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Birmingham Institute of Forest Research has been crowned RICS 2017 West Midlands project of the year

University of Birmingham sweeps board at RICS Awards

Institute scores quartet of wins at annual awards including project of the year for its research into the effects of CO2 on woodland

Vet practice Linnaeus in buyout deal

Solihull group expands UK footprint with acquisition of Staffordshire practice

PP Control & Automation's chairman David Fox (left) and managing director Tony Hague in the new factory extension

Engineering firm opens £1m factory extension

PP Control & Automation targets £40m in sales over the next four years after investing in Staffordshire plant

The team of directors at Voiceboxx: The Agency (from left): Lara Page, Steve Brookes, James Hobday, Emma Davies and Dave Betts

Creative agencies in acquisition deal

Voiceboxx has bought out WM Creative as part of wider expansion plans

Birmingham City Council Deputy Leader Coun Ian Ward with Jon Ridgeon, from CSM Active and Rugby Legend Martin Johnson for the launch of Velo Birmingham

Win a Vélo Birmingham Business 100 Challenge team place worth £1,200

There's still a chance to enter the closed road sportive in the Business 100 Challenge on Sunday September 24 - individual entries sold out in just three days

Bistrot Pierre's Birmingham restaurant will be joined by more venues in the region

Bistrot Pierre to create 100 jobs with new restaurant launches

French chain which opened in Birmingham last summer is planning further expansion in the West Midlands with two new venues

Lord Bamford

Rich List 2017: No.2 - Lord Bamford and family

The pro-Brexit JCB boss is confident about opening new markets after missing out on this year's top ranking in the Birmingham Post Rich List

Richard Harpin

Rich List 2017: No.18 - Richard Harpin

HomeServe founder has seen his wealth increase by £70 million while his Rich List ranking remains the same

Kevin Threlfall

Rich List 2017: No.19 - Kevin Threlfall

Ex-Wolves director who made his fortune for Supercigs stores and other shops has dropped four places on the Rich List with his wealth reducing by £20 million

Rich List 2017: No.24 - Simon Clarke and family

Non-Executive Director St Modwen regeneration firm has seen his fortune increase by £5 million while dropping five places on the Rich List

Sir Peter Horton

Rich List 2017: No.29 - Peter Horton and family

Deputy Chairman of Hortons' Estate has seen his fortune increase by £0 million while dropping three places on the Rich List

CGI of The Lewis Building which is bringing an old department store name back

Review of 2016 - June: Lewis's name returns, grand plan for Tramps and Channel 4 courts Birmingham

An old department store name was set to make a return to the city while a grand vision for a former nightclub in Broad Street was revealed in June

New funding which could save Moseley Road Baths was secured in April

Review of 2016 - April: Arts centre closing, indie restaurateurs hit out and new funding for Moseley Road Baths

Independent restaurant owners hit out in April at the perceived favouritism by landlords for chains while the end drew nearer for a city arts centre

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