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09:23, 11 AUG 2014
140 more jobs saved after Unipart Automotive collapse
A rival Birmingham Business Park-based car parts supplier Unipart Automotive has saved more jobs by buying dozens of branches
Job placements dip as salaries rise, KPMG report reveals
July saw the rate of growth in permanent placements in the Midlands ease since June to the slowest in four months and fall below the UK average for the first time in 11 months
Kennett Equipment Leasing acquired by Star Capital Partners
Finance company prepares for next chapter after buyout deal with European fund manager
Viva Vauxhall! (and a Vauxhall Viva to come as well…)
Vauxhall’s UK quality and work practices now compare with anywhere in Europe, and the adaptability and skill level of Vauxhall’s UK workforce is a major asset for the firm
GM via Vauxhall is creating 550 new jobs in the UK
Vauxhall has a line-up of well designed, styled and engineered cars, with decent quality levels. The Adam, Mokka, Astra and Insignia - soon to be joined by the Viva city car.
Unipart Automotive collapses with the loss of over 1,200 jobs
Rescue deal save three West Midlands branches but head office and multiple sites have closed
Creditors to get 2pc owed following Cobbetts collapse
New report says cost of administration has now topped £1 million with firm days away from liquidation
KPMG to create new tax centre of excellence in Birmingham
The move to create the satellite tax centre of excellence comes as part of KPMG’s commitment to centralising its tax compliance services and complements the firm’s existing tax centre of excellence operation in Glasgow
Interest rates rise 'threatens a fifth of firms'
The findings from R3’s quarterly Business Distress Index highlight that 21 per cent of local companies would be in financial difficulty if rates were to rise by at least one percentage point before the end of 2015
The EU and the UK's auto industry
EU membership boosts both the attractiveness of the UK as a place to invest, and the competitiveness of the domestic automotive industry.
Expanded KPMG team set for further growth
The now 12-strong team, led by Drew Bailey, is at the heart of helping businesses in the region with the recent focus on international taxation and transfer pricing
Appointment is key to growth for Meridian Private Client
Jon Croxford joins the Solihull firm from Sutton Coldfield-based tax consultancy Cleaver Croxford where he was a partner
Struggling Midlands businesses fall to record low says R3
Research from insolvency body suggests more companies are not displaying the key signs of distress
Miliband: We'll end the low pay epidemic in Britain
The leader of the opposition has outlined major changes to force companies to increase the wages of the country's poorest paid. Graeme Brown reports.
Manufacturing chiefs rank UK as one of the best global sales centres
New research from KPMG suggests UK is on a par with China and now ahead of Germany
High Speed 2
HS2 Curzon: A regeneration wave - cursory cosmetics won't do
Sir Albert highlighted the views of Lord Deighton, expressed in his report on maximizing the economic growth and job opportunities from HS2, pointing out that railway stations could be used as a catalyst for growth.
Clement Keys boosts VAT team with new director
Adam Lloyd joins after spells with KPMG and HM Revenue & Customs
Insolvency risk falls for region's businesses, says R3
Trade body says new research shows risk of insolvency is dropping among key sectors
Birmingham Press Club's annual Meet the Media gathering
More than 80 people attended the event, held at the Snow Hill offices of business advisers KPMG.
Broad Street Birmingham
Why do the little guys always suffer in 'pre-pack' carve-ups?
It's a fine line to cross between the effusive outpourings of the public relations industry and the real story – and it sometimes takes a while to negotiate that crucial line.
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham 'kite mark' for firms that pay living wage
In future all firms who supply more than £200,000 of goods and services to the council each year will be obliged to comply with the new Birmingham Charter For Social Responsibility
Rain fails to halt huge retail growth
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG said total sales in January rose 5.4% on a year ago as improved job prospects and the recovery in the housing market led to a strong month for homewares and furniture businesses.
Experts call for better protection for creditors
Insolvency trade body R3 Midlands called for urgent reform in a new report entitled The Personal Insolvency Landscape, published locally by the regional branch
West Midlands Police
Private company involvement can improve morale says West Midlands Police chief
Chf Const Chris Sims told a committee of MPs that pay cuts and criticism from politicians and the media has left the rank and file feeling under siege