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Unity Trust Bank is making business banking better for SMEs and helping society - here's how

Unity Trust Bank Chief Executive Margaret Willis tells how they are helping SMEs and the community

BMW workers have already held industrial action at Hams Hall

BMW pension offer rejected by trade union

Unite held consultative ballot over car maker's proposals to close final salary scheme

Delegates take a tour of Guhring's new UK HQ at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub

Guhring unveils £12m investment in new Aston hub

German-owned manufacturing group has opened its new base in Birmingham which will create 50 new jobs and help it double in size

West Midlands 'worst hit' for manufacturing job losses

Trade union GMB says around 100,000 jobs have been lost from the sector over past decade

Black Country manufacturer secures £12m funding package

Rimstock will use the capital injection to build a new factory at its base in West Bromwich

2 Sisters staff protest in Birmingham

Hundreds of jobs lost at 2 Sisters plant

Food and poultry group confirms closure of processing factory in the Black Country

Digital sector 'will create 14,000 West Midlands jobs'

New report suggests digital and technology industries will provide more than £2bn additional GVA to West Midlands' economy

Symphony Hall is one of the city's great cultural institutions

Comment: Culture and economy can thrive with a little creative thinking

John Kampfner, chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation, is calling on the new West Midlands mayor to place the creative sector at the top of the agenda

Allegis Global Solutions creates 100 new jobs in Birmingham

Recruitment agency expands network of offices with new base in city's Alpha Tower

Liberty House to expand after Tata Steel buyout

Steel group says it will make multimillion-pound investments into plants

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Jobs threat as Covpress Assembly falls into administration

Hundreds of workers facing uncertain future after car part supplier struggles to find buyer

BMW workers stage industrial action outside the Hams Hall plant in Coleshill

BMW workers at Hams Hall to stage 24-walkout

Members of trade union Unite plough on with plans to hold first of up to five days of industrial action in pensions row

Official launch of the campaign to form a Halesowen BID

Black Country town launches BID campaign

Three-month campaign kicks off to form a new business improvement district which is pledging to invest £120,000 in new initiatives

Andy Coulthurst, chief executive of The Trade Centre Wales

Black Country car supermarket to open

Trade Centre UK makes its first foray into England by launching new car supermarket in the Wednesbury

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Business leaders call for action after employment falls

Chamber of commerce says it is vital improving trends in the West Midlands don't stall

Reprieve for Birmingham colleges after apprenticeship snub

Trio of institutions can continue providing apprenticeship training after government performs u-turn over its controversial new register

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

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

Lloyds to close Birmingham city centre branch in 200 jobs cull

Colmore Row branch one of several across the West Midlands to go as bank continues its programme of closures

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