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Managing director Robert Smith (left) and technical director Paul Bailey, of Complex Cold Forming, which has secured a £1.2m funding deal with HSBC

Complex Cold Forming secures new funding deal with HSBC

Black Country manufacturing group set to create 15 new jobs on the back of contract wins with firms such as Ford

Turbosmart opens new base in Birmingham

Jeremy Cope, of Smith Cooper, which has helped Turbosmart UK launches a new base in Birmingham
Manufacturing group launches dedicated base in city to support UK target European and Middle East markets

A chance to own your own West Midlands manor

Peacock Manor, Billesley Lane, Portway, is going under the hammer at an auction in the city

Strong pound threatens West Midlands' growth, economists warn

Currency
Capital Economics’ Regional Chart Book for August suggests exchange rates are a greater concern in this region than others

Solihull marketing agency Jask takes on six new roles

New Jask recruits; Debbie Clifton, Dave Potts. Front Row (L-R): Kevin Thompson, Haider Ismail, James Davison, Kristen Voisey
Firm takes on six new staff to meet growth demands during the first half of the year after recent client wins

Business In Pictures

CGI of 'Hutong' viewed from Masshouse Lane which has received the green light from city planners

Nikal gets green light for next phase of Masshouse scheme

Developer to build 15 apartments and a retail unit on land next to Masshouse and Hive towers

Santander backs Natural Childcare Company nursery launch

New base and a relocation signal childcare company's intention to expand

Balfour Beatty rejects latest merger bid by Carillion

The new Library of Birmingham was developed by Carillion which has seen its latest merger bid rejected by Balfour Beatty updated
Support services group dealt latest, and possibly, final blow in its bid to secure a deal to create construction giant
General business

Trevor Law: Keeping pace with host of changes to pensions

The industry still awaits further detail in respect of the tax charge applied to lump sum death benefits from crystallised funds.

Steve Allen: Expansion of Birmingham law firm could be first of many more to come

Steve Allen
Hogan is not the first City law firm to adopt the practice of disaggregation in the quest for greater efficiency.
CGI of the new HydraForce factory at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub

HydraForce's expansion means hundreds of new jobs

Hydraulic firm announces work will start on new manufacturing hub in Aston next month

Mark Green, Claire-Elaine Arthurs and Andrew Moodie, who have joined Davies and Partners Solicitors

Trio of hires boosts Davies and Partners Solicitors' Birmingham team

Claire-Elaine Arthurs is one of those joining the firm to head up its dedicated property litigation unit

New Jask recruits; Debbie Clifton, Dave Potts. Front Row (L-R): Kevin Thompson, Haider Ismail, James Davison, Kristen Voisey

Solihull marketing agency Jask takes on six new roles

Firm takes on six new staff to meet growth demands during the first half of the year after recent client wins

Complex Cold Forming's MD Robert Smith (left) and technical director Paul Bailey

HSBC funding package to drive growth at Complex Cold Forming

Complex Cold Forming works with many global automotive companies, as well as companies in oil and gas, shipbuilding and rail

Videos & Photos

A chance to own your own West Midlands manor

CGI of 'Hutong' viewed from Masshouse Lane which has received the green light from city planners

Nikal gets green light for next phase of Masshouse scheme

Selfridges' famous window displays arrive in the Bullring

Selfridges' famous window displays come to Bullring

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