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David Chance, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (left), and Ray Andrews, managing director of Midtherm Flue Systems

Black Country manufacturer creates jobs and expands factory with £900k funding

Midtherm Flue Systems which installed plant at Burj Khalifa secures finance from Lloyds Bank and Regional Growth Fund

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.

Roy Richardson

Rich List 2015: No.9= - Roy Richardson & family

Despite expansion across the world, the Richardson twins will be best remembered for the Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

Rich List 2015: No.12= - Caspar MacDonald-Hall

Sixty-four-year-old Caspar MacDonald-Hall loves fishing and game shooting and has been rated by The Field magazine as one of the best shots in the country, described as an "elegant high-hitter"

Robert Plant on stage at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Rich List 2015: No.36 - Robert Plant

The ex-Led Zeppelin singer has amassed quite a fortune - but it could have been so much more had he got into bed with Richard Branson

Rupert Mucklow

Rich List 2015: No.37 - Rupert Mucklow

One of the region's major property investors stands to gain royally from an increase in rents in Birmingham and the Black Country

The Birmingham Post Rich List is focused on the area covered by three LEPs covering the West Midlands

Rich List 2015: Manufacturing leads the way in Midlands wealth

The combined fortunes of the 50 names on the 2015 Birmingham Post Rich List add to up to more than £17.4bn - and the top three are all manufacturers

Peter Blakemore

Rich List 2015: No.43 - Peter Blakemore

Doing things "The Blakemore Way” has paid off for the wholesaler boss who is the third generation of a Midland company

Constantine Folkes

Rich List 2015: No.31= - Constantine Folkes

When taking over at the age of 28 Constantine Folkes was the youngest chairman of a quoted company, putting his drive and determination down to principles instilled in him as a child by his father John Folkes. In 2002 he took the company private

Tony Deep Wouhra MBE form East End Foods

Rich List 2015: No.46 - Tony Deep Wouhra & family

In 2010 Tony Deep Wouhra was awarded the MBE for services to ethnic food

Paul Bassi

Rich List 2015: No.45 - Paul Bassi

Paul Bassi, the eldest son of a Black Country foundry worker, was awarded a CBE in 2010 in recognition of his services to business and the West Midlands community.

General Election 2015: Bookies tip Labour to win more West Midlands seats

 The Post has looked into the odds of candidates in 25 constituencies in Birmingham and the Black Country and Labour are tipped to gain with UKIP winning none

Rob Marris is the Labour candidate in Wolverhampton South West

General Election 2015: Labour favourite to win Wolverhampton South West from Tories

Three bookmakers all make Labour candidate Rob Marris favourite to secure seat he lost in 2010 General Election once again

Jagdeep Kitaure-Kandola and Lucky Mahal, who have been appointed by QualitySolicitors Talbots

QualitySolicitors Talbots aims to grow property work with two solicitor appointments

  • Law

The law firm, which hit a record £7.5 million turnover in 2014, has signed-up sister-in-laws Jagdeep Kitaure-Kandola and Lucky Mahal to boost a division of the business that saw a 15 per cent rise in transactions in the last year

From left: Ed Thompson of Lancaster Haskins, Connect PR founders Hazel Crawford and Rob Hampton and Richard Griffiths from Higgs & Sons

Connect PR acquires Seal Communications

Wolverhampton practice buys Shrewsbury-based rival which once ran one of the largest agencies in Birmingham

Neil Clifton (left), managing director of Cube Precision Engineering, with Mark Meakin, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial

Lloyds Bank backs Black Country manufacturer's expansion plans

Cube Precision Engineering has created new jobs and bought machinery which will enable  it to speed up its manufacturing process

In figures: The State of the NHS in Birmingham and the Black Country

  • NHS

David Cameron admits the NHS is "under pressure" this winter - and Labour claims it's "facing a crisis". So what's happening in West Midland health services?

Birmingham City Council

'Solihull is a logjam' towards combined authority

Sir Albert Bore says Birmingham's neighbour is slowing down the process of creating a region-wide body

iSoft headquarters in Manchester.

Probe into iSoft 'ongoing' despite collapse of trials

FRC inquiry into accounting irregularities still open a decade after the first accusations.

Ed Miliband

In figures: How UKIP is wrecking Conservative election hopes in Midland marginals

Polling data reveals how Labour could take marginal seats from the Tories - even though its share of the vote is actually falling, thanks to a surge in support for UKIP.

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