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Cadbury is a British firm that is the second largest confectionery company in the world after Mars. The business was established in Birmingham in 1824 by John Cadbury. A chocolate-making factory was built at Bournville in 1879 and the Cadbury World visitor attraction opened alongside it in 1988, followed by a chocolate research centre in 2012. Cadbury’s UK operation is based at Bournville in Birmingham, while the company’s head office is in Uxbridge, London.

Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, one of three companies to save the city's baccalaureate

City firms step in to save Birmingham Baccalaureate

The Birmingham Baccalaureate is designed to give youngsters the skills demanded by a 21st century economy and was key part council manifesto

Moor Green Lane in Moseley.

Home of the day: £850k Victorian property in Moor Green Lane, Moseley

Improvements to this Moseley home have resulted in a splendid area for adults to relax in, Alison Jones reports

Ian Parkes - Marketing manager for Purity - with their new brew Longhorn IPA on show at the Birmingham Independent Food Fair at Millennium Point.

Food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair

As dozens of food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair next month Mary Griffin finds out what's in store and asks what sets the city's food scene apart.

Some of the cars on display at the Autosport International show at the NEC.

Sale of NEC 'complete by the end of the year'

Ents and exhibition space company also unveils small rise in turnover despite being hit by shortfall in live comedy

By the end of the First World War communities didn’t want grim reminders of how their brave soldiers had fallen

First World War commemorated across the West Midlands

A programme of free events to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War will take place between Saturday and Monday

Sir Albert Bore

Radical overhaul of democracy in Birmingham revealed

As Europe's largest local authority, representing more than one million people, it has frequently been claimed Birmingham is too large and a monolithic administration cannot serve such a wide and diverse area effectively

James Leavesley of CrowdControlHQ

Jewellery Quarter-based social media experts CrowdControlHQ to work with Welsh Water

Welsh Water is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, serving more than three million people

Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea

Lord Bilimoria becomes new University of Birmingham chancellor

He succeeds Sir Dominic Cadbury, who stepped down last December after 11 years in the role

Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft, which took over Cadbury

Time to throw a spanner in the takeover works

AstraZeneca is the second biggest UK pharma company. It employs 6,700 workers, accounts for 2.3 per cent of British exports, and invests £2.8 billion in research and development.

The Carillion tower in Bournville.

The sweet sound of music in Bournville

The carillion at Bournville's charming Rest House is admired across the world. Christopher Morley joined the celebrations for its centenary.

Cadbury's Bournville headquarters

Bournville lags behind rivals, Cadbury boss admits

But the £75 million investment announced by American owners Mondelez International in January can pave the way for a ‘world-class’ future for the plant for another 100 years, says the man at the helm

Birmingham illustrator launches Monarda Creative design studio

Nicola Brissett began a tattooing apprenticeship but was faced with a lack of volunteers to train on, so after one year Nicola began considering alternative careers

The Blue Bird factory, which was based in Romsley, Halesowen Road, from the 1920s, but on the tin said Hunnington, Worcestershire.

Sweet memories of a tin full of promise

Chris Upton discovers that his childhood toffees didn't come from heaven - but from down the road in Worcestershire

James Cadbury, a descendant of the chocolate empire, has founded crowdfunding business Property Moose

Young Cadbury launches new property 'crowdfunding' site

The Cadburys are back in business – with not a chocolate in sight – after a new generation of the famous Birmingham family started a property crowdfunding firm.

New Poundland store on Corporation Street, Birmingham.

Midland retailer Poundland to float on stock market

The Willenhall-based chain has seen sales rise as squeezed consumers hunt for a bargain, including well-heeled shoppers increasingly on the look-out for savings

Sertec component manufacturer in Coleshill.

It's one step back, two steps forward for resurgent firms

Jaguar Land Rover is piling up profits at the rate of a remarkable £9.3 million a day, amassing earnings of £842 million alone in the third quarter of last year.

The Mount Pleasant School Farm, near Kings Norton

Cadbury children's farm under threat of closure

The Mount Pleasant School Farm, near Kings Norton, has provided more than 400,000 city pupils with a taste of the countryside for the last 40 years.

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Sunday snapshot: Editor's review of the week in Birmingham

Bournville is much more than a chocolate bar production line; its multi-million-pound food research and development labs are truly world leading and it is vital these are kept in Birmingham

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Cadbury owner Mondelez announces £75m upgrade of Bournville factory

Investment at Birmingham chocolate maker welcomed by unions and business leaders

Range Rover production at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull

ONS data analysis: The value of West Midlands business and how it compares to other regions

According to latest commercial data from the Office for National Statistics, annual turnover in the region tops £232 billion

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