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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.

Colmore Row

Barker Brettell patent partner Jenny Atkinson

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

  • Law

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

Barrister Simon Ward with the Steiner Academy Hereford team competing in the final of the Citizenship Foundations Bar Mock Trial competition

Birmingham barrister supports students in national law competition bid

  • Law

Mr Ward, who is based at St Philips Chambers, has been guiding 15 year 10 students from Steiner Academy Hereford, who will be competing in the national final of the Citizenship Foundation’s Bar Mock Trial competition

St Philip's Square with the Crimean War Memorial, Birmingham Cathedral and NatWest Tower in the background

Birmingham Cathedral gets £500,000 grant to carry out vital internal repairs

300-year-old building is one of 30 English cathedrals to get a share of The First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

The team at Colmore Insurance Brokers (back to front) Andy Copeland, Jon Chance, Andy Smallwood, Dean Nelson and Richard Waltier

New insurance broker launches in Birmingham

Group of directors has brought together years of experience to launch Colmore Insurance Brokers to focus on four main sectors

Some of the Mills & Reeve team doing the Great Birmingham 10k Business Challenge

Mills & Reeve signs up to Birmingham 10k Business Challenge

Team of 36 from city law firm to take on run in May in aid of Birmingham Crisis Centre

Technology & Digital

Voice Mobile is based at Fort Dunlop

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

Voice Mobile has won best ‘B2B Dealer’ at the 2015 Mobile News Awards

Holly Watkins, Andy Honess (back left) and Innovation Birmingham's new e4f cohort

More expansion for Entrepreneurs for the Future programme

Trio of start-ups joins support programme at Innovation Birmingham Campus which has also recruited a new 'entrepreneur in residence' and team member

The SmartLaw app

Birmingham agency creates SmartLaw app for legal students

Jewellery Quarter-based agency IE specialises in design for the Charities, Education and Health sectors

West Midlands Police push to educate firms about cyber crime

Police have launched an urgent initiative to try to counter the rise in highly sophisticated cyber-criminals targeting West Midlands firms.

The Greater Birmingham Digital Summit

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

Topics covered at the event included what digital tools are available to SMEs, the use of social media for selling and networking, and the parliamentary perspective on the digital economy

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces

The Barber Institute of Fine Art at Birmingham University.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Legacy of Barber Institute of Fine Arts founders lives on

Husband and wife duo's Art Deco building continues to attract some of the world's finest art to Edgbaston

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Town Hall was built for the people

The country's first truly civic building offered an alternative to cathedrals for live music

The old Royal Mail tunnel from The Mailbox to New Street station

Map: Birmingham buildings featured in the Hidden Spaces articles

Feature put together by the Post alongside our partners at Associated Architects, has been taken to the hearts of the city

The stairs to the upstairs studios of the School of Art in Margaret Street, Birmingham.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: School of Art's enduring role in the city

Also known as 'Margaret Street', John Henry Chamberlain's building has been in continuous use since opening in 1885

The Christopher Wray building in Bartholomew Row

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Varied history of Christopher Wray Lighting works

HQ of company launched by struggling actor has been frozen in time since 2003 and dogged by misfortune since

Post People

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.

Shilpi Akbar, Stacey Barnfield, Cllr Penny Holbrook and Andy George at the B1 Jobs App Launch at The Lighthouse in Aston.

Launch of B1 app for young job-seekers in Birmingham

A unique recruitment and training app was officially launched at the Lighthouse Young People’s Centre in Aston.

Simon Greenfield, Colour Cubed; Ryan Southall, Chantrey Vellacott; Hamish Shilliday, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.

Halesowen firm host quiz night for 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.

Tim Munn, Senior Director, CBRE Global Investors; Phil Tily, Guest Speaker, Head of UK & Ireland Client Services, IPD; Tim Hurdiss, Larkstoke Properties, at the Investment Property Forum meeting hosted by CBRE.

Investment Property Forum hears Birmingham is now a commercial investment hot-spot

The Investment Property Databank (IPD) finding was presented at an IPF meeting hosted by CBRE.

The Right Revd David Urquhart, Cllr Mike Leddy, Cllr Ian Ward, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; Steve Bavington, Chaplaincyplus; and Catherine Ogle, at the 10th anniversary Birmingham Prayer Breakfast.

500 attend Birmingham Prayer Breakfast

The 10th anniversary Birmingham Prayer Breakfast, hosted by ChaplaincyPlus and Birmingham Cathedral, took place at the ICC.