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Business of Sport

Business of Sport

Peter Sharkey looks at the business of sport with his weekly opinion piece for the Birmingham Post.

 

Jump Xtreme could soon join Air Space in Wolverhampton among the West Midlands' growing number of trampoline parks

Jump Xtreme eyes industrial estate for new trampoline park

New company plans to open its second site in former food wholesaler's depot in Staffordshire as interest grows in trampoline craze

Mervyn King is the latest high-profile business figure to join Aston Villa

Mervyn King joins Aston Villa board

Former governor of the Bank of England is a lifelong Villa fan and vows to return beleaguered club to among the world's best in the world

Tim Andrews has been named the new chief executive of Birmingham City Ladies FC

Hollywood Monster chief joins Birmingham City Ladies

Senior management boost as Tim Andrews is appointed new chief executive of Women's Super League club

Jeremy Peace, West Bromwich Albion chairman

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.25 - Jeremy Peace and family

There’s a distinct possibility that Jeremy Peace’s West Bromwich Albion will be the only West Midlands side in the Premier League next season

Steve Hollis is Aston Villa's new chairman

Steve Hollis appointed new Aston Villa chairman

Former KPMG regional chairman says future success of club lies in building a winning culture and continuous improvement off the pitch as well as on it

Centro announced in November the Midland Metro extension would only open as far as Bull Street

Review of 2015 - November: City council vision, Metro extension and delays hit Park Regis

Radical plans emerged in November to break up Birmingham City Council, it was announced the full Metro extension would not open until 2016 and the Park Regis hotel opening was put back by six months

Edgbaston chief Colin Povey

Warwickshire boss says only 'seismic change' can change cricket

Departing chief executive of Warwickshire CCC says a major overhaul is needed in the county game to make it more sustainable in the long term

Attendances have increased at Edgbaston Stadium during 2015

Attendances on the rise at Edgbaston Stadium

Home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club welcomed more than 210,000 people through the turnstiles during 2015

Neil Snowball will become the chief executive of Warwickshire County Cricket Club in January

Rugby World Cup chief takes Warwickshire CCC top job

Neil Snowball brings experience from organising 2015 rugby tournament and 2012 London Olympics to the hot seat at Edgbaston

Edgbaston chief Colin Povey

Warwickshire CCC chief Colin Povey to retire

The man who steered the club through the £32 million redevelopment of Edgbaston is standing down later this year

Adventure golf course planned for Wast Hills

Owner of Kings Norton golf centre lodges new plans to develop vacant land into 18-hole course in a bid to reach out to younger audience

Jaguar will set the pace for Team Sky when a prototype version of the highly anticipated Jaguar F-PACE will lead the team at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht

Jaguar gives best glimpse yet of F-Pace crossover

A prototype version of it will be supporting Team Sky at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht this Saturday

Former Blues chairman Carson Yeung

Birmingham City's owners pay £106k for Carson Yeung's wife to have a hire car

New details about payments revealed in the annual report of club's parent company Birmingham International Holdings

Edgbaston chief Colin Povey

Ashes boost will play into Edgbaston's hands in any sponsor talks

Edgbaston cricket stadium is on course for record revenue thanks to a £7 million Ashes boost.

VMF (Villa Midlands Food) is a unique training restaurant based at Aston Villa

Aston Villa pledge to keep up the good work despite Restaurant VMF closure

Club says there will be no job losses, and strong community work will continue, despite restaurant's closure

West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa have enjoyed soaring revenue as the Premier League continues to dominate English football

Villa and West Brom lead Midlands' £440m football industry

Annual Review of Football Finance by Deloitte shows revenue at region's three Premier League clubs soars to almost £300m

Charlie Austin and Armand Traore - part of QPR’s £75.3 million wage bill

Wasps chief causes buzz with £35m funds-raiser

Premiership rugby giants become the first sports club in Britain to issue a retail bond on London Stock Exchange

Wasps have moved to Coventry's Ricoh Arena

Wasps issues retail bond to become one of world's richest rugby clubs

The Coventry club is to launch a retail bond listed on the London Stock Exchange

St Andrew's, home of Birmingham City whose parent company has gone into receivership

Birmingham City's parent company goes into receivership

BIHL appoints specialist arm of EY to manage finances as club vows it is 'business as usual'

Sky and BT Sport have renewed their deal to show Premier League matches such as West Bromwich Albion against Burnley

Business as usual for Premier League as big guns snap up TV rights

Despite attempts by 'wildcards' Eurosport and beIN Sports, the status quo was maintained as BT Sport and Sky maintain their coverage of England's top flight

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor