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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is a West Midlands-based automotive company, a wholly owned subsiduary of India's Tata Motors. The firm develops and manufactures the iconic Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles from bases at Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, Solihull, Gaydon, Whitley in Coventry, Halewood in Merseyside and Pune in India. Only a quarter of JLR's vehicles are sold in the UK, with the rest going to major markets in Europe, the US, Russia and China.

University of Warwick

Engineering college boost for skills shortage

The University of Warwick is proposing a new college backed by Jaguar Land Rover, Aero Engine Controls and Arup, which have had difficulty recruiting staff with the right abilities

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

Jaguar Land Rover will supply Virgin Galactic astronauts

Land Rover in Virgin Galactic deal to supply astronauts

Solihull-based Land Rover has revealed a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic

Local enterprise partnerships could see more funding says Prime Minister

The Government committed £2 billion to the first Single Local Growth Fund pot – set up as a result of Lord Heseltine’s devolution plans, in which he called for a pot of more than £50 billion.

Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor; Mike Wright, Jaguar Land Rover; Prof. David Bailey, Aston Business School.

Experts discuss issues affecting manufacturing

Businesses from across the region gathered to hear from two leading experts on manufacturing and the automotive industry at Aston University.

Land Rovet Discovery Vision Concept car and the invisible bonnet technology in action

Video: Land Rover unveils 'invisible bonnet' on new Discovery concept

Watch how Jaguar Land Rover's new technology offers drivers a view of the terrain under the car

Roger Crathorne

'Mr Land Rover' Roger Crathorne to retire

Retirement for the man who helped sell the Midland brand to the world

Goods being loaded for export

Call for action after slump in West Midlands exports to India

The region shipped £267.7m worth of goods to India last year, down from £296.7m in 2012 and £340.5m in 2011

Range Rover Evoque

Super sleek Evoque has gone up a gear

The new super slick Range Rover Evoque has some extra special touches, writes Edward Stephens

House Of Fraser, in Corporation Street, Birmingham

House of Fraser linked with Chinese takeover

The House of Fraser group, which has 60 UK stores including the Corporation Street flagship, is being targeted by Chinese conglomerate the Sanpower Group

Aston Martin headquarters at Gaydon

An Aston Martin SUV?

Midlands-based car maker Aston Martin is thought to have secured as much as £100m in funding to support investment a new model range.

Crisis in Ukraine leads to Midland export fears

Region had an export surplus of £627.1 million to Russia last year, after seeing exports surge from £314.1 million to more than £900 million in four years

Aston Martin

Funding boost as Aston Martin courts China's billions

The Gaydon firm has secured a $165 million – £100 million – loan to invest in new models, starting out with the Lagonda SUV

Lloyds Bank relationship director Chris Pennick and Sertec's finance director Martyn Hughes

Sertec secures £20m for expansion and investment

The Lloyds team based on Colmore Row arranged the deal for the Coleshill company, which includes a £7 million increase in trade finance facilities to support Sertec’s exposure to tool stamping imports from China.          

John Phillips, IoD Regional Director; Ian Priest, IoD Branch Chairman, The Black Country; Peter Suddock, CEO Dudley Zoological Gardens and Castle; Jason Wouhra, IoD Chairman; Simon Warren, Chief Executive Wolverhampton City Council; Trevor Leeks, Operations Director Jaguar.

Institute of Directors West Midlands' Black Country dinner

Three inspiring speakers followed a co-ordinated theme centred on re-energising the local Black Country economy.

Andrew Cleaves

National Express exec to replace Christine Braddock at Birmingham Metropolitan College

Andrew Cleaves to replace Dame Christine Braddock who has been principal for 17 years

Dunlop Motorsport in Castle Bromwich

Fraction of lost Dunlop Motorsport jobs in city to be created in France and Germany

Erdington MP Jack Dromey’s revelation comes as industry insider claimed firm never had any intention of staying in Birmingham, despite talks

XE Saloon: The most important car Jaguar will ever make?

Analysts predict the Jaguar XE will be the start of a product offensive as the firm seeks to quadruple its sales and it is almost certain to be followed by an SUV crossover

Daily Leads & Deals: Stepnell awarded £448,500 contract for youth centre conversion

Business activity of the day for Friday, March 14 2014

Range Rover Sport

Sit back and enjoy the king of the road

Range Rover Sport is the ultimate luxury SUV, writes Edward Stephens .

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