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Paul Bassi

Bassi's Real Estate Investors spends £7m on Warwick town centre property

Birmingham property group shows no signs of slowing down in deals market after completing latest acquisition

AFH Financial enters Scottish market with latest buyout

Alan Hudson, AFH Financial
Bromsgrove firm acquires Finlay Gow & Company and adds £40 million to portfolio of funds under management

More foreign investment in Greater Birmingham than any other region

The refurbished Five Brindleyplace, soon to be the home of Deutsche Bank which is one of the city's best foreign investment stories of recent times
The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the Greater Birmingham trumped the 37 other regions, data for the 2014 financial year shows

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

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance
Rescue deal saves 33 branches of Solihull-based company as Parts Alliance marches on to £1bn turnover target

Armstrongs expands with new office launch

Armstrongs directors Paul Farmer (fifth from left) and Peter Georgiades (second right) with the team at its new office in Nuneaton
Chartered accountancy 'investing heavily' as it launches a second operation in Warwickshire town

Business In Pictures

Alan Hudson, AFH Financial

AFH Financial enters Scottish market with latest buyout

Bromsgrove firm acquires Finlay Gow & Company and adds £40 million to portfolio of funds under management

Bassi's Real Estate Investors spends £7m on Warwick town centre property

Paul Bassi
Birmingham property group shows no signs of slowing down in deals market after completing latest acquisition
General business

GM via Vauxhall is creating 550 new jobs in the UK

Vauxhall has a line-up of well designed, styled and engineered cars, with decent quality levels. The Adam, Mokka, Astra and Insignia - soon to be joined by the Viva city car.

Protecting your income is key

Money
Income protection is one of the least known and utilised sectors of the protection market.
Team Sky's Sir Dave Brailsford, Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas pose next to the new Jaguar F-Type Coupé high performance support vehicle

Special Jaguar F-Type takes on Tour de France role

The Midland car-maker extended its support as an innovation partner to Team Sky by designing, engineering and building a bespoke F-Type Coupé high performance support vehicle for the team to use during Stage 20 of the race

David Fennell

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co achieves turnover of £172 million

The financial picture for the firm was revealed as it announced the results of its legacy firms - Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham - for the financial year to April 2014

Fern Britton

Fern Britton guests at latest Journalists’ Charity bash

The former host of ITV’s This Morning will be talking about her life on Thursday October 16 at the Botanical Gardens

Alan Hudson, AFH Financial

AFH Financial enters Scottish market with latest buyout

Bromsgrove firm acquires Finlay Gow & Company and adds £40 million to portfolio of funds under management

Videos & Photos

John Dyson, John Harris, Peter Stienlet, John Stewart.

Stewart & Harris celebrate joining Patrick Parsons

Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

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Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor