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Graham Drew, managing director of Secure Trust Bank Asset Finance

Graham Drew to oversee Secure Trust Bank's asset finance arm

Graham Drew, who has been appointed as managing director, is joined by Arthur Burton, who has been appointed risk director for asset finance

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover to double the size of operations at Whitely HQ

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) yesterday announced plans to double the size of its operations at its headquarters at Whitely in Coventry.

Conservative candidate for Solihull in the next General Election Julian Knight

BBC is 'London-Manchester carve up', ex-reporter claims

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Julian Knight, the Conservative candidate for Solihull in the General Election, said the BBC’s promise to reach out to the regions was failing

Review: Solihull Choral Society does Mozart Requiem and Vespers

The choral society gave a strong performance at Olton Friary

Paul Lynam, chief executive of Secure Trust Bank

Profits soar at Secure Trust Bank

The challenger bank saw its pre-tax profits for 2014 surge by 53 per cent to £26.1 million while customer numbers grew by 22 per cent to 429,507

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport

Jaguar Land Rover sales dip as car-maker rolls out new models

The unexpected drop was attributed to changes in the firm’s model line-up rather than a turnaround in its fortunes

The Jaguar production line in Castle Bromwich and (inset) Ratan Tata

Britain is being outfought for JLR investment, Ratan Tata claims

Legendary industrialist tells the Post the UK could lose out to Europe or the States in the vehicle maker’s future production plans

West Midlands 'must get act together' if it is to convince Chancellor George Osborne to afford it more powers

Budget 2015: 'West Midlands must get act together' say business leaders

More devolution must come our way after Chancellor announces new backing for 'Northern Powerhouse'

The Edgbaston High School for Girls team which won the heat of ICAEWs national business and accounting competition, BASE

Edgbaston High School for Girls team triumphs in ICAEW’s business and accounting competition

Edgbaston High School for Girls impressed the judges and will go on to represent Birmingham at the national final which takes place at the Metropole Hotel in Solihull in June. This was one of 46 heats attracting nearly 3,000 students around the country

Construction work

Interserve gets go-ahead for new regional headquarters in Solihull

The firm has been given approval to demolish an unoccupied office block near Birmingham International station and replace it with a five-story triangular shaped building

Paul Marston, managing director of Secure Trust Banks business and commercial arm

Secure Trust Bank launches asset finance arm

The challenger bank’s asset finance division will offer customers a range of asset-based lending solutions, including hire purchase, lease finance and refinancing

CGI of the proposed Touchwood extension as seen from the High Street

Solihull's Touchwood shopping centre unveils expansion plans

Public consultation has now begun on the scheme, which has been made possible through a development agreement signed in October last year between Touchwood's owners Lend Lease and Solihull Council

West Midlands Police push to educate firms about cyber crime

Police have launched an urgent initiative to try to counter the rise in highly sophisticated cyber-criminals targeting West Midlands firms.

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

Call for driverless cars backing with Jaguar Land Rover 'years from production'

A Commons inquiry said the vehicles had the potential to dramatically cut road deaths, or reduce them to nothing, while JLR said they could have the vehicles ready within 10 years

Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London

Holiday Inn Solihull embarks on £1m ground floor refurbishment

The eight-week project is set to be completed by the middle of March

A vintage Land Rover, once owned by the Wilks family, in action on the famous Jungle Track at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull

End of the road draws near for Land Rover Defender

As the clock ticks down on the last year of production of the Land Rover Defender, Enda Mullen visits the production line in Solihull

BBC Midlands fair share campaign backed by Tory, Labour and Lib Dem MPs

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Politicians from the three top parties call for greater investment in the Midlands from the broadcaster, which invests far more per head in every other region

Deadline looms for £15,000 small business competition

Winner will be announced at a glittering awards dinner being held at The Hawthorns on Monday March 16

Hogarths Stone Manor near Kidderminster which has been acquired by Helena and Andy Hogarth

Stone Manor Hotel under new ownership

Couple behind Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant in Solihull have acquired their second property

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