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Lasan chef director Aktar Islam and property developer Anthony McCourt outside 130 Colmore Row where Lasan is opening a new venture

Lasan group to open in Colmore Row venture

Team behind the award-winning restaurant are preparing to launch their latest venture in the heart of the city's business district

Party conferences might come back to Birmingham after all

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech at the conference at the ICC in 2012
Fear of losing out on lucrative conferences allayed as rival cities also axe subsidies

China trade links not just vital for 'big boys' businesses told

Vice-mayor of Ningbo, Wang Jianhou, at the China-Britain Business Council's SME China Forum at Villa Park
Delegation from nation's 33rd largest city Ningbo headed to Birmingham to boost trade with the city.

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

The roof at New Street Station has been completed
The final piece of the station’s new atrium roof covering was put into place on September 16

Birmingham City Council job losses down to 'disproportionate' budget cuts says GMB union

Birmingham City Council which has announced job losses of up to 6,000
GMB organiser Gillian Whittaker said the changes proposed by the city council would be felt across Birmingham

Business In Pictures

The roof at New Street Station has been completed

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

The final piece of the station’s new atrium roof covering was put into place on September 16

Birmingham Pride chairman Lawrence Barton, who owns the Nightingale Club, among other Southside venues

Birmingham firm GB Training secures £1.4m apprenticeships deal

GB Training says the one-year contract with the Skills Funding Agency is one of the largest single contracts it has secured in recent years

99p Stores appoints Harris Lamb for Midlands expansion drive

David Walton, Harris Lamb
Birmingham planning consultancy will lead the hunt for new sites across the region and north of England
Prime Minister David Cameron

Steven McCabe: Scottish referendum's profound implications for the British economy

The issues uppermost in the mind of Prime Minister David Cameron are the consequences of the possibility of a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum and how to react to the truly shocking events in Iraq.

Lord Bhattacharyya: England needs to regain spirit of enterprise

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya
The outcome of the Scottish referendum will have an effect on industrial policy as it will many other aspects of our national life.

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

Fifteen-year restoration programme nears completion ahead of grand opening as museum next month

Yves de-Sevin, managing director of FIDAL, with Mark Jeffries, senior partner at Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve's French connection strengthened

The agreement builds on the existing relationship between the firms, who have been working together since 2012 and refer work when clients require advice on cross-jurisdictional matters

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Organiser Becci Wright to host street art festival over two days due to visitor demand for expansion of the event in Digbeth

Grant Thornton's business development team in Birmingham, David White, Nicola Haldane, Mary McLaughlin and Ben Eason

Specialist hire boosts Grant Thornton's business development team

A specialist in working with professional practices, Ms Haldane joins Grant Thornton with wide experience in business development and marketing positions in law firms

Videos & Photos

The roof at New Street Station has been completed

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

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