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Why Midland manufacturers are worried about a post-Brexit future

Midland firms have raised some important issues about Brexit

West Midlands businesses call for industrial strategy

New research from BGF suggests nearly nine out of ten companies in the region want a comprehensive strategy for the UK while doubts over Brexit are subsiding

Nish Kotecha, managing director of Morningside Pharmaceuticals (second left), collects the 2017 Asian Business of the Year Award with (from left) Kalpesh Solanki of Asian Media & Marketing Group, awards judge Kashmir Uppal and Ramniklal Solanki of Asian Media & Marketing Group

Midlands' top Asian business celebrated at annual awards

Plus annual Asian Rich List is unveiled with three new entries in 2017 countdown

Bournville to be home of Dairy Milk following £75m investment

Cadbury's confirms production of certain bars which shifted temporarily to Poland will come home to Birmingham after four new lines are opened

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

'Quiet confidence' among Birmingham firms - report

But Greater Birmingham's business leaders call for the Government to create better economic conditions following triggering of Article 50

BMW workers at Hams Hall will strike later this month and in May

BMW workers at Hams Hall to strike for five days

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Manufacturing plant in Coleshill is one of four to take part in eight days of action as trade union members fight back over pension plan

Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer (left) and Solihull Council head Nick Page launch the WMCA's Productivity and Skills Commission

Aston Martin chief to lead new skills push

Andy Palmer will head commission to advise the West Midlands Combined Authority on how to increase the region's skills and productivity

International cricket at Edgbaston boosted Birmingham's tourism economy in 2016

Record visitors boost Birmingham's tourism economy

City welcomes all-time high as international cricket and Conservative Party Conference among events which underpin record 2016

Rich List 2017: No.=41 - Simon Preedy and family

Leading manufacturer family has seen its fortunes drop by £20 million and Rich List ranking slip nine places

Tony Hague, managing director of PP Control & Automation

£1m factory expansion for West Midlands manufacturer

PP Control & Automation says additional capacity will give it the space it need to double turnover by 2021

West Midlands manufacturers buck national trend

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Recovery not yet secure but firms in region go against national picture and post growth

Sertec component manufacturer in Coleshill.

Sertec Group completes WILD automotive takeover to create £250m giant

The Jaguar Land Rover supplier has bought Midlands firm WILD automotive creating a roup with 10 manufacturing plants across the UK, Germany and Hungary

Lord Whitby

Lord Whitby tells Midlands manufacturers 'world is our oyster' after Brexit

The Conservative peer and former council leader has been appointed chairman of new lobby group Made In The Midlands

West Midlands manufacturers grow as output rises

But Brexit vote sees the region lose business confidence according to new report

The Jewellery Quarter is changing - and some people are very concerned about its future

Gentrification could 'spell death of Jewellery Quarter'

Businesses and academics concerned over changing face of historic manufacturing quarter but BID chairman warns that places must progress

Baskerville House will be the home of a new foreign investment hub

Birmingham to house new Midlands foreign investment hub

Body takes with creating 1,400 new jobs and bringing in millions of pounds of international investment will be based in the city centre

Inside Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

Brexit: what next for UK auto?

Prof David Bailey argues it doesn't have to be all doom and gloom following the UK's decision to exit the European Union

Chief executive of Liberty House Sanjeev Gupta with Douglas Dawson, chief executive of Liberty Tubular Divisions, at the new Liberty Plant in Oldbury following the takeover of Caparo Tubular Solutions

Midland steel giant invests to bring back Scottish wind tower production

Liberty House said the move takes forward its plans to build a fully-integrated steel and engineering business across the UK

Ian Mattioli, chief executive of Mattioli Woods plc

Passion for business sees Mattioli Woods plc become headline sponsor of BPBA 2016

Wealth management specialists Mattioli Woods reveal their high expectations for entrants to this year's Birmingham Post Business Awards

Birmingham and the West Midlands continue to enjoy large volumes of foreign investment

West Midlands booming for international investment

Region records best foreign direct investment performance in over a decade as nearly 100 new projects were launched during 2015


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