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From left: Ingenuity Digital Holdings' management team Julie Wood, Dean Skidmore, Lisa Higham, Dennis Engel, Richard Ellis and Ian Lloyd

New Birmingham funder launches with first deal

Frontier Development Capital backs team at digital agency Ingenuity to undergo a management buyout

Fort Dunlop, Birmingham

Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre

The team from ART Business Loans (from left): Graham Donaldson, Martin Edmonds, Roz Haque, Andy King, Chris Allen-Lloyd, Barbara Seaton and chief executive Steve Walker

Landmark birthday for ART Business Loans

Finance body set up to help city's small businesses access finance is celebrating 20 years of support

Overseas investment increases to region's auto companies

Ten per cent increase in the number of foreign direct investments coming into the West Midlands

Angus Drummond, founder of Limitless Travel, speaking at the Pitch@Palace event earlier this year

Sky's the limit for Birmingham travel agency

Company which offers holidays geared towards people with disabilities takes share of £450,000 funding pot

HSBC offering bonuses to entice staff to Birmingham

Bank is reportedly asking staff to persuade reluctant colleagues to move to the city from London

Loan firm agrees new Birmingham office deal

Everyday Loans is latest tenant to sign up to Livery Place

Halfords hit by weak pound as profit dips

Retailer sees overall revenue rise but timing of Easter and 2016 Brexit vote damages pre-tax profit

Wesleyan launches £1m foundation plan

Financial mutual is aiming to support good causes close to the hearts of members and staff

Mexican restaurant chain Chilango is planning to open in Birmingham

Mexican restaurant chain plans Birmingham launch

London-based group has designs on converting Colmore Row property for only its second venue outside the capital

Nicholas Jones (left) and Adrian Quin, Investec Wealth & Investment

New Birmingham chief at Investec

Nicholas Jones steps up to top role at city's base of investment management firm

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

Friction Free Shaving's co-founder Briar Keen

OK! owner teams up with West Midlands shaving company

Northern and Shell signs media deal as part of new funding agreement with Friction Free Shaving

Steve Ellis, managing director of Legal & General Home Finance

Legal & General expands Solihull base

Mortgage arm of finance group is moving to a new home in the town as it plans to grow team

West Midland Finance Awards

Entries open for 2017 West Midlands Finance Awards

See how you can enter the awards celebrating the success of finance professionals and organisations

Senior figures from Qatar and the UK government are in Birmingham today

Qatar business conference comes to Birmingham

Qatar-UK delegation heads to ICC to discuss international trade and investment opportunities

Mike Hibbert is retiring from the chamber after 22 years

Birmingham chamber finance chief to retire

Mike Hibbert is bowing out after a 22-year spell with city's chamber of commerce

Birmingham finance firm merges with London rival

Jasper Corporate Finance has teamed up with Assay to expand footprint and range of services

Record year for Shaylor Group

Construction contractor says it now expects revenue to surpass the £150 million barrier after securing its place on several frameworks

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