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Birmingham Post Rich List

Birmingham Post Rich List 2015 lunch held at the Hyatt Hotel on Birmingham's Broad Street.

Birmingham Post Rich List lunch

Business people got the opportunity to grill Ian Strachan, the compiler of the Birmingham Post Rich List, at the launch at the Hyatt Regency.

Sharon Osbourne is at No.28 on the 2015 Post Rich List with husband Ozzy

Rich List 2015: Lack of women leaves wealthy club all the poorer

There are no independently-wealthy females on the 2015 Birmingham Post Rich List – an “unacceptable” position according to business and community leaders.

Lord Bamford

Rich List 2015: No.1 - Anthony Bamford & family

Baron Bamford has spent more than 50 years at JCB, and 2015 marks his 40th year as chairman.

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone

Rich List 2015: No.2 - Lord Paul of Marylebone & family

Lord Paul of Marylebone is a strict vegetarian who lives by simple Hindu principles and encourages his employees to show integrity and respect.

Jacques Gaston Murray

Rich List 2015: No.3 - Jacques Gaston Murray & family

When France surrendered to Germany, Jacques Gaston Murray made his way to England where he joined the RAF, flying 38 missions as a navigator.

Paradise Birmingham

Roadworks around Summer Row have led to a loss of trade, say bosses of Town and Country Inns

£500m Paradise development could send bars into administration

Bosses as Town and Country Inns say they are weeks away from calling in administrators after losing £400,000 of trade in four months

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls pictured with Birmingham Airport's chief executive Paul Kehoe

Ed Balls promises city centre enterprise zone will extend to Curzon HS2 Station

Business leaders welcomed an earlier vow from George Osborne to extend the enterprise zone which would open up the door to borrowing millions needed to regenerate and create thousands of jobs

An 3d aerial view of the areas designated for regeneration immediately surrounding Curzon Street HS2 Station, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan updated

Conservatives vow to extend Birmingham enterprise zone to Curzon Street

George Osborne has announced an expansion of the city centre enterprise zone to take in the regeneration area around Curzon HS2 Station

James Cubitt, Colliers International; Chris Darroch, Hermes Investment, Guest Speaker; Rob Groves, Argent, Guest Speaker.

Investment Property Forum - Paradise explained

The Investment Property Forum hosted a seminar to outline plans for the redevelopment of Paradise Circus.

Map showing changes to city centre bus routes from May 10, 2015

'Stay away' from Paradise as transport chiefs warn of gridlock

Next phase of traffic works in £500m redevelopment to start in May with Paradise Circus island to be partially closed and several bus routes diverted

Colmore Row

Managing director of the Burlington Hotel Derek McDonagh with the water sourced from below the building

Still waters run deep for Birmingham hotel with its own well

The Macdonald Burlington in New Street has developed a unique cottage industry pumping water up from an underground well dating back to the hotel’s origins in 1873.

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

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The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Raj Rana, founder of Itihaas Restaurant

Itihaas creates own craft beer with Lion Heart brewery

Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas Group, joined forces with the Lion Heart brewery in Coventry, and the partnership has resulted in Sambha IPA

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co wins Fujitsu brief

Law firm's appointment puts a further pension arrangement operated by the UK subsidiary of Japanese company under its legal guidance

Paul Summerton, senior manager for healthcare at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (second from right) with the new recruits (from left) Andrew Pearson, Jenny Holmes, Harvey Sandford, Sarah Woodward and Phil Perry

Lloyds Bank Commercial recruits new healthcare team

Group of appointments in the Midlands is wider of 29-strong recruitment round nationwide for banking group


2015 BYPY committee

Gallery: After the awards at BYPY 2015

Take a look to see if you were captured in our specially created frame in association with The Mailbox

BYPY 2015 winner Katie Kershaw with (from left) host Rachel Riley, Sue Gee from headline sponsor Chiltern Railway and chairman of the judging panel Paul Kehoe

BYPY crowns Katie Kershaw 2015 winner

Judges say Katie Kershaw from Node Urban Design truly embodied what they were looking for and will inspire Birmingham's young professionals

The finalists on stage ahead of BYPY 2015

Gallery: Guests arrive for BYPY 2015

Pre-dinner drinks are being held at the ICC tonight ahead of the 15th BYPY to celebrate Birmingham's business stars

Charlotte Watkivs, Birmingham City University

BYPY 2015: Charlotte Watkivs, Birmingham City University

Graduate trainee Charlotte Watkivs takes our final Q&A ahead of tonight's 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year

Lewis Sinclair Parry, Aston University Business School

BYPY 2015: Lewis Sinclair Parry, Aston University

Our penultimate 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year finalist takes on the Q&A

Post People

1st place award winners Kevin Mann and Matthew Holden-Jones with Jamie Rodden from Sheridan Maine (left) and Debbie Cant, at the Birmingham Post Golf Day at Blackwell Golf Club sponsored by Sheridan Maine

Rain fails to dampen the annual Birmingham Post Corporate Pairs Challenge

The annual Birmingham Post Corporate Pairs Challenge, in association with Sheridan Maine, took place at Blackwell Golf Club.

Guest speakers, Chris Ireland, JLL Vice Chair, IPF; Steve Norris, Former Politician and Contender for the Mayor of London; James Cubitt, IPF Midlands Chair, at the IPF Midlands Lunch held at the ICC.

Property professionals get together at the ICC

More than 400 people attended the Investment Property Forum annual Midlands lunch at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham.

Simon Brown, Iain Morrison, Jane Brown, Gary Priest, Alexandra Phillips.

Landowners given updates on rural law at seminar

Law firm mfg Solicitors and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) recently held a spring farming seminar in Ludlow.

Kevin Little, Alex McLean, Juliet Hayes, Laurence Whittle, Vaidas Viktaravicius, all Campanile Hotels.

Campanile Hotel Birmingham showcases its facilities and food

Campanile Hotel Birmingham invited local companies, suppliers and hotel booking agents to its first business to business expo.

Adam Dent, Advent Communications; John Latham, Coventry University; Sarah Perry, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Manager; Andy Hardy, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; Roger Harrabin, BBC; Les Ratcliffe, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board and Jaguar Land Rover.

Coventry Hospital trust and uni championed

The success of two of Coventry's largest employers has been underlined to an audience of business leaders.