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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Plans for V Building site set for go-ahead despite Alpha Tower concerns

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site
Proposals for the new residential tower block at the Arena Central site have been earmarked for approval by planning officers

BBC can't ignore Midlands after licence fee overhaul, MP claims

BBC in Birmingham
Proposals for a catch-all levy to fund the BBC must mean it funds all regions fairly, Birmingham MP says

From the archives: How to lead ‘healthier and therefore more cheerful life’ in Bournville

The Suggested Rules of Health
Set of rules state that if followed they could ensure you live ‘ten years longer than those who ignore them’

Birmingham Skyride: City council steps up search for replacement event

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park
Last month the city council said it was, unlike 16 other UK towns and cities, unable to host a Skyride event in Cannon Hill Park

Holiday Inn Solihull embarks on £1m ground floor refurbishment

The eight-week project is set to be completed by the middle of March
Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

BBC can't ignore Midlands after licence fee overhaul, MP claims

BBC in Birmingham
Proposals for a catch-all levy to fund the BBC must mean it funds all regions fairly, Birmingham MP says
An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

Plans for V Building site set for go-ahead despite Alpha Tower concerns

Proposals for the new residential tower block at the Arena Central site have been earmarked for approval by planning officers

Public transport app Moovit launches in the Midlands

Nir Erez, founder of Moovit, with VP Alex Torres
The launch follows a test phase which saw 40,000 people trialling the app throughout the region
Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Skyride Birmingham: City council steps up search for replacement event

Last month the city council said it was unable to host a Skyride event in Cannon Hill Park

Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia at Birmingham Hippodrome is delectable

Birmingham Royal Ballet excelled with this production of Coppelia

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group scheme that enables music lovers to pull the strings on a commission

The world premiere of 'Crowd Out' by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang presented by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Millennium Point, Birmingham, in June 2014
A scheme where the public can commission a new piece of music has taken off for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Christopher Morley reports
Lee Cartwright, David Preston, Mazars; Paul Turk and Gary Riley, HSBC, at Mazars' annual drinks reception in Birmingham.

International flavour to Mazars' meet-up

International connections was the theme of Mazars' annual drinks reception for intermediaries and professional contacts in the Birmingham and West Midlands office in Church Street.

Launch of Aston Business Network

Peter Shearer, Aston Business School; Leigh Purnell, Petalite; and Laurence Handley, Aston University, at the launch of Aston Business Network.
Aston Business School launched its new monthly networking event, Aston Business Network.

Monty Don guest at Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball

Peter White, Barry Leadbetter, Martyn Liberson, Monty Don, Guest Speaker and Patron; Philippa Pickavance, Kate Hartigan, Caroline Clutton-Brock and Anders Jones, Trustees, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball.
Monty Don joined Trustees and 350 of their guests to raise a staggering £18,000 at Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball.
Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)
Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Aspen Pumps' shareholders on sale to 3i Group

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance
The business was previously backed by Inflexion Private Equity. Under Inflexion’s ownership Aspen has seen sustained growth, focusing on product innovation

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BBC in Birmingham

BBC can't ignore Midlands after licence fee overhaul, MP claims

The Suggested Rules of Health

From the archives: How to lead ‘healthier and therefore more cheerful life’ in Bournville

The Greater Birmingham Digital Summit

West Midlands SMEs learn about digital revolution at ICC 'summit'

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