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Mark Orton, KPMG

Unipart Automotive collapses with the loss of over 1,200 jobs

Rescue deal save three West Midlands branches but head office and multiple sites have closed

Birmingham could be first public sector hub outside London

Sir Albert Bore
City set to be centre of government outside of the capital as it pushes for major relocations away from South East

BAM sells Fore Business Park for £21m

Fore Business Park, Solihull
IM Properties grows West Midlands portfolio and vows to target occupies seeking larger floorplates

Creditors to get 2pc owed following Cobbetts collapse

Cobbetts
New report says cost of administration has now topped £1 million with firm days away from liquidation

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch
Firm is second architecture practice to win a design brief for £450m mixed-use scheme and will create building to replace Central Library

Business In Pictures

Fore Business Park, Solihull

BAM sells Fore Business Park for £21m

IM Properties grows West Midlands portfolio and vows to target occupies seeking larger floorplates

Mark Orton, KPMG

Unipart Automotive collapses with the loss of over 1,200 jobs

Rescue deal save three West Midlands branches but head office and multiple sites have closed

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch
Firm is second architecture practice to win a design brief for £450m mixed-use scheme and will create building to replace Central Library
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.
Vax's headquarters at Two Colmore Square

Vax invests £1m in R&D centre in Birmingham's Colmore Square

Midland floorcare manufacturer is investing £1 million into building laboratories and product development workshops at its central Birmingham offices located at Two Colmore Square

Cobbetts

Creditors to get 2pc owed following Cobbetts collapse

New report says cost of administration has now topped £1 million with firm days away from liquidation

Keith Ross, Barclays' corporate director for Leicestershire and Warwickshire

Barclays appoints new corporate director for Midlands counties

Mr Ross, who will lead a team of relationship directors across the region, has been acting corporate director in the area for the last 12 months

Videos & Photos

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

Steve Parkinson, Parkinson Estates Plc; Tom Finnegan, Radleigh Group Ltd; Mark Anslow, BDO; Stephen Hemming, Lambert Smith Hampton.

BDO hosts dinner for housebuilders to discuss 'Homes For All' report

Scaffolding around the new Adagio Hotel in the Beorma Quarter, Digbeth

Stalled Beorma Quarter starts to take shape

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