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Positive times at Warwickshire CC with Edgbaston hosting some major cricket matches over the next four years

Positive outlook for Warwickshire CCC as turnover rises and losses fall

Edgbaston club making 'solid progress' as they prepare for big summer of high-profile matches including the third Ashes Test

Profit surge at Bruntwood as interest renews in regional cities

Bruntwood's Mclaren building in Birmingham city centre
Commercial property group reports positive 2014 as it continues investment in projects such as 2 Cornwall Street

NatWest Tower set to be demolished for new building

A dominant feature of Birmingham's skyline, the NatWest Tower looks set to be demolished
Property deal in November kick-started rebirth of key city centre business address which has lain vacant for over a decade

Meridian Private Client appoints two solicitors

Liliana Mahon (left) and Vicki Bennett who have joined Meridian Private Client
Vicki Bennett joins from West Midlands-based Higgs & Sons whilst Liliana Mahon has moved from Shoosmiths

Pool House Professional Advisers acquires DC Wealth

DC Wealth founder David Collins (left) with Jonathan Hovers, director at Pool House Professional Advisers
The acquisition allows DC Wealth, a former long-standing Sutton Coldfield firm which moved to Lichfield in recent years, to be directly authorised under the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Business In Pictures

Bruntwood's Mclaren building in Birmingham city centre

Profit surge at Bruntwood as interest renews in regional cities

Commercial property group reports positive 2014 as it continues investment in projects such as 2 Cornwall Street

David Chance, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (left), and Ray Andrews, managing director of Midtherm Flue Systems

Black Country manufacturer creates jobs and expands factory with £900k funding

Midtherm Flue Systems which installed plant at Burj Khalifa secures finance from Lloyds Bank and Regional Growth Fund

Cash raised from £307m NEC Group sale will be used on city council's equal pay claims

The NEC
The NEC Group, the arenas, conference and exhibition centres and linked companies have been sold to private equity firm LDC in a deal worth £307 million
Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, gather during a rally outside Athens University Headquarters following its victory in the Greek election

The Greek election - what are the repercussions?

The victory by anti-austerity party Syriza will see Alexis Tsipras lead Syriza on the promise it will renegotiate the terms of the bailout Greece has received

Murder trials, cheap suits and a hotline to a bygone era

A printing plate fitted to a cylinder of a rotary press during printing at Thomson Newspapers London Office circa 1950.
The passing of former Birmingham Post crime reporter Harry Hawkes at the age of 86 marks another severance of a link to an era routinely viewed as a golden age for newspaper journalism.
David Chance, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (left), and Ray Andrews, managing director of Midtherm Flue Systems

Black Country manufacturer creates jobs and expands factory with £900k funding

Midtherm Flue Systems which installed plant at Burj Khalifa secures finance from Lloyds Bank and Regional Growth Fund

Liliana Mahon (left) and Vicki Bennett who have joined Meridian Private Client

Meridian Private Client appoints two solicitors

Vicki Bennett joins from West Midlands-based Higgs & Sons whilst Liliana Mahon has moved from Shoosmiths

Artist's impression of Gas Street Social at The Mailbox

Work starts on latest Mailbox bar and restaurant

Gas Street Social to launch in former Bar Room Bar unit where it will neighbour Pennyblacks, Bar Epernay and Café Rouge among others

Bruntwood's Mclaren building in Birmingham city centre

Profit surge at Bruntwood as interest renews in regional cities

Commercial property group reports positive 2014 as it continues investment in projects such as 2 Cornwall Street

Videos & Photos

A dominant feature of Birmingham's skyline, the NatWest Tower looks set to be demolished

NatWest Tower set to be demolished for new building

Catherine Style, John Male, Managing Director, EFG; and Jennifer Morries, at the EFG Independent Financial Advisers reception held at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

EFG holds annual reception for its clients at museum

Artist's impression of Gas Street Social at The Mailbox

Work starts on latest Mailbox bar and restaurant

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