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Hunters Group merges with namesake to broaden reach

West Midlands estate agency joins Hunters Property Group and targets 500 branches in five years

Lucie Byron, Heart of England Community Foundations chair of trustees, Paul Belfield and Heart of England Community Foundation director Tina Costello

Warwickshire Lawyer becomes trustee of Heart of England Community Foundation

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Lucie Byron, a commercial property expert with law firm Wright Hassall, has joined the board of trustees of the Heart of England Community Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting community based action across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull

Lorely Burt

Solihull MP Lorely Burt in supermarket clash with Tory rival

Liberal Democrat Lorely Burt crossed swords with Conservative rival Julian Knight in Morrisons, after taking umbrage when he dubbed himself a “shadow MP”

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

Company behind Beorma and National Indoor Arena regenerations appointed to new-build care facility

Peter Gate (centre) flanked by Meridian Private Client partners Philip Harrison (left) and Drummond Kerr

Associate hire set to spur further growth at Meridian

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The arrival of Peter Gate, an associate at Russell-Cooke for almost five years, is regarded as a significant coup by Meridian partner Philip Harrison

Unite union’s top automotive official Roger Maddison

Union condemns decision to call in administrators at Unipart Automotive

Unite union’s top automotive official Roger Maddison said the decision by Solihull-based Unipart Automotive to call in administrators rather than seek a buyer was ‘very disappointing

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance

Parts Alliance chief keen to 'safeguard talent' with Unipart Automotive buyout

Rescue deal saves 33 branches of Solihull-based company as Parts Alliance marches on to £1bn turnover target

Steve McCabe MP

City TV licence bid to be re-run if time limit missed

Birmingham being 'short changed' says MP as Government confirms licence will be re-advertised if deadline not met


Protecting your income is key

Income protection is one of the least known and utilised sectors of the protection market.

Mark Orton, KPMG

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

Fore Business Park, Solihull

BAM sells Fore Business Park for £21m

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IM Properties grows West Midlands portfolio and vows to target occupies seeking larger floorplates

Paul Lynam, chief executive of Secure Trust Bank

Profit on the rise at Secure Trust Bank

Better than expected lending boosts challenger bank's coffers

The 10 local students who spent a two-week internship with Grant Thornton in Birmingham are pictured with audit director Becky Eagle (centre front) and colleagues Ria Hitchens (immediate left) and Melissa Hollis (right), who helped organise the programme

Grant Thornton internship programme continues to target tomorrow's talent

Year 12 students came from a range of schools across the West Midlands, including CTC Kingshurst Academy, Solihull, King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge and St Peter’s Collegiate College School, Wolverhampton

West Midlands Fire Service cuts £235,000 off wage bill by axing senior jobs

New 15-strong management group called the Strategic Enabling Team has been set up to make board 'lean and value for money'

Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull

Solihull in top 5 destinations for shopping in UK

Solihull will be one of the five healthiest retail destinations in five years' time alongside the West End of London, Surrey, west and north west London, and Oxfordshire.

Birmingham Round table meeting at Marco Pierre White Birmingham at The Cube, talking about the future of Birmingham.

Future bright as city looks to cash in on its confidence

With London close to over-heating and greater devolution on the cards for English regions, inward investment has never been a more important issue. The Post brought together six experts at a special roundtable event to debate the issue.

Allan Boyle, NEC Group

New director for NEC Group's convention centres

Allan Boyle to take on newly created role to support growth plans of convention centre division

West Midlands police and crime commissioner Bob Jones

Fears for summer holiday police commissioner election, when polling stations will be closed and vital staff are away

Birmingham City Council is warning that the August by-election to choose a West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner could descend into chaos

Steve McCabe MP

MP's questions over mystery of City TV channel

Steve McCabe to table parliamentary questions over delayed launch of local TV station for Birmingham,  Solihull and the Black Country

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham's council tax debt tops that of Wales

Arrears have risen by 15 per cent over the past year with the council owed more than £105 million

In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor