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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

Aston Villa welcomed a new chairman in January....for a little while at least

Review of 2016 - January: UCB expansion, new Villa chairman and Cadbury tax

Our Review of the Year kicks off with the news that University College Birmingham was planning a major expansion of its campus in the Jewellery Quarter and a prominent businessman joined the Villa board

Ruth Cadbury has hit out over unpaid corporation tax by Mondelēz International

Cadbury family would 'spin in their urns' over unpaid tax

Great grand-daughter of Barrow Cadbury expresses anger that company's owner Mondelēz International avoided corporation tax despite £96.5m profit

Cadbury in Bournville

Unions hit out at Chancellor after Cadbury avoids corporation tax

The Unite union claims George Osborne should be doing more after Cadbury's US owners paid no corporation tax in this country last year

Maryvale News, which wants to sell booze to customers updated

Alcohol can now be sold in Bournville - after 120 years of temperance

Anger at 'catastrophic' decision to allow newsagent to sell booze in Cadbury family area

John Bull (Ray Egan) placed a wreath outside the gates of HP Sauce in Newtown on the day the former sauce works was to be demolished

Goodbye to all that

Business journalist and Post columnist Jon Griffin takes a look back on his time reporting the city's ever-changing corporate community

Paul Spicer

Review: Magnificat by Birmingham Bach Choir at Birmingham Cathedral

Paul Spicer's relaxed conducting along with an outstanding performance by tenor Julian Gregory made this a memorable performance

A scene from 1984 by George Orwell featuring the ensemble cast.

Thought police of Bournville leave a bad taste in the mouth

Cadbury has sent a document to Cadbury workers with a list of regulations on appropriate behaviour in modern-day Bournville.

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Cadbury progress under Mondelez should give other Midlands firms confidence

The region’s other manufacturing businesses should take note and encouragement from what Cadbury's American parent company is achieving.

Production at Cadbury's factory in Bournville has been secured for another 25 years updated

200 Cadbury jobs go as deal safeguards Bournville for 25 years

Trade union and staff strike deal with parent company Mondelez International which will see more than 200 staff leave Bournville base but no compulsory redundancies

Cadbury in Bournville

Jon Griffin: Mondelez International takeover turns into a bitter pill for Cadbury

Cadbury Bournville workers have told to 'change behaviour and attitude' or leave the business

Cadbury in Bournville

Cadbury Bournville workers told to 'change behaviour and attitude' or leave the business

Mondelez says the ‘true home of Cadbury’ must ‘go through a transformation journey’ to secure investment of £75 million in new state of the art production equipment

Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft, which took over Cadbury

Time to throw a spanner in the takeover works

AstraZeneca is the second biggest UK pharma company. It employs 6,700 workers, accounts for 2.3 per cent of British exports, and invests £2.8 billion in research and development.

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

James Cadbury, a descendant of the chocolate empire, has founded crowdfunding business Property Moose

Young Cadbury launches new property 'crowdfunding' site

The Cadburys are back in business – with not a chocolate in sight – after a new generation of the famous Birmingham family started a property crowdfunding firm.

Sertec component manufacturer in Coleshill.

It's one step back, two steps forward for resurgent firms

Jaguar Land Rover is piling up profits at the rate of a remarkable £9.3 million a day, amassing earnings of £842 million alone in the third quarter of last year.

University of Birmingham

City universities now employ more than 10,000

Latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that employment at Birmingham’s universities is booming, with the three major institutions – Aston University, Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham – all increasing staff numbers in 2012.

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Sunday snapshot: Editor's review of the week in Birmingham

Bournville is much more than a chocolate bar production line; its multi-million-pound food research and development labs are truly world leading and it is vital these are kept in Birmingham

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Cadbury owner Mondelez announces £75m upgrade of Bournville factory

Investment at Birmingham chocolate maker welcomed by unions and business leaders

Range Rover production at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull

ONS data analysis: The value of West Midlands business and how it compares to other regions

According to latest commercial data from the Office for National Statistics, annual turnover in the region tops £232 billion


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