeavons, head of venues Sam Dyus, office manager Liza Carrington, junior motion graphics designer Ed Waldron and account executive Jessica Bond
Black Country event and communication agency add six new faces to team including first ever head of marketing communications

Innovation Birmingham launches new business centre plan

From left: David Hardman, chief executive of Innovation Birmingham, Karle Burford, director of AHR Architects and Ian Hirst, bid manager with Thomas Vale Construction
City campus to house dedicated hub aimed at helping SMEs and growing companies interact better with city's universities

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Entrance view of completed hospital

CircleHealth's private hospital plan for Pebble Mill site

A move by traders from the Birmingham Wholesale Markets site is a step closer

Birmingham Wholesale Markets vision a step nearer

Peter Salmon, director of BBC England

BBC chief Peter Salmon outlines expansion plans - for the North

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