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Raj Patel, founder of Vanti

Computer whizz makes global top five 'Channel Changers'

Entrepreneur who counts Nike and Tottenham Hotspur among his clients recognised by industry membership body

Homegrown terrorism used to as excuse to erode privacy says Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty
Human rights campaigner questions why is it other people's human rights that are the problem as she speak to the Post about her new book

Economy survey results revealed at business breakfast

David Bailey, Aston Business School; John Mortimer, Angela Mortimer; Andy Argyle, KPMG; Tim Pile, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) held a breakfast event in partnership with recruitment and people development agency Katie Bard, hosted by KPMG at its One Snowhill offices.

Talent Unleashed Awards names Birmingham tech companies best in the UK

Nick Holzherr, named 'One to Watch' in the Talent Unleashed Awards 2014
Playmob and Whisk receive national recognition in awards which celebrate individuals who have used technology in a creative or entrepreneurial way

Selly Oak set to get another large student block

CGI of the planned student accommodation development at 495 - 505 Bristol Road, in Selly Oak
Bristol Road target for latest project as developer submits plans for nearly 350 bedrooms opposite University of Birmingham campus

Business In Pictures

48 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter

New gallery plans for former Jewellery Quarter factory

Vacant building which dates back to the 1870s could become a new café and showroom for artwork and antiques

Dean Wilson, managing director of D Wilson Architectural Metalwork (jeans) with from left Kailash Parekh, Andy Perry and Graham Nicoll, from Barclays

Barclays backs D Wilson Architectural Metalworks with £1m finance deal

Birmingham manufacturer is aiming to turn over more than £10m after buying new factory site in Smethwick

Finance Birmingham announces £1m backing for Jaguar Land Rover supplier

From left: Steve Hetherington, tooling investment director at Finance Birmingham, Magal Engineering Gamil Magal and Reading East MP Rob Wilson
Second deal in a week for finance body which has enabled manufacturer to press on with new contract to supply i54 site
Barclays

Do not believe the rumours - our banks are open for business

Barclays launched its Accelerator initiative to offer a three-month start-up programme for new businesses.

The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up

Signs on the gates at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge.
The Phoenix Four have finally run out of excuses, and they are about to pocket another million quid each from the wreckage of the car crash that they presided over at MG Rover.
Jaguar XE

Union on offensive in Jaguar Land Rover pay dispute

JLR bosses accused of investing millions around the world on the back of the sweat of the UK workforce

Ricoh Arena, home of Coventry City FC

Pinsent Masons lawyers advise on Ricoh Arena deal

The deal will see Wasps relocate their home games to the Ricoh Arena from December 2014

Nick Holzherr, named 'One to Watch' in the Talent Unleashed Awards 2014

Talent Unleashed Awards names Birmingham tech companies best in the UK

Playmob and Whisk receive national recognition in awards which celebrate individuals who have used technology in a creative or entrepreneurial way

Former MG Rover chairman John Towers told workers the assets of MGR Capital would be wiped out four years before pocketing £1m

Former MG Rover chief's letter sparks call for payout

John Towers, one of the notorious Phoenix Four, told former workers the entire assets of subsidiary MGR Capital would be wiped out four years before he pocketed £1m

Videos & Photos

David Bailey, Aston Business School; John Mortimer, Angela Mortimer; Andy Argyle, KPMG; Tim Pile, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

Economy survey results revealed at business breakfast

48 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter

New gallery plans for former Jewellery Quarter factory

Queen opens Jaguar Land Rover's new i54 engine plant

In This Week's Paper

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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