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Rosie Ginday of Miss Macaroon, which has secured a deal with John Lewis

Birmingham start-up Miss Macaroon secures John Lewis deal

The former patisserie chef backed herself in business when she set up Miss Macaroon in 2011 – now she is on course to turn over £200,000 this year

Greg Lowson, Pinsent Masons' Birmingham head of office

Birmingham firms sign up to schools scheme to plug skills gap

Balfour Beatty, Birmingham Airport, Pinsent Masons and Royal Bank of Scotland sign up to scheme

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

£750m boost for Greater Birmingham with enterprise zone expanded

The devolution deal signed yesterday commits to funding the Curzon Street Enterprise Zone extension, which will be a major money-spinner for the region

SR City partners (from left): Julian Buttery, development director of Ahead Partnership Birmingham; Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Andy Street, chairman of GBS LEP; Coun Penny Holbrook, city council cabinet member for learning and Greg Lowson, partner at Pinsent Masons

Top businesses back scheme to boost pupils' career opportunities

Firms including Balfour Beatty, Birmingham Airport, Pinsent Masons and Royal Bank of Scotland hope scheme will plug city's skills shortage

From the Alpha Tower.

Business backing for £1bn West Midlands devolution deal

The long-awaited deal means the “Greater Birmingham” region will get cash to improve transport and skills

Anita Champaneri, Mike Ward, Gavin Wade and Glyn Pitchford celebrate Gateley's £20,000 donation to the Birmingham Big Art Project

Birmingham Big Art project gets £80,000 contribution from Arts Council England

This latest contribution means the funding pot for the project has now passed the £100,000 mark

Greater Birmingham combined authority calls win Black Country support

The chair of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Devolution Group says the region would be better served under the Greater Birmingham banner

From left: David Hardman, chief executive of Innovation Birmingham, Karle Burford, director of AHR Architects and Ian Hirst, bid manager with Thomas Vale Construction

Innovation Birmingham launches new business centre plan

City campus to house dedicated hub aimed at helping SMEs and growing companies interact better with city's universities

Birmingham and the wider local region remains an attractive destination for foreign investment

Greater Birmingham leads the way for foreign investment

More than 6,000 jobs created or safeguarded in the region on the back of 73 investment from overseas firms

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

Liz Peace who is the new chair of The Curzon Urban Regeneration Company

Interview with Liz Peace: from Cadbury, to BPF and back

Liz Peace has been named as the chairman of the Curzon Urban Regeneration Company, overseeing the regeneration around Birmingham's proposed HS2 station

CGI of the proposed redevelopment of Birmingham's Wholesale Markets

Plans to turn Wholesale Markets into Birmingham's family quarter

New 'Birmingham Smithfield' vision unveiled today in France at international property conference MIPIM

Andy Street

BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

The website has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

View from The Cube by Reuben Colley

Birmingham artist Reuben Colley opens Colmore Row gallery

City artist's paintings of Birmingham will sit next to work from the likes of Warhol and Damien Hirst

Birmingham Wholesale Markets in Pershore Street, Digbeth

Wholesale Markets and Icknield Port Loop on show at MIPIM 2015

Greater Birmingham’s schedule will comprise 11 events and 25 speakers across the four-day property exhibition

Birmingham's economy outperformed its UK rivals in 2012-13, according to new data

Birmingham tops core cities for economic growth

Office for National Statistics says economy in the city grew by 4.2 per cent between 2012 and 2013

George Osborne

Conservatives to unveil economic plan for 300,000 Midland jobs

The announcement is part of what they are calling a “long term economic plan for the Midlands”, which the pair are launching on a trip to the region

Birmingham is set to benefit from a new regeneration pot backed by Legal & General

Greater Birmingham boost as Legal & General launches £15bn regen vehicle

Region is poised to tap into new cash pot which will benefit projects such as housing and infrastructure

James Trevis, Eversheds; Jane Whitlock, Deloitte; Andy Street, John Lewis; and Jim Quantrill, Barclays, attended the Deloitte, Barclays and Eversheds Midlands Retail Dinner at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Motivational words from John Lewis chief at Midlands Retail Dinner

Eversheds, Barclays and business advisory firm Deloitte recently co-hosted their annual retail and consumer business dinner at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.


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