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Paul Brewer will retire at the end of 2015 after almost four decades in the property industry

Bilfinger GVA's head of Midlands retail to retire

Paul Brewer, who worked on the Merry Hill centre development, to leave role at the end of the year after more than 36 years of service to the property industry

Ansons Solicitors advises the Avril Group on Kerwood Group acquisition

Ansons Solicitors partner Neil Jones
The Kerfoot Group is a family-led UK group specialising in the packaging and distribution of vegetable and speciality oils

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

Assay Office revamp and apartment complex due for go ahead

CGI of plans to renovate the Assay Office in Newhall Street which is due to receive the green light this week
But developers must complete office renovation work before apartments can be occupied says city council

Axe hangs over lawyers as Shakespeare Martineau plans 45 job cuts

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau
It is understood the cull will largely be focused on the business support group but is also expected to see some fee earners leave

Business In Pictures

Paul Brewer will retire at the end of 2015 after almost four decades in the property industry

Bilfinger GVA's head of Midlands retail to retire

Paul Brewer, who worked on the Merry Hill centre development, to leave role at the end of the year after more than 36 years of service to the property industry

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

West Midlands chief executives earn 50 times more than staff

Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield is among the top earners at listed companies in the West Midlands
Research by the Birmingham Post shows the gap between the top and bottom of the corporate tree is very wide but the regional figure here is dwarfed by the national average

Don't let big salaries take attention away from the bottom end

Head of business Graeme Brown argues that the fascination with top-level salaries shouldn't detract from the real issues at the bottom end of the pay scale

Hitting the right notes in our duet with China

Mike Loftus on our attempts to understand modern China and its role in the global economy

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

Ansons Solicitors partner Neil Jones

Ansons Solicitors advises the Avril Group on Kerwood Group acquisition

The Kerfoot Group is a family-led UK group specialising in the packaging and distribution of vegetable and speciality oils

Scotch whisky will be in abundance at the Midlands Whisky Festival on September 18 and 19, along with whiskies from all over the world

Merchants Nickolls and Perks prepare for Midlands Whisky Festival

The Midlands Whisky Festival, which takes place in Stourbridge Town Hall on September 18 and 19, is organised by Nickolls and Perks

David Hillan, practice leader at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, with this year's trainees

Grant Thornton breaks trainee record with class of 2015

Twenty young people, including seven school-leavers who took part in last year’s summer internship, have joined Grant Thornton

Videos & Photos

CGI of plans to renovate the Assay Office in Newhall Street which is due to receive the green light this week

Assay Office revamp and apartment complex due for go ahead

Aston Martin headquarters at Gaydon

Aston Martin to expand apprenticeship scheme as part of growth plans

Lucy Porter, Lotty Harper Events; Satish Jakhu, Rubric Lois King; Mollie Wilson, Lotty Harper Events, at Rubric Lois King's Wimbledon-themed summer party

Rubric Lois King host Wimbledon-themed summer party

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