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How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

The Midlands’ first bus-based rapid transit system could be running in two years

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM
Company behind Beorma and National Indoor Arena regenerations appointed to new-build care facility

London buses in GKN F1 fuel use

Supply chain giant GKN Driveline.
Industrial giant is using the technology to help drive fuel savings on buses in the capital

Oxygen Accelerator set to re-ignite SPARK scheme

Oxygen Accelerator has won a contract to help rejuvenate Wolverhampton-based start-up scheme SPARK. Pictured are Nigel Babb, Ian Oakes, Simon Jenner, Paul Cherry and Luke Hill
Funded by and located at University of Wolverhampton Science Park, SPARK gives the equivalent of £10,000 worth of support for each aspiring start-up in certain sectors - providing desk space, access to the university’s facilities, on-site experts and other business mentors

Planners do U-turn on Selly Oak 'favela student eyesore'

Turnaround comes days after officers rejected application but approved similar project in neighbouring property

Business In Pictures

Serene Furnishings' owners Tasleem Tasab (left) and Nadirah Habib

Serene Furnishings expands on Hill Top Estate

London & Cambridge properties signs up existing tenant to even more space ahead of product launch next year

Poundland

Poundland chairman quits to join Morrisons

Darren Shapland to step up after six months on the board as Black Country waves farewell to Andrew Higginson

Orbis Partners advise TT Electronics on Roxspur acquisition

Chris Gregory, partner at Orbis Partners
The acquisition of Roxspur, which has annual sales of around £8 million, will form part of TT’s sensing and control division
The Vauxhall Vivaro, which has secured 1,200 jobs over the next decade

Viva Vauxhall! (and a Vauxhall Viva to come as well…)

Vauxhall’s UK quality and work practices now compare with anywhere in Europe, and the adaptability and skill level of Vauxhall’s UK workforce is a major asset for the firm

GM via Vauxhall is creating 550 new jobs in the UK

General business
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.
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

Family law solicitor Sue Brookes from Mills & Reeve, who has qualified as a mediator

New mediator boosts Mills & Reeve's family law team

Ms Brookes, who has worked at Mills & Reeve for six years, advises on all issues that arise from relationship breakdowns, focusing on financial settlements and child arrangements

Matt Taylor, director of Headline Communications, shows off his Bolton Ironman UK medal

Headline director proves he is a real Ironman

Matt Taylor completes gruelling triathlon and raises thousands for charity Scope

Oxygen Accelerator has won a contract to help rejuvenate Wolverhampton-based start-up scheme SPARK. Pictured are Nigel Babb, Ian Oakes, Simon Jenner, Paul Cherry and Luke Hill

Oxygen Accelerator set to re-ignite SPARK scheme

Funded by and located at University of Wolverhampton Science Park, SPARK gives the equivalent of £10,000 worth of support for each aspiring start-up in certain sectors

Videos & Photos

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

Visitors enjoy live entertainment at Colmore Business District Food Festival 2014

Record numbers attend Colmore Business District Food Festival

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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